Top Restaurants for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner
If you are planning a romantic getaway to Destin for Valentine’s Day weekend, you may be searching for the perfect restaurant to have a romantic dinner. The team at Breaker’s East has put together some great options to have that perfect, romantic dinner. And remember couples who eat together stay together.
Beach Walk Café: Special Valentine's dinner Feb 14 from 5 to 8 pm. $125 per person and reservations are required. Enjoy a fantastic four-course dinner while enjoying an extraordinary view.
Pazzo Italiano: Enjoy authentic Italian food and a great wine list. The perfect ambiance for a special night. Reservations are encouraged.
Bijoux: If you are looking to enjoy fine dining on this special night, this is the perfect option for you. The menu features seafood and prime steaks. Their wine list is award-winning. Be sure to make a reservation. Semi-formal attire recommended.
Once done with dinner, you can take advantage of all the amenities we have to offer at Breakers East. You can go down to the beach and have a moonlight walk or enjoy the beautiful view from your condo. Contact us today to book your getaway.
Thanksgiving in Destin
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If your family has decided that a vacation is what they need to unwind, Destin is the perfect destination. You will be sure to find fun family-friendly activities. If you are still thinking about what to do, here are a few of the events that you can look forward to for your Thanksgiving getaway:
Hilton Sandestin Beach Cooks Up Tasty Thanksgiving To-Go: November 26th
enjoy a traditional holiday menu. The cost will be $48.95(tax and gratuity not
included) per person. Making a reservation is encouraged due to limited
availability. Pick up will be between 10 am and 4 pm.
Thanksgiving at Beachwalk Café- November 26th, from noon to 5 pm. Enjoy a
traditional holiday spread. Reservation is required. The cost is $56 per person.
Graffiti & the Funky Blues Shack Music Concert– Nov. 26th-30th from 7 pm to 10
pm. Enjoy live music and an outside dining area.
Polar Express- November 27th at 6 pm. Enjoy a special showing of the Polar
Express on the big screen. Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Here Comes Santa Claus– November 27th at 6 pm. Santa makes his way to Baytowne to light the Christmas tree. Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Let’s remember to be safe, have fun, and give thanks for all of life’s blessings. The whole Breakers East family wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Benefits of Seawater
Seawater has a positive effect on your mood and helps to boost health. It strengthens the body and creates a sense of well-being. The list of benefits that come from seawater is nearly endless. Here are a few of the benefits:
Cleans skin: The combination of the mineral salts and the sun causes your skin to regenerate. Acne and psoriasis are two skin problems that can be possibly eliminated with seawater.
Boost immune system: After a swim or bath in the sea, the number of red blood cells increases by between five and 20 percent. There is an even greater rise in the number of white blood cells. For those with a compromised immune system, anemia, and elevated
blood sugar levels, seawater is a great natural remedy.
Reduces anxiety: The magnesium the seawater contains will calm you down and help you reduce your levels of anxiety.
Cicatrization properties: Mineral salts such as iodine and sodium are found in seawater, which have an antiseptic and cicatrizing action on your skin.
Improves Breathing: The seawater helps kill toxins and other lung-attacking components. It is very beneficial for people with respiratory problems to swim in the sea.
Helps prevent insomnia: Seawater helps to regulate blood pressure and reduce anxiety. So, a swim in the ocean will surely help you relax enough to be able to get a good night’s sleep.
A day on the Emerald Coast is all you need to feel renewed. Contact us today to book your next vacation
Tips to stay fit while on Vacation
While on vacation many of us like to continue our healthy habits, but many times it can be very difficult. So, here are few tips to help you continue with your healthy lifestyle without it getting in the way of your vacation.
Eat Mindfully: Whenever possible choose healthier meal choices. However, give yourself the opportunity to enjoy a few special meals without going overboard. Look into a restaurant’s menu ahead of time so you aren’t overwhelmed when you get there.
Plan in advance: Research in advance the fitness facilities your accommodation
offers. If your accommodation doesn’t provide this you can always go for a run,
walk, or do a quick circuit workout in your room. The beach is a perfect place to get your workout in as well.
Prepare Snacks: If you’re planning a long day at the beach packing your own healthy snacks is a good way to avoid eating unhealthy food.
