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Welcome to The Island, by Hotel RL, an iconic beachfront resort perfectly situated on the island of Okaloosa off the panhandle of Florida.  A landmark to endless fun in the sun on the sandy beach, The Island features direct access to white sands, restaurants and bars, pools, tropical gardens and vast event space. Our coastal atmosphere delivers moment to moment fun for road-tripping families or epic social getaways. All here at The Island, by Hotel RL.

Near Emerald Coast Convention Center, Okaloosa Fishing Pier, the Gulfarium, and seconds from the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, we are the perfect destination for business or pleasure. 

With 25,000 square feet of event space, The Island is the perfect beachfront venue for scenic destination weddings and gives a laid back feel to work conferences. 

Top Features at our Hotel:

  • Stunning Beachfront Location
  • Beachfront & Poolside Guest Rooms
  • Two Outdoor Pools, with One Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Nineteen66 Tap House
  • The Island Grille (seasonal)
  • Tripp Tide Beach Bar
  • The Grotto Swim-Up Bar (seasonal)
  • The Island Market for Sundries & Souvenirs
  • In-Room Dining
  • Access to Fitness Center (7 AM - 8 PM Daily)
  • 25,000 Square Feet of Event Space
  • Indoor & Outdoor Venues
  • Free Parking

Get Local At Nearby Attractions:

  • Dock On The Island Restaurant
  • Island Watersports @ Island Time
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
  • Destin, FL

*Please note all guests arriving March 1st, 2019 - September 14th, 2019 will be charged a one night deposit.  Both Group EPO and Transient apply. 

**Please note there is a $15.00 per night resort fee added to every reservation.**

Resort Fee Features

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast Breakfast
  • Accessibility Features Accessibility Features
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Parking Parking
  • Business Center Business Center
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Bar Bar
  • Refrigerator Refrigerator
  • Room Service Room Service
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Exterior entrance
Arial view of hotel
Outdoor Pool Area
Outdoor seating along beach
Exterior view of hotel
Beach Landscape with ocean and palm trees
Close up of ocean surf
Exterior seating
Arial view of hotel exterior
Walking paths along hotel exterior
Outdoor Pool Area
Outdoor Gazebo area
Outdoor Pool Bar
Outdoor food truck area
Bar seating area
Arial view of hotel and grounds
Outdoor swim up bar
Indoor Bar seating
Front desk area
Outdoor gazebo and bar
Umbrellas ad chairs along beach front
two chairs and umbrella on beach
View of outdoor pool area


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