Stay in Destin

When you are planning your trip to stay for the tournament and festival, check out our sponsor hotels for great deals on rooms during the event!

1500 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

The Island Resort has officially completed its $15+ million property-wide renovation including outdoor common areas, restaurants and bars, conference rooms, lobby and all guest rooms, including a private Island suite that sleeps up to 14 guests. Plus, with two expansive on-site pools, lush tropical gardens and 5 restaurant/bars on site, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy yourself.

Locally owned and operated since 1966, The Island is a family-friendly property, with fun in store for everyone. Located on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach just 8 minutes west of Destin’s HarborWalk on Florida’s Panhandle, The Island offers direct access to over 600 feet of private white sand beach, the world famous Grotto Bar to swim-up for your favorite cocktail and Tripp Tide beach bar for spectacular sunsets.

No matter when you plan to visit, The Island offers weekly activities and events to keep your family entertained:

  • Every Tuesday and Saturday (March-October) The Island’s resident mermaid Misty meets and greets guests at the Grotto pool.
  • Every Wednesday through Friday (March-October) morning, a free yoga session is offered from 8:00-9:00 am on the Island Green.
  • Sunset Live Music – Every night during the week (March-November), enjoy live music by the Tripp Tide Bar.
  • Poolside DJ Parties by the Grotto every Saturday (May-August).
  • Dive-in movies by the Cabana Pool (March-August).



Join us for fun in the sun as we gather for the Emerald Coast Open at The Island, by Hotel RL. We appreciate your business.

Start date: 5/13/21
End date: 5/17/21
Last day to book: 4/16/21

Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to arrival

Deposit Policy: 1 nightt deposit to book

Rate: starting at $165.00 USD per night plus tax


Please note: Guest’s need to contact the group housing coordinator directly, if they want to extend their stay or book different room types outside of the group block (which is subject to availability and rate).

Reservations needed after the cutoff date must be booked directly through group housing. The group rate after cutoff is not guaranteed, and is subject to current availability


Venessa Blackmon, Group Housing Coordinator,

Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm CDT to make their reservations.

Please Call 850-337-9194 or email


Guests may also book over the phone 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!

Please call 1-800-874-8962.