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The Island Ft. Walton Destin 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 329 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 an outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub and sun decks. Parking is complimentary and can accommodate large vehicles.

Dining & Entertainment: Enjoy an amazing meal at Nineteen 66 Southern Grille and Tap House featuring fresh seafood and local favorite. Craft beer and cocktails are also available in the bar. The Island Grille is open daily serving your favorites! 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.

Meeting Spaces

Name
Description
Banquet Capacity
Reception Capacity
Classroom Capacity
SQFT
Theater Capacity
Dimensions
Exhibit Capacity
Ceiling Height
U‑Shaped Capacity
Tavern on the Island
Located in the Courtyard overlooking the Grotto waterfall with floor to ceiling window surrounds
100
120
100
2,000
100
42' x 58' x 15'
15
15'
25
Maui Ballroom
Exquisite views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, located on the 6th floor of the beach tower building
300
300
160
4,845
350
50' x 100' x 10.5'
45
-
60
Island Green
Exquisite elevated Green Space overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
500
500
-
6,400
500
80 x 80
-
-
-
Fiji Event Room
Located on the Lobby Level with convenient access
120
120
75
2,100
150
30' x 30' x 15.4'
20
15.4'
40
Capri Ballroom
Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, located on the 6th floor of the beach tower building adjacent to the Maui Ballroom
175
150
100
2,939
185
50' x 50' x 10
20
0
40
Aruba Ballroom
Located on the Lobby Level with private entrance
200
230
120
3,840
250
58'x58'x13.4'
35
13.4'
40

Amenities

Activities

Paddleboarding, Parasailing, Snorkeling, Water Recreation

Amenities

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

Availability

Daily

Average Visit Time

Multi-day

Contact Information

Group Sales Email: sales@theislandfl.com, Group Sales Phone Number: 1-800-472-1790

Cuisine

American, Barbecue, Seafood, Vegetarian

Discount

AAA Discount, AARP Discount, Florida Resident Discount, Group Discount, Military Discount

Guest Information

Family Friendly, LGBTQ Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Hours of Operation

Breakfast, Brunch, Dates closed: Seasonal, Dinner, Lunch