I love the beach! It always feels like a great way to recharge. I mean, rest and relaxation are good, but the beach provides more than that! It provides inspiration for the soul. And I’m not just talking about the adventure of exploring new things. I’m talking about the awe-inspiring beauty of it- when you feel compelled to cleanse all else from your mind and just soak in the gentle breeze on your sun-warmed skin while you listen to the waves crash.
Knowing that my father, whom we were visiting in Flordia this past week loves the Gulf Coast, I planned a special family beach getway with TradeWinds Island Resort to help her get us some vitamin sea! TradeWinds Beach Resort was a luxurious resort focused on entertainment for the whole family while we explored Florida’s Gulf Coast, St. Pete Beach.
I partnered with the TradeWinds Beach Resort on a press trip to the resort on St. Pete. I am pleased to share some of my experiences with you here.
First, a quick bit about St. Pete, Florida, in case you haven’t already heard of this fabulous Florida destination. St. Pete is located on the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida, three hours west of Orlando. This means you can enjoy the warmer and calmer waters of the Gulf. St. Pete is apart of the Tampa Bay area. There is so much beautiful wildlife to see as well as unique shops, galleries and eateries. I love the cosy island feel. It reminds me of Key West but it is a lot easier to get to!
TradeWinds Beach Resort: The Best Place To Stay In St. Pete!
If you are on the hunt for St. Pete or Tampa Bay area hotels, you need to look no further because I can tell you that you will love TradeWinds Beach Resort! Seriously, I have to admit that TradeWinds Beach Resort is the only place I’ve stayed on St. Pete Beach but I for sure want to go back because I can’t imagine a nicer spot to relax in luxury and convenience.
TradeWinds Beach Resort is located on St. Pete Beach with beachfront direct access. They provide lounging chairs, hammocks and a private cabana with each booked room so you can hang out all day on the white sand on the beach and kickback. You will have to make a reservation the day before for the beach cabanas in advance, but it is totally free with the option to upgrade in you prefer a cabana with a non-unobstructed view. They also have access to an online service to order food and drinks straight to your cabana during the day so your chill-out time is uninterrupted with walks back to the resort for food and drinks! I DIG IT!
TradeWinds Beach Resort is a great beach destination- very laid back and very nice without being pretentious or exclusive. But when it comes to beach accommodations, there is nothing wrong with a bit of luxury! TradeWinds Resort is one of Americas Top Beach Destinations! The interior design is very modern, clean, and convenient with all the features that you could want, like Starbucks coffee in the morning for me! The decor in the rooms is luxurious and high end. I believe the rooms were decorated with the beach in mind, but not at the forefront of the thought- I really tend to dislike the overly sea-shelled and palmed tree manifesto some resorts tend to adapt. The lush tropical landscaping adds to the colourful, inviting visual appeal of the property.
Our room opened out of the pool area and had a great view of the ocean itself. The lower level rooms feature patios while the upper-level rooms feature a deck. I loved the upscale comfortable beach furniture for relaxing on the patio and taking in the views.
You will love the bedding and the bathroom fixtures (like the deep tub and tall rainfall showerhead). Our room, which was a two- queen suite with a separate living room and kitchen with a balcony had a full-sized refrigerator, stove and large sink. I highly recommend a suite if you plan on staying more than two nights at TradeWinds Resort, so that way you’re pretty much covered!
You can find in-room whirlpool tubs for couples… there are also several pet-friendly suites are available for those travelling with animals.
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TradeWinds Beach Resort Amenities
The resort pool is pretty fabulous. You can choose to stay at the Resort or hop over the second property, Rumfish Beach Resort and take a dip at either of their family-friendly pools. The weekend we stayed ended up to be pretty cloudy, however, the heated swim-pool was a hit since a dip in the Gulf wasn’t on the menu for us.
”Sunset Capital of Florida in 2011 with St. Petersburg holding the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days of sunshine — 768 days in a row — there’s plenty of solar power fueling the many adventures that greet guests at TradeWinds Island Resorts.”
Jetlev- Hover over water, fly 30 feet above the gulf in the jet-pack like super exhilarating activity!
High Tide Slide– included with your stay is unlimited rides on the one the highest waterslides I’ve ever seen!
Snorkelling, Kayaking and Paddleboarding…OH MY!– the availability to book these activities for guest of the resort!
Hot Tub Jacuzzi
The hot tub jacuzzi is nice and large so several couples can get in and enjoy some conversation together without feeling crowded. My father really enjoyed his time relaxing in the hot tub and talking with other resort guests, well into the night.
TradeWinds Beach Resort had lots of loungers around the pool but they also have an upscale cabana seating area for guests, free to use but best to book in advance to grab yourself the best seats!
Fire Pit Area- They have gas fire pit tables so you can gather with groups of friends or new acquaintances and enjoy a cosy evening outdoors listening to the waves crash and kids ( or adults) can enjoy free S’ mores.
Mini Golf and Over-Sized Chess Board
Competitive by nature? Go ahead and get some fun games provided. We had a blast playing mini-golf!
So easy to hop on the free WiFi- just grab the password at check-in and stay online if needed throughout your trip…even beachside!
- Touch Tank Experience
- Family Pirate Show
- Dive In Movies
TradeWinds Beach Resort has great family entertainment, with a kids club *if you need some adult time or simply take them to many of activities provided with your resort fee. We loved especially the Pirate Show, an interactive sing-along perfect for under 3’s and a great way to end the night on a BANG!
- Beach Front Yoga Fit
If you’re looking to get some Aahhhh… time into your stay I highly recommend the morning YogaFit classes..which honestly gave me so much energy for a full day at the beach. I loved experiencing waking up in the morning and headed out the beach with the fresh ocean air and taking a moment to fully enjoy my surroundings and to accept how blessed and safe our trip to the Flordia has been this year.
After my yoga class, I booked a massage at Body Works had the most relaxing massage, ever. I had only booked a half-hour back massage, but my masseuse went above and beyond by focusing on my whole body and centring pressure onto my shoulders…were I hold the most of my tension. After all that pampering and relaxing start to my day, we headed to the pool area and I totally unwinded within the jacuzzi.
Food and Drink- THE BAR CRAWL CHALLENGE
Bar hopping along the Miracle Mile on St. Pete Beach
”If you’re longing for authentic St. Pete Beach ambience, there’s no better way to satisfy the craving than at TradeWinds. From beachfront Salty’s tiki bar to trendy RumFish Grill’s bar known for its TANKED scene, and from local favorite, Sharktooth Tavern or Flying Bridge, TradeWinds Island Resorts offers variety in the bars scene. Bring in a big group or enjoy music on date night. Either way, get in on the St. Pete nightlife during a bar crawl.”
You can fill up your passport book and score a free T-shirt proclaiming you a survivor of the TradeWinds Bar Crawl! NINE BARS IN TOTAL TO EXPLORE!
TradeWinds Island Resorts has a great variety of atmospheres ranging from sports-driven entertainment to relaxed, poolside dining. SIX DINING OPTIONS TO TRY! I also really like the grab- and go services offered included yummy handmade subs and sandwiches and of course gotta have my STARBUCKS!
Book Your Stay At Tradewinds Beach Resort
You can find out more or book your stay at tradewindsresort.com
I loved my stay at TradeWinds Beach Resort with my family and I can’t wait to visit again. I hope you found my Tradewinds Resort review helpful. Let me know if you have any questions or tag me in your pics @mamacates! #tradewindsbeachresort
Have you been to St. Pete or the Tampa Bay Area in Florida?