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Featured FAMs by Publisher Gerry Notino

TradeWinds Island Resorts wants Travel Agents to "Just Let Go"

As a travel agent of twenty six years, sometimes I wonder, have I seen it all? Could it be that I've been to Florida dozens of times and have somehow overlooked a truly amazing beach destination? Apparently I did. I seemed to have missed an incredible stretch of white sand on Florida's Gulf of Mexico beaches that was Voted TripAdvisor's No. 4 Beach in the U.S. in 2016, based on millions of reviews from travelers around the world. I'm talking about St. Pete Beach and a visit there wouldn't be truly complete without a stay at TradeWinds Island Resorts.

I had the opportunity to visit these two incredible properties that span over 25 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Some hotels claim to be resorts only to find that they are - let's say lacking. That's not the case here. With seemingly endless amounts of activities and amenities, I found it impossible to experience everything TradeWinds has to offer. Both hotels offer a variety of rooms and suites with magnificent Gulf Views and a host of dining options (14) that are fit to please any palate.

Situated on 20-acres of beachfront splendor, the TradeWinds Island Grand is designed with "fun in mind". Start your day with free rides on their three-story water slide or relax in a comfortable cushioned beach cabana. Guests can even drop anchor on a floating cabana. It's like having your own little private island in the Gulf of Mexico. After swimming all day in any of the five heated pools, a rest on a beachside hammock is a perfect choice for a well-deserved break. If and when you're done relaxing, there are plenty of activities that will keep you occupied such as water jetpack, paddleboard, and even an offshore water park. Drop-off kids camps are available at both properties that are filled with crafts and family activities.

Guy Harvey Outpost is a casual beachfront resort with VIP Cabanas, open fire tables and the popular Sand Bar. A marine biologist, diver, photographer, artist and angler, Guy Harvey's appreciation of marine wildlife is entwined throughout the resort. For the adventurous type, fishing and diving programs are available or guests can just unwind at the resort. Two swimming pools, whirlpool, water sports, and themed activities tailored just for kids are all available.

Dining at the RumFish Grill is a culinary and visual experience. The centerpiece is a 33,500 gallon aquarium featured on Animal Planet's hit show "Tanked". Visitors can even "Swim with the Fishes" and snorkel in the aquarium. There are also indoor/outdoor bars, live entertainment and a retail store carrying the area's largest selection of Guy Harvey merchandise.


Ultimately, TradeWinds Island Resorts seems to have covered it all.

  • Perfect beach location - Check!
  • Dozens of activities & amenities for the whole family - Check!
  • Doesn't forget about Travel Agents (15% Commission / Personal Travel Discounts) - Check!

TradeWinds Island Resorts welcomes travel professionals

Our business relies on you and your clients...let us give something back! Make sure you book your personal vacations at TradeWinds Island Resorts! Through TradeWinds you will receive special savings with rates starting at $109 for hotel rooms and $139 for suites!

Plus you'll enjoy all the benefits of the Resort Amenity Fee which includes a beach cabana, one parking pass per room, guest room WiFi and more!

Visit our travel agent page for full details and to book your discounted rate online. You will find tools here to help make the most of our travel agent perks, including information on deals, packages, or how our Beach Perks Agencies earn 15% commission.