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Adult pool, Henderson Beach Resort

                                                                                                                        “FROM THE WALL OF
                                                                                                                      WINDOWS AND CEDAR-
                                                                                                                       EXPOSED BEAMS AND
                                                                                                                     TRESSES TO HUNDREDS
                                                                                                                     OF PIECES OF STUNNING
                                                                                                                       ARTWORK ADORNING

                                                                                                                        EVERY CORNER, YOU
                                                                                                                           WILL SURELY BE

                                                                                                                    INSPIRED BY THIS HAVEN.”

                                    Road Trip                                                                         View of sunset and preserve
THE HENDERSON, GULF COAST HAVEN                                                                                       from rooftop terrace

                             BY AGENT SUZANNE FERRARA                                                               of the Gulf at the resort’s Henderson Park Inn.
                                                                                                                    (Must try: Smoked Tomato Soup with Crab and
    Bordering the sugar white beach of the                         This quintessential American beach resort        Pepper-Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna).
Emerald Coast and the breathtaking Hender-                     has a plethora of special touches like the sunset
son Beach State Park Preserve is an oasis unlike               salutation bell, which reminds guests to witness         For fun in the sun, enjoy the zero-entry,
any other, The Henderson Beach Resort. This                    the amazing sight of a Destin sunset. (Tip:          adults-only pool and cabanas or take a relaxing
Salamander Beach and Spa Resort in Destin is                   Watch the sunset from the rooftop terrace).          float down the lazy river with the kids. Take a
the newest and one of the most luxurious beach                 While taking in the views, sip complimentary         stroll on the beach and enjoy complimentary
destinations offered between New Orleans and                   beverages like iced tea, morning coffee and hot      beach chairs, umbrellas and lemonade. Want to
Sarasota, Florida. Not all resorts are created                 teas available in the lobby. Be sure to enjoy the    get active? The Henderson Beach Resort also of-
equal is a statement that certainly rings true at              sprawling veranda overlooking the state park and     fers various water sports and a state-of-the-art fit-
this irresistible retreat. It’s no wonder, because             adjoining Gulf coast. Right off this gallery is the  ness center and, for younger guests, a Kids Club.
The Henderson was spawned from the adjacent,                   octagon-shaped Horizons Bar with huge bay
award-winning Henderson Park Inn.                              windows and a striking Italian marble fireplace.          You will not want to leave The Hender-
                                                               Here you can enjoy house-made snacks, preci-         son Beach Resort without experiencing the
    This massive replica of a seaside inn is                   sion mouthwatering cocktails, and craft beers.       Salamander Spa, a tranquil paradise that exudes
chock-full of enticing amenities and will wow                                                                       a healing atmosphere. A visit here begins with
                                                                   The balcony of your accommodations can           a one-of-a-kind singing bowl welcome ritual.
                                         Beach at Henderson    give a vantage point that will instantly melt your   Complimentary offerings include chocolate-
                                                 Beach Resort  cares away. (Tip: Request either the third or        covered berries and other wholesome snacks
                                                               fourth floor corner rooms/suites, which offer         and a variety of teas to be relished in their
you with its beautiful architectural design. From              unparalleled views of both the stunning Gulf and     inviting relaxation lounge. This full-service spa
the wall of windows and cedar-exposed beams                    the unspoiled maritime forest preserve). You can     boasts several water features and a lengthy list
and tresses to hundreds of pieces of stunning                  also enjoy Mother Nature’s wonders up close          of services that will surely disconnect you from
artwork adorning every corner, you will surely                 on two wheels; the resort offers complimentary       the cares of the day. (Tip: Two popular services
be inspired by this haven.                                     bikes and passes to the state park. (Tip: The        are the Essential Balancing Facial and the Well-
                                                               resort offers free shuttle service).                 Being Swedish Massage). For more information
                                                                                                                    go to HendersonBeachResort.com.
                                                                   After wetting your whistle, head to the Prim-
                                                               rose Restaurant, which boasts an open-air kitchen
                                                               and unbeatable sushi bar, courtesy of Chef Hieu.
                                                               The service here is superb, and the dock-to-
                                                               table dishes scrumptious. (Must try: the Chef’s
                                                               Featured Catch of the Day and the Henderson
                                                               Roll). Be sure to meet chefs Zachary Garza and
                                                               Chase Gilley, both of whom pour their hearts
                                                               into every delectable dish. Another dining option
                                                               is the Beach Walk Restaurant with sweeping views

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