If you want to feel like you are in the Caribbean and not go out of the United States, you have to visit Destin. We have been there 4 times and have loved it every time. Very family oriented with beautiful beaches. Sand is so soft, white and clean. If you like to look for sea shells though, you will be disappointed as there are really none to be found. The water is so crystal clear and beautiful. Loved going to the Harbor Walk and watching the fishing boats come in, seeing what was caught. Would recommend going deep sea fishing if you have time and a place to cook your catch. Lots of places to go to happy hour and then watch the sunset. Can't say enough about Destin. I saw another comment about dogs not allowed on the beach. We did not find this. There were many people walking with their dogs. Just please clean up after your dog. Definitely recommend a trip to Destin!!!! Can't wait to go back.