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Memories For A Lifetime

Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa.Destin is a beautiful beach town known as the Luckiest Fishing Village on Earth.

Spend time on our incredibly white sandy beaches, visit one of several state parks on the area, or spend some time shopping and eating dinner of our world famous seafood!

There is always so much to do on the gorgeous Emerald Coast, no matter the time of year, that you and your family may not know where to start first! Here at the gorgeous Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, the premier beachfront resort in Destin Florida specializing in luxurious accommodations and four star amenities, we have you covered on what to check out first, after you’ve checked into your beachfront suites of course.

Begin your day with a visit to the outstanding white sand beaches just moments from your rooms.

Here, you will be able to take advantage of fantastic beach services that will provide your family with everything from chairs to umbrellas, to arranging access to water toys like jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, parasailing and more. Getting to the beach early avoids the crowds, and leaves time for many other exciting adventures.

Next, head over to Destin Commons to grab a late lunch or early dinner. Along with a plethora of unique shops, selling everything from knick knacks to cosmetics to designer duds, and fresh, gourmet eateries ranging from the exotic to the homey. There is also a movie theater, splash fountains, enormous playground, and a train that drives right up through the center of the outdoor mall. There’s sure to be something for everyone here!

In the late afternoon, head over to Henderson State Park, conveniently located right next door to the resort, to enjoy a walk along the pristine, protected shoreline where your family can watch native bird species including bald eagles. Scan for dolphins, fish, or simply stroll down a nature trail through the scrub pines. Catch one of our sunsets so beautiful that words fail it with the ones you love for a memorable experience of a lifetime.

Once you’ve worn the family out, head over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf, which is a wonderful way to close out the day. For dinner, dine on your choice of fresh seafood, pizza or BBQ, or skip dinner and go straight for the homemade ice cream and candy for dessert. The Adventure Zone will keep the kids occupied with the zip line, ropes course, Euro Bungy, Tower Climb and more.

For more great ideas when visiting our coastal wonderland, make your next reservation at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa. Our suites are appointed with fine furnishings, spacious living areas, cozy bedrooms and large bathrooms as well as fully equipped kitchens for cooking up an intimate meal of freshly caught seafood, private patios overlooking breathtaking views of the Gulf, access washer/dryers, high speed internet, and large, flat screen televisions with movies on demand and more!

Spend the time between the beaches and other activities, lounging around our unbelievable tropical lagoon inspired pools, with dancing waterfalls, surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Maybe spend a day being pampered at the incredibly posh spa which is located in the resort and offers a wide array of services, where you can arrange for a private massage right on the sand.

There’s so much to see and do during fall on the Emerald Coast, that you may not know where to start, but you will know that you started off your visit right when you choose to stay along the shore at the incomparable Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa. Call today to learn more or to book your stay. 1-877-447-3767

 

Fall Beach Guide 2016

 

Night descending at the beach

Ah, is there anything better than spending the day at the beach, soaking up the warm autumn sun or frolicking in the crystal clear surf?

At Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, the premier luxury beachfront resort specializing in four star, exclusive guest amenities and ultra premium accommodations, we know the answer to that question, when posed from the soft, luxuriously white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, is a resounding no!

Packing a beach bag, complete with all the necessities, is a must and should be carefully tended. Somewhat of an art form, the unbelievably talented staff at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa have prepared a helpful guide to help you cover all the bases.

Just follow along, and you’re set!

  1. Buy your beach bag. Large department stores, specialist bag stores or even the thrift store are ideal bag purchasing locations. The beach bags in those stores will be big enough to fit all your items. Make sure your beach bag is durable and sturdy.
  2. Hit another section of the store, there are a plethora of fun, beachy stores close by to the resort, to find beach supplies. Find a beach towel to sit on, a beach towel to dry yourself, flip flops and swim suit, to name a few. However, a beach umbrella (if it’s too sunny) and beach chairs to sit on are accessible through our beach services, who will set them up as well.
  3. Go to the grocery store. If you’re planning to stay with Silver Shells Beach Resort for a long time, you will love your suite’s fully equipped kitchen so be sure to get sandwich supplies to make those and other comforts of home, to keep in your bag or cooler.
  4. Gather together the things that will help to keep you cool and sun safe. Get sunscreen and sunglasses. Buy a hat if you’d like – hats provide excellent coverage. Did we mention to pack a cooler FULL of water? We should’ve. There’s also our fabulous beachfront Sandbar where you can score tasty, light fare as well as handcrafted cocktails, all served up just get from the water.
  5. Buy things to keep you satisfied at the beach. Our amazing beach services can help arrange all sorts of activists while staying at Silver Shells including jet skiing, parasailing, paddleboarding and more but if you are bringing little kids along, then bring floats, pail and shovel, and other beach toys. Also be sure to make things fun and bring magazines or books, maybe some everyone can enjoy together like a trivia book, and bring your iPod or CD Walkman with a couple of CD’s. Make sure you have your cell phone if you have one.
  6. Start packing your beach bag by placing your towels at the bottom. Then you can put extra things that are little you want to bring (they are listed in the next tip) and then place the food inside the hot and cold bag, and then put the hot and cold bag in the lunch box. Place the lunch box in the beach bag.
  7. Place big books and magazines in your beach bag. Then, you can place leftover “little” things in a little bag if you have room, such as: sunscreen, beach toys, sports gear, purse, digital camera or video camera, etc.

For more tips, ideas and recipes for your stay on the Emerald Coast, be sure to make your next reservation at the spectacular Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa in sunny Destin Florida.

Our cozy rentals are designed to be your tropical oasis!

Featuring fine furnishings, comfortable beds dressed in fresh linens, spacious bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking sweeping views of our pristine, white sand beaches. High speed internet, large flat screen televisions with movies, fully equipped kitchens, and washer/dryer complete your room’s amenities.

Of course our unrivalled beaches, with polished quartz crystal sand and sparkling emerald waves, are the star attraction and should be one of your first stops once you step out of your suites. Head down to our beautiful stretch of the Gulf, and take advantage of our outstanding beach services who can provide your family with everything from chairs and umbrellas to jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards and more. Besides our resident manatees, other coastal wildlife your family may see from your room or when relaxing on the shore, are dolphins, sharks, a wide variety of fish, and bird life from pelicans to bald eagles.

Be sure to catch one of our technicolor sunsets from the intimacy of your private patio, and watch the fishing vessels roll in with the tide as they head home to port.

After the beach, swing by our gorgeous beachside pools, surrounded by our lush, semi tropical foliage and fragrant flowers, or work up an appetite on lighted tennis courts. Spend a day being pampered by our experts at our state of the art Spa, maybe with a private beachside massage, or take the kids down to our awesome playground.

Lots of fun adventures await your team just moments away from the resort including bike/scooter rentals, dolphin excursions, sports fishing charters, Big Kahuna water park, go karting, arcades, mini golf, prestigious links, Henderson State Park, natural springs, caves, preserved plantations, shopping, dining and live entertainment.

There is so much to do and see on the Emerald Coast that you won’t know where to start first, but when you make your reservations to stay the the beachfront retreat, Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa Resort, you’ve started it off right. Call today to learn more or book your stay. 877.44.RESORT

Get Set Up

SSAerialAh, is there anything better than spending the day at the beach, soaking up the warm sun or frolicking in the crystal clear surf?

At Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, the premier luxury beachfront resort specializing in exclusive guest amenities and ultra premium accommodations, we know the answer to that question, when posed from the soft, luxuriously white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, is a resounding no!

Packing a beach bag, complete with all the necessities, is a must and should be carefully tended. Somewhat of an art form, the unbelievably talented staff at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa have prepared a helpful guide to help you cover all the bases.

Just follow along, and you’re set!

  • Buy your beach bag. Large department stores, specialist bag stores or even the thrift store are ideal bag purchasing locations. The beach bags in those stores will be big enough to fit all your items. Make sure your beach bag is durable and sturdy.
  • Hit another section of the store, there are a plethora of fun, beachy stores close by to the resort, to find beach supplies. Find a beach towel or blanket to sit on, a beach towel to dry yourself, flip flops and swimsuit, to name a few. However, a beach umbrella (if it’s too sunny) and beach chairs to sit on are accessible through our beach services, who will set them up as well.
  • Go to the grocery store. If you’re planning to stay with Silver Shells Beach Resort for a long time, you will love your suite’s fully equipped kitchen so be sure to get sandwich supplies to make those and other comforts of home, to keep in your bag or cooler.
  • Gather together the things that will help to keep you cool and sun safe. Get sunscreen and sunglasses. Buy a hat if you’d like – hats provide excellent coverage. Did we mention to pack a cooler FULL of water? We should’ve. You’ll need it not only to keep hydrated but to rinse your feet to keep sand out of the vehicles. There’s also our fabulous beachfront Sandbar where you can score tasty, light fare as well as handcrafted cocktails, all served up just steps from the water.
  • Buy things to keep you satisfied at the beach. Our amazing beach services can help arrange all sorts of activists while staying at Silver Shells including jet skiing, parasailing, paddleboarding and more but if you are bringing little kids along, then bring floats, pail and shovel, and other beach toys. Also be sure to make things fun and bring magazines or books, maybe some everyone can enjoy together like a trivia book, and bring your iPod or stereo with a couple of CD’s. Make sure you have your cell phone if you have one.
  • Start packing your beach bag by placing your towels at the bottom. Then you can put extra things that are little you want to bring (they are listed in the next tip) and then place the food inside the hot and cold bag, and then put the hot and cold bag in the lunch box. Place the lunch box in the beach bag.
  • Place big books and magazines in your beach bag. Then, you can place leftover “little” things in a little bag if you have room, such as: sunscreen, beach toys, sports gear, purse, digital camera or video camera, etc.

