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
Having traveled to the Emerald Coast as a child, and with this being my first visit back in many years, our experience at the Henderson has left me speechless. My husband sought to make it a most special trip for both my birthday and our anniversary - simply, nothing compares.
Tropical Storm Barry seemed like he was going to wreak a bit of havoc on our trip, and he did - with messing up our flights a bit. But, through it, Dottie (night manager) helped us by adjusting our stay to accommodate our flight hiccups! All of the staff - especially Dottie, Suzi (concierge who set us up with delightful dinner reservations), Meredith (coordinated our shuttle rides), Michael (at the beach to reserve our chairs), everyone on the wait staff who brought us goodies (delish food and drinks) at the pool, Greg and Manny (shuttle drivers), etc. - everyone saw to it that we had a most enjoyable, stress-free, and relaxing vacation - and, we so did. They were all absolutely WONDERFUL!!!
We returned home most grateful for the experience - and, oh sooooo ready to be back on the Emerald Coast for another visit to the Henderson.
Our room was beautiful and the staff was delightful. We very much enjoyed the pool, lazy river and private beach. The valets were prompt and courteous. Our room was clean and we loved our view from the balcony. The only thing I would like, is for the beach umbrellas and chairs to be able to be reserved, but not as expensive. We ate dinner at the Primrose but found the service to be slow and the food "meh". We, preferred the restaurant by the pool. The in-room service was good as well. I found the front desk to be friendly and helpful.
Our experience of the loft accommodation was very mixed. Intermittent WiFi, expensive extras, no cleaning or servicing (or $75 per day), unavailability of parking some nights. Staff lovely and food ok