Stayed in March in the Luau. All the rooms are way overpriced, even through BookIt with the lowest rates we could find. The studio is ~$250/night, got it for 149.
ROOM: Luau Studio. Was nice sized, perfect for two, but no burner in kitchen so no way to cook at home. No balcony or opening windows which was rough, but we knew ahead of time. Ask for a high floor for a good view. Great soft bed. Sundeck was nice, but locked twice so we couldnt use it.
COST: On the beach, the set of umbrellas and 2 chairs was $70. The WiFi was $10/day. Roomservice was extra, there was a resort fee for EACH day you stay. Plus a cleaning fee. The shuttle was nice, and free, but the Village was WAY overpriced, the "nicer" restaurants had sandwiches for 17, ended up eating at the 50's burger place. There is a Village fee on top of the sales tax, Id say ~3% of the bill. Walked around once and that was enough for the trip. Beautiful landscaping, as was expected with the price.
BEACH: Beautiful, white sand blue water. Saw dolphins and lots of birds. However, it was suprisingly crowded and I can't imagine what it's like in the summer with all the people. Lots of teens blasting music, who's mommy and daddy are probably owners, or check them in (there is a rule you have to be 25 to check in, except at LeCiel. Very few waves, except after a rainy day we had. Lots of sandbars to walk on. Freezing water temps in March. Nice pool, always packed hot tub.
LOCATION: Perfect. 2 mins to the outlets, 10 mins to the Destin beaches. Lots of restaurants and shops. Only negative was the county roads to get there, over 2.5 hrs of our 10hr drive was county roads, after Montgomery to the beach there is no Interstate.