I told y’all about the fabulous condominiums, Emerald Grande at Harbor Walk Village, where our accomodations were for Brandcation: #FinalDESTINATION15. Emerald Grande all by itself would be a wonderful place to stay, but when you add in Harbor Walk Village, it becomes a grand vacation. You don’t even have to leave the resort: They have everything to do to keep you busy whether you are two or ninety-two.
After I got checked in, I was hungry for some seafood, so a couple of the other girls and a I went over to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Restaurant at HarborWalk Village. It is just a short walk from the Emerald Grande lobby. We soon had too many people for our table for four, so we moved to a bigger spot. I had a delicious Last Tango In Paris drink, that was made with mango and rum and some other things. It didn’t last long!
For lunch, I ordered the Shrimp Louis Wedge Salad. A great combination of wedges of lettuce, grilled shrimp skewers, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, capers and hard-boiled eggs served with paradise island dressing. It was more than I could possibly eat, and I tried really hard to eat it all, LOL!
With a wide variety of salads, burgers, desserts, and entrees, you are sure to find at least one of your favorites on the menu at Margaritaville. They have a pretty nice Gluten Free and Vegetarian Menu as well.
Margaritaville is not the only restaurant at HarborWalk Village. There are several more, including 10 On The Harbor; Crab Island Cantina; and LaFamiglia On The Harbor. For a complete list of places to find food and drink at HarborWalk, check out the list here.
I wish we had had time to do more activities because there are so many things to do at HarborWalk Village. Whether you want to rent a kayak, laying the sun on a private beach, splash in a swimming pool, get a temporary tattoo, go deep sea fishing or on a dolphin cruise, you will find a place to do that, and more. And of course there are many shops to explore if your favorite pass time happens to be shopping. We did get a chance to visit the private beach. We took a shuttle boat over to there. The view was fantastic!
There were beach towels and cold drinks available on the boat, and beach chairs and umbrellas set up waiting for us on the beach. It was really nice to have this service available. For someone like me, who has never been to a private beach, it was so fun. Here I am at sitting in a lounge chair enjoying the day:
The shuttle boat runs every half hour from the time the beach opens in the morning until it closes at night. Check at the dock for times. I was able to stay about an hour or so, before the sky threatened to fall on us. We took the boat back to HarborWalk, and had time to take a shower and a very short nap before our next adventure.
What activities would you plan to do if you were going to Emerald Grande and HarborWalk Village in Destin?