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Winter Vacation at Tradewinds Island Resort-Part 2

A few weeks ago, I took a mini-vacation to Tradewinds Island Resort and had an amazing time. Tradewinds Island Resort is located on St. Pete Beach in Florida. If you’re a New Yorker like me, any excuse to escape to a sunny paradise is well worth it. I wrote a few days ago about my first day at the resort and all the amazing amenities they have. On the second day, my fiance and I did a bit of exploring and checked out the entire resort.

To start the day, we ate breakfast on the resort. It was so delicious. It was a classic American breakfast buffet, which never gets old for me. The great thing about buffets on family vacas is that the kids can pick and choose what they want to eat. That takes the guess work out of having them order. Also, they can eat as much or as little as they like.

I’m obsessed with home fries and these did not disappoint.

IMG_2026_600x400My fiance and I decided to get full body massages at Body Works Spa, the spa at the resort. I’ve had a few of these before but he has never had one so he was a bit nervous. I’ve never done one with someone else. It was quite an experience. He liked the fact that we didn’t have to de-robe completely. It was incredibly relaxing and a really great couples activity. The masseuses were attentive and very attuned to stress spots.

IMG_2036_600x400We decided to hit the beach and were greeted with this sign announcing that the temperature was 67 degrees!! Ugh!! I was desperate for the beach but not that desperate. I would settle for sunbathing and beach sports.

IMG_2079_600x400There were so many activities to occupy our day. My 12 year old cousin who lives in Florida came by with her mother and stayed at the Guy Harvey Outpost, which is just a short walk away from Island Grand, which is where we stayed. When she saw the miniature golf course, she was pretty happy. I love that they had varying club sizes so that even the little kids can join in the fun.

IMG_2163_600x400The Tradewinds Adventure Center provided many items to enhance the activities, e.g. tennis balls, rackets, floating toys, etc.

IMG_2171_600x400I tried my hand at tennis. It was a ton of fun even though I missed the ball 9 out of 10 times. For my competitive fiance, this was astounding.

tennis_600x597We hit the beach to sunbathe and play beach volleyball. The net was set up on the beach and guests could get the ball from the Activity Center. Again, I was embarrassingly bad at this but it was awesome to be playing sports with the sun on my skin.

volleyball_600x572The sunsets from the Tradewinds Island Resort were breathtaking. Our only dilemma? Where should we watch it from? We started off on the sand, sitting on the hammock. It was so peaceful and beautiful.


IMG_2096_600x400Then, we went to our room and finished watching it there.


sunset_600x900Wine and a stunning sunset is the perfect combination.


IMG_2117_600x400We ended the night with a delicious dinner at Palm Court Italian Grill. We asked everyone for recommendations beforehand and they all said we had to try the Palm Court. We weren’t disappointed. The food was AMAZING and the service was perfection!!

IMG_2140_600x400 IMG_2143_600x400The next morning, we woke up bright and early to fly back to reality. There ended our tropical winter vacation at the Tradewinds Island Resort.

If you’re looking for a getaway for the family, this is your place. Chockful of activities for every age, the Tradewinds Island Resort is sure to give you that relaxing vacation you’re longing for.  For more information on Tradewinds Island Resort, click here. 


*Disclaimer: Tradewinds Island Resort covered most of the expenses for this trip. 

Written by Tabitha St. Bernard 


Tabitha St. Bernard is a Trinidadian sustainable designer and blogger. She co-founded and designs the Zero Waste clothing label, Tabii Just, which is made in NYC. She blogs for,,, and Her personal blog is

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