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The Islander

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Caraway, Arkansas
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Islander seems to be the place my family and I are drawn to every year. There is plenty to do. Nice swimming pool, grilling area and the staff is always very helpful. The price for these condos is a great deal for the amount of amenities you get. I highly recommend

Thank ADanielsRN
Islander C, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we really appreciate our return guests, and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is our third time staying here but first time during spring break. Staff is always friendly and accommodating. Not crowded and no typical college spring breakers. We had the heated pool and spa to ourselves most of the time. Would recommend for a low key not crowded stay.

Thank wooopig
Islander C, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks very much for being repeat guests. With all the choices that are available today we really appreciate you coming back.

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We started out our spring break in Destin FL with crummy weather but our lovely newly renovated condo in the Islander was definitely a sunny spot in our bleak weather forecast. We made reservations through Air BnB with Real Joy. We were surprised that the keys were not at the front desk when we arrived but quickly realized that we...

Thank Royaltyrocks
Islander C, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Unfortunately you rented with an outside agency so the front desk doesn't provide keys. However if you come back and rent through the in house rental company you will get free beach service and free linen exchange. Thanks for your review and staying at the Islander.

Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with the kids. The condominium complex has a large, heated pool and two large spas. Be sure you ask about what to expect when booking a unit. Some items like asking for a couple of garbage bags seemed to be a luxury as WE were told "it's not a hotel." All units are independently owned, some are...

Thank lunchladyg
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Islander again. With regard to sundry items we will always supply more garbage bags, dishwasher soap or toilet paper if you are stuck. However we only supply enough sundry products to get you up and running. All our staff know this and this should have been explained to you more professionally. Once again thanks...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed in UNIT 214 and accommodated our family of 7!!!!! This condo was renovated and the pictures we found on line vrbo represent perfectly. The kitchen, bathrooms, living room area AMAZING!!!!!! The beds are extremely comfortable and the ottoman in living room folds out to single bed that our 10 yr old loved...short walk to beach and all amenities...

Thank Bryan W
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Unit 214 had a superb remodel a couple of years ago and is one of the Islander's nicest units.

Helena, Alabama
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here and stayed in Islander 3008 in building #2. I can't say enough about this condo complex, how well maintained it is and every condo we stay in are all very well kept (and we've stayed in many at this complex). The third floor is about as low as you can stay to see the beach well. Our condo...

2Thank Dana0216
Hampstead, MD
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stayed in 516 rented from Holiday Isles Property Rentals. Very comfortable. Master has memory foam mattress that is very comfortable. Twins in second room.Beautiful view of East Pass from balcony. 2 pool and 2 hot tubs. Chair and umbrella on the beach daily. Only problem was pool closes at 10pm. Good place for all ages.

1Thank BosleyKlan
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. The Islander rental company supplies 2 chairs and 1 umbrella daily from March 1 to October 31. With so many families staying at the Islander we have to have quiet time from 10:00pm to 8:00 am , hence the pool closing time of 10:00pm.

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My family and loved our stay here! Very nice and clean units and very spacious!! And it was an amazing price!! We were saddened to leave and we cannot wait until next year to visit the Islander-Destin again!!

Thank shaetuttle
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Benton, Arkansas
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this resort July 2015. Stayed a week and had a great time. Accommodations are good (average condo set-up). Has a few more things to do than typical time shares since this is a resort. Beach is nice, and we were usually able to get a good spot. It is within walking distance of the jetties ( though the...

Thank Gregdeb30
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review, we glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you come and enjoy our facility soon.

Zachary, Louisiana, United States
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My family has come here for ten years, and I must say this year is different. The cleaning and upkeep of the facilities seem to be lower. Resort personelle told me that I was not the first person to say so, and that they were having a hard time finding good workers. Check in times are being pushed way back...

Thank Benton F
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

The Islander Rental Company check in time is between 3-5 pm, this has not been extended or changed in the 10 years I have worked at the Islander. On peak weekends some units are not ready until after 4.00 pm and so far this year all units have been ready before 5 pm. The beach gate was broken for two...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Islander condos are 2 bdrm/2 bath and feature a private balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include 2 pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and a gym. Please note you must book through the Islander Rental Company to get the VIP program including FREE beach service. The off site rental companies do not offer our VIP program. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander

Address: 502 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-5076
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range: $256 - $550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Islander 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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“101, 201, 202”
BentonF, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Could not see family on the beach from 3rd floor....would recommend a higher floor to see beach due to the distance from hotel.”
394cathyb, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Unit 308 is great!”
P104BWana, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the east side. West side is a harbor view.”
D9859LIstevet, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“First floor, obviously not much of a view besides lawn and the houses/condos between facility and beach...but upper stories - really pretty.”
dank671, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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