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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

Guest reviews

4.7/5 Exceptional
480 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

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Explore the area

Popular LocationCrystal Sands Beach10 min walk
Popular LocationHenderson Beach State Park6 min drive
Popular LocationDestin Commons7 min drive
AirportFort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional)29 min drive

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  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Courtyard View

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 413 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed
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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Courtyard View

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 413 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Partial Sea View (Gulf View)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 413 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed
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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Sea View (Gulf View)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 413 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Pool View

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 413 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed
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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Pool View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 413 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed, Pool View
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Spa.)

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 413 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Spa.)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Spa.)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 413 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed (Spa.)
  • Room, 1 Bedroom, Pool Access (Emerald)

    Room amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Room, 1 Bedroom, Pool View (Emerald)

    Room amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Room, 1 Bedroom, City View (Emerald Scenic 98 View)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Bedroom, City View (Emerald Scenic 98 View)
  • Room, 1 Bedroom, Resort View (Emerald Coast Preserve View)

    Room amenities

    • Park view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Room, 2 Bedrooms, Pool Access (Emerald)

    Room amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Room, 2 Bedrooms, Pool View (Emerald)

    Room amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
    More detailsRoom, 2 Bedrooms, Pool View (Emerald)
  • Premium Room, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View (Emerald Coast Grand View)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
    More detailsPremium Room, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View (Emerald Coast Grand View)
  • Room, 2 Bedrooms, Resort View (Emerald Coast Grand View)

    Room amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
    More detailsRoom, 2 Bedrooms, Resort View (Emerald Coast Grand View)
  • Room, 2 Bedrooms, Resort View (Emerald Coast Preserve View)

    Room amenities

    • Park view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
    More detailsRoom, 2 Bedrooms, Resort View (Emerald Coast Preserve View)
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Partial Sea View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 560 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

    Room amenities

    • 560 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

    Room amenities

    • 560 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen Sofa Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

    Room amenities

    • 678 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

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.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Crystal Sands Beach - 10 min walk
  • James Lee Park - 2 min drive
  • Morgan Sports Center - 4 min drive
  • Henderson Beach State Park - 6 min drive
  • Destin Commons - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Signature Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • LongHorn Steakhouse - 13 min walk
  • Outback Steakhouse - 13 min walk
  • Cracker Barrel - 16 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.

This Destin resort provides 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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

Uncovered self parking: USD 15.00 per night
Covered valet parking: USD 25.00 per night
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Free area shuttle up to 5 mi

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
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
Children's club (surcharge)
Children's pool
Dry cleaning service
Free area shuttle
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
7 meeting rooms
Conference center (10000 square feet of space)

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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
Braille signage
Handrails in stairways
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
Visual alarms in hallways
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

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Romance packages available
Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Ceiling fan
Free cribs/infant beds
Heating (climate-controlled)
Linens
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

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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 135.00 per pet, per stay
Dogs only
2 per room (up to 85 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Food and water bowls are available
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

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Important information

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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.
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.
  • The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.
  • 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
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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–10:00 PM.
Is this resort pet-friendly?
Yes, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 85 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 135.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is available for USD 15.00 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 25.00 per night.
What time is check-in at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort?
Check-in begins at 4 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 120.00 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort located?
This family-friendly Destin resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Crystal Sands Beach and Destin Commons. Henderson Beach State Park and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

4.7
Exceptional
5 - Excellent
382
4 - Good
53
3 - Okay
24
2 - Mediocre
19
1 - Poor
2
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
4.8
Amenities
4.8
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This place is breathtaking! From the moment you arrive they overwhelm you with premier service. I am very critical of hospitality of someone who’s spent 20 years in the industry, this place is top notch!! First class. Food is amazing! I was concerned they only had 2 restaurants in hotel and 2 outside. There is a reason. They don’t need more. The food is premier quality. Snapper bites are great. Breakfast pancake is superb! Has browns are amazing. Burger is prime! Drinks are strong and great. Bar staff exceptional. Not one negative thing to say. Access to beach is amazing. My wife and kids enjoyed bike riding. Parking is close. Highly highly recommended

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Close to beach,nice pool,excellent staff .was slow to replace a needed sheet

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

    We were very pleased with our getaway stay at The Henderson. From the minute we arrived, we were greeted with friendly, professional staff. The breath taking views, the well manicured lawns,

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Firstly I have absolutely no complaints! My stay here is always amazing hence why I come several times a year! The staff is remarkably engaging and the service is top notch!

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020