The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort
An elegant resort of wooden shingles and gabled roofs, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort overlooks the powdery, white-sand beach of the Gulf Coast and offers both blissful repose and captivating outdoor activities. Savor zesty, just-caught ceviche while admiring the panoramic views at the octagonal bar. Go sea kayaking and explore the nature trails at the pristine Henderson Beach State Park. With a full-service spa, fitness center, beautiful gardens, and two refreshing pools, the resort is a shimmering gem on the Gulf Coast.
- Stay in one of 171 guestrooms and suites, with views of the Gulf of Mexico or the nearby nature preserve
- Dine at the signature restaurant, Primrose, which serves fresh “dock-to-table” seafood and sushi dishes
- Stay in a wellness-focused spa guestroom for upgraded amenities and direct elevator access to the award-winning Salamander Spa
- An endless roster of on-site activities — from beach volleyball to parasailing — means there’s something for everyone
- Use your complimentary day pass to explore the 208-acre Henderson Beach State Park
Ensure your kids have as memorable an experience as you at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, with a pizza party and games of giant Jenga. The Poppy’s Kids Club also runs full-day programs, with activities from scavenger hunts to lawn games. For furry family members, request a dog-friendly guestroom.
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Mirroring the seaside setting, 171 spacious guestrooms and suites are decked out in turquoise and white, with views of either the Gulf of Mexico, the nearby nature preserve, pool, or garden. Take your coffee out on to the balcony and breathe in the fresh air, or have a long soak in your deep bathtub. If you’re staying in a spa guestroom, start your day with a yoga session on the provided mats. In these rooms, turndown service comes with a gentle reminder to disconnect your electronic devices.
If you are curious about what to do in the area, seek out the concierge, who can craft the perfect travel agenda from golfing to fishing trips. There’s also fleet of shuttles and luxury cars to whisk you off to nearby attractions or wherever else you wish. If you need to work during your stay, make use of the 24-hour business center.
For a longer stay or for larger groups and the luxury of space, the Henderson Lofts are the perfect blend of a home-away-from-home experience and all the amenities the property has to offer.
Get the very best features of a luxury hotel within the comforts of a residential setting.
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort has four restaurants, from elegant “gulf-to-table” seafood fare at Primrose, to casual waterfront dining at the Beach Cantina. For a sweet indulgence or a quick coffee on the go, stop by the retro parlor, Sprinkles.
Primrose – Named after the luckiest fishing boat in Destin, Primrose is a light-filled restaurant with murals of fish shoals, wicker chairs, high ceilings, and an open kitchen. Start your day with eggs, bagels, and fresh fruit on the terrace. Later, dine on blackened snapper with corn puree, pea succotash, and gnocchi, or sit at the sushi bar, watching the sushi master craft a platter of succulent sashimi.
Horizons – Sip a Salamander Crush — a refreshing concoction of Patron Silver tequila, Chambord-muddled raspberries, fresh mint, and tonic — at the octagonal bar with mesmerizing gulf views in the distance.
Sea Level Poolside Bar & Grill – Spend the day at the pool and stop by this casual grill for a brick-fired pizza or a cold drink to refuel and re-hydrate.
Beach Cantina – You don’t have to leave the beach for a laid-back lunch of fish tacos or fresh ceviche, you can wander up to the cantina directly from your sun lounger with the sand still between your toes.
Sprinkles – Treat your sweet tooth to a root beer float or a thick, frothy milkshake at this vintage-style ice cream parlor.
Start the day with a beachside yoga class, or a work out at the 24-hour gym, and then spend the rest of the morning stand-up paddle boarding, scuba diving, or kayaking on the gulf waters in front of the hotel. Take a nap by one of the two pools, or head down to the Salamander Spa for a hot-stone massage. There are plenty of games to play too, from croquet to corn hole. The Poppy’s Kids Club is perfect for your kids, with plenty of full-day programs.
After lunch, head out on a nature walk through the scenic Henderson Beach State Park (as a guest, you get a complimentary day pass), or rent a bicycle for the day and explore the coastal Timpoochee Trail, cycling past dune lakes and through state parks. In Destin — the world’s luckiest fishing village — wander through HarborWalk Village, where you can embark on a dolphin cruise or charter a fishing boat. Watch the fishermen haul in their catch and feast on the snow crab platter at harbor-side Harry T’s.
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort
Located in Destin, a city famous for its fishing, on the Emerald Coast of Florida, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort is just moments from the beach and a short drive to Henderson State Beach Park. Destin’s harbor is 5 mi / 8 km away.
Pensacola International Airport is 75 mi / 121 km from The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort.