Located directly on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico our 152 room beachfront resort features a unique mix of complimentary amenities such as a seasonally heated beachfront lazy river pool indoor heated pool hot tub beachfront tiki bar game room Dive-Inn movies Kids Activities (seasonal) and kids club to ensure your business or leisure visit is a memorable experience. Just minutes from Destin our hotel offers convenient access to some of the areas exciting family activities and attractions. Be sure to check out the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Wild Willy's Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall world-class sportfishing Pirate and Dolphin Cruises. Our resort is located just minutes from Northwest Florida Regional Airport and the area's largest military facilities including Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field serving major corporations such as Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman Boeing Raytheon and BAE Systems. Planning a meeting conference or reunion? The resort offers 2 500 sq.ft. of meeting space and is located directly across the street from the Emerald Coast Convention Center's 24 000 sq.ft. of space. Visit our full service restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner for delicious food and tropical drinks. Plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach - Destin Area every day is just another day in paradise.