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 #614 - the best view!!!!
Reviewed on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
My mom and I (Bobbie McLean) and a friend of ours Liz had a great stay. The condo was sooooo nice with the best view!!!! We thank you so much for donating your precious condo to the fund raiser for Paws. In we we got to spend New Years Eve. So thank you so much?
Destin West #614 - We loved the ocean/beach view from our patio!
Reviewed on Saturday, October 15, 2016
We enjoyed our condo. We loved the ocean/beach view from our patio! Our boys loved the bunk beds! The lazy river was our favorite. The Dale E. Peterson app was very handy!
Destin West #509 - We had a great stay
Reviewed on Sunday, August 14, 2016
We had a great stay. The location was awesome.
Destin West #512 - Lovely Stay!
Reviewed on Thursday, August 4, 2016
wonderful condo. had an issue with the ice maker and they came right out and worked on it. lovely stay! condo is bigger than it looks in photos.
Destin West #301 - Spring baseball break
Reviewed on Saturday, April 9, 2016
Great unit could use more room in second bedroom. We had eight people in our group and not enough hot water for all. The amenities around unit were great and within walking distance. Pools everywhere.. Wonderful view of the coast.. Would stay again. Timothy,Ohio
Destin West #613 - Loved it!
Reviewed on Sunday, September 20, 2015
Beautiful view, great location. Very polite people. Loved it!
Destin West #509 - Great family place
Reviewed on Sunday, September 6, 2015
We had a wonderful time! Its a great family place we have a 3 year old and this place had plenty to keep her occupied. All the many pools splash pad and lazy river and a short walk to the beach was amazing! The view is beautiful we watched dolphins in the mornings! Very clean place all around on the grounds. The sleeper sofa is little worn down but we worked around that every thing else was worth it! We wont be hesitant about planning another trip here!
Destin West #613 - Clean conco
Reviewed on Saturday, August 29, 2015
The condo very clean, the view breath taking from our balcony, beaches white sand so soft, waters crystal clear. Staff very nice ,and helpful. Looking forward to next August already.
Destin West #301 - Loved this unit
Reviewed on Sunday, August 23, 2015
Loved this unit. Very clean. Great view. Looking forward to coming again. Great place with children. Has many pools, lazy river and directly on the Gulf.
Destin West #505 - Very, very nice
Reviewed on Saturday, August 22, 2015
We had a great stay enjoyed ourselves very much and would like everyone to know if you want a beautiful place to stay this is the place to stay very ,very nice....;)
Destin West #213 - Best Vacation Ever!
Reviewed on Sunday, August 16, 2015
This was the best vacation ever! I cannot wait to go back!
Destin West #210 - Wonderful time
Reviewed on Saturday, August 15, 2015
Wonderful time, will return next year.
Destin West #613 - Happy to be here!
Reviewed on Saturday, August 8, 2015
We are so happy to be here! It has an amazing view of the beach! We have done some amazing things while on vacation loved seeing the dolphins on the sunset cruise.
Destin west #301 - Beautiful, clean gulf front condo...Fun...Fun...Fun
Reviewed on Sunday, August 2, 2015
This was a very nice place to stay...right on the gulf....swimming pools were GREAT! The condo was exceptional. Very clean, very neat! Very nice to swim during the day then relax on the balcony during the evening while watching the waves roll in! We could not have ask for more for our first trip to Destin. We are already planning our trip for next year!
Destin West #612 - Loved everything!
Reviewed on Friday, July 31, 2015
Loved our stay, our room, the beach, the sand, the pools... everything!!! We will be back!!
Destin West #612 - Great for families
Reviewed on Thursday, July 30, 2015
This property is great for families. This particular unit is nice and clean with a great view. It is really not set up for cooking in however. If you plan to do much cooking in, you will need to bring your own containers, big pot etc....
Destin West #612- Awsome
Reviewed on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
We loved staying in this property, everything was nice and clean, the space was perfect and accomodated everyone in the family. We will defenitly come back on our next vacation.
Destin West #614 - The best condo
Reviewed on Monday, July 13, 2015
Great room and complex. We've been going to Destin/Fort Walton for 10 years and have never stayed at Destin West. This was by far the best condo that we've rented. We will be back next year.
