This was a great condo location and the condo itself felt like home away from home. The staff was helpful and friendly (even though our lunch was snatched by a staff member from the condo refrigerator during the 5 minutes of us checking out). I was really impressed with the condo condition and furnishings; it was well stocked with the necessities. I even whipped up some waffles using all their kitchen wares without missing a beat. These condos feel big and roomy. The beach is very convenient.
It's a medium-sized complex so you won't have the beachfront amenities of a mega-plex like on-the-spot waverunner rentals etc. Just drive a couple of miles towards the city and rent them there for less and drive them up the coast on the water to the condo beach. The smaller size provides a less crowded beach which we preferred.
The fitness center was a nice amenity, it provides the basics. We never got in the pool.
Garage parking isn't a big deal, everything is close together.
Boogieboard advice: Destin has VERY small waves, except during inclement or windy weather but even then they are still pretty small and difficult to ride with a boogieboard unless you’re a young kid like 14 or under. If you’re going to try to boogieboard and you’re over 100 lbs, do yourself a favor and DON’T buy the cheap foam boards at the local souvenir shop (i.e. $14.99). If there is any weight on them, with the slightest pressure, they crack and are a lot less useful afterwards. If you plan to go to the beach often and have the room in your car, get yourself a real board, usually $50 which holds up and performs its job well over many vacations.
- Also Known As:
- Destin Gulfgate Hotel Destin