Fodor's Expert Review The Island, by Hotel RL

1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548, USA

At this family-friendly, beachside resort activity revolves around a 194,000-gallon pool (allegedly the area's largest) with a spectacular swim-through waterfall and a bar in the Grotto's rock wall. There are several on-site dining options.

PROS

  • extravagant offerings for a family-friendly vacation
  • the pool may please the kids more than the gulf
  • very family-friendly
  • extravagant pool area
  • private beach
  • walking distance to Island Time entertainment venue

CONS

  • may be too busy for romance travelers or seniors seeking peace and quiet
  • can be loud
  • chain hotel feel in rooms
  • draws spring breakers
  • no pets
  • attracts spring-break crowd

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
Casual
Beachfront
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 850-243–9161 | 800-874–8962 | 850-243–9161-for reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

335 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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