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Recent Dauphin Island reviews

  • We Found Paradise On Earth

    "This was our first time to vacation on Dauphin Island and all of us agree that this was the BEST VACATION EVER!! This condo was absolutely stunning and the sweet owners thought of everything. No matter what the ages are of your family members, this condo has so many ameneties and extras that you will be well set up for your vacation. This condo was clean and the furnishings were so comfortable. The ocean front balcony is set up with perfect furnishings that we didn't want to go inside even when it was bedtime. How relaxing and peaceful the island is and this condo fits into that atmosphere perfectly. It is very spacious with plenty of room for a large family. Dauphin Island is truly Paradise on Earth and we fell in love with the peace, tranquility and friendliness of this special place. The seafood at JT's was so good. I had one of the best Crab Cake sandwiches that I have ever had there. The Lighthouse Bakery had the best cinnamon rolls and cream cheese danishes and the staff was so friendly. We met several locals and found everyone we came in contact with to be so gracious and kind. The Sea Lab/Estrarium and Fort Gaines was a delight and our 9 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed both. We have decided that Dauphin Island and our vacation destination from now on and this condo is the only place we want to stay while there. The hot tub, indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, tennis court and exercise facility are fantastic and allow you to have a wonderful time even if the weather is not cooperating. Our daughter loved swimming in the beautiful water of the gulf with fish swimming and jumping out of the water all around her. She had plenty of white sand to create sand castles or any other design she wanted. I cannot say enough good things about this condo or Dauphin Island. Thank you so much Susan for your thoughtfulness in the furnishings and extras at this wonderful home away from home. It was such a pleasure meeting you and your husband!! We cannot wait until next year and we want to stay for two weeks because one week just isn't enough when you find Paradise!!"
    Guest: Janetta Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • Wonderful Get Away

    "Truly Enjoyed our stay at Sunny Pit! The house is right on the beach, set well apart from the neighboring homes, quiet and private. It was clean and comfy and had all of the things we needed, very well equipped. The sound of the water was so very relaxing. The covered deck was awesome. The owners graciously answered all of our questions pre-trip through the Facebook page so we knew exactly what we needed to pack . It was very difficult to leave. We would love to return! (Linen service was well worth the cost.)"
    Guest: Suzanne B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Ritz Carlton of Dauphin Island!!!

    "Really, this place was perfect! While my youngest went to UCP Camp in Mobile, my cousin and best friend stayed with me. VERY clean and well equipped and the price was so wonderful! This house looks brand new and it is very well kept. The owners were available to make sure we were comfortable and they were right down the street in case we needed anything. Be sure and review their book about beaches and restaurants and helpful house tips (on the kitchen counter). We discovered the public beach by the elementary school one day (little bit of a walk to water but check the closet in garage because the house comes with boogie boards and beach chairs and a nice carry stroller like thing to haul your cooler and other things). That price for the public beach was 5 dollars a car load but it helps to keep up the beaches of Dauphin Island so its money very well spent. The next day we went to public beach all the way to the end of Island called West End Beach. The price for a car load was more expensive (more like 8 dollars) but they had snacks available there and air conditioned rest rooms and also you could take a short walk across to the bay and set up there if you wish. The waves were larger on West Beach. Very nice families all around from all over. Now, we did take a walk to the beach that was closest to the house meaning its a short mile to the "Pirate Club" and "Southern Lights" restaurant area. There's also a golf driving range there. We never went to that beach but just explored. The Pirate Club is 3 dollars to use that beach plus a little more if you want to swim in their pool. That beach looked a little smaller than the public beaches. So, you can just explore all the above and see what best suits you. We noticed the Pirate Club had a guitar player Friday night and bar service by that pool. Some locals were on their way to swim at night and float and have a drink and listen to the guitar player. Restaurants: We ate at Barnacle Bills which was pretty good, a little pricey. Southern Lights by that Pirate Club was also good. We ordered take out and took home. That building the Southern lights is housed in is from 1953, it used to be the old Dauphin Island Country Club. It reminds me of George Jetson, lol. The house was perfect and the outside shower was great for washing off sand at the end of the day. Thank you to owners for being so wonderfuland we will be back!"
    Guest: Marguerite Hopkins Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Amazing views

