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Fort Walton Beach:

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Hotels and Airports serving
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati 

Fort Walton Beach is bounded by a large bay and an inter-coastal waterway. The hotels are either in town or on the beaches of Okaloosa Island (See the maps). The hotels in town are generally less expensive and those on the beaches more expensive. Below are a few links to hotel accommodations. There are also many condominium rentals available for daily, weekly, or monthly rental. You can find these by using search engines for condos at Fort Walton Beach. Some have stayed at the El Matador. It's at the end of the road, just beside a desolate 20 mile stretch of beach with no buildings, though you'll need a car because it's over 3 miles away from here. Note that Destin is several miles past Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, and the drive can be very hard due to distance and traffic, especially during peak seasons. You should be able to easily find accommodations in Fort Walton Beach or Okaloosa Island.


The Fort Walton Beach airport (VPS) is less than 10 miles away, and is the closest. The Pensacola airport (PNS) is about 40 miles away, though some have found lower fares to Pensacola.


Beaches (Okaloosa Island)
Holiday Inn 
Best Western 
Hampton Inn 
(Sheraton is probably closest of those on the Gulf of Mexico; about 2 miles)'

Condos on the beach:
El Matador

(there are lots of others that can be searched via internet)

In town (Fort Walton Beach)
Days Inn 
Hampton Inn 
Howard Johnson 
Super 8 Motel 

Value Place (Rent by the week; very reasonable rate; new building as of 2008)

Following are small, independent motels, which are modest and inexpensive:

Economy Motel
(At intersection of Beal Street)
1 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(Economy Motel is the least expensive and
closest of the modest hotels; about 1 1/2 miles.)

Classic Inn
(Just west of Beal Street)
3 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Playground Motel
(Beside Brooks Bridge)
195 Brooks St SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Seasons and Rates:

Season Approx. Dates* Rates
Winter Jan 1 - Feb 28 Lowest
Spring Mar 1 - May 31 Middle
Spring Break Mid-Mar to Mid-Apr Higher
Summer May 1 - Aug 31 Highest
Fall Sep 1 - Oct 31 Middle
Winter Nov 1 - Dec 31 Lowest

* These dates are only approximate and should be verified with the individual hotels and motels.




This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.




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