The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa

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Private beach nearby, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach nearby, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach nearby, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, free cabanas, pool umbrellas

Overview of The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa

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The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa

5.0 star property
Destin beach resort with 4 restaurants and spa

9.2/10 Superb

787 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is CA $492
Price available on 09/11/2022
200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL, 32541
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • 4 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools and lazy river
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Valet parking
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Crystal Beach
  • Henderson Beach State Park - 1 min drive
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park - 5 min drive
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk - 9 min drive
  • HarborWalk Village - 10 min drive
  • Silver Sands Premium Outlets - 16 min drive
  • Santa Rosa Beach - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (DSI) - 6 min drive
  • Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa

Putting you within 3 mi (4.8 km) from Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, yoga, and beachside drinks. There's plenty of fun with the 2 outdoor pools and lazy river, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and facials. Dining choices include 4 restaurants and the 2 bars/lounges are great places to grab a cold drink. A rooftop terrace, a poolside bar, and a 24-hour fitness center are other highlights at this luxurious resort. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 170 units
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 85 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered onsite self parking (USD 15.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Covered onsite valet parking (USD 25.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Lazy river
  • Bed rails
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Shopping
  • Private beach nearby
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 7 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (10000 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2016
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Lazy river
  • Spa tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lever door handles
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 43-inch LED TV
  • Premium digital channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Salamander Spa has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Signature Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.
The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 44.80 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach access
    • Fitness center access
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Newspaper
    • In-room safe
    • In-room coffee

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per pet, per stay


  • Uncovered self parking costs USD 15.00 per night with in/out privileges
  • Covered valet parking costs USD 25.00 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Outside food and beverages are not permitted on the premises.

Also known as

Henderson Salamander Beach Resort Destin
Henderson Salamander Beach Resort
Henderson Salamander Beach Destin
Henderson Salamander Beach
The Henderson a Salamander Beach Spa Resort

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

4 stars - yes. 5 stars = ?
This a pretty good property. Elevators are pretty fast. Food is pretty good. Room is very clean but not very big in relation to the price. Had to request sheets for the pull out bed. They were delivered reasonably quickly and just handed to us. We had to make the bed ourselves. Pools and beach facility excellent. Only real problem we had was the availability of taxis. The taxi services the hotel normally uses were all booked solid. Fortunately, we found another person, Susie Q, who runs and independent service and she turned out to be a trip saver. She got us everywhere we wanted to go during the weekend. Overall, a good property, though we would hesitate to give the 5th star which they seem to have given themselves.
Robert, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay! Valet needs more improvement.
My family and I enjoyed our stay. Everything was wonderful. My only concern for my next visit would be valet. Although they were very responsive with bringing my vehicle to the front it was a tad disappointing with service. My family and I received minimal interaction or help. I strongly hope that the lack of service had nothing to do with the brand of my vehicle.
Gabriela, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended
I took my 3 kids for a 3 nights stay at Henderson. I loved the place and the kids did more. Excellent location, good amenities and activities. cleanliness is also excellent. Services and staff are friendly.
THANH DIEU, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay!!!
Our stay was amazing! The resort was beautiful and clean and all of the staff were super friendly. I have zero complaints and would definitely stay here again.
Tiffanie, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Scott, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nelda, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent place to goto.
Stay was absolutely amazing staff went above and beyond to make us happy and accommodated fir
Chris, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Marketing Should Be Paid Double
Let me start by saying our family had a good time staying here-this was mostly because the staff is really sweet and friendly. I would say I was a little disappointed by the resort itself. Whoever is doing the marketing makes it seem like this resort is in the middle of nowhere. If you’ve never been to Destin you would also believe that. Well, We’ve never been to Destin and I was so surprised When I realized the resort does not sit right on the beach. It’s not super inconvenient but it is a bit of a walk. You go past the pools, go out of the resort,hang a right, cross the small street and down the plank. I will also say that there was some sort of convention going on and there was a whole cast of characters visiting. All the food and cocktails were great and pricey but that’s to be expected. We were surprised there were not more Family friendly seafood options. Fish or shrimp baskets, no peel & eat. The beach is nice and the beach boys working at the stand are great and the girls doing drink & food service are also so sweet. My family usually stays at WaterColor Inn just a little ways down the beach & for the same price point I’d prefer them. You get a turn down service with a sweet treat at night and unlimited sodas, ice cream, water on each floor & the clientele there is just a little bit more high class. But, if you’re visiting without kids and don’t care that they’re grown women wearing thong bathing suits in your kids face getting hammered drunk then this is it!
Jessica, 6-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very nice hotel!
At first we thought it was bait & switch due to construction. However, pleasantly surprised with this hotel, staff and location. The ocean was much close than it appear in our pictures. Overall, very nice hotel and worth a visit.
rommel, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

maria, 3-night trip
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