Be Realistic: Don’t pressure yourself to complete your normal workout routines,
remember you are there to enjoy yourself and relax. Getting in 50% of what you
normally do is an accomplishment.
Contact us today to book your next Destin beach vacation. We are happy to help you.
Benefits of taking a Vacation
Taking time off work and going on vacation has a lot of benefits. It is the perfect time to unwind and relax with family. Here are just a few benefits of vacationing.
Bonding with family: During a vacation, we are completely devoted to spending time with our family, this will help us reconnect with each other in a fun environment.
Health Benefits: The number one advantage of taking a vacation is reducing stress. Enjoy the view from your vacation rental, breathe in the salty air, and feel your heart rate lower by the minute.
Experience something new: A get-away is an extraordinary opportunity to break out of your routine and experience something new. Take that cooking class or go sky-diving.
Boost workplace productivity: By increasing your imagination and reducing your stress level, a holiday will actually make you more successful once you return to work. A little bit of downtime goes a long way, and even after your return to your cubicle, the rewards of your trip will last.
Ready to book your Destin beach vacation? Breaker’s East offers amazing views and comfy rooms. Contact us today to book your Destin beach vacation rental. We are happy to help you!
Destin Couples Getaway
A couple’s getaway is the perfect way for you and your partner to unwind and indulge in your relationship. It’s a great way to reconnect and spend quality time together. Here are few tips to get the best out of your romantic getaway.
Minimize the use of electronics
The point of the getaway is to reconnect with each other and this is never going to happen if we are busy on our phones, tablets or laptops. Decide on an amount of time that can be spent on electronics if necessary, for work or to just check in. The rest of the time should be dedicated to quality time with each other.
Try something new
Trying a new experience together will give you something to bond about and create a great memory together. A few ideas could be paddleboarding, snorkeling, fishing or going on a boat tour.
Schedule some “me” time
Spending 24/7 with your partner could become overwhelming. So, scheduling some “me” time is a great way to have some space from each other and enjoy some time by yourself. When you meet again you will both feel recharged and ready to continue the trip together.
Compromise on Activities
It is important to compromise on activities that both of you may not want to do. Try making a list and picking 1 or 2 things from each list. If you
are always saying no to everything it can start to build up resentment in your significant other.
Breakers East is here to help you have the best beach getaway. Contact us today!
Family Destin Beach Vacation
After months of being cooped up at home it’s time to get out and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Destin. With its white sand and emerald green water, Destin beaches will not disappoint. As you and your family begin packing for an ultimate beach vacation, we have put together some tips to make your trip safe and fun.
1. Know the Beach Flag System.
Even though most days are sunny and clear on the Emerald Coast, there are some days that the weather is less than perfect. Storms and wind can cause changes in the water creating heavy waves or rip currents. It’s important to be prepared and know the colored flagged system used at the beach. You can easily look this up the morning you plan on going to the beach or see them posted at each beach access point. Below are the flag colors and their meanings:
GREEN FLAG: Calm Conditions, OK for average swimmers.
YELLOW FLAG: Light Surf & Currents, Exercise Mild Caution.
RED FLAG: Rough Conditions & Surf. Use Extreme Caution.
DOUBLE RED FLAGS: Very Dangerous Conditions. Stay out.
PURPLE FLAG: Marine Life Danger.
Don’t forget if you see double red flags don’t get in the water. Conditions are unsafe and swimming is prohibited. Purple flags usually mean jelly fish but it doesn’t hurt to ask a lifeguard if one is nearby.
2. Watch out for Rip Tides.
Rip Tides happen unexpectedly, which means you need to always be on the lookout for them. When you first arrive, take a few minutes and observe the water. Look for any gaps between the waves. A small patch of calm water between crashing waves can very well be a riptide. Look for discolored water near the shore. If you find yourself caught in a riptide try your best not to panic. Remember that riptides do not submerge you in the water but instead quickly pull you away from the shore. Even the most experienced swimmers cannot outswim a riptide by moving against it. Instead try and swim parallel to the shore. If you don’t feel you can swim, try and stay afloat and wave our hands for help. The current will eventually let up and staying afloat until someone sees you is very important.
3. Bring or buy floats for small children
Small children and others in your family that are not strong swimmers should wear floating devices. Even experienced swimmers can be overpowered by waves. It’s better to be safe and wear a float.
