You don't have to go to the Virgin Islands to stay at St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Maarten, St. Barth or St. Lucia. Ocean Reef Resorts is pleased to let you know that they are all here in Destin naming the five, high rise luxury towers at the sensational Silver Shells Beach Resort. Besides the convenient location, they also sit gulf front on the most beautiful, pure white powder beaches in the world! The beach itself is 1,000 linear feet long and overlooks the dazzling, emerald toned waters of the Gulf of Mexico with southerly views all the way to the horizon. Big balconies on each unit take full advantage of these awesome vista views. Towards the east, Silver Shells adjoins the expansive Henderson Beach State Park with even more beach to roam.
A very large lagoon with 7,500 square feet of pristine pool water sits between the luxury vacation rental residential towers and the sugar white beach. The lagoon pool has an expansive patio for sunning and is surrounded by mini landscaped islands of palm trees that rustle and sway gently in the gulf breeze. A waterfall provides a splashy, attractive accent and a bubbling hot tub is nearby. Silver Shells is also home to an additional rectangular lap pool at the club house with classic lines adjoining a columned patio area that is partly indoors and partly outside.
The big lagoon shaped pool flanks a big park-like oasis that borders the sparkling shore and the Silver Shells Sandbar & Grille. This restaurant has a wraparound deck and faces the beach. The setting provides the perfect place to sip on a frozen tropical drink while checking out the waves and watching all the people action. A fully stocked bar is available to suit all of your thirsty needs. The Sandbar & Grille also serves great salads, seafood sandwiches, tasty burgers and yummy snacks. There is another option for food as well.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is located at Silver Shells near the front gate for a fancy meal, special occasion or simply because you are, after all on vacation! This nationally acclaimed, award winning fine dining restaurant offers custom selected, prime corn fed beef. These USDA Prime steaks are served sizzling hot from a patented 1800 degree broiler oven. Besides their famous steaks, they also serve local delicacies. These include fresh seasonal seafood, New Orleans inspired appetizers and deliciously decadent desserts.
For a full day of pampered indulgence you may visit the Spa at Silver Shells. This luxurious facility offers facials, manicures, pedicures, dermabrasion techniques, hydro therapy, aroma therapy as well as Swedish and European styled full body massage. The elegant spa also has a full service salon for all of your hair care needs.
If long walks on the beach, body surfing and swimming are not enough exercise, Silver Shells also sports a state of the art Fitness Facility with specialized Body Master's equipment, weight programs, cardiovascular machines and aerobic workouts. Private tennis courts are also available on site and there is even a basketball court.
Ocean Reef has two vacation rentals available at Silver Shells for you and yours. The first is 304 in the St. Croix with three bedrooms and two baths which is located in the exact center of the complex with sunny views across the waters all the way to the southern horizon. This condo has a bright and airy feel since it is decorated in pleasing pastel colors. From the main living area a wall of floor to ceiling windows looks out onto the private balcony with vista views of the lagoon pool, the palm tree oasis, crystal white sands and shimmering gulf. High backed wicker chairs accommodate four in an adjacent dining area with three more seats available at the light, open kitchen bar. The two guest bedrooms have elegant, floral patterns and share a nice sized bathroom.
The Master Bedroom Suite is very hip with burgundy red colored walls and a large contemporary styled, four poster, king sized bed. This suite has its own access to the balcony which has stunning views of the tropical setting below and the gem stone colored waters beyond. The large private bath has a spa type tub for deep relaxation as well as a separate shower if you're on the go. St. Croix 304 sleeps eight with six in beds and two on the pull out sofa. This property is a great value and available for as low as $998 per week during November thru February and only $1,214 per week from mid August thru the month of October. If you are looking to vacation in the Summer rates are $2846 per week.
If you need to accommodate more guests and want to do so in pure, unabashed luxury, Ocean Reef is pleased to offer a four bedroom, two story Penthouse, 4 St. Lucia. The first floor contains the living room, dining area, kitchen, two guest bedrooms and a bathroom. The first thing you notice when arriving in this space is an open wall of windows that look out onto the gulf towards the southwest. Built in bookshelves contain a large screen TV and stereo system. These are opposite a big burgundy colored couch, an over sized striped seat as well as a comfortable wing styled chair which provides the room with a comfortable, club like feel. Beyond the wall of windows is a large balcony which faces towards the dazzling sunsets that occur over the gulf water during the Autumn and Winter months. A separate dining area seats four and has formal seating around a glass topped table that sits beneath a large, custom styled chandelier. A marzipan colored granite kitchen bar (that looks good enough to eat!) seats three more. This bar faces an open modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. This same level also has two guest bedrooms decorated in a casual, contemporary style with queen sized beds. Each one of these bedrooms has a bathroom, gorgeous views from corner floor to ceiling windows as well as sliding glass doors that access the balcony.
A rich, brown railed staircase leads you to the upper level hallway that connects the Master Bedroom Suite to a large guest bedroom. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and could provide a great place for the kids. The Master Bedroom itself is quite large and actually contains a living room area that looks out onto the wrap around balcony with panoramic views. A painted white, cannon ball styled king sized bed flanks the floor to ceiling windows and a private entrance to a big covered patio. The roof top patio has a table seating four, some large wicker furniture and chaise lounges where you can munch on some snacks or sip your favorite beverage while taking in an exquisite, romantic sunset. The bathroom is big and portioned off with three separate vanities, each with its own sink. This room is accented with stunning red walls, a deep soaking tub under a gulf view window and a separate clear glass shower.
The private Penthouse at St. Lucia can sleep up to ten with rates that start at $1,606 per week November thru March 3rd and $2,094 per week from mid August thru October 27th. Summer rates for 2011 are $4104 per week.
It is our pleasure here at Ocean Reef to offer you, your family and friends such wonderful accommodations at Silver Shells. We think that after experiencing this perfect locale that you will agree with us that Silver Shells is simply gold.