One of the first resorts to welcome my clients back after the shutdowns of COVID was the Henderson Beach Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida. This luxury resort is an easy drive from most southeastern cities and situated along the Emerald Coast of Florida.
Accommodations include guest rooms with either a king bed with sofa bed or two queen beds, plus 8 suites with a small living area and sofa bed plus a 1 bedroom presidential suite. Views consist of either pool, courtyard, or gulf view. Next to the resort is the Henderson Beach Preserve which allow natural views from most of the guest rooms.
The resort sits across a tiny street from the beach and chair and umbrella setup is available for an additional fee. When not at the beach you can relax at either the Adults only pool with jacuzzi or the family pool with zero-entry and lazy river.
Be sure to allow time for a spa afternoon where you can relax in the Himalayan salt room, lavender steam room, experiential shower, or jacuzzi. Guests can pay $25 to access these amenities without a spa treatment but I’d recommend either a facial or massage for the full experience. Salon services are also available.
Hungry? You have 3 restaurants on property to choose from. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast for 2 in Primrose which is also available for lunch and dinner. Sea Level is open during pool hours and is conveniently located next to the pool. Poseidon hosts lunch and dinner and if you’re heading out to dine in any of the wonderful seafood restaurants in the area be sure to stop by the Poseidon bar either for a pre-dinner cocktail or a nightcap after dinner.
We visited during Thanksgiving and the resort had plenty of activities for families. We enjoyed various lawn games, BINGO, nightly S’mores, and the annual tree lighting ceremony.
The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa is a Virtuoso resort and my clients will receive the following amenities:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- $30 daily breakfast credit per guest (max 2 per bedroom), in restaurant, daily
- $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in, late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi