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The Perfect Gulf Coast Escape at TradeWinds Island Beach Resort in St. Pete Florida


I have a deep love for the beach. It's not just a place to relax and unwind; it's a source of inspiration for the soul. The awe-inspiring beauty of the beach has a way of cleansing our minds and rejuvenating our spirits. So, when I had the opportunity to visit my father in Florida, I knew I had to plan a special family beach getaway on the Gulf Coast. Our destination of choice? TradeWinds Island Beach Resort in St. Pete, Florida.

Why St. Pete is the Ultimate Beach Vacation:

Before we dive into the details of our stay at TradeWinds, let me give you a glimpse of what makes St. Pete, Florida, the perfect beach vacation destination. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico side, St. Pete offers the warm and calm waters that are characteristic of the Gulf Coast. Located just three hours west of Orlando, St. Pete is part of the Tampa Bay area, known for its abundant wildlife, charming shops, art galleries, and delightful eateries. The island has a cosy and laid-back atmosphere, reminiscent of Key West but with easier accessibility.


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.

Location and Luxury:

TradeWinds Beach Resort is located on St. Pete Beach, offering direct beachfront access. Each booked room comes with lounge chairs, hammocks, and a private cabana, allowing you to spend the entire day on the white sand, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach. You can reserve a beach cabana in advance, and it's free of charge, with the option to upgrade for a non-unobstructed view. TradeWinds also provides an online service to order food and drinks directly to your cabana, ensuring uninterrupted relaxation time.

The resort itself exudes luxury without being pretentious or exclusive. The modern and convenient interior design creates a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The rooms are tastefully decorated with a touch of beach-inspired elegance, avoiding the clichéd sea-themed decor found in many resorts. The lush tropical landscaping adds to the visual appeal of the property. Whether you choose a lower-level room with a patio or an upper-level room with a deck, the upscale beach furniture provides a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views. The spacious suites, equipped with full-sized kitchen amenities, are highly recommended for longer stays.


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Resort Amenities for Every Need:

TradeWinds Beach Resort goes above and beyond to provide a wide range of amenities that cater to every guest's needs and preferences. The resort pool offers a fabulous place to cool off and relax. If you're looking for some excitement, head over to the neighbouring Rumfish Beach Resort to take a dip in their family-friendly pools. The heated swim-pool at TradeWinds is also a hit, especially on cloudy days when the Gulf swimming isn't ideal.

For adventure seekers, TradeWinds offers activities like the Jetlev, a super exhilarating water sport that allows you to hover over the water and fly 30 feet above the Gulf. The High Tide Slide, one of the highest waterslides you'll ever see, provides unlimited rides included with your stay. You can also snorkel, kayak, and paddleboard, all arranged conveniently through the resort



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Resort Pool: A Fabulous Oasis for Fun and Relaxation

TradeWinds' resort pool is a sight to behold. Whether you choose to stay at the main resort or venture over to the neighbouring Rumfish Beach Resort, you're in for a treat. While our weekend stay was a bit cloudy, the heated swim pool provided a fantastic alternative to swimming in the Gulf. Take a dip, lounge on poolside chairs, and bask in the warm Florida sunshine while enjoying refreshing drinks from the nearby bar.

Adventure Awaits Jetlev, High Tide Slide, and Water Sports Galore!

For adrenaline junkies seeking thrills, TradeWinds offers a range of exciting activities. Ever dreamed of flying above the Gulf's waters? Try the Jetlev, a jet-pack-like water activity that allows you to hover 30 feet above the gulf—an experience you won't soon forget! Included with your stay, the High Tide Slide guarantees unlimited rides on one of the highest waterslides you've ever seen. Additionally, TradeWinds provides opportunities for snorkelling, kayaking, and paddleboarding, ensuring there's never a dull moment during your stay.

Relaxation at Its Finest: Hot Tubs, Cabana Seating, and More

TradeWinds understands the importance of unwinding and pampering yourself during a beach vacation. The resort offers a spacious hot tub jacuzzi where couples and friends can relax and engage in conversations without feeling crowded. The upscale cabana seating area, available for all guests, is perfect for enjoying the poolside ambience while grabbing the best seats in advance.

As evening descends, head to the fire pit area and gather with friends or new acquaintances. TradeWinds provides gas fire pit tables, creating a cosy atmosphere where you can listen to the waves crash and even indulge in free S'mores—a delightful treat for kids and adults alike. If you're feeling competitive, challenge your companions to a game of mini-golf or test your strategic skills on the oversized chessboard.

Family-Focused Fun: Touch Tanks, Pirate Shows, and Dive-In Movies

TradeWinds Beach Resort goes above and beyond to cater to families, ensuring everyone has a memorable time. Kids can participate in the Touch Tank Experience, where they can interact with marine life and learn about the local ecosystem. The Family Pirate Show, an interactive sing-along performance, is perfect for little ones under three, offering a fantastic way to end the night on a high note. Don't miss the Dive-In Movies, where you can watch family-friendly films while floating in the pool—a unique and enjoyable experience for all ages.

Indulge in Relaxation: Beachfront Yoga and Serene Spa Treatments

To find your inner peace and rejuvenate your body and mind, TradeWinds offers beachfront Yoga Fit classes. Immerse yourself in the fresh ocean air as you embrace your surroundings and let the positive energy flow through you. After an invigorating yoga session, treat yourself to a blissful massage at Body Works, the resort's spa.


Book Your Stay At Tradewinds Beach Resort

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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

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