The Island Resort

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1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


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05/01/2024 – 07/31/2024

Mix, Mingle and Meet at the Island

04/02/2024 – 12/31/2024

Need dates

  • 07/21/202407/31/2024
  • 08/05/202408/16/2024
  • 09/09/202409/18/2024




2019 Best of Weddings voted on The Knot 2019 Brides Choice voted on Wedding Wire 2021 Visit Florida Flagler Award for Outstanding Marketing Campaign

Venue Highlights

3D Event Space

Cvent Photo-realistic 3D Event Spaces give planners the ability to realize their vision down to the finest detail.


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Calls (toll-free)
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (garden)
  • View (ocean or water)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Rental car service
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • VIP services

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water sports
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance floor
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Located off Hwy 98/Miracle Strip Pkwy SE. approximately 42 miles east of Pensacola, FL and 52 miles west of Panama City, FL By Air: Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport (VPS) is 10.5 miles and approximately 15 minutes north of our resort.


  • Paid parking$15.00 / day
  • Bus parking

Distance from airport

  • 12 mi. from venue

The Island Resort Meeting Space

Total meeting space24,903 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms10
Largest room4,845 sq. ft.
Second largest room3,480 sq. ft.
Space (Private)12,000 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)4,000 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)7,500 sq. ft.

Floor plans

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms335
Single (1 bed)41
Double (2 beds)280
Single (1 bed) rate$109.00 – $599.00
Double (2 beds) rate$109.00 – $599.00
Tax rate7%
Occupancy rate6%

Local Attractions

Island Time Watersports

5 minutes away
Located across the street from The Island, Island Time features arcade games for kids, pontoon rentals for full and 1/2 day. Additional watersports are available for rental.
1318 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL, US 32548

Kelly Plantation Golf Club

10 mi. away
Kelly Plantation Golf Club, located in Destin, FL is one of the most visually impressive and environmentally sensitive golf courses in northwest Florida. Set along the Choctawhatchee Bay, this semi-private golf club features 18 captivating holes built on the former site of a turpentine plantation owned by Mattie and Coleman Kelly. Designers Fred Couples and Gene Bates, fashioned an impressive championship golf course from the intrinsic beauty of the land with miles of waterfront, intricate bayous and towering trees. Kelly Plantation Golf Course boasts over 7,000 yards of large contoured greens, wide manicured fairways, an array of strategically placed hazards and picturesque views of the Choctawhatchee Bay.
307 Kelly Plantation Drive
Destin, FL, US 32541

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

16 mi. away
100 McCraken Way
Niceville, FL, US 32578

Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center

Historical landmark
We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing traditions. It is our mission to preserve, interpret and present the prehistory and history of the Fort Walton Beach community and the Northwest Florida area from 14,000 B.C. through the 1950′s. We serve students, citizens and visitors through exhibits, educational programs, publications and special events. Heritage Park & Cultural Center includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, Fort Walton Temple Mound, and the Civil War Exhibit Building.

Emerald Bay Golf Club

12 mi. away
Destin Florida has long been a vacation destination known for golf, and no where is it better represented than the beautiful Emerald Bay Golf Club, nestled along the shores of the Choctawahatchee Bay.
4781 Clubhouse Drive
Destin, FL, US 32541

Boardwalk Entertainment Complex

0 minutes away
The Boardwalk is located right next door to us. There are many shops, restaurants, and night clubs located here.

Destin Commons

10 mi. away
4300 Legendary Drive
Destin, FL, US 32541

Air Force Armament Museum

8 mi. away
Experience the aviation warfare armament from the early days of World War I right through to today's high tech planes and bombs. Inside, you'll find an extensive collection of weaponry and interactive displays that will amaze and intrigue. Outside displays include vintage military aircraft including the fastest plane ever built - the SR-71 Blackbird! Admission is FREE and all are welcome!
100 Museum Drive
Eglin AFB, FL, US 32542


Welcome to The Island Resort, an iconic beachfront resort perfectly situated on the island of Okaloosa in Destin/Fort Walton Beach in the panhandle of Florida. A landmark to endless fun in the sun on the sandy beach, The Island features direct access to white sands, variety of restaurants and bars, pools, tropical gardens and vast event space. Our coastal atmosphere delivers moment to moment fun for road-tripping families or epic social getaways. All here at The Island Resort Near Destin-Fort Walton Beach Coast Convention Center, Okaloosa Fishing Pier, the Gulfarium, and seconds from the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, we are the perfect destination for business or pleasure. With 24,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor event space, The Island is the perfect beachfront venue for scenic destination weddings and gives a laid back feel to work conferences.


High season
Jun 1 – Aug 13
Shoulder season
Aug 14 – Oct 31
Mar 1 – May 26
Low season
Jan 1 – Feb 28
Nov 1 – Dec 31

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policies vary for group contracts however individual guest room cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival date.

Facility Restrictions

• Smoking is not permitted in guest rooms and in most exterior common areas • Pets are not permitted on property

Additional Information

Top Features at our Hotel Beachfront Resort Grotto Swim-Up Bar (seasonal) Tripp Tide Beach Bar Coastal Kitchen Restaurant Island Grille courtyard dining 24,000 Square Feet of Event Space Newly Renovated Indoor Venues New Outdoor Venues overlooking the Gulf & Grotto Pool Beach View Guestrooms Poolside Guestrooms Get Local At Nearby Attractions: Island Time- Watersports The Boardwalk Entertainment Complex Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Wild Willy's Adventure Zone Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier Air Armament Museum


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