Welcome to Sterling Shores Beach Resort, the ultimate vacation getaway in beautiful Destin, Florida. Nestled along the stunning Emerald Coast, our resort offers a wide range of luxurious vacation rentals that are sure to make your stay unforgettable. With its pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and endless opportunities for fun and relaxation, Sterling Shores is the ideal choice for your next beach vacation.
At Sterling Shores Beach Resort, we understand the importance of finding the perfect accommodations for your vacation. That’s why our vacation rentals by Vacasa provide all the comfort and amenities you need to make you feel right at home. From spacious and beautifully decorated condos to private beachfront villas, we have a variety of options to suit every traveler’s needs. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a fun-filled family vacation, you’ll find the perfect rental at Sterling Shores.
Unparalleled Beachfront Location
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf of Mexico right outside your doorstep. Our resort boasts a prime beachfront location, allowing you to enjoy direct access to the sugar-white sands and emerald waters of Destin’s famous beaches. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing and stepping onto your private balcony to witness the sun rising over the horizon. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, feel the soft sand beneath your toes, and let the gentle sea breeze envelop you in tranquility.
A Beach Lover’s Paradise
Destin is renowned for its stunning beaches, and Sterling Shores Beach Resort offers the perfect vantage point to experience their beauty firsthand. The powdery white sand is incredibly soft and cool to the touch, inviting you to sink your feet into its comforting embrace. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico glisten under the warm sun, beckoning you to take a refreshing dip. Whether you prefer lounging on a beach chair, building sandcastles with your children, or simply basking in the glorious sunshine, our beachfront location ensures that your beach vacation dreams come true.
Outdoor Adventures at Your Doorstep
With its prime location on the Emerald Coast, Sterling Shores Beach Resort provides the perfect starting point for a variety of outdoor adventures. Embark on a deep-sea fishing excursion and try your luck at reeling in the catch of the day. Set sail on a dolphin cruise and witness these majestic creatures dancing in the waves. For the more adventurous, take a thrilling jet ski ride along the coast or soar above the water on a parasailing adventure. With so many exciting activities to choose from, your days will be filled with unforgettable experiences.
Water Sports Galore
Destin is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” but it’s also a haven for water sports enthusiasts. From paddleboarding and kayaking to snorkeling and scuba diving, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Rent a stand-up paddleboard and glide across the calm waters, exploring hidden coves and spotting marine life along the way. Dive beneath the surface and discover a vibrant underwater world teeming with colorful fish and coral reefs. Whether you’re a seasoned water sports enthusiast or a beginner looking to try something new, Destin offers endless opportunities for aquatic adventures.
There’s something truly magical about watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico, and at Sterling Shores Beach Resort, you’ll have a front-row seat to this breathtaking spectacle. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky transforms into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, painting a picture-perfect backdrop for a romantic evening stroll along the beach. Grab a blanket and cozy up with your loved ones as you witness nature’s masterpiece unfold before your eyes. The tranquility and beauty of a Destin sunset are truly unforgettable.
Our vacation rentals at Sterling Shores Beach Resort are designed with your comfort in mind. Each unit is meticulously maintained and thoughtfully furnished to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Whether you choose a charming one-bedroom condo or a spacious beachfront villa, you’ll be treated to a stylish and well-appointed space that feels like a home away from home.
Spacious and Stylish Condos
Our condos at Sterling Shores are perfect for couples or small families seeking a cozy retreat. Step inside and be greeted by an open and airy layout, with plenty of natural light streaming in through large windows. The living areas are tastefully furnished with plush sofas, comfortable armchairs, and elegant décor, creating a sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance. Whip up delicious meals in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with modern appliances and ample counter space. Enjoy your meals at the dining table or take them outside to your private balcony, where you can savor your food while taking in the panoramic views.
Beachfront Villas for Ultimate Luxury
If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury getaway, our beachfront villas at Sterling Shores will exceed your expectations. These spacious and beautifully appointed homes offer the epitome of beachfront living. Wake up to breathtaking ocean views from your master suite and indulge in the luxury of an en-suite bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower. The living areas boast high ceilings, designer furnishings, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems, providing the perfect setting for relaxation and entertainment. Step out onto your private patio or balcony and bask in the sea breeze as you soak up the sun or enjoy a romantic dinner al fresco.
