It’s no secret why the Henderson Park Inn was named Florida’s Best Romantic Getaway and America’s Most Romantic Hotel. Close your eyes and take a moment to picture your idea of the ultimate sanctuary. Does an intimate room with luxury amenities come to mind? How about a charming terrace overlooking the white-sand beach of the Emerald Coast or sipping on a glass of wine as you cruise along the water at sunset. That’s the kind of bliss you’ll experience with a stay at the Henderson Park Inn. And remember…no one under 25 allowed!
The Inn itself is best described as a modern luxury boutique hotel but a step back in time in romantic beach ambience and has earned the reputation as one of the finest lodgings in North America. Guestrooms are elegant private sanctuaries and evoke a feeling of relaxation and serenity. Each exquisitely decorated suite features flat-screen TVs and luxurious bedding. No detail is overlooked as, upon arrival, you’ll be greeted in your room with romantic music, a bottle of wine and two glasses, a vase of roses, as well as grapes and gourmet chocolates. All this – and the Inn is right on the beach.
In and around Destin, now is the best time to enjoy a getaway at the Henderson Park Inn. The Inn’s guests now have access to a full suite of wonderful amenities next door, at their sister property, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort. In addition to the standard weights and machines, the fitness center offers a variety of daily classes to enjoy, with everything from indoor cycling to yoga, and special yoga on the beach programs. For a truly intimate experience, book a couples massage or enjoy any of their first-class spa services. If you love art, the Henderson hotel is beautifully appointed and worth a tour to view over 465 art pieces by 13 local artists and artisans!
This adults-only property is a hidden gem in Destin offering the attentive service of top-shelf resorts and all the conveniences and luxuries of a hotel experience, including complimentary beach towels and beach umbrellas and also a daily complimentary happy hour on the beachside deck. You can enjoy beverages at the “Tiki Hut” overlooking the Gulf with other guests or find a cozy spot by the fire pit.
In the evening, if you’re looking for exceptional dining, The Henderson Park Inn’s onsite restaurant, Beach Walk Café is pure indulgence in romantic waterfront dining on one of the most breathtaking settings on the Gulf Coast. Beach Walk Café, selected as one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in the United States by OpenTable, offers dining experiences that allow guests to connect and kindle the flames of romance over fantastic fare. As many would imagine, a surplus of fresh seafood graces the menu, along with finely cut steaks, succulent sides, and bountiful desserts. Items such as Berkshire Pork Loin and the Delmonico ribeye dish are great for any land-lover, whereas the Grouper Vince and Shrimp & Grits are guaranteed to fill your seafood craving. For the most romantic dinner on the gulf and possibly of your life, reserve Beach Walk Café’s Toes in the Sand dining experience. Enjoy a private table at the water’s edge under the stars with a dedicated server and watch the sun set into the gulf for a truly memorable evening!
Now more than ever, the Henderson Park Inn is the perfect destination for a couple’s retreat in Destin, FL. At this adults-only, gulf-front boutique hotel, privacy seekers will find the ultimate sanctuary for romance and serenity. Visit www.HendersonParkInn.com for more information.
By Deborah Channell