Destin West #613 - Very beautiful & clean
Reviewed on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The condo was very beautiful and clean. Our 17 month old daughter loved the place. The view was amazing. And we were so close to everything. I loved the app. It was very helpful. I have already recommended to a few ppl and we will definitely be staying here again. Thank y'all so much for making this trip even more special to us.
Destin West #210 - Amazing room!
Reviewed on Sunday, June 14, 2015
Amazing room! It was just perfect for our family of 9! Lots of space and the resort was wonderful for the littles!!!! We cant wait to come back and we just left!
Destin West #512 - Wonderful time
Reviewed on Sunday, June 14, 2015
Wonderful time. The room was much larger than expected. Comfortable family vacation. We will visit again. My only suggestion would be for the living room to have more sitting places. The condo sleeps 8 but only sits 3 on one small sofa.
Destin West #301 - Great time!
Reviewed on Friday, May 29, 2015
We had a great time. We enjoyed the accommodations, as always. The unit was clean and well taken care of. Loved the view of the beach from unit 301!! We spent a lot of time at the Lazy River on the bay side this time around...lots of fun!
Destin West #505 - Love It!
Reviewed on Saturday, May 23, 2015
Love it. very nice decore ,most important very clean.
Destin West #210 - Wonderful!
Reviewed on Friday, May 22, 2015
Wonderful visit to DW once again! Beautiful condo, beautiful beach & beautiful weather !
Destin West #613 - Everything we expected
Reviewed on Sunday, May 17, 2015
The condo was beautiful and everything we expected. It is close to everything and right on the beach! I loved the app to check in and check out! When we come back, we will definitely be choosing to stay here again!! Thanks for a wonderful time !
Destin West #213- over all very nice stay
Reviewed on Friday, March 20, 2015
condo was clean with a good location, awesome fitness center and easy access to the beach. every person we met was very friendly. only downfall the freezer on the fridges magnet strip did not seal properly, wheels for dining chairs were missing and dryer took a long time to dry (expected for a stack unit). all minor things I would stay there again.
Destin West #301 - Very clean condo
Reviewed on Thursday, September 25, 2014
Great location and very clean condo. The only complaint I really have is no chain or deadbolt on the door. I have a 3 year old and that made me a little uneasy at night. I just pushed a chair in front of the door and put something heavy on it to ease my mind at night. Other than that I loved staying in this condo. Very close to restaraunts and a very short drive to destin. The pool was always very clean and we went in off season so it was never crowded. My 3 year old loved the kiddie pool. I would stay here again.
Destin West #210 - Anthony
Reviewed on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
This place was awesome! Love it! Yes we will come back and highly recommend this place especially for families! A tiki bar at the main pools on gulf side and bay side would take this place to a higher level! Great place!
Destin West #107 - Excellent Winter Holiday
Reviewed on Monday, April 14, 2014
This condo fit all our winter needs.
We are an active couple who walk the gulf, jog the bay, use the gym, lie in the sun, golf, go to the Ramada Monday night movies,etc.
We will be returning next year.
This form cannot interpret our enjoyment over a long winter's stay.
Peterson Management was on the job!
Destin West #213 - Would stay here again
Reviewed on Thursday, April 10, 2014
We stayed at Destin West #213 during Spring Break 2014. I have two children under the age of 5 and found it to work out great for us. I have two complaints one was that the towels, sheets, pillows and comforters were old and very thin. The other complaint was the rugs and carpet in the bedroom. Overall it was a nice clean place and I would recommend it.
Destin West #512 - This place was awesome!
Reviewed on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Dale E Peterson Vacations staff was great! We arrived early and the unit was ready and they allowed us to get in a little bit early. The pictures show the place exactly as is. Location is fabulous withing walking distance to shopping, great restaurants and the pier! The beach is beautiful, white sand and crystal clear water and right outside your door. The boys loved it, I had 3 high school football players that had a blast. This unit was a little light on some oven wear and the dryer was very noisy but overall the experience was fantastic and over shadowed a noisy dryer! Would highly recommend and would stay again and again!
