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7 of the Best Places to Stay in Destin FL for Your Next Trip

Are you planning a trip to Destin but aren’t sure where you should stay? We’ve got you covered with a list of the best rentals in the area! You have so many options to choose from, whether it’s a resort right on the beach or a rental near all the exciting attractions. Here are 7 of the best places to stay in Destin FL for your next trip:


1. The Palms of Destin


palms of destin resortFor an upscale vacation experience, you should book a vacation rental at The Palms of Destin Resort. This resort has a huge lagoon pool where you can relax and soak up the sun. There are amenities just for kids, like a playground, which ensures they’ll have a great time! Plus, you’ll be within walking distance of great restaurants and shopping areas.


2. Silver Shells


At Silver Shells, you’ll have all kinds of perks you won’t find anywhere else. This resort has indoor and outdoor pools, basketball courts, and a beachside tiki bar. You’ll especially love the St. Lucia rentals because you can enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf, and it’s right next to the tennis courts, making them easy to access. Plus, the resort is close to local restaurants and other activities you’ll definitely want to try!


3. Shoreline Towers


shoreline towersAnother one of the best places to stay in Destin FL is Shoreline Towers. This property is perfect for a beach vacation. You’ll have a blast enjoying the community pool and lighted tennis courts. You’ll also have access to a sauna, grills, fitness room, and a clubhouse. There’s even a lake where you can share a picnic with your loved ones! You’ll love everything about these rentals.


4. East Pass


If you book a vacation rental in East Pass, you’ll definitely have an enjoyable time! This resort has rentals that overlook the Destin Bridge, Destin Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Spend some time in the pool or out on the patio soaking up the sun, and when you’re ready to come inside, you can relax, admire the view, or prepare a home-cooked meal in your fully equipped kitchen! They sleep anywhere from 4 to 8 guests, making them perfect for families visiting Destin.


5. Holiday Surf and Racquet Club


holiday surf and racquet clubIf you’re looking for a vacation rental that is right on the beach, you should stay at Holiday Surf and Racquet Club. It’s located in Holiday Isle, which is a peninsula surrounded by the Gulf and Destin Harbor. Most rooms here offer incredible views of the Gulf! There’s an elevator for convenience, as well as a coin-operated laundry area. Outside is where all the fun is, like outdoor grills where you can make delicious meals, a heated pool, two lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard, and so much more! 


6. Sterling Shores


At Sterling Shores, you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing vacation in the heart of Destin. It’s a gated community located on 9 acres of tropical landscaping. You’ll feel a world away from all the hustle and bustle, but will be just a short walk or drive from all the exciting things to do in the area! While you’ll love being so close to the beach, you can also take a dip in the private lagoon pool or Gulf front pool. These rentals are great for bigger families and groups of friends visiting Destin!


7. Sundestin


sundestin resortHow would you like to be less than half a mile from Big Kahuna’s Water Park? Stay at Sundestin! This vacation rental complex in Destin puts you close to all the action. Even though you’ll be near exciting attractions, you’ll want to spend some time enjoying the amazing amenities Sandestin has to offer! You’ll have access to an outdoor pool where you can soak up the sun and an indoor heated pool to use any time of the year. There’s also a sauna, whirlpool, massage therapy, and steam room so you can take self care to a whole new level!


These are just some of the best places to stay in Destin FL. For even more options, check out these Destin FL vacation rentals.