Tradewinds Resort in St Petersburg, Florida occupies a large piece of Gulf Coast real estate. It has two distinct beach resorts set along white sand shores directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Only steps apart from each other, both The Sandpiper and Island Grand together form Tradewinds Resort St Pete. This is one of the best family-friendly resorts in the St Petersburg area, offering guests a vibrant blend of recreation, fun, and relaxation complete with four-diamond hospitality services and lodging.
Tradewinds in St Petersburg features Island Grand, a distinct resort situated on a twenty-acre waterfront property filled with exciting vacation potential. Staff at the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort offer immeasurable guest services, helping to start your vacation off on exactly the right foot. Arranging car rentals, planning boat cruises, securing bicycle rentals, and making dinner reservations are only a few of the services the resort manages for guests. Tradewinds Resort will also arrange airport shuttles to and from the airport any time of day, seven days a week.
The Tradewinds Action Zone is a special area offering scheduled activities at both Island Grand and Sandpiper. Swimming lessons, aerobics, tennis clinics and a wealth of programs for kids are some of the activities available for guests. Though most programs are complimentary, some require a nominal fee. At Island Grand Tradewinds Resort St Pete, kids can also enjoy making crafts, designing sandcastles and swimming both pool side and in the ocean off the broad beach. Both kids and adults can enjoy fishing and snorkeling charters, personally arranged through the Concierge.
Island Grand Tradewinds in St Petersburg boasts five heated pools, one specifically for kids and one for adults only. Several whirlpools dotting the resort provide great social settings or simply a place to relax and unwind. Seaside watersports provide even more fun things to do by the ocean. Catering to both children and adults, family-style suites are designed for larger groups who need more space and convenient amenities to simplify day-to-day needs. Almost 160 guest suites include a blend of hotel rooms, full suites with multiple bedrooms, penthouses and executive rooms.
The Sandpiper is the sister property completing the entire Tradewinds Resort St Pete complex. Updated in 2006, Sandpiper Tradewinds Resort has a large beachfront pool and a second pool on the hotel's east side with comfortable pool lounges provided for guests. Guests rooms come with a variety of views including waterfront and courtyard and range from single-room units to multi-room suites. Some suites have convenient kitchenettes while others are equipped with a wet bar, fridge, and microwave.
Tradewinds Resort St Pete guests choosing the Sandpiper have access to the very same activities offered at the sister property, Island Grand. From pool side activities to daycare to specialty concierge services, guests are well looked after. Both Tradewinds Resort hotels offer four distinct vacation packages accommodating guest with a wide range of interests and budgets. In the vicinity of Tradewinds in St Petersburg there are an enormous number of things to do and see. Museums, art galleries, and performing arts centers offer rich area culture. Great nightlife, terrific area beaches, and a host of spectator sports await visitors.
With Tampa so close by, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island become easy day trips to make from Tradewinds Resort with the kids. Add in a few excellent summer cookout events—Labor Day LuWow, Memorial Day Salute to Summer and Red, White, and Boom Weekend—and visitors have all the necessary elements for an exciting and memorable vacation along the beautiful shores of St Petersburg, Florida.
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