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“Wounderful!!!”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

My family and I loved it. The condo was exactly how it was described. Great location to the beach. The staff was very helpful. We will for sure stay there again. We carried my mother-n-law with us on our trip. It was her first to be at the beach in about 30 years. For her experience she loved it. She was very pleased with her room and surprised on how well the condo was equipped with everything that we would need for our week stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We had a wonderful time once again at The Islander. The beach has been restored to what it used to be. Stephen Parish and the staff were wonderful as was Nate setting up the umbrellas and chairs on the beach. The room and the facilities were great! Although we didn't have any children with us, they had activities planned for those who do. They still have karaoke on Monday night.

I only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tazewell, Tennessee
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Stayed with family and parents, total of 6, in a two bedroom condo facing west. Pools are simple but adequate for everything you need, my kids really enjoyed them. Facilities are well maintained and front desk was helpful. The hotel has its own beach access point, and because the Islander is off the main strip you do not have to worry about traffic or noise. Our room included everything one needed for a week at the beach, and the included beach service was very handy. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend to others.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Love the Islander! Rooms are very clean and nice. Grounds are kept nice as well. We stayed on the first floor and walked right out our patio to the pool and beach was maybe a 1 or 2 minute walk past the pool and tennis court. Beach is really beautiful, nice white sand, perfect for our sons to play in. We went during spring break and the heated pool was heated so nicely that even nights when it was cool out we could swim in it. Destin is a great place to go during spring break if you have young kids and want to stay away from the noise and partying at other places during spring break. If we decide to come back to Destin we will stay at the Islander again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

I just returned with my husband and two children from a week at the Islander...it was truly an amazing vacation that we will always cherish. We stayed in 604 which has a nautical theme and beautiful views of the gulf. My hubby and I were so impressed with the unit, we wouldn't mind selling our house and living there forever! The kids had a blast and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. We saw dolphins every morning from our balcony and fell asleep every night to the sounds of the ocean. We met a lot of very friendly people from all over the country. This is a great place for families and older crowds, they do not tolerate partying which made us very happy! Please stay you will not regret it! We cannot wait for our next trip to the Islander!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Decatur, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

I was a guest of The Islander resort on 4-2013. Let me tell you this is agreat resort to stay. The resort offers a private beach, chairs and umberella at no extra cost. The condos were well maintained and the out door grills were always clean. The condo was fully furnised with all the utensils you will need to cook and clean. The stores on highway 98 was easily accessable and the resort offered 2 swimming pools and 2 hot tubs. I must say that the next time I visit Destin Florida I will be staying at the Islander.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2013 via mobile

I chose this place for a spring vacation away from the the Panama City crazy party. It was beyond what we expected! We stayed in room 601 and it was upgraded from the pictures on the website and MUCH nicer than we expected. The view was amazing, absolutely amazing and upgraded kitchen, upgraded master bath and brand new couches. Everything was exceptionally clean and the staff was great, although we didn't talk to them much. Everything we needed was provided and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The pools were very nice and heated and the grill gazebo was very nice. On a side note, this is a snow bird community! We joked we were staying the the retirement community. Maybe it was because we went in March, but we were by far the youngest group within two miles on the beach. Speaking of the beach....beautiful and so close. It was nothing to walk across the yard and be greeted by beautiful waters and white sand. We actually slept with our windows open because the waves were so loud in our room. Great vacation and we will be back!

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Islander
Address: 502 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-5076
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Islander 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Islander condos are 2 bdrm/2 bath and feature a private balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include 2 pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and a gym. Please note you must book through the Islander Rental Company to get the VIP program including FREE beach service. The off site rental companies do not offer our VIP program. ... more   less 
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