Just Let Go! Guy Harvey Outpost in St. Pete Beach

Located 1 hour 40 minutes from Disney World you will find St.Petes Beach outlined by the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The white sands, hot sun, and amazing sunsets are sure to etch memories of your family vacation for years to come.

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Two Resorts in One!

Guy Harvey Outpost guests have the opportunity to share amenities with its neighboring sister property – the TradeWinds Island Grand, located 200 flip flops away. Guests at each resort enjoy privileges at both properties which means there is no shortage of fun to be had.

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Each day with your accommodation you get a beachfront Cabana for two included in your resort amenity fee. You can book them in advance the day before. 

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Photo credit: TradeWinds Island Resorts

We spent many days making memories on Tradewinds Island Resorts five acres of white sand right on St.Pete Beach. These memories are the memories we know will make an imprint on the lives of our children.

That moment, that memory is forever! 

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 Although St. Pete Beach is busy, everyone kept to themselves, and there were many moments like this being had.

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Tradewinds Resorts has a weekly brochure that all guest receive. You can count on an activity every hour from morning to night to help keep you entertained. Most activities in the event brochure are included in your resort fee. However, there are a few splurges such as Kids Konk that are worth every American penny. 

Kids Konk = Date Night 

Date nights are hard to juggle when travelling and at the same time they are critical to refresh your bond as a couple. We placed our children in Kids Konk one night. From 6-9, we dropped all four children off for an evening without parents. They were in the safe hands of the Adventure Staff, who all are fully trained and made Kids Konk a night to remember. Plus, dinner is included. 

Our children had so much fun with Kiyonna that they were sad the fun had to end. 

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Beach Walk with Captain Tim

One of the free activities that I highly recommend is an early morning beach walk with Captain Tim. Captain Tim is a wealth of information and great with the kids. His walk takes you down St.Pete Beach where as a group you will learn shell names and more. Captain Tim is happy to answer any questions you have.  

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 Guy’s Great Touch Tank Experience

Included in your resort fee, you can hold seas urchins and other sea critters in Guy’s Great Touch Tank Experience. Another reason why I feel so passionate about taking our kids out of school to travel is that their learning is expanded when you travel and explore as a family.  

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Triple Wipeout and High Tide Water Slide

Two more great activities included in your resort fee the kids won’t want to leave are the Triple Wipeout and High Tide Water Slide. Both we spent hours at laughing and giggling as a family. 

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There are endless hours of fun and memories to be made at Tradewinds Resorts. I didn’t even cover half of it. The food at RumFish Grill was one of our best dining experiences in Florida. Those lazy days poolside we were happy the Guy’s Gulfside Grill were on call to bring us our drinks and food orders to our sun chairs. 

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If I were to critic one thing about Guy Harvey Outpost at Tradewinds Resort, I would have to say the two bedrooms social suite we stayed in could use a little updating. The carpet was old; the pillows were flat and mattresses could be replaced as well. To be honest, we only slept in our room and spent the rest of our time making memories.

“Our stay was comfortable and Guy Harvey Outpost is somewhere I’d visit again, the staff and memories we made there we will hold close forever!”

Shout out to the A Star team who went above and beyond to made our stay top notch: Cortez, Kiyonna, Captain Time, Jake and Margo!

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Comments

  1. Victoria Ess says:

    Oh wow, this looks like a great place to stay! Vacationing here is on our bucket list!

  2. Darlene W says:

    Went to St Petersberg for our honeymoon, 39 years ago. It still looks lovely

  3. kathy downey says:

    OMG,this much have been a fantastic place to stay so much to see and so educational.

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    This looks like such a fun resort!!

  5. Loved reading this post, Tammy! So much has changed since I was last at the Trade Winds…lots of fun new things have been added! I didn’t know part of the Trade Winds was a Guy Harvey Outpost! We stayed at a GHO in the Keys last fall and loved it! I adored reading about your shell walk. My mum used to get us up around 5am and we’d be out on the beach around 5:30am to look for all the fabulous shells that had washed up on St. Pete Beach during high tide. I just loved doing that. Great post, Tammy!

  6. kristen visser says:

    oh my gosh! that place looks like an absolutely blast! I love the beachfront Cabanas. Never seen them like that before and the Triple Wipeout and High Tide Water Slide is perfect for the kiddies heck I would like to jump on that

  7. Sure looks like a beautiful spot!! and that beach is a dream 🙂

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