Amenities for Your Pleasure
At Sterling Shores Beach Resort, we pride ourselves on providing an array of amenities that enhance your vacation experience. Take a refreshing dip in one of our sparkling swimming pools, perfect for cooling off on a warm day. Relax and unwind in the hot tub, where the soothing jets will melt away any stress or tension. Our state-of-the-art fitness center is equipped with top-of-the-line exercise machines, allowing you to maintain your fitness routine while on vacation. Kids will love the interactive splash pad and the dedicated children’s pool, where they can splash around and make new friends. Additional amenities include a BBQ area, an on-site restaurant, and a clubhouse where you can gather with fellow guests or host events.
Endless Outdoor Activities
Destin is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and staying at Sterling Shores Beach Resort means you’ll have easy access to a wide range of activities right at your doorstep. Whether you prefer exploring nature, playing golf, or simply enjoying the beauty of the coast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Explore Nature’s Wonders
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Destin by exploring its many nature trails and parks. Visit Henderson Beach State Park, where you can hike through scenic trails, have a picnic overlooking the Gulf, or simply relax on the beach. The nearby Destin Harbor Boardwalk offers a picturesque setting for a leisurely stroll, with stunning views of the harbor and the opportunity to spot dolphins frolicking in the water. For a unique adventure, head to the nearby Gulf Islands National Seashore, home to pristine beaches, wildlife habitats, and historic sites.
Tee Off in Paradise
Destin is a golfer’s paradise, boasting numerous championship golf courses that cater to players of all skill levels. Take a swing at one of the area’s acclaimed courses, where lush fairways, challenging bunkers, and stunning water views create an unforgettable golfing experience. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner looking to improve your skills, Destin’s golf courses offer the perfect setting for a day on the greens.
Bike and Hike Along the Coast
Discover the beauty of the Emerald Coast at your own pace by renting a bike and exploring the scenic coastal trails. Pedal along the shoreline, taking in the panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the charming coastal neighborhoods. Stop along the way to enjoy a picnic on the beach, snap photos of the breathtaking scenery, or simply soak in the peaceful atmosphere. Destin’s bike-friendly paths and trails make it easy to explore the area’s natural beauty while getting some exercise.
Water Sports Extravaganza
With its crystal-clear waters and gentle waves, Destin is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. Try your hand at paddleboarding, a popular activity that combines balance, core strength, and tranquility as you glide across the water’s surface. Rent a kayak and explore the hidden coves and mangrove forests, getting up close and personal with the area’s unique ecosystem. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular activities in Destin, allowing you to discover the vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life.
Local Attractions and Dining
When you’re ready to venture beyond the resort, you’ll find an abundance of attractions and dining options just minutes away from Sterling Shores Beach Resort. From family-friendly entertainment to upscale shopping and delectable dining experiences, Destin has something to offer for every taste and interest.
Located just a short distance from Sterling Shores Beach Resort, HarborWalk Village is a vibrant hub of activity that offers something for everyone. Explore the charming boardwalk, lined with shops, boutiques, and art galleries, where you can find unique souvenirs and gifts. Indulge in delicious seafood at waterfront restaurants, where fresh catches ofthe day are transformed into mouthwatering dishes. HarborWalk Village is also known for its lively entertainment scene, with live music, street performers, and weekly fireworks displays that light up the night sky. Take a sunset cruise or embark on a thrilling pirate adventure for a unique experience that the whole family will love.
A visit to Destin wouldn’t be complete without exploring the iconic Destin Harbor. Known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” the harbor is a bustling hub where you can witness fishing boats coming in with their daily catch. Charter a fishing boat and try your hand at deep-sea fishing, or simply stroll along the docks and watch as the fishermen unload their bounty. Indulge in fresh seafood at one of the many waterfront restaurants, where you can savor dishes like Gulf shrimp, succulent crab legs, and freshly caught fish. With its lively atmosphere and picturesque views, the Destin Harbor is a must-visit destination.
Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park
For a day of family-friendly fun, head to Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, located just a short drive from Sterling Shores Beach Resort. This expansive park offers a variety of thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools that are sure to keep the whole family entertained. Challenge your friends to a race down the multi-lane water slides or relax on a tube as you float along the lazy river. Little ones will love the interactive play areas and the dedicated children’s pool. Big Kahuna’s is the perfect place to cool off from the Florida heat while creating lasting memories with your loved ones.
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
For a unique and educational experience, visit the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Located on Okaloosa Island, just a short drive from Sterling Shores Beach Resort, this interactive marine park allows you to get up close and personal with dolphins, sea lions, seals, and other marine animals. Watch as dolphins perform incredible tricks and acrobatics during the daily shows, or participate in a dolphin encounter for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Gulfarium also offers educational presentations and interactive exhibits, where you can learn about the importance of marine conservation and the unique ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico.
