You are here

19 Jul 2022
Related Items: 
Local Recommendations

Top Tips for the Lazy River at Okaloosa Island


The lazy river at Okaloosa Island was designed to be the most relaxing part of this resort in Destin, Florida, and it does not disappoint. Visitors can float from one side of the property to the other as they enjoy the beautiful landscape and fresh air. To ensure you get the most out of your floating experience, here are some top tips for enjoying the lazy river at Okaloosa Island.


Book an early reservation

If you want to enjoy a lazy river ride without any crowds, then book an early reservation. The earlier you can get to Destin West, the better. This way, you can avoid the heat and the crowds that come with later reservations. 

Plus, booking an early reservation will give you more time to enjoy all that Okaloosa Island has to offer. Soak up the sun, relax on the beach, and enjoy a cold drink before your lazy river ride. There's nothing like watching dolphins swim in the Choctawhatchee Bay  as you drift down a winding waterway.


Plan your activities in advance

If you want to make the most of your time on the lazy river, it's best to plan your activities in advance. That way, you can be sure to hit all the highlights of the Destin West lazy river. Here are our top tips: 

Make a float plan. Decide where you want to start and end your float and where to place your items. This will help you make the most of your time on the river. 


Wear Water Shoes

It's important to wear water shoes in the lazy river so you don't cut your feet. They also help grip the floor of the river so you don't slip and fall. They also help with keeping your feet protected on the hot concrete during our hottest days. Sandals are also perfect fo bring. 

Go with a group of friends

There's nothing better than floating down a lazy river with a group of your closest friends. You can chat, laugh, and enjoy each other's company without a care in the world. Plus, tackling a lazy river with a team is always more fun!  

Pack sunscreen and sunglasses

It's important to protect yourself from the sun while you're floating down the lazy river. Pack sunscreen and sunglasses so you can enjoy your time without worrying about getting a sunburn. Don't forget to reapply sunscreen every few hours, especially if you're swimming in the water. And make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. If you don't want to carry around bottled water, it's good idea to purchase some from our vending machines or buy some water at the gas station next door. Remember that sunscreen should be reapplied after swimming or sweating too much.