Last week I had the pleasure of meeting up with my favorite bloggers for another fun filled weekend in Destin, Florida for Brandcation: Final DESTINation. If you have never been to Destin, you absolutely must add it to your bucket list. Growing up just an hour west of Destin I have spent many vacations enjoying the powder white sand and emerald green waters, so I was excited to show off the area again with my closest friends. We stayed at the amazing Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village, a premier Destin Resort right on the Harbor.
The weekend began with my friend Kari and I driving over from Pensacola. It was a bit cloudy that day, but as soon as we hit the Destin Bridge we could see the Emerald Grande standing tall. It was just as beautiful as I remembered it. We arrived a bit early, so we parked in their spacious parking garage and headed off on foot to find the others and grab some lunch. One of the things I love most about staying at the Emerald Grande is that you can park your car one time – for free – and literally walk to anything you may need. Within minutes we were sitting down to dine at the infamous Margaritaville Restaurant.
Before we knew it, it was time to check into our rooms. The Emerald Grande offers up to four bedroom luxury condo-hotel suites to fit you and your loved ones. In fact, the four bedroom can fit up to ten occupants – so you can take the whole family! Plus, no matter where you room is, the view is spectacular! The two towers overlook the pool, the Destin Harbor, and/or the pass to the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. Just imagine waking up to this every morning:
My roommates Mickey and Jennifer were kind enough to let me have the Master Suite in our room. Let me tell you – they do not call them “luxury suites” for nothing. Every detail is luxurious – from the fine smelling soaps to the fuzzy robes. I even had a little buddy waiting on me in the room. How cute is this?!
After checking in we all met up to do our Brandcation Scavenger Hunt. I had so much fun putting it together for this group that I thought everyone who vacations here should have one! So I made one just for you too! The Scavenger Hunt has items you will find all around The Emerald Grande Resort and Harbor Walk Village! It is a great way to explore the property and discover all the great things in the area! Click here to download the pdf.
After the Scavenger Hunt was over we headed off to dinner and play games and enjoy some night life – more on that later – but one of my best memories of the weekend was being totally exhausted and walking back into the Master Suite. It was so beautiful and so relaxing. I drew a hot bath in the enormous garden tub and relaxed while reading a book on my iPad. It was the perfect way to end my first night in paradise.
If you are considering a vacation to Destin, Florida, check out The Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village. Whether it is a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a girls trip to the coast – The Emerald Grande has everything you need for the perfect vacation.