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Known as the "world's luckiest fishing village," Destin is now one of the Emerald Coast's most sought-after destinations. In addition to world-class fishing, it offers uncrowded, sugar-white beaches, spectacular open-air shopping, fresh local seafood restaurants and championship golf courses.

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Awards & Accolades


Henderson Beach Resort is a member of Salamander Hotels & Resort’s growing portfolio collection, which also features the highly acclaimed Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia, Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina, Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica and Innisbrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. In 2005, Sheila C. Johnson founded Salamander Hotels & Resorts, which has operated numerous Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond-rated properties.

Member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts represents the finest and most diverse global portfolio of independent hotels and independent hotel experiences. Five distinctive collections allow one to craft their own inspirations as they travel the world in search of memories and new opportunities. To help ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction, Preferred Hotels & Resorts requires that each of its member hotels conform to the Preferred Standards of Excellence™, renowned quality standards that are measured by yearly anonymous on-site inspections carried out by professional third-party experts.


Since 1986, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has worked with meeting professionals, association managers, incentive/recognition specialists and business executives across North America and around the world to create effective solutions for tens of thousands of programs and events. During that time, ALHI has grown to meet changing needs and increased market demands. Beginning with one office in Washington, D.C., we now have 20 professionally staffed Global Sales Offices from coast-to-coast.


 Travel and Leisure, The Top 15 Resort Hotels in Florida (#13)


 Southern Living, South’s Best: “The Best Resorts”

US News & World Report
#2 in Best Destin Hotels
#70 in Best Florida Hotels
#537 in Best USA Hotels
#46 in Preferred LVX Collection Hotels
#130 in Preferred Hotels & Resorts


ConventionSouth, Reader’s Choice Award, Florida
Southern Living, South’s Best: “The Best Resorts”
Southern Living, South’s Best: “The Best Places to Stay in Every State” (Florida)

 AAA, Four Diamond Award

Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards: “Best Resorts” (nominated)

Emerald Coast Magazine, Best on the Emerald Coast: “Best Hotel”


Smart Meetings, 10 Best Places to Visit in the United States in 2017 (Florida’s Emerald Coast)

AAA Rate

AAA Rate

Located on nearly 1.5 miles of white powdery sand and emerald-green water in Destin, Florida, your next escape awaits at The Henderson.

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Family Activities

Family Activities

A vacation for the whole family. Your kids will love their time at Poppy's Club, The Henderson's kids camp, while you enjoy time to yourself on the beach or at a nice dinner. Add in all of our family-friendly water activities, a lazy river and splash pad and your whole family will have a dream vacation.

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Bed And Breakfast

Bed And Breakfast

Enjoy luxurious accommodations with a private balcony just steps away from from numerous activities and amenities - bikes, beach, pools, culinary delights and more! Start each morning with full breakfast.

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