On the brilliant Emerald Coast of Florida, A Salamander Beach & Spa Resort stands out on the shore – The Henderson. The quality one would expect from a Sheila Johnson investment in hospitality is right here, front and center with lavish accommodations. It is no surprise to see a fabulous array of local artists’ works given that Ms. Johnson is such an art aficionado.

From sunrise to sunset guests may hit the beach or watch the water activities from their balcony in a comfy robe. Bring the kids to build sand castles or drop them off to find new play pals at Poppy’s Club, Henderson’s creative kids camp. Float with or without them down the lazy river, mesmerized by the peaceful motion.

This fresh property was opened in 2016 in Destin, part of Okaloosa County, which celebrated 100 years in 2015. In the heart of Destin, Regatta Bay Golf designed by Robert C Walker, a former lead architect for Arnold Palmer delivers a perfect golf fix for the pro or hacker staying at The Henderson. More pleasurable play is offered at the semi private Fred Couples and Gene Bates designed Kelly Plantation Golf Course along the Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin.

Salamander Spas are always a luxurious pampering experience on your own or shared intimately. Romance packages are available for couples wanting to indulge in a massage or treatment together, celebrating a special occasion or simply the day of union with a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries to top it off.

The reviews are in and first year guests are raving about their experiences on social media and the wonderfully informative and extensive Henderson website. Between the messages written in sugary sand and the gallery of blissful photos, the deal will be sealed to reserve a spot at The Henderson, Salamander Beach & Spa Resort on the shimmering Emerald Coast.