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The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

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Private beach nearby, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach nearby, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach nearby, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, free cabanas, pool umbrellas

Overview of The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

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The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHenderson Beach State Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationCrystal Sands Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationDestin Commons6 min drive
  • AirportFort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional)29 min drive

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About this area

Destin

Located in Destin, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort is near the airport and near a private beach. Destin Commons and HarborWalk Village are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Morgan Sports Center and The Track Family Recreation Center. With kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Henderson Beach State Park - 1 min walk
  • Crystal Sands Beach - 10 min walk
  • Gator Beach - 2 min drive
  • Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club - 3 min drive
  • Destin Commons - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Signature Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Camille's at Crystal Beach — 7 min walk
  • 790 On The Gulf — 11 min walk
  • Sarah K's Gourmet — 15 min walk
  • Bonefish — 16 min walk

About this property

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

5-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 4 restaurants. All 170 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds and iPod docks are standard, as are LED TVs with digital channels.
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort offers 170 accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 43-inch LED televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Salamander Spa has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Uncovered self parking on site (USD 15.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Covered valet parking on site (USD 25.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 10-40 for adults and USD 10-15 for children
  • 4 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 2 bars/lounges, 1 beach bar and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Aerobics classes
  • Beach yoga
  • Children's pool
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Lazy river
  • Mini-fridge
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center (10000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms - 7

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • 11 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 43-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels
  • iPod dock
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 135.00 per pet, per stay
Dogs welcome
2 per room (up to 85 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 39.20 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, USD 10 and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 120.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 15.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 135.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Outside food and beverages are not permitted on the premises.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Henderson Salamander Beach Resort Destin
Henderson Salamander Beach Resort
Henderson Salamander Beach Destin
Henderson Salamander Beach
The Henderson a Salamander Beach Spa Resort
The Henderson, A Salamander &
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort Resort
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort Destin
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort Resort Destin

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4.6
Wonderful
Rating 5 - Excellent. 477 out of 603 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 72 out of 603 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 27 out of 603 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 19 out of 603 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 603 reviews
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Highly recommended!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay at The Henderson! We would go back. Our only wish was that the beach was closer. It was a longer walk then expected.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our family loved it! Beautiful white sand beaches with emerald water. The pool is fantastic for little kids and there’s also an adults only pool. Highly recommended!
Stayed 5 nights in May 2021