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February 26, 2004
From journal The Sunny Side of Florida -- St Pete Beach
Clifton, New Jersey
February 6, 2003
The Tradewinds is actually a resort complex, and there are three different 'branded' offerings. The Island Grand Resort, which is the main property and where most of the activities and entertaiment are located. This is the big white building with the courtyard and is the most central. The Sirata and the Sandpiper are quieter and smaller locations further out on the same piece of property.
The rooms are well-appointed, but are more along the lines of the standard hotel room than studios and apartments that some timeshare guests may be used to. The rooms tend to be fairly small, but are adequate. The kitchen is serviceable, but is a partial in the unit we own. The views in the Tradewinds complex vary greatly, from breataking Gulf views to rooms with nothing to look at. The emphasis here is on outdoor activities and leisure sport, not on staying in the room.
The Breckenridge (and the entire Tradewinds resort) is geared towards families. This is not to say that couples or singles cannot have a good time, but there are large numbers of children everywhere. This is great for parents, as the resort has special activities designed just for kids.
I highly recommended this resort for families and somewhat recommended it for couples. There are many other timeshare resorts in the St. Petersburg area for those seeking a 'romantic getaway'. For an example that is within walking distance from the Tradewinds, see my review of Hideaway Sands .
From journal Thanksgiving in St. Petersburg
October 21, 2002
From journal The SunnySide of St Peter FL
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
August 13, 2000
From journal Love in the Loire Valley