Float Spa Therapy is Huge Hit in Destin

The ultimate in relaxation…that’s one way to describe a new form of water therapy that has made a popular debut here in Destin. The Float Brothers Float Spa is the Emerald Coast’s first and only float therapy spa.

What is float therapy? Imagine yourself being in a space of perfect tranquility, floating like a cork in salt water, where you don’t experience the pull of gravity, sight, sound, or touch.

  • How does it work? You typically enter a private spa room outfitted with a flotation tank that holds warm water (93.5 degrees) containing pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salts. The water is as dense as the Dead Sea, where one can float on the surface effortlessly without any body manipulation.
  • Clients enter the tank either nude or in a swimsuit, wearing earplugs. You then lie back and float for 60 to 90 minutes. Because the temperature of the water is the same as your skin temperature, within a few minutes you lose the sensation of where the body stops and the water starts.

Why should I float? It’s a luxurious way to soothe and heal the body. You experience total relaxation and deep healing. Flotation therapy has been academically studied in the United States and in Sweden with published results showing reduction of both pain and stress. The relaxed state can also lower blood pressure, encourage maximum blood flow, enhance athletic performance, and shorten recovery time.

The brothers behind this adventure are Trey and Chris Hearn. Trey is an Air Force Reserve Officer and Dept. of Defense civil servant while Chris is also an Air Force veteran.

They must be doing something right! The Float Brothers Facebook page is flooded with 5-star reviews. Here is one of them:

“If you’re in Destin or the surrounding areas, I highly recommend that you go experience a float session for yourself! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Their facility is clean and comfortable. The in-suite amenities that they provide will not only meet, but exceed your expectations. The float pods are spacious, meticulously cleaned and maintained, the water is the perfect temperature, and anyone will float with ease and comfort. If you choose to float with the pod canopy closed, lights off, and ear plugs in… you’re in for a uniquely deep relaxing experience that you won’t soon forget. Regardless of how you choose to float though, you won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait for my next float. Thanks again, Float Brothers!”

Just another one of those great things to do in Destin, FL! To set up an appointment or purchase a gift card for floating, contact the Float Brothers here.

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Destin Summer Fun: Free Fitness on the Lawn

Get in Shape This Summer With Free Fitness on the Lawn!

Free Fitness on the Lawn

There’s always something fun to do in Destin, whether it’s a family-friendly event down at HarborWalk or a boat show at Destin Commons. What we love most is when an event is free! And what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather this summer with free fitness on the lawn?

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from May to July, The Market Shops in Sandestin is hosting an hour of fitness and fun. From 9 to 10 AM, everyone is invited to attend, no matter their fitness level! From the most accomplished yogi to someone who’s looking to get back in shape, enjoy free fitness on the lawn this summer.

  • On Mondays, start your week off right with Slow Flow Yoga with Dannica Marie. Slow Flow Yoga is a gentle, yet challenging, workout, and will help participants with flexibility, mindfulness, and awareness of breathing. After you finish this, you’re sure to be feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!
  • Mid-week on Wednesdays is Buti Yoga with Katie Truax. Buti Yoga is a high energy workout that combines tribal dance with intense cardio moves. You’ll work your abdominal muscles to help strengthen and stabilize the body. This is sure to be a great workout, so get ready to sweat!
  • On Fridays, finish off the week with Bootcamp with Caycee Collins of Encore Fitness. If you’re looking to get lean for the summer, this is the workout for you! High-intensity interval training keeps you moving and grooving, all while working up a sweat.

For more fun things to do in Destin or local events happening in your area, visit the Gulf Coast Events page!

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Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

If a Destin summer vacation is in your future, look to Southern Vacation Rentals for all your vacation needs. They understand that planning a vacation is lots of work, so let them take the weight off your shoulders so you can spend more time with your toes in the sand. Here are two beachfront condos for your next vacation we think you’ll love.

1. Dunes of Crystal Beach #105

Call us biased, but Crystal Beach is one of our favorite Destin communities, and Dunes at Crystal Beach 105 is no exception. This spacious Destin condo has over 2,661 square feet of space and can sleep up to 11 guests in its five bedrooms. Just look at that view – could you ask for anything better?

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

You can find those views throughout, whether you’re whipping up a fantastic meal in the expansive kitchen, or snuggling down for the night in the master bedroom. There’s a reason Destin has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world – and you get to experience them right here.

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

Speaking of kitchens – this one definitely tops our list. There’s little we love more than granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Together, they’re a match made in heaven.

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation


We bet it’ll be pretty tough to leave when vacation’s over. While you’re here, make full use of the Crystal Beach community amenities, including barbecue grills, a fitness facility, an on-site spa (our personal favorite), and a pool and hot tub. Dunes of Crystal Beach 105 is right on the beach, so you can sit with your toes in the sand whenever you like.

2. A Playa Amore 932A

We sure do love the beach at A Playa Amore #932A! Live the life of luxury when you stay at this Destin vacation townhome. Located in Miramar Beach Villas in beautiful Miramar Beach, this townhome is two floors of pure opulence and immaculate coastal design.

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, up to 11 guests can comfortably stay here. We can’t get enough of the marble floors and high-end stainless steel appliances. There’s more than enough room for everyone in the expansive living room, so host a game night or a movie night – the possibilities are endless! 

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation    

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

We love the mix of hardwood throughout, with dark wood cabinets in the kitchen (beautiful), hardwood floors in the bedrooms (stunning), and wood touches in the bathrooms (magnificent).

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

In addition to marble floors, this luxurious feature can also be found in the master bathroom’s walk-in shower. We guarantee it’ll be your favorite part of A Playa Amore.

Miramar Beach Villas is host to a large community pool and exclusive beach access for its guests. Outside A Playa Amore 932A you can enjoy a lovely outdoor seating area and a private grill, perfect for grilling after a day spent fishing in the Gulf.

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

Two Beachfront Condos For Your Next Vacation

These condos are just a few of the places Southern Vacation Rentals has to offer. View their full list of Destin vacation rentals for your next beach retreat, and when you’re ready to reserve one, they’re only just a call away!

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