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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Perfect!

    "Great location! Next to the beach, Schliterbahn, restaurants. Me & my wife had an amazing time. Apartment is roomy, cozy, clean. Nice pool area. Highly recommend!"
    Guest: Luis D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • This is Paradise!!

    "Let me begin by saying the owner was very nice, worked with our circumstances, answered any questions we had and she made it very easy to do business with her. The views are amazing! From the front door, kitchen and second bedroom you have a view of the causeway or bridge. As you walk in, the view of the ocean out the living room and master bedroom is breathtaking glass windows. (Just like the picture) This Condo is decorated so pretty! Beach theme throughout. The bed in the master bedroom is king size and extremely comfortable. In the second room the bunk beds are full size on the top and bottom so it could easily sleep four and the sofa opens up to a bed as well. The kitchen is loaded with essentials. The Condo is big and has a dining room that seats six and 2 bar stools. The balcony is big and has chairs and tables even a few beach toys. The owner has made sure to add extras like pillows, a playpen, a blow up mattress and there was even games!! The Saida has 3 pools, 3 hot tubs a poolside bar and a separate snack shack. It's a short walk to the beach where you can rent umbrellas and chairs. Out on that beach they had banana boat rides para-sailing, jet ski rentals, everything is right there. Convenient shower when you walk back in from the beach. Lots to do within walking distance. This is a gated area with security and beautiful landscaping. We have been coming to South Padre Island every year for the last 15 years and this was by far our very favorite."
    Guest: Gina Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Perfect rental

    "We enjoyed the Condo very much and the location is excellent. The complex is relatively small with gated parking and friendly residents/renters. Condo condition was quite nice. We'll rent this unit again in the future."
    Guest: SATX Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 24, 2014
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  • Amazing Beach House Exactly as Advertised!

    "We stayed at Bellavita for a long weekend and absolutely loved it! There were 3 families and it accommodated all of us perfectly. The house was clean, spacious, and extremely well appointed. They had everything you can think of - kitchen gadgets/cookware, beach chairs, video games, baby supplies, you name it. And to top it off, the heated private pool and hot tub were great! The pool was the perfect depth for our young kids. Gina was always very responsive and professional, and our deposit was returned quickly. We loved everything about the house and can't wait to return. Highly recommend!"
    Guest: Summer G. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 9, 2014
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South Padre Island Travel Tips

South Padre Island is located on a long strip of island at the very southern tip of Texas and has beautiful natural landscapes, year-round attractions and events that visitors from spring breakers to families will enjoy.

Nature Attractions

South Padre Island boasts several opportunities to immerse yourself in natural beauty and learn about the delicate coastal ecosystem:

Sea Turtle Inc. is located at the end of Padre Boulevard near the convention center. It is a conservation center committed to protecting all sea turtle species. Kids can learn how to identify each type of sea turtle, take part in crafts and learn about conservation efforts. If you’re here in the spring, this is a must-visit for watching as sea turtles hatch and are released into the wild.

The Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, located across the bridge on Port Isabel, is another great spot for kids and adults to learn about Gulf Coast sea life. You can get up close and personal with hermit crabs and starfish, or take a boat tour to see some dolphins. While you’re nearby, check out the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

Take a walk on the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, a stunning, 1,500 foot marshland boardwalk, to see coastal birds and get some exercise and head to the nearby Birding and Nature Center as well.

Beach Activities and Watersports

South Padre island is abundant in outdoor sports and activities. Here are some of the best:

- Take a sandcastle building lesson from Boomerang Billy’s on the beach.

- Visit Schiltterbahn Beach Waterpark on the southern end of the island. This sandcastle themed waterpark is a kid’s paradise.

- Visit the 40-acre Adventure Park at the end of Park Road on Laguna Madre Bay to rent ATVs to cruise along the beach.

- Ride horses along the scenic beach with the Island Equestrian Center - both amateurs and experienced riders are welcome.

- Take a boat cruise. Head out on The Original Dolphin Watch, take a cruise with Isla Tours, or take a sunset, snorkeling or dinner cruise with Southern Wave Sailing Charters. You can also rent paddleboats and kayaks from this watersports shop, located on the west side of the island off of Laguna Madre Bay, between the popular Tequila Sunset and Louie’s Backyard bar and grills.

Dining Options

South Padre Island has plenty ofcasual beach fare and local seafood options.

- For beachside casual fare, head to brightly decorated Pier 19 Restaurant, grab fried shrimp at Dirty Al’s on the Marina, check out Coconuts Bar & Grill off of Laguna Boulevard or hang out at Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill on the east side of the island.

- Grab a local brew and excellent burger at Padre Island Brewing Company

- The best spot for upscale dining in South Padre Island is the Sea Ranch Restaurant, which offers fresh seafood dishes and pretty harbor views.

Events

In the first weekend of October each year, South Padre Island celebrates the annual Sand Castle Days, a 3-day event where you can watch master sand sculptors from around the world compete to turn sand into stunning works of art. There’s an amateur contest and arts and crafts for kids. Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill hosts the event.

If you visit in December, don’t miss the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Locals dress their boats with Christmas lights and parade from Pirates Landing in Port Isabel to Jim’s Pier on South Padre Island. You’ll see everything from yachts to kayaks in this annual competition and winter celebration.

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