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Right on the beach in Destin
Emerald Towers literally towers over the Gulf of Mexico, rising high above the beach that extends just beyond the resort. Located in the heart of Destin, Emerald Towers is a quick drive from two local airports, and shopping, restaurants, and nightlife are all close by.
The Florida Panhandle is also known as the Emerald Coast and offers beautiful beaches stretching for hundreds of miles along the Gulf of Mexico.
This 82-unit resort soars above the coastline, and offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico from its multi-bedroom condos. But flaws are apparent upon closer inspection. Condos are spacious but have small bathrooms, and decor is inconsistent and dated between units. Some condos have tube TVs, old comforters, and fake plants. In addition, the outdoor tennis courts are etched with deep cracks and some guests complain about cleanliness issues. Redeeming qualities here include beach access, full kitchens, and a fitness center complete with a sauna and steam room. While condo prices might suggest luxury, these units are in need of an upgrade.