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Oct30

Did you start dreading the day in front of you as soon as you woke up?

Did you feel bummed out when your feet hit the floor knowing that work would soon be your reality?

Did you wish your shower could have been a long soak in a jacuzzi tub rather than a blast of reality hitting you in the face?

ClassicFeetPicWho hasn’t experienced that at some time in their lives? Would you like to break away from that grind long enough to refresh yourself, get a second wind, spend some time stretched out and relaxing rather than feeling like a ball of stress wound tight?

We know you’re grateful for what you have but we also know that being grateful doesn’t make the grind any easier. Don’t feel guilty for needing a break. Everyone does. It’s essential to your health and well being. Ask a doctor!

There’s a reason why so many people retreat to the beach every year. Some of our best minds have expressed their thoughts on vacations:

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”  ~Earl Wilson

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.”  ~Robert Orben

“I learned a long time ago that trying to manage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.”  ~Anthony Bourdain

TPalmsViewake some time for you and get yourself right. Get excited about the adventures that await you and use that energy to carry you until you can get here! A stay at the Palms will do you and your soul some good.

Located in the heart of Destin, everything you could possibly hope to do is only moments away from you. From water sports, fresh seafood dinners, nature trails and more, it’s all here to make sure you are ready to go the next few rounds when you get home.

Need more “vacation justification”? Call us today at 877-447-3767.

Oct30

Without a doubt the beaches in Destin are the best you can find without a passport!

A fantastic thing about them is not only do they provide a natural stress reliever with their beauty but they also reward us with some of the most amazing food.

Known for some of the most bountiful waters of any where on the planet, Destin Florida has been called the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World because of the quality and quantity of the types of sea life that can be found just off our pristine shoreline in the sparkling waters of the Gulf.

This means our little coastal paradise, renowned for our wide range of freshly caught, delicious seafood, including fish, crabs, and shrimp to name a few, provides the perfect opportunity for your family to savor authentic gulf cuisine at many unique, world class eateries close by to the Palms of Destin Resort.

Another awesome way to savor the local flavors is to head down to Destin Harborwalk, where you will find the largest fleet of privately owned fishing charter vessels of anywhere else in the nation. Yes, we take fishing very seriously around these parts.

At the wharf you can pick up the freshest seafood ingredients, right off the boat from which they were caught, to bring back to your suite’s fully equipped kitchen!

One of our very favorite ways to serve our gulf delicacies, is not only full of bright flavors and fresh ingredients, quintessentially Florida, but it’s also great to serve on one of our hot afternoons as you watch the sun set over our pristine beaches from your private balcony.

Ceviche on the Gulf Of MexicoWe hope you enjoy this easy to make and easy to love recipe!

Gulf Shrimp Ceviche

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cups water
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 pound medium shrimp
  • 1 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican hot sauce (such as Tamazula)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Place chopped onion in a colander, and rinse with cold water. Drain.Bring 6 cups water and 1/4 cup juice to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes or until done. Drain and rinse with cold water; peel shrimp. Combine shrimp and 1/2 cup juice in a large bowl; cover and chill 1 hour. Stir in onion, cucumber, and remaining ingredients.

Serve immediately or chilled with crispy, salted tortilla chips and guacamole along with a cold beverage like a Lager or Riesling.

For more beach and Florida inspired recipes, be sure to book your next reservation at the Palms of Destin, the premier beachside resort on the Emerald Coast.

Offering 1-3 bedroom suites, each including 2 full bathrooms, our rentals are designed to be your tropical oasis featuring fine furnishings, comfortable beds dressed in fresh linens, spacious bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking sweeping views of our coastal landscape and the charming village of Destin. High speed internet, large flat screen televisions with movies, fully equipped kitchens, and washer/dryer complete your rooms amenities.

The Palms of Destin will love to have you as a guest.Our state of the art fitness center is ideal for shedding your cares as well as some weight and our guests will revel in the refreshing sensation of taking a dip in our zero entry or enormous heated pools, surrounded by lush palms and fragrant blooms.

Of course, miles of white sand beaches and all the area attractions the Emerald Coast offers, like sport fishing, golf, shopping and more, is just moments away. Make your next reservation at The Palms of Destin today and experience the good times for yourself!

Call 1-877-447-3767. Hurry, Labor Day weekend is right around the corner.

 

Oct30

At the Palms in Destin, we know how important it is to feel appreciated and delighted when you’re spending your hard earned money and valuable time on a trip to one of the most beautiful destinations on earth.

This is why why we work so hard to excel at making your stay along the Emerald Coast one you will talk about for years!

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Our resort, set amidst sugar white sands and crystal clear azure waters, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and exotic blooms, sits right in the heart of sunny Destin, Florida.

Our tastefully detailed and luxuriously appointed suites, complete with fine furnishings, sumptuous beds and oversized bathrooms, host views of the Gulf of Mexico that will take your breath away and create lasting memories.

Relaxing on one of our oversized, pillow top mattresses, dressed with fine linens, while drifting to sleep listening to the gentle rhythm of the waves as they mingle with the orchestra of crickets, night birds and frogs native to our area, will leave your body and mind refreshed.

No need for blaring alarm clock, as the calls of sea birds and warm gulf breezes or perhaps the soft knock of one of our highly trained staff delivering a tasty breakfast, will gently rouse you to begin the days activities.

