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The Henderson Beach and Spa Resort!

The Henderson is one of the finest luxury resorts to open In Destin along Florida’s Gulf Coast in a generation. Reminiscent of a luxurious grand seaside manner of yesteryear, The Henderson seamlessly blends modern conveniences with the nostalgia of days gone by.

Adjacent to Crystal Beach and 200 acres of preserve, The Henderson features sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine dunes, as well as a thoughtful and respectful design. Every aspect of The Henderson has been meticulously planned and the art displayed throughout the property is no exception. 13 local Destin artists were chosen to create custom pieces, specifically for The Henderson. Each piece has been thoughtfully placed throughout the resort. The result is a stunning coastal resort with an inspired sense of place.

The Henderson captures the romance of traditional coastal architecture.  It’s striking shingles and steep gable roof lines give reverence to Florida’s deep nautical history.


The multi-phased resort features a spectacular grand anchor hotel with 170 spacious coastal-inspired guest rooms and suites.  As a result, the incredible views of the sunset provides the quintessential Destin experience. Guests arrive in a Grand Courtyard, which leads to an Expansive Living Room with high ceilings.  A wall of windows faces the Henderson Beach State Park & Beach Preserve. Specifically designed to connect guests to the environment, the resort is infused with several gathering areas. The beautiful guest rooms and suites include stylish furnishings, yet remain authentic to the local, cultural surroundings. Larger than typical luxury resort guestrooms, they feature custom furnishings, luxurious bedding, elegant bathrooms, and gracious balconies or terraces.


The Henderson celebrates Destin’s Gulf-to-Table seafood traditions, while also serving a fine selection of steaks and chops and creatively healthy fare. The resort offers a signature restaurant, Primrose with a display kitchen and a dedicated experience with freshly prepared sushi. It also features a striking octagonal shaped bar, a poolside grill, an old-fashioned ice cream shop, and intimate dining on the beach.


For those wanting a more active setting, The Henderson features:

  • A sun-lit fitness room
  • A family-oriented pool with a lazy river
  • A quiet adult zone.

There are numerous family activities, including: a dedicated children’s program – Poppy’s Kids Club. Guests can easily stroll or bike to the beach or the adjacent nature preserve. Also, they can utilize the resort’s fleet of luxury cars or concierge shuttle to visit nearby attractions.

Neighboring activities include:

  • Two championship golf courses,
  • Incredible shopping at the Destin Commons or Silver Sands Premium Outlet Center, the largest in the region
  • A variety of water-sports, amusement and equestrian activities.

Guests of The Henderson also enjoy a beach experience that includes:

  • sunset cocktail hours
  • a wide pristine beach
  • waterfront dining
  • umbrella and chair service
  • A base for activities like sailing, snorkeling and volleyball.


Drawing on the inspirational beach venue with treatments that incorporate the natural surroundings, The Henderson’s destination spa features:

  • 11 spacious treatment rooms.
  • extensive water treatments, and a
  • Women’s locker room which opens onto a private relaxation terrace overlooking the preserve.

The spectacular ambiance, due to Salamander’s Industry Recognized Spa Expertise, will quickly establish The Henderson as the region’s finest spa.


The Henderson provides unrivaled gulf front function options including:

  • 10,000 square feet of event space.
  • dedicated meeting wing,
  • a spectacular 5,221-square-foot ballroom,
  • a junior ballroom,
  • private boardrooms, and
  • 20,000 square feet of outdoor spaces to choose from.

The resort is also the perfect location for a wedding celebration, a renewal of vows or a memorable anniversary. The Henderson can accommodate any preference, whether you prefer:

  • casual or formal
  • understated or over the top
  • intimate and small or a gathering of many

As a result, The Henderson will provide complete personalized attention for your special day. Our culinary team will work with you to customize a menu that reflects your taste and accommodates the needs of your guests. Most of all, allow our management and associates to ensure flawless execution of service for your beach wedding.

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