Since I grew up in Kentucky I grew up going to the gulf coast almost every year for vacation. I always loved visiting the Florida panhandle and when we moved to Memphis it made the visiting even easier since it’s only a 7 hour drive. I always knew Destin to be a fun, family focused beach town and honestly didn’t really associate it with being a luxury destination until my most recent visit with The Henderson Destin. The Henderson is a luxury beachside resort in the heart of Destin that features a world-class wellness spa. I was recently invited down to the resort for a wellness weekend that included lots of activities including some relaxing spa treatments.
The rooms were so spacious and had such a cozy coastal vibe that made me feel right at home. I had a balcony off my room that looked out at the ocean and I loved to drink my coffee there every morning.
Perhaps my favorite experience of the whole trip was getting to be pampered at the Henderson’s Salamander Spam, where they offer everything from massages and facials to a detoxifying salt cave. I absolutely loved their serene waiting room where they served a variety of teas and adorned you with a hot neck wrap while you waited on your service.
I had the most amazing custom 80 minute massage at the Salamander where she not only gave me an awesome full body deep tissue massage, but she also did a body salt scrub to exfoliate. After my massage I did a session in the salt cave which is supposed to be great for people with allergies and sinus issues.
We also did so many fun activities on this trip, including a roof top spin class, a helicopter tour, paddle boarding, and a yoga session. Each night we would gather around the fire pit downstairs and roast marshmallows while chatting.
If you are looking for somewhere to escape from reality or if you need a place for a bachelorette getaway, then look no further than The Henderson. It’s like a little slice of luxurious heaven in the midst of Destin with so many awesome amenities.