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11 Jan 2022
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The Differences Between Bayside and Gulfside at Destin West Beach and Bay Resort


Destin West Beach and Bay Resort offers condos on both sides of the resort, but which side should you stay on? What are the differences between Bayside and Gulfside at Destin West Beach and Bay Resort? This blog post answers that question with an in-depth analysis that will help you choose which side of the resort best fits your travel plans.


Rooms on Bayside vs. Rooms on Gulfside

What's Better? The gulf side of our resort offers rooms with a direct view of pristine emerald waters and white-sand beaches, while bayside rooms offer views of spectacular sunsets over Destin harbor. While both views are stunning, they each offer their own unique charm; read on to learn more about what each has to offer. On bayside, you’ll enjoy gorgeous sunset views framed by palm trees swaying in gentle ocean breezes. Stunning sunrises also present themselves in all their glory from here — simply turn your head eastward as soon as you awake to catch a glimpse! Bayside units  are ideal for families, couples and larger groups looking for accommodations that accommodate more people comfortably. If that sounds like you, book one of these beauties today!  For those seeking a bit more privacy, consider staying in an oceanfront room on gulfside. These suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows offering vistas of glittering waters that call out to swimmers and boaters alike — whether during the day or under starry night skies.  If you have trouble deciding which setting is best suited for your vacation, remember there’s always time to return...but once you experience Destin West Beach and Bay Resort once, we doubt you'll ever want to leave. Our luxury beach condos boast incredible amenities like complimentary parking, Wi-Fi access, on-site staff, a full gym facility and more! No matter which section of our resort is right for you on your next trip, we hope it includes exceptional service from start to finish — only at Destin West Beach & Bay Resort . 


Destin West Resort Bayside



Gulf Side Destin West Beach Access

Food & Drink

The difference between staying bayside or gulfside is rooted in both cost and convenience. Though we have a handful of gulf-facing units, most of our units face either a bay. From your home away from home, you’ll have access to our private marina where you can launch your boat or rent one for an ocean adventure. Those who choose to stay onshore will find restaurants and nightlife just steps away; plenty of shopping awaits around every corner, too. Whichever way you slice it, though—and no matter what kind of accommodations you choose—you can feel good knowing that everything in Destin West Beach & Bay Resort has been professionally cleaned before your arrival! So whether it’s that coveted waterfront suite or something more modest by comparison, there’s something special about calling yourself a resident at Destin West! And if you ever need help deciding which unit is right for you (or if it’s time to come visit us again), give us a call: 850.243.3630. We’re happy to hear from our guests!


Pools, Lazy River & Recreation

Staying in a gulf-side room means you have access to swimming pools, including the heated pools and kids pool, a lazy river, and more than one beachfront recreation area including John Beasly Park. If you’re looking for a few smaller pools and a lazy river then consider staying in one of our bayside suites; each room is equipped with its own private balcony overlooking beautiful views of Choctawhatchee Bay. The Gulf-side pool is the biggest pool on-site besides our award-winning lazy river.  Regardless of your location at Destin West Beach & Bay Resort, all rooms include oceanfront balconies (besides Villas), which makes them perfect for kicking back with a drink after a long day in paradise. Both locations offer incredible sunset views over either Choctawhatchee Bay or the Gulf of Mexico.

Destin West Resort Lazy River


Okaloosa Island 

The Okaloosa Island area offers plenty of entertainment, from national award-winning white sand beaches to mini-golf courses, shopping outlets, restaurants, dolphin cruises, fireworks and more. A wonderful location with easy access to restaurants and nightlife as well as a secure location. While you'll have access to all of what Okaloosa Island has to offer on your doorstep, living in one of our two-bedroom or three-bedroom luxury condominiums or townhomes ensures an extra bit of tranquility where you can relax away from it all.  Of course, while being situated off Highway 98 doesn't mean that you're isolated from Main Street; if you head downtown for some sightseeing, enjoying live music, bars, and dining are just steps away! 


Destin West Beach and Bay Resort

Destin West Beach And Bay Resort is one of the most popular destinations on the Emerald Coast! From family vacations to romantic getaways, we have everything you need for an unforgettable trip. But what if there was only one Destin vacation rental? That would not be fun at all! We offer many spacious vacation rentals, which include both beachfront condos with views of the Gulf of Mexico and bayfront units overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay and our tropical pool oasis/ Lazy River. No matter which one you choose, you'll leave your Destin vacation refreshed! So check out our listings to find your perfect home away from home and start planning your next family vacation today!