The Island, by Hotel RL

A landmark to generations of fun at the beach. Since 1966, we have been the "friend with a beach house” for generations of friends and family. One place, endless good times. It’s easy living down on the Emerald Coast that delivers authentic, effortless moment-to-moment fun. We take you far away to bring you a little closer together. You're at home here.

Accommodations: Our resort features 335 guest rooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with free hi-speed internet, refrigerators, coffee makers, personal safes, hairdryers, pillow-top bedding, color televisions and HBO. Suites all overlook the pool or gulf and include ice-makers, wet bars and microwaves.

Resort Features: Hours of fun await you with 600 feet of sugar white sand and sparkling emerald gulf waters. Try our iconic Grotto pool with swim up bar, featuring cascading waterfalls. You’ll also find a splash garden playground, an outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub and sun decks. Parking is complimentary and can accommodate buses or large vehicles.

Dining & Entertainment: The Island Grille is open daily while additional dining options are coming soon! Tripp Tide Beach Bar and the Grotto Pool Bar offer seasonal delights during the summer.

Conference Facilities: Five indoor venues ranging from 780 to 4800 square feet for events with up to 300 attendees, along with outdoor facilities for beach and garden weddings, luaus or other social events. Whether it is for an annual meeting, seminar, board meeting or social event, our professional sales & catering staff is ready and able to make it your most enjoyable stress-free event ever! Call our team at 800-472-1790 to discuss hosting your next event with us. Larger meetings came be accommodated with the Emerald Coast Convention Center approximately five hundred feet away.

Activities: Adjacent to us you will find the Boardwalk which hosts four restaurants, public fishing pier and the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. There are 15 golf courses, deep-sea fishing, volleyball, tennis and shopping available nearby. Other activities and area attractions include parasailing, jet skiing, miniature golf, water parks and Air Armament Museum. Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Base are just a short drive from the hotel.



Paddleboarding, Parasailing, Snorkeling, Water Recreation


Bus Parking, Business Center, Children's Programs, Concierge Desk, Exercise/Fitness Facilities, Full Breakfast, Group Lodge, Internet Connectivity - Wi-fi, Pool, Room Service, Self Parking, Tables & Chairs, Volleyball Court



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Contact Information

Group Sales Email:, Group Sales Phone Number: 1-800-472-1790


American, Barbecue

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, ADA Rooms, Braille Signage, Disability Accessible, Ground-floor Rooms, Handicapped Parking, Pool with Lifts, Raised Toilets, Ramps, Roll-in Showers, Roll-under Sinks, Shower Grab Bar, Showers with Seats, TDD Phone System, Wheelchair-friendly


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