Fort Walton Beach Hotel's Location on the Emerald Coast A playground of sugar-white sand and emerald green waters awaits you at the Holiday Inn Resort® Fort Walton Beach. Our hotel's location on the beautiful Emerald Coast is just minutes from Destin, and our beach resort's amenities are perfect for business and leisure guests. When you're ready to explore the Destin - Fort Walton Beach area, our resort is near many exciting family attractions. Meet silly dolphins at the Gulfarium, enjoy thrilling rides and slides at Big Kahuna's, go parasailing, snorkeling or sunset cruising. End your day with a romantic stroll on the endless, snowy white beaches of Fort Walton Beach. Our resort accommodations meet your needs if business brings you here with free Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour Business Center and smoke-free rooms. Our 3,500 sq ft, dividable Conference Center is ideal for any event in the Destin - Fort Walton Beach area. Our resort offers a variety of free amenities to make your Florida vacation unforgettable. Families love the seasonal kid's activities, two outdoor pools, Dive Inn movies and bike rentals. After a day on our pristine beach, take advantage of the DVD movie rentals or play a game of ping pong, bingo or volleyball. Visit the Crab Island Cafe for delicious food or enjoy frozen tropical drinks from the Tiki Bar. Discover the best of the Emerald Coast at our Green Certified Fort Walton Beach resort hotel!