Sapphire Island Camping and RV Resort has a misleading name. There are no islands anywhere nearby. There are no sapphires nor anything sapphire colored. And it is definitely not a resort. It is a very small, unremarkable RV park and campground in the woods near the highway.
RV Park Cost: $88 ($44/night)
Discounts Used: None
Address: 5687 US Hwy. 331 South DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
GPS: 30.641602, -86.113134
- Full Hookups
- Decent Wireless
- Convenient location
- Few amenities
- Somewhat expensive
Aside from its grandiose name, this is a very simple and basic RV park. The lots are fairly primitive, some nothing more than a worn spot on the lawn, others a gravel strip. They are however by and large level and dry which is all you really need. It is surrounded by large trees and a berm separates it from the highway making it a relatively quiet park.
Amenities are limited to the basics: Toilet, Shower, Laundry, and Hookups. They have a couple playground items and a fenced in dog run. It is a small park so the amenities are on the small side as well. Everything is in good order and the bathrooms are nice, private, and include a shower. There is also wire internet which worked nicely except for peak usage times around 7pm when it got a bit iffy. Still, that is far better than most larger parks.
While it is not located near any major attraction, there is decent shopping a very short distance away on the highway making it very convenient for grabbing gas and other necessities. Florida has some pretty serious sales tax which inflates the price of the stay somewhat. You also have to pay an on-line booking fee as they don’t take payment at the park. The result is a higher per night price than I’d like to pay for a basic RV park. None the less, it is fairly cheap by Florida standards.
All in all, I’d give Sapphire Island a tepid recommendation as a decent place to stay but nothing special.