Destin West Beach and Bay Resort offers the best of both worlds—access to the bay and the beach with ample amenities in between. This property offers 93 luxury Gulfside units and 186 first-class Bayside units with stunning views of the Choctawatchee Bay. Each one- or two-bedroom unit is stylishly decorated and offers all the conveniences of home. This, coupled with the amazing amenities Destin West Beach and Bay Resort has to offer, have made it the flagship resort of Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton, located just minutes from the heart and soul of downtown Destin.
Featuring a four-mile stretch of pristine white Gulf beaches accessible via a beautiful, elevated dune walkover, Destin West Beach and Bay Resort offers a 700-foot lazy river lagoon complete with waterfall, three luxury whirlpool spas, multiple swimming pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, and so much more for you to discover on your next Ft. Walton Beach vacation.
Destin West Beach and Bay Resort is conveniently located within walking distance to the Emerald Coast Convention Center, if you’re lucky enough to be in Ft. Walton Beach on business. This property is also nearby the Destin’s East Pass and only eight miles from Okaloosa Regional Airport. Additionally, there are tons of attractions in the area including shopping and dining on the Boardwalk, just a quarter of a mile away.
Destin West Sandpiper #402 - We will definitely stay again!
Reviewed on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
My family had a blast! My son is in the air force and we decided to come see him for thanksgiving and this was beyond the best vacation! We had a great time together! Everyone is accommodating and friendly and we will definitely stay again! Happy holidays!
Destin West Great Heron #706 P - Thank you for a great vacation!
Reviewed on Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Thank you for the awesome stay in PH 6. The condo was very spacious, and in good condition. We loved the full washer and dryer, and huge closets! Our kids loved the bunk beds and peek a boo window into the kitchen. The TVs were a little small and out of date. The beaches/bay were AMAZING. The walk to the beach was a little exhausting after 2-3 trips per day, but the bayside pools and lazy river made up for it when we didn't feel like lugging our stuff down. Some things that we suggest, but are most certainly not deal breakers for this unit are this: The sliding glass door through living room was HARD to open, like 2 people hard. -Maybe get some starter spices and oils to leave in the cabinets? -Food storage containers would have been nice for leftovers and cooking. (we left ours) -We found some small sand toys, but ended up buying more. (we also left these in from foyer drawers and two boogie boards and a float in hall closet) Maybe a laundry basket? Thank you for a great vacation!
Destin West Great Heron #706 PH06 - Destin West Resort is wonderful
Reviewed on Sunday, June 26, 2016
Destin West Resort is wonderful. The grounds and pools were clean and well maintained. We are a family of 6 and we used almost all the amenities. The bay side was peaceful and the gulf was warm and the sand was white and soft, beautiful beach. 706P has a beautiful view from the balconies and we used the decks a lot. The furniture and beds are very worn and the TV's are old and small. Working with Dale Peterson Group was good, they responded quickly and were very helpful. We had a very relaxing time at Destin West.
Destin West Great Heron #706 - Condo was perfect!
Reviewed on Thursday, May 26, 2016
Condo was perfect! The view is amazing!Everything was ready for our arrival and we had a great stay. This is our 4th year at Destin West Beach and Bay Resort. This condo and Dale Peterson Group was by far the best experience we've had! We will definitely be booking our 2017 vacation through you!
Destin West Sandpiper #402 - Great time!
Reviewed on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
We totally enjoyed our stay! The place was cosy & not to frilly to feel at home. Thoroughly enjoyed our family time there!
Destin West Pelican #701 - 1st time visitors
Reviewed on Monday, August 10, 2015
Property was great and the views were incredible. The whole family loved the pool and the walk to the beach wasn't bad at all. Beach service and nearby restaurants made things much more convenient, too. Our only disappointment was the amount of seaweed at the beach, but a 5 minute drive to Destin solved that issue. We'll be back for sure.
Destin West Sandpiper #402 - Had a Blast!
Reviewed on Monday, July 27, 2015
First time vacationing in Destin. Had a blast! 2015 family vacation!
Destin West Great Heron #706- Vacation Stay
Reviewed on Sunday, July 5, 2015
A beautiful property and well stocked beautiful condo! We love Destin West Bayside! We would recommend that the master mattress be changed, as it was very uncomfortable but otherwise, we were so satisfied with our stay.
Destin West Pelican #701-Loved the bay view
Reviewed on Sunday, June 21, 2015
Condo was in an excellent location! Loved the view of the bay and lazy river but also being able to see a glimpse of the ocean and the Okaloosa Pier! We would definitely stay here again but would like to suggest table/chairs on the balcony facing the bay. Almost all the other condos have tables and chairs for their guests to enjoy eating a meal outside. Also, the two lounge chairs on the penthouse roof were old and in poor condition. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and experience with the rental company and hope the suggestions will be taken into consideration in order to help satisfy future customers ;) Thanks again!
Destin West Pelican #701-Another good experience with Dale E Peterson
Reviewed on Sunday, January 25, 2015
We've stayed in properties managed by Dale E Peterson before, but this was our first time at this property. It was a nice unit, and the problems we had were relatively minor - we got very good response from the maintenance crew, to address the problem we did have. Things were in decent condition, and all the systems seemed to work ok.
Destin West Pelican #701- Great place to stay!
