02 Aug 2013

TradeWinds is THE Place For Families to Push Away the Screen!

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I live in Florida. It is hot in Floria during the summer. It is even hotter outside in Florida in the summer. Therefore, when I do plan an activity for the kids and I to do outside, it typically will involve water. Lots of it too.

We took the opportunity to spend the day at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort as guests and experience what they had to offer families that stayed as resort guests. Let me tell you that summer in Florida never felt so good!

The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is located on St. Pete Beach and living in Tampa, is only about a 40 minute drive, but so worth it to drive and play for the day or the weekend.

You are instantly transported to another level of vacation, even if it was just for a little while, I felt like I was on an island in the sun with my toes in the sand. It was beautiful.

With 4 kids in tow, we hit one of the 2 pools we had access too (they do have a third and it is for adults only…I know, right? How nice!) We played and played until they wanted to hit the beach where a flurry of kids activities were awaiting!

Everything from a 200 ft water slide, to bungie chord jumps, to a water play island in the Gulf and of course the beach (and a Cabana for Mom and Dad) made this day “the BEST DAY EVER” according to my kids.

We laughed, played, had lunch on the beach, had poolside snowcones and smoothies, and enjoyed the afternoon. The St. Petersburg/ Clearwater CVB has a slogan out this summer using #WhereSummerRocks. (It’s also a sweepstakes too!) This resort must be where the main stage is for this campaign, because this day ROCKED as well as it was a full day of fun in the sun with my kids and families. I know they will have great summer memories thanks to the TradeWinds Resort!

As a parent who is looking to book a family vacation, and yes, typically I am the one scouting out the location, I like to know what I am getting into. Please read below for my version of what you will find on their website. Or take a look at my Trekaroo.com post about the TradeWinds Island Grand to see what others has to say too! Trekaroo is a travel website that has reviews from real parents about family friendly vacation spots, along with tips and more!

About the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort:
From the website:A 20-acre beachfront playground, TradeWinds Island Grand was created with fun in mind. Bask beside one of five heated pools. Let the kids play at the KONK while you indulge in a massage or a romantic dinner. Explore our impeccably landscaped grounds by paddleboat along the meandering waterway. Give our concierge a call to arrange a fishing, golf or snorkeling excursion. At the Island Grand, your choices are limited only by your imagination. You pack your things, we’ll pack your stay.

Amenities that ANY family with kids will appreciate: 2 Pools, 1 Kiddie Pool, KONK (Kids Only No Kidding) Club with daily activities and more, free minature golf, Saturday night Pirate Show, poolside BINGO and games, paddle boats, 200 ft water slide with unlimited rides, hair braiding (extra cost), beach cabannas (available for rent to guests only), 2 tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, water sports and of course, sunshine, blue skies and sugar sand beaches.

In Room Amenities That ANY Family Should Know About:
The wide range of our guest accommodations offer many of the conveniences of home. All hotel rooms and suites include new flat screen high definition TV’s, pillowtop beds, wet bar area with mini fridge or refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishware and stocked mini-bar; hairdryer and lighted makeup mirror, iron/board, wireless internet access, in-room movies, voice mail and daily newspaper. Suites have a separate bedroom and a kitchenette with a stovetop.. All accommodations are non-smoking.

We write all our reviews on our partners website, Trekaroo. Check them out for all your family travel needs!

Florida resident discounts are available as are Labor Day packages!
**I was invited out to experience the TradeWinds Resort in return for my honest opinions about the resort. All opinions are my own.

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