Top 5 Things to Experience at TradeWinds

Posted on: June 27th, 2022

by Kate Slentz

Just let go. It’s the tagline for TradeWinds Island Resorts – the Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort – encompassing 40 acres of pristine St. Pete Beach coast where you can do just that.

Amenities abound at TradeWinds – such as the three-story waterslide, nine pools, hundreds of beachfront cabanas, floating water park, zip line, fire pits, and many more interactive activities for all ages – and all are included with the nominal nightly resort fee.

After a recent stay at RumFish Beach Resort, we’ve rounded up the top five things to experience at the two connecting resorts.

  1. Beachside Lounging. Pete Beach/Clearwater consistently tops travel sites as the best beach destination (Tripadvisor’s No. 1 Beach in the U.S. in 2021) and as a guest of TradeWinds, you can enjoy serene views of the clear blue waters from your private, shaded cabana – they even make it simple by allowing online reservations.
  2. Dinner with a View. No trip to TradeWinds is complete without enjoying a meal at RumFish Grill (RumFish Resort). Indulge in the unique sustainable seafood dishes (like jerked swordfish) while gazing at local sea life in the 33,500-gallon aquarium featured on Animal Planet’s “Tanked.” (Be sure to request seating in the main dining room – or even better, right next to the tank!)
  3. Enjoy the Entertainment. There’s something for everyone. For this adults-only trip, we enjoyed the evening live entertainment at various spots throughout the resort as well as the adult-only pools. Next time we hope to return with our children to enjoy the Family Pirate Show, Touch Tank Experience (where they can learn about sea life), the High Tide Slide, dive-in movies, beach games, and more.
  4. Plenty of Room. TradeWinds has recently added 141 guestrooms to its RumFish Beach Resort by acquiring an adjacent property. The expansion brings the RumFish Beach Resort room count to 353, for a total of 899 guest rooms at TradeWinds Island Resorts. Accommodations range from intimate hotel rooms to spacious suites and villas.
  5. Dining Options a Dozen. The resort boasts 15 restaurants and bars, so one never even has to step off property. During our stay we enjoyed tropical cocktails and island-inspired dishes from Salty’s Tiki Bar & Beach Lounge (Island Grand) as well as Mexican mules and quesadillas from Bermuda’s Beachside Cantina (Island Grand). We saved just enough room for a homemade scoop of ice cream from Yoder’s Southern Creamery at the Ice Cream Shoppe (Island Grand).


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