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The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

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5 out of 5
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4.6 / 5Exceptional
412 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Emerald Coast Centre
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Destin Commons
    2 min drive
  • Restaurant
    LongHorn Steakhouse
    13 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Outback Steakhouse
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach)
    6 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Destin, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort is in a walkable area with good shopping. Destin Commons and Silver Sands Premium Outlets 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.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Emerald Coast Centre - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Destin Commons - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      James Lee Park - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Henderson Beach State Park - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Morgan Sports Center - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach) - 10 min drive


    • 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 24-hour room service are standard, as are LCD TVs with digital channels.
    The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort offers 170 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
    This Destin resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
    Feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the private white sand beach, located just 75 yards away. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. At The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.
    Dining is available at one of the resort's 4 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at one of the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury resort also offers a children's pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Guests can use the outdoor pool at a partner property. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).
    The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort is a smoke-free property.
    2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river and a fitness center.
    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 sauna and a steam room.
    The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    • Self parking: USD 15.00 per night
    • 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

    • Breakfast available for a fee: USD $12-$28 per person
    • 4 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
    • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • 2 outdoor pools
    • Aerobics classes
    • Bicycle rentals
    • Children's pool
    • Fitness center
    • Full-service spa
    • Shopping
    • 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
    • Lazy river


    • Ballroom
    • Elevator

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

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


    • Beach loungers
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Garden
    • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Pool umbrellas
    • Rooftop terrace


    • 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
    • Sauna
    • Spa open daily
    • Steam room


    • 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
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available
    • Braille signage


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Pillow-top mattress
    • Premium bedding


    • Deep soaking bathtub
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer (on request)
    • Separate bathtub and shower


    • Digital channels
    • LCD TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Minibar

    Outdoor space

    • Furnished balcony


    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Boat tours
    • Kayaking
    • Outdoor pool access
    • Parasailing
    • Private beach
    • Sailing
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Ziplining

    Where to eat

    • Signature Restaurant – Restaurant with a bar.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Our tv was not working. We called down for help. I was told someone was on their way. I waited an hour, no one came. I called back, the front desk seemed aggravated and told me to unplug the tv. I did but it did not work. He reluctantly sent a repair person and he resolved the problem after 2 hours without tv! The hotel was otherwise nice, but for a 5 star rating and the price I expected the service to be exemplary.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    The property is beautiful and immaculately kept. Shout out to kind Brittney who checked me in and honored my request to be in a room quickly so I can be ready for a wedding. Life saver! Room was tastefully decorated and the bathroom was modern and up-to-date. Breakfast was delicious but also a little on the expensive side. The SPA is aaaahhhh-mazing. You kind of get lost in there as if you’re in a whole different world. So relaxing and the attendants were fabulous and helpful-especially Miss Andrea!!

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    Location, location, location! I was very impressed with the enormous swimming pool area and views from the hotel.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

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