The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, and not in a great way. I just sat down to write this post about my incredible stay at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St Pete Beach and realized...that was over a month ago. Where has the time gone? Since returning from that amazing trip, my car broke down, my daughter started a new job, then bought herself a new car (finally - we've been sharing my car since October and it's been a real struggle), and we had a death in our social circle. I guess it's no wonder that a month passed and I didn't even realize it. The other day, I had to look at my phone to see what day it was! Which, quite honestly, makes me want to run right back to TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St Pete Beach - where their motto is JUST LET GO.
I spent a lot of time with a close knit group of friends during my two days at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, but as usual for me, I also spent a lot of time on my own.
Life has been so crazy lately, just watching the waves from my adorable suite was enough to soothe my soul...
Oh? My suite? It was pretty fantastic - the kind of place that a couple, or a family, could spend an entire week. I swear, two days just wasn't enough! I go to St Pete all the time...why haven't I thought to stay there before? Don't worry - that's changed now. A great bedroom space, spacious bathroom and a full living room - complete with a kitchen AND dining room table...
Sometimes I visit resorts like this and I think that just maybe, I am cut out for apartment life, as there was plenty of space for me! Oh yes, the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St Pete Beach is a full resort, with onsite restaurants, activities - you name it, it's there!
Tradewinds Resort Amenity Fee Includes:
- Unlimted rides on Island Grand’s High Tide Slide, Guy Harvey Outpost’s Surf WipeOut, and Island Grand’s waterway paddleboats
- Beach cabana with hood for two
- Guy’s Great Touch Tank Experience
- Family Pirate Show
- Beach Walks
- Fishing Forums
- Campfire S’Mores
- Sea Turtle Talk expeditions
- Use of fitness centers
- Complimentary Yogafit classes
- Tennis court access
- Day play for mini golf and beach volleyball
- Beach games
- Access to seven swimming pools
- Pool activities
- Dive-On Movies
- Pool towels
The first restaurant we dined at was the RumFish Grill Seafood Restaurant at Guy Harvey Outpost, which is part of the TradeWinds family of resorts - it's literally right next door!
Not only was the view amazing - this tank was created by the show Tank'd, and you can even go snorkeling in it during certain times of the day - but the food was absolutely incredible. We're talking MELT ON YOUR MOUTH. Yum!
The cocktails were equally tasty!
Of course, if you're just in the mood for burgers, fries, tacos, etc - the Flying Bridge right next to the pool has you covered as well. I had great fish tacos there for lunch the day day.
Speaking of the next day...it was a mixture of adventure AND total relaxation. You see, there are paddle boats that you can ride around Luxury and Adventure at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St Pete Beach...
As well as a HUGE water slide...
As well as a beautiful pool area...
Various activities for your family to enjoy together, like mini golf...
OR, you can opt in for one of the many activities available at the Luxury and Adventure at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort Adventure Center!
That's where things got a little crazy....I went parasailing for the first time! I am going to write a separate post about that, because it was kind of a huge deal for me and I really want to delve more into what that experience was like!
After that excitement, my friends and I settled into our private cabanas with a refreshing adult beverage from Salty's Bar - you know that I am a sucker for a tiki bar!
Can you take a guess at how I spent the rest of my afternoon?
I'll give you ONE GUESS...
It was a pretty phenomenal day, and it ended with an even more phenomenal dinner at the Palm Court, which is TripAdvisor's top ranked restaurant on St Pete Beach.
All in all, I'd have to say that my few days at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St Pete Beach really did allow me to... Just. Let. Go. Go check it out for yourself at TradeWindsResorts.com - you may even find a Florida Resident Special!