Our stay late August at The Breakers was fantastic. I suppose we just got lucky with our condo because they are all individually owned, you could get one that is not so nice I think. But our one bedroom condo with full kitchen was perfect. Everything neutral colors so that we fit right in and weren't distracted by decor. Balcony was amazing. Fourth floor, slightly away from the pools are definitely the way to go. The kitchen had absolutely every pan, untensil, and appliance we could need, plus was already stocked with the basics like paper towels, dish soap, dishwasher soap, towels, and plenty of T.P. and towels in the bathrooms. A nice surprise b/c I didn't know if we'd have to buy all that or not. Couch bed was not great of course but for our three year old it worked perfectly. Balcony also felt safe to have her out on. Gorgeous views, and yes we actually DID see Dolphins like so many people claimed! So exciting! The water seemed to change often, some days murkier than others and wilder or calmer depending on what time of day. But mostly, beautiful, blue-ish green, with long sand banks to walk out on, and still warm this time of year. We DID see a shark a swimmable distance out on one occasion, and a baby shark swam in calf-high water along the coast too one day. Other than that, mostly crabs to look out for, but you can see the dark spots through the clear water, and pieces of jellyfish. Disappointed we didn't get to do a turtle nest walk or see any hatching while we were there but there was a nest site right near our condo marked off.
I did get freaked out by the elevators at some points, thinking we were going to get stuck, and some smelled fresh of oil like they had just been worked on. But we had no issues thankfully.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All of our units have a view of the Gulf of Mexico. We have 1,2 and 3 bedroom units. Stay like a hotel with all the accommodations of home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Breakers Hotel Fort Walton Beach
- Breakers Fort Walton Beach