Review of Tradewinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
While there are many hotels and resorts to choose from along St. Petersburg’s Gulf Boulevard, Tradewinds Island Grand offers a unique combination of five-star amenities and on-site recreational activities geared towards multiple age groups. Located on the white sands of St. Pete Beach, the resort’s grounds offer the opportunity to relax underneath the warm sunshine and palm trees, sip on the latest tropical cocktail, take in a game of beach volleyball, or take a cruise on a paddleboat. The resort also features several sit-downs, take-out, and casual dining options comparable with that of a top-of-the-line luxury resort.
A Top-Quality St. Pete Beach Resort
The features and amenities of Tradewinds Island Grand are competitive with those of other St. Pete Beach, FL resorts and hotels. All rooms feature a fully stocked mini-bar, outside patio, or balcony lounge chairs with ocean, pool, or courtyard views, wireless internet access, kitchen facilities, and an in-room digital safe. The resort, which is the sister property of Tradewinds Sandpiper, allows guests to freely use the amenities and charge privileges at both properties. The grounds feature five heated pools, valet or self-parking, several recreational opportunities such as a water slide and shuffleboard, on-site shopping, beach cabanas, and walking paths around the lush and calming landscape.
In terms of comfort and style, the room accommodations are adequate and comparable with those of other resorts in the area. Decorated in a tropical, Floridian theme the rooms are reflective of a somewhat older, but well up a kept property that prides itself in top-of-the-line guest service. The property also prides itself on being one of Florida’s Green Lodging resorts, encouraging guests to participate in its sustainability and environmental efforts.
One of the more surprising features of the Tradewinds Island Grand is that it is a pet-friendly resort. Guests are allowed to bring along their pets during their stays and even walk them around the grounds as long as they are on a leash. The resort’s Jacaranda, Breckenridge, and Poinciana buildings feature rooms with full views of the Gulf of Mexico, whose crystal teal waters and breathtaking yellow-pink sunsets provide an ambiance of paradise year-round.
Play at Tradewinds Island Grand Doesn’t Have to Come at a Price
The resort does charge a daily $25.00 amenity fee that is typically not included in the booking price. The amenity fee covers all of the activities that are available on the Tradewinds resort grounds, including unlimited internet access, overnight parking, towel service, beach cabana rental, and use of its recreational and fitness facilities. Typically, a traveler can find exclusive deals available not only on Tradewinds’ official website but through third-party sites such as Hotels.com. During off-peak travel seasons, such as early to late fall and early spring, one can usually obtain a full ocean-view room at a reasonable rate; sometimes at even under a hundred dollars a night. The resort also rewards its past guests with exclusive discounts and entries into drawings to receive complimentary stays at the resort.
St. Pete Beach, Florida is one of the more relaxing, pristine, and typically quieter beach destinations available. Whether traveling alone, as a couple or as a family unit, Tradewinds Island Grand Resort in St. Petersburg is a quality choice that features an array of choices for its guests. From a potential book read in a hammock underneath palm trees overlooking the ocean to a morning jog along the beach’s white sands to live music at one of the property’s on-site bars, Tradewinds Island Grand Beach Resort is a true experience in tropical escape and relaxation.