The Island Hotel on Okaloosa Island is a true gem, glistening with the promise of a magnificent vacation. Tucked away between the cities of Destin and Fort Walton Beach, this hotel is the perfect place to bask in the warmth of the Florida sun and revel in the magic of the Gulf of Mexico.
As you step outside, you are greeted by the soft sands of the dune beaches, stretching out before you like a glittering path to paradise. Just a short walk away, the sounds of live music and laughter can be heard from Ricks on the Island bar, where you can dance the night away or indulge in a libation or two. If you’re seeking some adult entertainment, you need not look far, as it is just a stone’s throw away.
For families, the nearby Gulfarium is a treasure trove of aquatic wonders. This magnificent aquarium is home to a host of sea creatures, including seals, penguins, and trained dolphins, all of which swim gracefully and effortlessly in their watery realm. The Gulfarium is also a rehabilitation center for sea turtles, making it a truly unique and educational experience for visitors of all ages.
Across the street, the Emerald Coast Convention Center buzzes with excitement, as conferences and events are held throughout the year. And for those who are hungry, there’s a wealth of dining options nearby, from the large-scale seafood restaurant The Crab Trap, with its volleyball courts, to Anglers, a restaurant located on the fishing pier that is connected to the boardwalk, offering stunning views of the Gulf. For delicious and affordable seafood, Stewbies is a must-visit, and for live music and oysters, head over to Ajs Oyster Shanty.
For those seeking some indoor fun, the Adventure Zone Arcade awaits with its Putt Putt golf course, go-carts, and arcade games. And for those who want to explore further afield, downtown Fort Walton Beach is just a short drive away, with attractions such as the Ratchet Hatchet, where you can unleash your inner axe-throwing warrior, and Fort Walton Beach itself, with its wealth of activities and sights. And for those who want to experience even more, the vibrant city of Destin is just a mere 5-minute drive away.
To make your stay even more seamless and enjoyable, the 5 Ride transportation company is available to take you to all of these destinations, complete with on-board party lights and karaoke, ensuring that your vacation is a memorable one. The Island Hotel on Okaloosa Island is truly a place of beauty, wonder, and endless possibility.