Things To Do on Okaloosa Island and beyond

Attractions and Activities

The Island, by Hotel RL is located on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach just west of Destin on Florida's Panhandle. Featuring 600 feet of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico, the resort features an extensive list of amenities and is 1/2 mile from the Emerald Coast Convention Center, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and adjacent to the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk. Both Eglin AFB and the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) are within a 20-minute drive.

Local Attractions:
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park – ½ mile 
  • Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier – ½ mile 
  • Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone – ½ mile  
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center – ¼ mile 
  • Indian Temple Mound & Museum – 4 miles 
  • Fort Walton Beach Golf Club – 4 miles 
  • Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park – 5 miles 
  • SunVenture Cruises – 6 miles 
  • Gator Beach – 6 miles 
  • U.S. Air Force Armament Museum – 9 miles 
  • The Track Family Recreation Center – 14 miles 
  • Silver Sands Premium Outlets – 14 miles 
Local Area Distances:
  • Destin Florida – 4 miles 
  • Hurlbert Field Air Force Base, Mary Esther FL – 9 miles 
  • Elgin Air Force Base – 10 miles 
  • Pensacola FL – 46 miles 
  • Panama City Beach FL – 55 miles 
  • Gulf Shores AL – 75 miles 
  • Tallahassee FL – 112 miles 
  • Mobile AL – 175 miles