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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • My family short weekend away

    "The condo was nice, clean, and well stocked. The views was fantastic. The owner was very nice and easy to deal with. Refund on damage deposit was super fast. This will be my favorite place to stay on SPI from now on."
    Guest: Tuan D Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Beachfront & Affordable

    "We didn't go to SPI to spend a lot a time in the room, so this rental was a great place to be able to walk right onto the beach. It's a basic efficiency, but it's clean and had all we needed for our short stay. Fully stocked kitchenette with full size fridge has all appliances including a hot plate. Pull-out trundle bed made it comfortable for 2 to sleep and roll away during the day for more room to walk around. Would definitely book here again."
    Guest: PKR-Texas Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Rental House

    "Everything was as expected. great service and house."
    Guest: Braidy Moulder Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • Awesome Place!

    "Beautifully furnished and decorated with comfortable, spacious rooms and lots of amenities. The owners obviously want their guests to have a first class experience at the Banana Cabana. The home includes lovely balconies on the front and back of the home as well as a fenced patio area with a pool. We spent the week with nine girl friends and there was plenty of room, 3 full size bathrooms and it never felt crowded! Amazing! It is close to the beach, the bay, shopping, restaurants, and nightly entertainment!! I'm sure we will return and will recommend to family and friends."
    Guest: Terri A. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 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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