4. Adult supervision required.
Make sure to discuss with all adults in your group who will be responsible for watching the kids while at the beach. Someone should have eyes on them at all times. Create a schedule and take shifts so that everyone can enjoy their time.
5. Bring on the sunscreen
The sun in Destin is a lot hotter than most parts of the country. Most adults should be ok with at least SPF 15. Those with fair skin or planning to be out for hours should opt for SPF 30,50 or 60. Don’t forget to reapply after every dip in the beach and after a couple of hours. A beach umbrella or tent may be a good idea if you have younger children. Giving them a break from the UV rays will prevent sunburn and heat exhaustion.
6. Have a Blast
The beaches in Destin offer endless fun for little ones. From sandcastles, to looking for shells and swimming to spotting dolphins and fish in the water. Come prepared with buckets, shovels, sand molds and squirters to make their day a blast.
A Destin beach vacation will without a doubt be a memorable one for you and your family. We hope these tips help you plan an amazing vacation. Breakers East is here to make your trip a reality. We offer great family friendly vacation rentals sure to please the entire family. Give us a call today!
PACKING TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT BEACH VACATION
Beach vacations are all about having fun and relaxing. But when it comes time to packing for the trip it can become overwhelming. Packing is all about being organized so here are a few tips you can follow while packing.
To ensure you pack absolutely everything you need, and leave behind everything you don’t.
Be honest with yourself about what you’re likely to be doing and wearing on your trip. If you’re packing something purely for a what-if scenario, you should take it out of your suitcase.
Many folks just fold up clothes and toss them in their bag. Big mistake, there is a way to save space.
1.Pack socks inside shoes.
2.Roll your items and stow them in your bag. You’ll be amazed how much more you can pack in a bag when you roll your clothes.
Now that you have a few tips to pack your bag, you are all ready to enjoy your vacation in the Emerald Coast. Contact us to book your Destin Waterfront Condo today, you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful ocean views and sunsets you´ll ever see. Book today!
Snowbird Activities in Destin
The 2018-2019 Snowbird season is right around the corner. As temperatures across the country begin to get frigidly cold, here on the Emerald Coast we get to enjoy average daily highs in the 60’s. This is the perfect weather for you to enjoy a vast array of snowbird activities in Destin.
The winter season in Destin allows snowbirds to head outdoors without the dreaded heat slowing you down. Our sunny winter days are perfect for playing golf, tennis, walking on the beach and cruising on bicycles. Just a short drive from Breakers East you will find award winning golf courses to play a round of 18 holes. If a relaxing walk on the beach is more to your liking, Breakers East is directly on Destin’s signature white sand beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Take a late afternoon stroll and witness one of the best sunsets you will ever see.
Breakers East offers the best Destin, Florida condos for your vacation. Our two bedroom beachfront condos are fully furnished and offer incredible views of Destin. We have resort level amenities including a beachfront swimming pool, poolside patio and tennis courts. Located in downtown Destin, Breakers East also provides easy access to wonderful surrounding attractions and fine dining.
Make the most of the winter season in Destin and experience why Snowbirds love staying at Breakers East. Leave the cold behind and come enjoy endless summer-like nights on the Emerald Coast.
In the mood for a leisurely walk or some shopping? Check out these locations
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Donut Hole Bakery Café
Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi
McGuire’s Irish Pub
Kelly Plantation Golf Course
Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club
Emerald Bay Golf Club
For more information on snowbird activities in Destin or questions about accommodations please contact us at 850-259-3486. We look forward to serving you during this upcoming snowbird season.
Fun Water Activities in the Emerald Coast
A vacation to Florida’s Emerald Coast is not complete until you have taken a dip in the refreshing ocean water. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the water other than just jumping right in. Here are some fun and exciting water activity ideas:
– Paddle Boarding
– Conquering the Wave Runner
– Boat Rental
– Fishing Charter
– Big Kahuna’s Water Park
– Jet Skiing
– Dolphin Tours
– Visit a turtle sanctuary or the Gulfarium.
With an abundance of fun water activities for your family and friends, there is no other place better to vacation than the Emerald Coast. When you plan your Florida summer vacation, give Breakers East Condos a call to book the best condo rental in Destin today.
Let us make you feel at home and help you make the best memories of an exciting summer vacation.