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What We Love

  • A brand-new beachfront retreat on Florida's Emerald Coast, with a sprawling spaBeing one of the first to stay at this brand-new beach retreat
  • Relaxing by the resort’s pool, or in the hands of one of the spa’s therapists
  • Deciding which beach-view food-and-drink spot to dine at first
  • Trying one of Destin’s watersports or attending one of its many events

What To Know

  • All guestrooms have a view of either the Gulf of Mexico or the pool and gardens
  • A $29 per night resort fee covers concierge transportation, private beach access, paddle board, kayak, and bike rentals, as well as a coffee and tea station
  • Free WiFi


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A Gulf Coast stay at a new beach and spa resort, including valet parking and room for up to four guests


When you stay at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort in Destin, you’ll be near the airport and close to Destin Commons and Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Gator Beach and Henderson Beach State Park.


Make yourself at home in one of the 170 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a lazy river. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and shopping on site. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 5 mi.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 4 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Destin? This resort has facilities measuring 10000 square feet (929 square meters), including a conference center. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort
200 Henderson Resort Way
Destin, FL 32541 United States


4.5 Very Good 515 Reviews
Christmas time stay below expectations
Reviewed 1 day ago

There were no children's activities, hot tub was closed, food was below average, housekeeping did not clean room when asked so we had them remove our trash and give us clean towels. Final bill had charges we did not make. We corrected that error at checkout. We still made it fun for the kids because of off property activities in the area. We also used the Henderson heated pool.

A Birthday To Remember - FALLing in Love with Florida
Reviewed 1 day ago

SPOILER ALERT: This is a RAVE review for the Henderson property. I recently celebrated my birthday (a few days before Thanksgiving) with a mother daughter trip to The Henderson. This property exceeded all my expectations and made my birthday weekend (11/18) one to remember. From the AMAZING spa services and staff, to the views, to the food, to our gorgeous room, the Henderson delivered. The ENTIRE staff (valet, bell services, chefs, bartenders, waiters, receptionists, concierge, housekeeping) made me feel not only like a birthday princess (I was wearing a tiara) but they made us feel like VIP guests. The decor at the hotel is so warm and inviting it reminds you of your aunt's home or even your own home. The views on the Emerald Coast were stunning and breathtaking. The sunsets alone made the day pure perfection. We visited the hotel in off-peak season and I would HIGHLY recommend travelers stay at this property particularly during the off-peak season. This luxury property was beyond affordable given when we booked before the Thanksgiving holiday. Being a November baby has its perks (Scorpio Season) and The Henderson simply added to those perks providing quite a few of their own. We will definitely be staying at this property again and Trip Advisor readers you should too. Happy Holidays!!!

A room with quite the view!
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in the Haggerman Suite for our second time and the view never gets old...wow! The hotel is stunningly beautiful and close in proximity to my parents, restaurants, shopping and everything else! My husband and I highly recommend!

A Destin Mainstay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rising majestically from the sandy dunes in Destin, Florida, The Henderson is reminiscent of a classic beachside resort. Its distinctive architecture is like stepping back in time but with all of the modern and luxurious amenities and services that discerning guests have come to appreciate when traveling.

The resort features multiple mouth watering dining options on-site, from formal sit-down meals to casual beachside fare. Overseen by Chef Hieu Nyugen, Primrose’s display kitchen and private dining tables offer unforgettable meals. Elegantly prepared, locally sourced ingredients fulfill the Gulf-to-table aesthetic for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Special sushi and holiday menus introduce guests to new flavors and enticing meals.

The Henderson offers numerous planned programs and activities, as well as all of the sports and outdoor equipment needed for guests to find their own bliss. Lawn games like badminton, bocce, and cornhole are popular. Guests also take part in trivia nights, beach volleyball, family movie nights, sunset happy hours, and fireworks displays. Fitness classes for guests include yoga, circuit training, and boot camp activities.

The Henderson resort in Destin, Florida, offers couples and families the chance to share experiences that will last a lifetime. Wholesome and family-friendly activities and pristine beaches are only the start of all the resort has to offer travelers. Impeccable dining options cater to every mood and comfortable rooms where no amenity is spared ensure the highest level of hospitality, whether visitors are visiting for the first time or are returning valued guests.

Gorgeous property!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Facility is gorgeous! Also very clean!! New property with great setup. Love that the rooms have a bathtub & separate shower. Service was also outstanding! Will def stay here every time we visit Destin if it’s available.