Posted on 7/5/2024

The Perfect Bachelorette Trip in Destin!

If you or someone you know is tying the knot, you will soon need to make arrangements for the perfect bachelorette party! The Emerald Coast is increasingly becoming a popular Destin-ation for all things weddings, and this goes for bach parties as well. You and your crew can enjoy a tropical weekend getaway for a fraction of the cost as somewhere like Miami! See below for the ultimate Destin bachelorette itinerary to ensure that you and your bride tribe have some major fun in the sun!

Getting Here:

Whether you plan on flying or driving into the Destin area, traveling here is quite simple! VPS (Valparaiso) is the closest airport to the heart of Destin, located roughly 10 miles north, and servicing most major airlines. Other airport options include Pensacola (PNS) and Panama City Beach (ECP), both of which are located about an hour and a half away in either direction. If you choose to travel via airplane, you will want to either book a rental car or arrange ride services such as Uber or Lyft, as public transportation is slim in our charming beach town.

Where to Stay:

There are many options for lodging in the Destin area, from condos to hotels, to beach houses! Whether your group is big or small, arrangements can easily be made to comfortably fit your whole party. At Compass Resorts, we manage hundreds of beautiful beach-front properties, all centrally located, with all the bells and whistles that will make you and your crew feel right at home! From Private Homes with a Pool to Beachfront Penthouses, we have tons of options for your group!

If you want to relax by the beach and enjoy every minute of your trip, then let someone else do the work! Check out Got Your Bash for party planning services that coordinate all the little details and surprises that will make your girls feel special! From custom favors and attire to all the fun decorations in your vacation rental, they got you covered!

Daytime Festivities:

Relaxing by the beach is an obvious must during your special beach bash, but Destin has a ton of daytime activities to offer!

🏖️ Crab Island: This is easily a popular choice for most bachelorette parties! Crab Island is not so much an island, but a super fun sand bar that boats can anchor up and soak up the sun. The water at Crab Island is waist-deep, so it is basically one big tailgate in the crystal clear Gulf where you can listen to music, relax on your floaties, capture some fun photo-ops, have some drinks, and just have a great time with your "I do crew"! As far as getting there, you will want to either rent a private pontoon with a captain to drive you safely around or rent your own boat and captain yourself if someone is comfortable doing so! There are no alcohol sales out there, so BYOB with a cooler of drinks, food, and sunblock (because you will be out in the sun for several hours)!

🏖️ Cruise around on a Floating Tiki Bar: Yep, you heard that right! Cruisin' Tiki's can accommodate 6 passengers and includes a captain to take you around the Destin Harbor and Crab Island! The tiki includes a freshwater sink & cooler of ice for beverages, a blue tooth speaker system, a boarding ladder for easy swimming access, and can be custom-tailored to your special event!

🏖️ Private Yacht: Enjoy a true yacht-girl summer and cruise into the Gulf in a fun and unique way with Parrot Head Yacht Charters! They will take care of you and your bach crew in style, all you have to do is reserve ahead of time and show up ready to have a great time!

🏖️ Sail into a Happily Ever After: East Pass Sailing Company operates daytime and evening charters in the Destin Harbor, East Pass, and the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the roomy comfort aboard a 6-passenger Space Dancer, a 45ft Beneteau Sailboat equipped with 3 cabins (bedrooms), 3 heads (restrooms), galley kitchen, and dining area! Feel the gulf breeze on their spacious top deck and see dolphins play in the emerald waters. Watch the colorful sunset on the horizon, or gaze upon Destin’s twinkling night skies. The possibilities are just a sail away! Now offering Champaign Brunch! Why brunch on land when you can brunch on a boat? Join for a private champagne brunch experience! Relax on the top deck, feel the gulf breeze, and sip some champagne on the emerald waters.

🏖️ Spa Day: The Spa at Silver Shells invites you and your bridesmaids for a taste of Destin’s best resort for a luxury day at the spa. A day at our spa will add a healthy, rejuvenating dimension to your girl's weekend! With delightful facials, massages, body treatments, nail care, and top-notch hair care, you’ll leave with a new appreciation for just how great you can feel. Relax, re-energize, and stay for a while. Enjoy the steam room and saunas. Take a dip in their heated indoor/outdoor pool or jacuzzi.


The Destin area has a bustling nightlife for your last fling before the ring! If you can muster up the energy after a long day on the water, then your group can enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing, and good times! See below for some great local options.

🪩 Club Bimini at Aj's Seafood & Oyster Bar (Top 100 Nightclubs & Bars in America!)

🪩 Coyote Ugly

🪩 McGuires Irish Pub (Ladies' night every Thursday!)

🪩 Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar at Baytowne Wharf

🪩 The Village Door at Baytowne Wharf (Voted the best place to dance on the Emerald Coast!)

Where to Eat:

There are tons of restaurants in the Destin area to enjoy with your girl group! Seafood is the most popular genre of food in our area, but Destin has options to satisfy nearly all taste buds! From Brunch to a nice sit-down dinner, see a few options we recommend!

🍽️ McGuires Irish Pub

🍽️ Marina Cafe

🍽️ Harbor Dock's

🍽️ Boshamps

🍽️ The Back Porch

🍽️ Primrose Restaurant

🍽️ The Ruby Slipper Cafe (For Brunch!)

With the ultimate guide to your beachy bachelorette getaway, you can look forward to long-lasting memories before the big day! So what are you waiting for?! Pop the champagne and celebrate on the Emerald Coast!

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