For more tips, ideas and recipes for your stay on the Emerald Coast, be sure to make your next reservation at the spectacular Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa in sunny Destin, Florida.

Our cozy rentals are designed to be your tropical oasis featuring fine furnishings, comfortable beds dressed in fresh linens, spacious bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking sweeping views of our pristine, white sand beaches. High speed internet, large flat screen televisions with movies, fully equipped kitchens, and washer/dryer complete your room’s amenities.

Of course our unrivaled beaches, with polished quartz crystal sand and sparkling emerald waves are the star attraction and should be one of your first stops once you step out of your suites. Head down to our beautiful stretch of the Gulf, and take advantage of our outstanding beach services who can provide your family with everything from chairs and umbrellas to jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards and more. Besides our resident manatees, other coastal wildlife your family may see from your room or when relaxing on the shore, are dolphins, sharks, a wide variety of fish, and bird life from pelicans to bald eagles.

Be sure to catch one of our kaleidoscopic sunsets from the intimacy of your private patio, and watch the fishing vessels roll in with the tide as they head home to port.

After the beach, swing by our gorgeous beachside pools, surrounded by our lush, semi tropical foliage and fragrant flowers, or work up an appetite on lighted tennis courts. Spend a day being pampered by our experts at our state of the art Spa, maybe with a private beachside massage, or take the kids down to our awesome playground.

Lots of fun adventures await your team just moments away from the resort including bike/scooter rentals, dolphin excursions, sports fishing charters, Big Kahuna’s Water Park, go karting, arcades, mini golf, prestigious links, Henderson State Park, natural springs, caves, preserved plantations, shopping, dining and live entertainment.

There is so much to do and see on the Emerald Coast that you won’t know where to start first, but when you make your reservations to stay at the beachfront retreat, Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, you’ve started it off right. Call today to learn more or book your stay. 1-877-447-3767

 

Spiny Lobster Recipe

Spiny Lobster tails in DestinFall along the Emerald Coast means lots of beautiful, cool days with low humidity!

Our pristine, white sand beaches are tranquil and uncrowded, the perfect time to plan a visit to Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa in the charming, picturesque fishing village of Destin. Florida.

Fall also means tons of great fishing for anglers of any age, ability or style, as the warm waters surrounding our gorgeous coastal paradise come alive with a plethora of migrating fish species, and a variety of sport fish become available as their seasons open.

One of the local delicacies that are plentiful this time of year is the Rock or Spiny Lobsters, which are hand caught, plucked from the ledges and overhangs of our famous limestone and coral underwater wonderland full of thousands of different species of sea life.

Whether you hook up with a fishing charter to score some of these tasty ‘bugs’, as they’re lovingly misnamed, they are crustaceans, or pick up some freshly caught lobsters from returning boats, this is one of our favorite ways to fix’em, the ideal dinner to prepare in your suite’s fully equipped kitchen while enjoying a glass of chilled white wine on your balcony overlooking the resplendent Gulf.

Sweet Cream Butter Florida Spiny Lobster Tails

Ingredients:

  • 4 (6-9-ounce) spiny lobster tails, split open in the shell
  • 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • sea salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven broiler on medium high.Place all 4 of the lobsters on a cookie sheet and make sure they are opened up down the middle.Evenly spread the softened butter over each of the lobster tails’ meat.Lightly season each lobster tail with salt and pepper.Place lobsters in the oven on the middle rack under the broiler.Let lobster cook under the broiler for about 7 minutes or until just barely cooked throughout.Remove lobsters from oven and let cool slightly.Serve lobster tails warm with fresh lemon.