Should you decide to make it a beach day, allow our concierge services to worry about the details.We will set it up for you from lounge chairs, to fresh towels to coconut scented sunscreen or even a packed picnic basket, wafting with such delectable aromas that you’re sure to be the object of many a hungry beachgoer’s envious gaze.

Oysters in DestinIn the evening, enjoy a meal of fresh gulf seafood at one of the many fine restaurants that are located nearby to the resort. For a finish to a wonderful day, slip into one of our heated pools or hot tubs and let the warm water remove any trace of stress from your body and mind. Wrap yourself in one of our soft cotton robes or curl up on our down comforter and let the night breezes caress your sun kissed skin before falling asleep.

Indulge your senses and get away from everything with a stay at the Palms in Destin, Florida. We have everything you need and do everything we can, to make your trip unforgettable. The only thing that’s missing is you! Call today to get started on the trip of a lifetime! 1-877-447-3767.

Oct30

The Palms of Destin, one of the premier resorts on the Gulf coast specializes in affordable beachfront luxury for you and your family.

In fact we would like to extend and invitation to and your family to take a break from your daily stresses and come stay with us right on the beach in Destin, Florida.

Our resort is thoughtfully crafted amidst our area’s famous sugar white sand and emerald green, crystal clear surf. Gazing out at our stunning beaches from the comfort of your rooms will immediately begin to help you breathe easier.

PinkSunsetThere’s nothing like watching one of our magical sunsets with the ones you love from the tranquility of your own private balcony overlooking the Gulf.

It’s like watching the sky get painted with various hues of reds, pinks, purples, blues and oranges. It’s a sight that will stay with you forever!

Each of our suites are designed to be your sanctuary or home away from home while visiting our beaches. Fine furnishings, outstanding views, cozy beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms will ease your mind and your body. Drift off to dreamland on one of our incredible pillowtop mattresses while being serenaded by a chorus of crickets and frogs mingled with the sound of the surf. It’s hard not to wake up feeling recharged after a night like that.

Not only is our resort conveniently located in the heart of Destin, just steps from the beach or all the great dining, shopping and entertainment the city offers, but our amenities and service are so outstanding that you may never want to leave. Your family will love lounging around our beautiful, heated pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms, all overlooking 600 ft of private beaches. Our beach services are sure to delight everyone as we arrange time for your family to enjoy our jet skis, paddle boards and parasailing.

Our concierge services are available to make things easy as possible for you. Anything from waverunners, tee times, reservations, fishing trips and more can be arranged for you. We will handle it all with your comfort and convenience in mind.

4thFirewoksThere is no better place to be than the beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida and there is no better resort than The Palms of Destin to provide you and your family with unparalleled comfort and convenience when away from home.

Call today to learn more or to book your stay! Hurry, the 4th of July is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun times to be had! Call 1-877-447-3767

Oct30

Destin Harbor is home to many delightful marine animals. The most popular is the dolphin!

Dolphins evoke memories of the harmony we feel by the Gulf of Mexico.

During your stay in Destin, you will have many opportunities to get up close and personal with these friendly and intelligent sea mammals in their natural setting.

This is an experience not to be missed!

Dolphins in DestinConsidered the “king of fish” by many ancient cultures, dolphins are one of the most popular attractions on the Emerald Coast. Cheerfully flipping and swimming in the emerald waters off our white sandy beaches, these animals make even the best day at the beach better!

Anyone who has ever watched a pod of dolphins play in the waves understands the immediate joy felt by seeing these magnificent sea creatures.

One of the most eternally popular artistic muses, dolphins symbolize different things to different people.

Douglas Adams may have been right that the dolphins are trying to communicate with us in some way.

In Celtic symbolism, the dolphin was seen as the highly honored protector of sacred wells and sacred water. Some artists depict dolphin demeanor as a message of well-being to the pure of heart.

This meaning is mimicked in ancient Greek legend where dolphins were compatriots to both Apollo and Aphrodite. Myth also indicates that the fun-loving Dionysus, god of food and wine, was known to turn himself into a dolphin from time to time. It’s also told that dolphins were messengers for Poseidon and sometimes did errands for him.

Pirate lore is also full of dolphin symbolism. Many a pirate sailor believed the spirit of mermaids lived in the hearts of dolphin and ancient stories elevate this friendly creature as a symbol of protection.

Whatever your thoughts on myth and dolphin art, you will enjoy many opportunities to see these magnificent creatures during your stay!

A few great resources for guided dolphin cruises and tours include:

  •         Bayside Watersports for Wave Runner tours
  •         Boogies Watersports for glass-bottom boat excursions
  •         Olin Marler’s Charters & Dolphin Cruises for narrated cruises into the Gulf of Mexico
  •         AJ’s Snorkeling Adventure / Dolphin Cruise
  •         Southern Star 76-foot glass-bottom boat
  •         Nathaniel Bowditch Sailing Adventures aboard an old-fashioned sailing ship
  •         Gilligan’s Watersports tour aboard wave runners
  •         Little Nemo for three hour, child-friendly open boat or private charters
  •         Ms. B. Haven Sail Charters for more private or romantic experiences like the Dinner with Dolphins cruise

NightViewWhether you want to watch from the shore or get out in the waves, The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center Concierge staff can help you plan the perfect day of dolphin watching!

Call 1-877-447-3767 today for more information on our area’s sea life or to book your stay.