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Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin, FL

Emerald Grande

Last weekend I flew down to Destin, FL to spend 3 wonderful days with all of my Brandcation girlfriends at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. This place was gorgeous! The staff was amazing there, too. Any time we’d walk through the lobby they would greet us and ask if there was anything they could do for us.

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is Destin’s shining jewel overlooking some of the most marvelous turquoise water and sugar sand beaches in creation. Add in some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever witness, and you’ll soon see why the Emerald Grande is a place you won’t soon forget.

Review of Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin, FLThe hotel has so many options for you to take advantage of! They have a Starbucks on property that will deliver to your room (which we got one morning and their sandwiches were good!) (I’ll write a whole post about the food I ate while in Destin in a day or so.) They have paddle boarding, jet skiing, snorkeling, shopping, and so much more on property! If you stay at the Emerald Grande, you have absolutely no reason to get back in your car while there.

The rooms on property are all gorgeous and have amazing views. I didn’t go into a room that had a bad view! The rooms we all stayed in had a master suite that had a king size bed and amazing bathtub, a second bedroom with a queen size bed that had an adjoining bathroom that leads the hall, and an extra bunk room (that has no windows). There is also a full kitchen and living room/dining room.

Emerald Grande Hotel Room and ViewThe hotel took awesome care of us while we were there! The first day they gave us a shuttle out to Norriego Point which it felt like we had our own private beach for about an hour until the next group of people came out. We had a good time! Some of the girls did the wobble on the beach. There was dancing, playing in the water, sun bathing and then we had about an hour of blog talk, which was awesome! What better place can you learn about blogging? (Well, except it was hard to take notes!)

Beach Time Emerald Grande

Bloggers on Beach

We were supposed to paddle board, but the weather wasn’t cooperating for that. It was nice to just hang out with some friends and grab Starbucks and talk! One more awesome thing about the resort is that there is free wifi and you can pick it up along the HarborWalk as well!

Bloggers in Starbucks

Photo taken by Summer of

I think my entire family would love the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. The outdoor pool was amazing. It was like walking into a bathtub and it’s nice because it has a beach entry and doesn’t get too deep for the kids. It’s definitely a great property to just check in and hang out for a whole weekend. I plan to plan a vacation there soon with my family for sure!

 Note: Most expenses were taken care of by sponsors and other expenses that weren’t covered, I covered myself. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. What a beautiful place!!

    What’s a “wobble” … that’s probably a silly question!
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  2. I wanted to go so bad!!!

    The resort looks beautiful! Definitely on my list to visit with the family sometime!
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  3. Oh wow, that beach access is sweet and I love the suite size! I wanna go!
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell´s last blog post ..What’s Pink, Green and Orange All Over?

  4. Looks like a nice place to stay and you all seemed to have a great time there.
    Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie}´s last blog post ..Snap It Right… there are no “do-overs”.

  5. Wow looks like so much fun! The bed also looks super comfy.

  6. Love your pics. This was so much fun!
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  7. Looks like a great place to visit. What a fun trip. Love the photos
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  8. That place looks gorgeous! Especially the beach access.
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  9. Looks like you had so much fun!! I need to visit Destin.
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  10. Wow! That looks like an amazing trip- and what a great atmosphere to talk blog! I would love to attend the next Brandcation!
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  11. Sounds like a great place to stay in Destin! I’m glad you girls had such a nice time 🙂
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  12. Totally awesome pics!
    MommyJenna´s last blog post ..It’s okay to be a goofball.

  13. I miss you already. Can we go back!?!
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    • Yes! I’m ready RIGHT NOW! I got home, saw Charlie for one evening and then he left for TX until Fri. I’m not liking this alone with kids thing this week!

  14. I so wish I could have been there.
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    • I wish you were there, too. I missed you! I thought about you a few times over the weekend.

  15. SO much fun!! I miss everyone already. This was the perfect location. I always look forward to seeing you at Brandcations!!
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  16. Looks like a wonderful place to visit!
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