Let me start by saying the views from the roof, and the grilling on the ceramic egg grill in this particular unit, were awesome for evening entertaining with friends and family. If the weather had been a little more cooperative, it would have been an ideal place to get some sun as well. We visited the week prior to Easter, and the whole country seemed to be in a cold snap!
This condo was very clean, nicely updated & decorated, and aside from a blow-dryer, had everything we could have needed. Beds were just-right comfy and new; our three sons all had plenty of room. The condo was located on the bayside, but the views at night were stunning, as the lazy river was lit in changing colors--very pretty to enjoy from the balcony.
We were there with another family in an adjacent condo, and their condo had umbrella/chair service on the beach. Ours did not, but we didn't really miss it. The beach itself is beautiful white--one of the prettiest we have been on, and very clean. You can walk for a long way, and even during a busy spring break time, it never felt crowded. Beach access from the bayside condos was via a walkway over the road and through the Destin West beachside complex,--it probably took five minutes to make the trip.
Lots of places to eat outside along the beach, but due to the cool weather, we ate mostly indoors. Once good place we stopped due to reviews on Tripadvisor was at Burrito del Sol, which was a very casual, pay at the counter place in Ft. Walton Beach. It had great fish tacos.
Overall, if you are visiting Ft. Walton Beach area, I can highly recommend this unit and location. As I said earlier, the biggest bummer was the transitional weather, which was not quite warm enough in the mid-60's to really feel like the beach vacation we were looking forward to. Would probably be much better a bit later in the spring or early summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Destin West offers the best of many worlds. We encompass both sides of the island, with beautiful views of both the Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico from our family-friendly condos and penthouses. Tired of the sand? Relax on the deck of our large Gulf-side pool while kids enjoy the adjacent Splash Garden. Or float in the Lazy River at our Bay-side tropical pool oasis. We feature villa units all the way to 3 bedroom fully equipped condominiums, all with private balconies. Penthouses feature double decks with roof-top private hot tubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Destin West Beach And Bay Hotel Fort Walton Beach