Destin West #210 - Wonderful
Reviewed on Thursday, October 10, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Desitin resorts, it was great but we just couldn't stay long enough.
Destin West #301 - Nice place for kids
Reviewed on Friday, August 23, 2013
Nice place, lots of different things for the kids. We had a great view on the Oceanside. The sliding glass door was very hard to open. Overall was real good place to take the grandson.
Destin West #301 - Family Vacation 2013
Reviewed on Saturday, July 27, 2013
We enjoyed our visit to Destin West. The property and amenities were excellent. (pool, beach service, fitness room etc.)
Destin West #107 - Good time at the beach
Reviewed on Thursday, July 18, 2013
We enjoyed our time at the condo. It was clean, in good condition, and everything worked correctly. It was nice to be so close to both the beach and the bay. If/when we return to Ft. Walton Beach will will definitely stay here again.
Destin West #612 - Wonderful and relaxing family time
Reviewed on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Condo was very clean, good beds (not hard), balcony over looked the beach and very roomy. There was plenty to do. Our 15 month old grandchild had a great time both at the beach and lazy river. Walking to the bay side pools was made very easy by the walkway over the road. We plan on trying to stay next year at the same place in the same condo if possible. All in all the five of us had a wonderful time. Great family memory!
Destin West #301- Great beach front view!
Reviewed on Thursday, July 4, 2013
We had a great time! Loved the pools/lazy river! Great splash pad we share with Ramada! Love the little store over at Ramada's resort.
I did think that the condo was comfortable! Livingroom furniture needs to be updated, remotes need to fixed! We never did get them to work! For the price of the condo, I feel like everything should be comfortable and working!
A mistake we made was not understanding that we receive 2 chairs and umbrella with the price of the condo. When we went down to the beach to get chairs they told us we had to reserve the chairs for a price each day. We did not check into it any further and didn't take advantage of the benefit! You just need to go down at 9:00 and reserve them for the day.
Destin West #210 - Wonderful vacation week for the whole family!
Reviewed on Thursday, June 27, 2013
We chose condo 210 for our family vacation with our daughter, her husband and our two young grandchildren because it was on the beach and had a lazy river pool. The condo was more than we expected in convienence to the beach, pools, parking, restaurants, and other activities in the area. Dale Peterson reservation office was super pleasant and every detail went as planned. Loved the number combo lock on door and being on second floor. The beach, the pools and lazy river were a hit for all of us. Would definitely recommend this unit to other families for great vacation at the beach.
Destin West #612 - Heavely
Reviewed on Thursday, June 20, 2013
Our family loves the amenities of Destin West and now that the standard has been set, they are not happy anywhere else! Also, was very happy to see the fresh paint and cleaned furniture this time.
Destin West #512 - Excellent place to visit!
Reviewed on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Our family enjoyed our stay so much we will be coming back again for sure. The unit was fantastic and the view was amazing. The unit was clean and well stocked with all the kitchen stuff we needed. We were within walking distance of several attractions and restaurants. I liked having the freedom to walk over to the lazy river.
Destin West #301 - Awesome
Reviewed on Friday, May 3, 2013
Easy and awesome!It was a great place to stay. It was clean and very nice. Very easy to check into. It was close to our cheerleading event!
Destin West #505 - Peaceful & Accommodating
Reviewed on Monday, January 28, 2013
Our stay at Destin was one of a kind! I loved the location and the view of the gulf side of the ocean. We arrived in Christmas day, I happen to love the fact that it was non peak season, so the area was very mild with low activity. My condo was immaculate and well stocked with essentials. The least favorable thing was when I arrived I reported to the wrong condo in spite of directions. Destin is a great place to relax, site see, eat,and view the beauty of the beaches.
Destin West #505 - Wonderful stay and better than Destin!
Reviewed on Thursday, November 8, 2012
We spent our B Day's and anniversary here and had a wonderful time. Unit #505 is clean and very spacious. The bed in master is so comfortable you don't wanna get out of it. It's a short walk to the boardwalk to eat and drink too. Both pools are great on both sides and suggest going in april or October. Both times were perfect weather and not too crowded. We watched dolphins from our balcony too! Such a great location and easy to rent. Just bring salt, pepper, dish soap and trash bags.