The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort
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
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
We spent the weekend at The Henderson for our anniversary. It exceeded our expectations! Service was perfection from all staff. It is a beautiful resort. Room was gorgeous! Very clean and spacious! Gym is great with everything you need and more. Very easy walk to beautiful private beach. We had a wonderful dinner at Primrose. Food and service both excellent. The spa is one of the best I’ve been to. So beautiful! Great service! Lovely amenities to enjoy with any spa service like Himalayan salt room, lavender steam room, experiential shower, hot tub and a beautiful relaxion room with snacks. Highly recommend The Henderson and look forward to our next visit.
We loved staying at The Henderson. The furnishings are so lovely and the staff very friendly. We highly recommend this resort. Every detail has been covered with the design of this facility. Just very well done!
When I booked my stay here I really hadn't done a lot of research and was just hoping for the best. It was AMAZING and went far beyond our expectations. The resort is beautiful and right on a private beach, directly next to the state park. From our room we had a gorgeous view of the ocean and the state park. It was stunning. The room was so comfortable and even with two queen sized beds there was plenty of space. My sister and I really appreciated the double sinks in the bathroom and the deep tub.
MY sister and I spent some time in the spa while we were there and it was amazing and unlike any spa experience I had ever had. We did the Ultimate Zen treatment and then enjoyed the hot tub, experimental shower and the relaxation room. I could have spent the whole trip in the spa alone.
The restaurants at the resort were great and so convenient. You got a wide variety of options and even an ice cream shop! It was really nice to have a restaurant out at the pool where you could eat, drink and swim in one place.
I really enjoyed having an adults only pool and hot tub area. It was a large pool and a large hot tub with lots of chairs, tables and lounges surrounding them. Servers would bring you food and drink so you didn't have to even go down to the pool side restaurant that was located in the all ages pool area next to the adult pool. The all ages area had a lazy river along with another pool and we spent some time floating in circles around there. The resort even provided flotation devices to use.
Something we really loved and appreciated was the transportation services they offered. They had drivers to take you anywhere you wanted to go with in like 10 or 15 miles. We didn't use an Uber or Lyft the whole time like we had planned because we were able to use this service instead. The drivers would give us their numbers so we could be picked up where ever we were. And the drivers were a wealth of information and gave us great tips on where to eat and what to avoid. This was a major perk for us that we were not expecting. The concierge was also extremely helpful with setting up parasailing appointments or getting reservations.
I have an unending amount of good things to say about The Henderson. The gift shop had great items many of which were made by artisans in the local community. In fact, the whole resort was full of artwork made by locals which I really enjoyed. The staff was incredible and endlessly helpful! I cannot wait to go back next summer!