Tradewinds Island Resorts on St Pete Beach

If you're ever looking for a relaxing beach getaway, I have the perfect place to recommend. St Pete Beach is one of my favorite beaches on the west coast of Florida and Tradewinds is a beachfront resort that offers lots of great amenities including beach & water sports, pools, beach cabanas, mini golf, paddleboats, spas, and several restaurants to choose from. They have two different properties along the same beach for either an adults-only or family-friendly vacation. The resort is also pet-friendly so your fur-babies are welcome to join the fun.
I've stayed at Tradewinds on three different occasions; the first time was many years ago for a friend's beach wedding, then K and I went for a "mini-moon" after our wedding in 2012 and most recently we stayed 3 nights this past June for my company's annual vacation. I posted a trip recap but I wanted to share more details about the resort itself.

This isn't a sponsored post of any sort. I just truly love this resort as a vacation spot.

The Guy Harvey Outpost is one of the two properties with a great restaurant onsite called the RumFish Grill. The restaurant has a fine dining side and a sports restaurant/bar side along with a huge aquarium and a Guy Harvey store.

We stayed at the Island Grand property, which I failed to get many photos of. The rooms came equipped with a mini kitchen and were comfortable (a little older but good enough for the price). Our balcony overlooked the paddle boat river. Typically I would choose a beach view but my company organized this trip and I had no say in the matter.

We spent our days lounging in the beach cabanas, which you have to book the night before as they fill up quickly. When the beach got too hot (June in Florida), we headed to the pool area to cool off. I didn't opt to do any water sports on this trip but I did go down the huge water slide on the beach.

Finally many beach cocktails were had at Salty's Tiki bar.The mojitos were the best!

And here's me in vacation mode....

As the Tradewinds resort slogan goes, Just Let Go.....


  1. Umm so jealous of your trip! I need to hit this place up the next time I'm in St Pete! That slide looks like fun, I want to go down it! And the paddle boating actually looks like fun too!

    <3, Pamela

  2. oh so jealous! this looks amazing! i have never been but now i want to go. paddle boating? how fun!

  3. This looks so nice!!! Is it all-inclusive??

  4. This place looks fabulous! Next time we head out to that side, I definitely want to check out this resort :)

  5. ohhh wow! this is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to check it out!

  6. And now I need to book a vacation there STAT!!! Looks like paradise!

  7. Loving all these pictures!!! Looks so gorgeous

  8. It looks amazing there and I love that it is pet friendly.

  9. It looks divine! I have to put this on my must visit list.