A Playa Amore #932A at Miramar Beach Villas

Your Spring Vacation in Destin, FloridaSpring Vacation in Destin FL

Now that spring is here, we’re more than ready for warm weather and sunshine. With temperatures reaching the 70s and no more chills in the forecast, it seems like the warm weather is here to stay. That’s perfectly fine with us – we’ve hung our coats and sweaters up for the season and are ready for shorts and flip flops. If you need us, we’ll be on the beach soaking up some sun! There’s still time to plan your spring vacation to Destin, Florida. Spring doesn’t just happen during the month of March – April and May count, too! Our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals still have some availability left for vacation rentals in Destin during spring. A Playa Amore 932A at Miramar Beach Villas is one of our favorite places to stay in Destin. This four-bedroom townhome is ideal for groups of 11, so bring the whole family when you come down to Destin.

There’s a good reason we can’t get enough of A Playa Amore 932A. Jaw-droppingly luxurious with high-end upgrades, no detail was spared when this townhome was designed. White marble floors, pale blue walls, and upscale furnishings complete the coastal charm found here. The open floor plan allows the conversation to flow smoothly through the living room to the kitchen are you prepare meals. A large granite breakfast bar, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances make up the stunning kitchen. Accented by sparkling light fixtures and a turquoise tiled backsplash, we’re sure you’ll love preparing meals here.

Spring Vacation in Destin FLThe master suite is certainly our favorite room with real hardwood floors, a tray ceiling, and coastal decorations throughout. Just take a look at that bathroom! Even the walk-in shower is marble. In addition, a private backyard patio is also yours to enjoy, with ample seating and a private gas grill. You’ll have access to a private beach boardwalk when you vacation here, as well as a community pool. A Playa Amore 932A is located in the heart of Destin, so you’re closer than ever to incredible shopping, dining, and more.

How will you be spending your spring break vacation in Destin, Florida? Let us know on our Facebook page. We’ll see you at the beach!

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The First Day of Spring!

The vernal equinox, officially bringing the arrival of spring, happens this evening.

Twice a year, around March 20 or 21 and September 22 or 23, the sun’s most direct rays shine on the equator. These two days are known as the vernal (spring) equinox and the autumnal (fall) equinox, respectively.

This year, the vernal equinox takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at 5:58 p.m. EDT. At this time, the sun’s most direct rays cross over from the southern hemisphere into the northern hemisphere. During this process, the sun is shining directly over the earth’s equator, bathing the earth’s northern and southern hemispheres in nearly an equal amount of sunlight.
Ready to plan your fun in the sun? Our lodging partner, Southern Vacation Rentals, is the place to look for the perfect vacation in Destin, FL.
(source: The Weather Channel)

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It’s Almost Sea Turtle Season in Destin

Sea Turtle Awareness Tips

Sea turtle season is almost here! These beautiful sea creatures can be spotted all across the coast from May 1st until October 31st, where they return year after year to lay their eggs until they’re ready to hatch.

Did you know sea turtle nests are protected by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FFWC)? Unfortunately, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (most commonly found here) often gets caught in fishing gear, resulting in a tragic ending for these beautiful creatures. In fact, sea turtles are so closely protected by the FFWC that disturbing their nests could result in a fine (or worse). Talk about a damper on your beach vacation!

How to Keep Sea Turtles Safe“So, how can I help?” You might be wondering. Here are a few tips to follow to keep our beaches pristine and protect the sea turtles.

  • When visiting the beach, you may be tempted to dig holes or build sandcastles. This is perfectly acceptable and a great way for kids to spend time in the sun. However, be sure to fill any holes and “demolish” the sandcastles before leaving. The turtles can fall into the holes and get stuck, and the sandcastles prevent the turtles from being able to return to the ocean. Keep the beach as flat as it was when you arrived!
  • Mind the signs! Yellow signs can be found all over the beach warning you not to disturb sea turtle nests. The FFWC monitors these diligently so if you see one, that means there’s a nest nearby!
  • Did you know bright lights can disrupt nesting female sea turtles and hatchlings? When buildings have bright lights or you shine a white-light flashlight on the beach at night, it can affect the turtles in a harmful way. Sea turtles orient themselves based on the direction the light is coming from, and if the light is coming from your beachfront vacation home in Destin, the sea turtles will head there instead of back toward the water. Fortunately, “turtle-safe” flashlights are available as well as red flashlight apps on the App Store and Google Play.

So now you have three tips to follow when it comes to keeping the sea turtles safe! A Sun of a BeachRemember, sea turtle season begins May 1st, so you have plenty of time to prepare.

In the meantime, while you are thinking about May, it’s a great time to start planning your summer vacation to Destin, Florida. For a vacation home in Destin, we love A Sun of a Beach with our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals. Found in the Beach Retreat Cottages neighborhood, up to 10 people can stay here. This inviting home has “summer vacation” written all over it!

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