If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, Destin is home to several upscale shopping centers and outlet malls that cater to every style and taste. From designer boutiques to brand name stores, you’ll find everything you need and more during your stay at Sterling Shores Beach Resort.
Destin Commons is a premier shopping and entertainment destination located just minutes away from Sterling Shores Beach Resort. This open-air lifestyle center features a mix of well-known brands, specialty stores, and unique boutiques. Browse through the latest fashion trends or shop for home decor, jewelry, and accessories. When you need a break from shopping, catch a movie at the state-of-the-art theater or indulge in a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants. With its charming atmosphere and diverse selection of shops, Destin Commons is a shopper’s paradise.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
If you’re looking for great deals on designer brands, head to the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. This expansive outdoor shopping center is home to over 100 designer and name-brand outlet stores, offering discounts of up to 65% off retail prices. From high-end fashion to sportswear, footwear, accessories, and home goods, you’ll find a wide range of products to choose from. Take your time to explore the various stores and enjoy the savings on your favorite brands. With its wide selection and unbeatable prices, Silver Sands Premium Outlets is a shopper’s dream come true.
Nightlife and Entertainment
When the sun sets, Destin comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back evening or an energetic night out, you’ll find plenty of options to suit your mood and preferences.
Live Music and Beachfront Bars
Destin is home to numerous beachfront bars and restaurants that offer live music and a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a cold drink as you listen to local bands playing a mix of classic hits and original tunes. Feel the sand between your toes and let the ocean breeze wash over you as you unwind and enjoy the music. From reggae and rock to country and blues, there’s a genre for every taste. Grab a seat at an outdoor patio or dance the night away under the stars. With its laid-back vibe and stunning views, Destin’s beachfront bars provide the perfect setting for a memorable evening.
For a unique and cozy evening experience, consider a beach bonfire. Many local companies offer beach bonfire packages, complete with comfortable seating, a crackling fire, and all the necessary supplies. Gather around the fire with your loved ones, roast marshmallows, and share stories under the starry sky. The gentle sound of the waves lapping against the shore provides the perfect soundtrack for a peaceful and memorable night. Beach bonfires are a wonderful way to create lasting memories and enjoy the tranquility of the beach after dark.
Comedy Shows and Performances
If you’re in the mood for laughter and entertainment, Destin has several comedy clubs and performance venues that offer nightly shows. Sit back and enjoy a night of hilarious stand-up comedy or be captivated by live performances, ranging from music and dance to theater and magic. Destin’s comedy clubs and performance venues provide a fun and engaging evening for visitors of all ages.
Relaxation and Wellness
Escape the stresses of everyday life and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at one of the many spas and wellness centers in Destin. Treat yourself to a blissful day of pampering and relaxation, and experience the ultimate in self-care.
Spa Treatments and Massages
Destin is home to numerous spas and wellness centers that offer a wide range of treatments designed to enhance your well-being. Indulge in a luxurious massage, where skilled therapists will work their magic to relieve tension and promote relaxation. Choose from a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and aromatherapy. Many spas also offer rejuvenating facials, body wraps, and other specialized treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Yoga and Meditation
For those seeking inner peace and tranquility, Destin offers various yoga and meditation studios that provide a serene environment for practicing mindfulness. Join a yoga class and stretch your body while calming your mind, or attend a guided meditation session to achieve a state of deep relaxation. These practices promote physical and mental well-being, allowing you to find balance and harmony amidst the beauty of Destin’s natural surroundings.
If you’re looking for a more immersive wellness experience, consider attending a wellness retreat in Destin. These retreats offer a holistic approach to well-being, combining yoga, meditation, healthy meals, and workshops on topics such as mindfulness, nutrition, and self-care. Immerse yourself in a nurturing environment and learn valuable tools to enhance your overall wellness. Whether you’re looking to kick-start a healthier lifestyle or simply take a break from the demands of everyday life, a wellness retreat in Destin can provide the perfect opportunity for self-discovery and rejuvenation.
At Sterling Shores Beach Resort, we strive to create unforgettable memories for our guests. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic sunset stroll on the beach, building sandcastles with your kids, or savoring a delicious meal overlooking the ocean, every moment spent here is filled with joy and relaxation. Discover the magic of Destin and create memories that will last a lifetime.
From the unparalleled beachfront location and luxurious accommodations to the endless outdoor activities and local attractions, Sterling Shores Beach Resort offers everything you need for a memorable vacation in Destin. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or quality time with loved ones, Sterling Shores has it all. Book your vacation rental with Vacasa today and start counting down the days to an unforgettable vacation experience.