This was our second time at the Emerald Grande. Another 5 star vacation at this location! We went with another family this year, with 3 young children, and they loved it too! Such a great location! Love the rooms, comfortable beds, restaurant, pool area and the close location to the Harborwalk Village! The only time we left the grounds was to make a quick Walmart run. I see comments on the beach access from the Emerald Grande......why it works for us and why I love it. You do have to take a quick boat ride to the beach.....takes about 2 minutes. Love being able to go to the private beach and soak up some sun. Kids loved the beach area. Great spots to catch hermit crabs. They have great workers at the beach that provide you with chairs, umbrellas, etc. Often you can see dolphins on the way to the beach. We would head to the beach in the early morning, pack up a lunch & drinks....then head back to some much needed pool time in the afternoon. We had one room on floor 7 and one on the ground level, so it was so convenient to put the little ones down for a nap while we hung out on the porch/balcony area and still get some sun! Loved the gals in the restaurants/pool area! Super hard workers! LOVE THIS PLACE! Already rebooked for 2013! My only crazy suggestion......wish they had a person in Reservations in the hotel! Was ready to book and give them my $....but needed to call a 800#. Oh well........no biggie! Spring Break 2013 here we come!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is Destin's shining jewel overlooking some of the most marvelous turquoise water and sugar sand beaches in creation. The one-of-a-kind architecture blends harmoniously with the harbor front setting. All rooms have spacious balconies with panoramic views overlooking the Emerald Coast. With four different resort residence categories to accommodate families of all sizes, you'll enjoy luxurious accommodations that include custom-crafted furnishings and lavish baths, with a level of service that sets the standard for all other family resorts. Amenities include a full service European spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, full-time concierge, numerous restaurants to choose from as well as in-room dining, state-of-the-art business center, garage parking and 24 hour security. Emerald Grande is nestled inside HarborWalk Village where activities and entertainment waits to please each and every member of your family-dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and ski rentals, world class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin cruises, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, magic shows, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emerald Grande Harbor Walk Village Hotel Destin