7 reasons you’ll love spring break at The Island Resort at Fort Walton


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Make unforgettable memories with your family at The Island Resort. (The Island Resort)

Daydreaming of Spring Break 2022? We are too, which is why we’re helping you plan for that much-needed time off. Our suggestion—a trip to The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach. Slide on those shades and read on to discover the exciting events and activities offered at this beachside resort. Trust us, you won’t want to leave.

1. Meet Misty the Mermaid

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Spot a mermaid by the pool. (The Island Resort)

First on our list is an event that the kids will never forget—meeting a mermaid! The Island Resort is home to bubbly resident, Misty the Mermaid. Catch her by the pool as she regales the kids with stories about her undersea adventures!

2. Experience a DJ Pool Party

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The pool is huge and ready for a party. (The Island Resort)

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a real-life pool party? At The Island you can! With games and prizes on the table for both kids and adults, you won’t want to miss it. So, gather round the Grotto this spring to swim, dance and win as the DJ gets the party going.

3. Listen to Live Entertainment Every Night

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Tripp Tide Beach Bar is the place to be at night. (The Island Resort)

You won’t have to travel far to experience live Florida entertainment when you book your stay at The Island Resort. Head to Tripp Tide Beach Bar for frozen cocktails, boardwalk views and live music every night.

Bonus: this is one of the best gulf-side spots to see the sunset without getting your toes sandy.

4. Enjoy Daily Happy Hour 

Happy Hour anyone? (The Island Resort)

Head to The Island’s onsite restaurant, Fish House, for delicious seafood, mouthwatering pizzas and a daily happy hour. From 4-6PM, take advantage of the stellar deals on tropical beverages, $4 wine and beer and discounted appetizers like coconut shrimp and crispy calamari.

5. Participate in Fun-Filled Kids’ Activities

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Make unforgettable memories. (The Island Resort)

If you’ve taken a family vacation, you know keeping the kids entertained is a must for smooth sailing. When they get tired of the sand and sun, the fun continues at the resort with a calendar crammed full of exciting kid’s activities.

You and your family can enjoy everything from pirate visits and scavenger hunts to beachy arts and crafts projects you can take home as a sweet souvenir.

6. See Stunning Sunsets

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Don’t miss out on the stunning sunsets. (The Island)

Colorful sunsets are my favorite thing about a sea-side vacation. Whether you’re spring breaking as a couple or with family and friends, a beautiful beach sunset is the perfect end to any day. Right on the shore, The Island offers the best views of Florida’s famous sunset hues.

So, enjoy a drink by the pool, take a romantic walk on the beach or see the sights from your balcony as you get ready for a fantastic dinner at the resort’s restaurant. Wherever you are at The Island, you’re in for a show.

7. Be Central to All the Excitement

Steps away from the beach and so much more. (The Island Resort)

When you stay at The Island Resort, driving is optional. Why? Everything exciting is within walking distance—the beach, great food, live music and even a marine park and adventure zone.

Walk to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park to see dolphin and sea lion shows or take a trip across the street to Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone for mini golf, arcade games and a roller coaster!

To learn more about all the exciting things going at The Island Resort at Fort Walton, check out their website, Facebook or Instagram.

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