    "The condo had everything we needed . It's was clean and well furnished . The ammenidites at the condo were an added bonus . The outdoor salt water pool was perfect. Julie has set the condo up so well... You feel right at home. Every morning and every night we sat in the balcony and enjoyed the ocean air. The sunsets on dauphin island are beautiful . You must visit the lighthouse bakery and try the raspberry Danish ... Very good. We also loved barnacle bills . Try the blackened grill upper sandwich."
    Guest: Bridget N. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 23, 2015
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Dauphin Island Travel Tips

If you're planning a trip to the South but not sure where to go, we have an excellent option for you: Dauphin Island. This Alabama destination is filled with an interesting history and stunning natural beauty, making it a top contender for travelers.

There are a selection of outdoor activities to enjoy here throughout the year thanks to hot summers and mild winters. You'll find seven miles of warm, sandy beaches where you can soak up the sun or take an exhilarating hike or bike ride along the numerous trails. Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially the birds! For an aquatic adventure, head out on a canoe or kayak trip under a backdrop of gorgeous natural scenery as you search for the perfect spot to fish. When you work up an appetite, head to any number of local eateries for fresh seafood dishes and other tasty flavors.

Things to Do in Dauphin Island

- Fort Gaines: History buffs definitely need to fit Fort Gaines into their schedule. This is one of the area's most famous landmarks and an architectural masterpiece. The Battle of Mobile was fought at this spot during the Civil War. The fort itself has been built and modified many times since the 1800s and is now maintained by the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board. You can learn more about U.S. history as well as the fort's past and impressive design. You'll see an anchor from the USS Hartford, original battle cannons, an operational blacksmith shop and tunnel stations, then take a tour of the museum.

- Dauphin Island Sea Lab: If you enjoy all things aquatic, head to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, which is a marine laboratory centered around education, research and teaching the public through the estuarium. You'll see four key habitats of coastal Alabama: Northern Gulf of Mexico, Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Barrier Islands and Mobile Bay. Throughout the lab's 10,000 square feet are the Exhibit Hall and the Living Marsh Boardwalk you'll learn about plants, animals and natural resources. There are variety of interactive displays for hands-on fun, making this an excellent attraction for families.

- Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries: Dauphin Island is one of the best spots for bird watching in the South, and more than 340 different species call the island home. Depending on when you're visiting, you can see different creatures of flight during spring or fall migration. The whole of Dauphin Island is a bird sanctuary where you can observe from parks, dunes, beaches, wetlands and even the streets, so don't forget the binoculars. Since bird watching is so popular, you're bound to find locals who love the hobby and will be happy to share their favorite spots and avian knowledge.

- Indian Mound Park: One great place to go bird watching is Indian Mound Park, also known as Shell Mound Park, which is a bird refuge on the island's north shore. Settle in to see what animals are flying around or explore the different plant species that make for a lovely setting. The site has a rich history too because of the presence of prehistoic Indian shell middens - mounds of discarded oyster shells. The park has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1973.

Dining in Dauphin Island

- Barnacle Bills Marina Grill: If you're looking for seriously good seafood, head to Barnacle Bills Marina Grill, which serves some of the best on the island. The reasonable prices and welcoming atmosphere create an excellent place to take in the stunning views while you eat with your friends or family.

- Southern Lights Restaurant & Bar: Another terrific option for a tasty meal in Dauphin Island is Southern Lights Restaurant & Bar, especially if you're looking to have a romantic night out. You'll be treated to amazing views as you dine on salmon dip, fish tacos, shrimp or other mouthwatering menu options.

- Dauphin Island BBQ: Barbecue is a dining staple in the South, and you can find some delicious food offerings drenched in the tasty sauce at Dauphin Island BBQ. The atmosphere is casual and laid back here, so you can have a relaxing, fun night while enjoying a delicious meal in the company of friends of family. Whether you're stopping in for lunch or dinner, Dauphin Island BBQ is great for groups, and when the weather is nice, take your barbecue outside while breathing in the fresh air. Some favorite menu items here are the nachos, ribs, shrimp, pulled pork and brisket.

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