Reviewed on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Great place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. The lazy river attraction at the condos is great! Easy walk across the skybridge to the beach. Could stand to have the carpet replaced in the master bedroom.
Destin West #701 - Great vacation spot
Reviewed on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We really enjoyed this unit. It was clean and had a wonderful view of bay and lazy river. Rooftop balcony was nice. Wish it had a patio table outside instead of just chairs.
Destin West Pelican #701 - Happy Destin Florida customer
Reviewed on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
My family enjoyed our stay at the Destin West. The condo and accomodations were very nice. The carpets could use some cleaning in the master bedroom, but overall the room was great. Jennifer with Dale E Peterson was exceptionally nice and helpful. I will definitely return to our favorite destination for vacation.
Destin West Pelican #707- Great Family getaway
Reviewed on Friday, August 2, 2013
My family and I were very pleased with this property. The location itself is great. You have a lazy river and a beautiful bay view and access to the gulf side beach with service. The rooftop patio is a nice touch.
We had a fantastic time.
Of course, most of our time was spent outdoors. The beach is great and includes service. There is plenty to do nearby so you don't have to go far. The town is not far away nor is the Publix. Destin and the Harborwalk are not far either if you want a glass bottom boat tour or other excursion.
The property itself was clean and well kept. We loved coming back to the room at night to enjoy a relaxing late dinner overlooking the lazy river and pool area. Everyone got a good night's sleep, which is unusual for my family - especially miles away from home. The room was spacious and contained everything we needed.
The entire experience was easy. The arrangements were all taken care of online. When we arrived, there was a welcome package including useful local information and coupons. All the procedures and contacts were clearly laid out.
I would highly recommend staying here and/or working with Dale E Peterson vacations. We greatly enjoyed our vacation and I am sure you will as well. Don't forget your sandals!
Destin West Heron #706 Penthouse - Nice room with good views
Reviewed on Thursday, July 25, 2013
This is our 4th year to stay at the destin west and the first year we have stayed on the bay side. It's a little farther walk to the beach but with the amenities in the room on the bay it was worth it. The room had a rooftop deck with a hot tub and bunk room was a lot bigger than the one in the room on the gulf side. The room overall was a lot more spacious too!
Destin West Pelican #707 - Great condo
Reviewed on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Our condo was great! Loved all the amenities...Especially laundry! The weather was terrible, but the stay was great.
Destin West Great Heron #706 PH06- We celebrated our daughter's wedding
Reviewed on Friday, July 5, 2013
The Destin West is a great place to stay. We loved the lazy river and relaxing atmosphere. Everything was clean and well taken care of.The overhead walkway was somewhat of a venture due to going through garages and up and down elevators to access it, but afterwards we got accustom to it.Also, the local businesses were walkable to dine. We'd definitely stay again.
Destin West Pelican #701 - Breathtaking
Reviewed on Friday, June 14, 2013
This was our first visit to Destin. I booked over the phone a couple months before. I was stoked when we arrived and so was the whole family. I couldn't have done better. We will be coming back next year! This place was amazing! Awesome view, lots of room, very clean... loved having a washer and dryer! No piled up laundry to do when you return home! No clean up when you leave just take the trash out and start the dishes!
Destin West Pelican #707- Awesome Resort
Reviewed on Thursday, May 30, 2013
This property perfectly meets my definition of a beach resort. Plenty of activities to meet everyone's needs. The property is pristine and kept so well. Will definitley stay here again.
Destin West Sandpiper #402 - Weather was cool and rainy
Reviewed on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The facility was very nice with excellent amenities, pools and work out room. The grounds and complex were well cared for.
The condo has tile floors and when ever a neighbor above you moved a chair it made a noise.
We had an issue with the clothes dryer and they were out right away to fix.
Destin West Sandpiper #402 - Had a great vacation
Reviewed on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The condo was nice and spacious for our family vacation. Loved the lazy river on the Bay Side, it was fabulous. Didnt like the rather long walk to the beach, but the overall experience was amazing!! Would definitely stay there again!!!
Destin West Sandpiper #402 - Wonderful family vacation
Reviewed on Thursday, August 30, 2012
We stayed here the first week of august 2012, and the actual condo is prettier in person than it is online. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay (except for potholders, which we bought a couple and just left there for the next person). We love this resort because of all of the great pools for the kids and the beautiful beach on the gulfside along with the boardwalk, pier and restaurants that are within walking distance. It is great not having to drive much unless you just want to. The only two drawbacks of this particular unit are that with it being on the 4th floor the balcony is exactly even with the tops of the palm trees so they block the view more than if you stayed either one floor higher or lower, but this was not a big deal just something we didn't expect; the other thing was being on the bayside, it can be quite a hike to the beach if you have a lot of things that you want to take with you. If you go lite it will be fine, but it if you are taking a bunch of umbrellas & chairs or a canopy and cooler along with a bunch of toys that kids need it can really be a little bit of a hassle. Overall though the condo was wonderful and we loved it. I would still recommend it to a friend and would stay there again.
Destin West Sandpiper #402 -Great way to end a 4 year vacation dry spell :)
Reviewed on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
My family and I stayed here during the first week of June 2012. It was our first vacation in 4 years and the condo blew us away. The place was super clean and equipped with everything that a vacationer could need. The lazy river was by far the most popular thing among the kids. We definitely would love to make a return trip sometime in the near future.