We found the perfect little villa online at Destiny Beach Villas which sits directly across from Crystal Beach in Destin, FL. Crystal Beach is nestled in between the main tourist hub of downtown Destin and Miramar Beach.
It was quite the drive from Columbus, OH and I am thankful we have friends at the half way point in Nashville, TN! No way, could this single Mom of driven that far! Our villa was a 3 minute walk to the glorious Gulf of Mexico! The area is so clean we could walk barefoot to the public beach access. Behind our villa was a Lake with plentiful fish and turtles. Kids enjoyed trying to catch turtles and fish with a net and throwing them bread to nibble! Keep a look out for geckos too!
This was our first visit to the Gulf and man is there a WOW factor with the pristine white sands and rolling surf. Complete and utter relaxation. The plan for this first family vacation that this single Mom could afford was to go off the social media grid, read books, soak up some rays, splash in the pool and enjoy some fresh seafood. We basically had no agenda. Doesn’t that sound nice?
Falling off the grid was a little harder than we all thought it would be but when we finally let it go there were lots of giggles, some horsing around in the pool, utter happiness at turtles eating cheezits as fast as we could throw them, learning how to devein shrimp, and finding the artists within ourselves all on a little slice of Heaven here on Earth….Crystal Beach we will be back.