For more great ideas when visiting our coastal wonderland, make your next reservation at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa.

Our suites are appointed with fine furnishings, spacious living areas, cozy bedrooms and oversized bathrooms as well as fully equipped kitchens for cooking up an intimate meal of freshly caught seafood, private patios overlooking breathtaking views of the Gulf, access washer/dryers, high speed internet, and large, flat screen televisions with movies on demand and more!

Spend the time between the beaches and other activities, lounging around our unbelievable tropical lagoon inspired pools, with dancing waterfalls, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant flowers of jasmine or magnolia. Or spend a day being pampered at the incredibly posh Spa which is located in the resort and offers a wide array of lux services, where you can arrange for a private massage right on the sand.

There’s so much to see and do during fall on the Emerald Coast, that you may not know where to start, but you will know that you started off your visit right when you choose to stay along the shore at the incomparable Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa. Call today to learn more or to book your stay. 877.44.RESORT

38th Annual Destin Seafood Festival

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One of our most favorite Fall events is the annual Destin Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo!

The beautiful Emerald Coast and the stunning white sand beaches on which the luxurious Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa is built, the premier beachfront resort on the Florida Panhandle specializing in four star accommodations, first class amenities and unmatched service, are made all the better by the gorgeous, crystal clear skies, mild temperatures and low humidity of Fall, and not to mention, the uncrowded attractions and low, off season rates.

Around our coastal paradise, there’s always so much to do, no matter the time of year, that it’s hard to fit everything into one vacation. However, there are a few seasonal events that we here at the beautiful Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, in charming Destin, Florida, consider to be extra special and certainly worth making your calendar for!

Guaranteed to be an authentic taste of Northwest Florida cuisine, culture and lifestyle, this favorite, local event runs just as it did in its first year – 1979 – with whole hearted, community involvement, which is what makes the Destin Seafood Festival the great success it is.

In 1979, the first festival was a 1-day event produced by a small group of local women for the benefit of the small village’s fishing industry. The local husbands were in the business of fishing, and they wanted to encourage more people to visit the docks, take in the Fishing Rodeo, and become interested in fishing. The whole town turned out to help and have fun, in the process, history was made.

The first festival took place on what was then called “Kelly Hill,” where The Lucky Snapper is now located, and they had about 50 arts & crafts booths, a few food booths, and some activities for kids, with a flatbed for a stage, where locals provided free entertainment.

That was then, and now the Festival has grown to be one of the highlighted events every year during the fall along the Emerald Coast. This year, the 38th Annual Destin Seafood Festival is going to set up along the length of Destin harbor from Harborwalk Village to the Boathouse Oyster Bar, including the original landmark grounds at the Lucky Snapper Grill & Bar, as well as now extending to include Olin Marler Charter Boat Service, A.J.’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, Galati Yacht Sales, Dewey Destin’s, the City of Destin Royal Melvin Heritage Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, and East Pass Marina on September 30th – October 2nd, 2016.

The location puts the festival right in the heart of the action along the harbor and the Destin Fishing Rodeo, which takes place the entire month of October. More than 30,000 locals and visitors attended the 2011 festival to enjoy live music, delicious seafood, and more.

So come check out all the fun, including headliner country music stars performing live on stage every night(Visit DestinSeafoodFestival.org for music lineup), fishing tournament, local arts, handmade crafts and jewelry, and tons of fresh seafood prepared by some of our areas most accomplished chefs. There is sure to be something for every member of your family!

For more ideas for your visit to the Emerald Coast, contact the professionals at the Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa.

Our suites are appointed with fine furnishings, spacious living areas, cozy bedrooms and over-sized bathrooms as well as fully equipped kitchens for cooking up an intimate meal of freshly caught seafood, private patios overlooking breathtaking views of the Gulf, access washer/dryers, high speed internet, and large, flat screen televisions with movies on demand and more!

Spend the time between the beaches and other activities, lounging around our unbelievable tropical lagoon inspired pools, with dancing waterfalls, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant flowers of jasmine or magnolia. Or spend a day being pampered at the incredibly posh Spa which is located in the resort and offers a wide array of luxe services, where you can arrange for a private massage right on the sand.

There’s so much to see and do during fall on the Emerald Coast, that you may not know where to start, but you will know that you started off your visit right when you choose to stay along the shore at the incomparable Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa.

Call today to learn more or to book your stay. 877.44.RESORT