St. Pete Beach Journals

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A June 2005 trip to St. Pete Beach by not2creative

Tradewinds Grand Island Resort Photo, St. Pete Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: The real purpose of my trip was to pick up a car. I flew to Florida and took the auto-train home. BUT I wanted to get some R&R before heading back north. I found just the spot...

Tradewinds Grand Island Resort

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Tradewinds Grand Island Resort Photo, St. Pete Beach, Florida
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I found this resort by searching the internet for "gulf-front resorts," and then I started reading the reviews. The reviews were mixed. I expected to find an old resort that would not live up to the four-diamond rating. I was pleasantly surprised. This resort charges an additional $15 per room daily activity fee, which includes parking, the use of on-site paddleboats, ocean trikes, beach-front cabañas, tennis, miniature golf, and more. I reserved a gulf-front hotel room with a balcony, which was located in the Jacaranda Building. (This building is nonsmoking.) The room was spacious and had a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffeemaker. They even supplied a few dishes. We ha...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

Tradewinds Grand Island Resort
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida 33706
(727) 363-2200

Bermuda's

Restaurant | "Bermuda's at Island Grand"

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WOW! I ordered the potato-crusted grouper with crab and it was wonderful! It was served with green beans and more than enough to eat. My "SO" ordered the sirloin, and it came with potatoes that he described as "interesting but good." Salads are offered á la cart. We also ordered a crab appetizer, which was very good but very small. There was no wait for the table, but we went a bit late at 9pm on a Friday night. The service was fast and friendly. The same delicious frozen drink menu is offered throughout the resort.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

Bermuda's
5500 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, Florida

Flying Bridge Restaurant

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Restaurant | "The Flying Bridge at the Tradewinds Resort"

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This restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, with a beach deck that is perfect for watching the sunset. The indoor portion does not have air-conditioning, but rather wide-open windows letting the breeze flow through. They serve all of your favorites, including nachos, shrimp jammers, and other appetizers, plus salads, burgers, grouper, and chicken sandwiches. We ordered the shrimp jammers, which are fried shrimp stuffed with jalapenos and cheese. There were good, but there were only five on the plate. I also ordered the grouper sandwich - they offer it broiled, fried, or blackened. It was very good and inexpensive. It was served with french fries. They ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

Flying Bridge Restaurant
482 Blackburn Point Road Osprey
Osprey 34229
(941) 966-7431