Fodor's Expert Review TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, Florida, 33706, USA

The only resort on the beach offering up its own fireworks display, the island-chic TradeWinds is very popular with foreign travelers and the go-to place for beach weddings. It's also one of the few pet-friendly resorts in the area, with a play area and a room-service menu for dogs and cats; there's actually an entire building with rooms reserved only for those traveling with pets. Those traveling with children will find loads of kid-friendly activities, too; the little ones will love digging for sharks' teeth with the notorious pirate, Captain Redbeard. TradeWinds is also certified as "autism-friendly" by the Center for Autism & Related Disorders. Most rooms have a view of the beach, though you may have to crane your neck in some. The best views are from Gulf-front suites with balconies. All rooms have undergone major renovations, and now have a classy aesthetic, as well as flat-screen TVs. There are on-site swimming lessons for children and adults.


  • great beachfront location
  • close to restaurants
  • pet-friendly


  • large, sprawling complex
  • lots of conventions
  • pesky resort fee


On the beach
Casual Chic


Phones: 727-363–2212


687 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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