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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Great location, ocean view, fully equipped… just amazing

    "We just arrived and the condo was in perfect conditions, fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Is a few steps from the beach with an amazing view. There is internet on the room and that was a big plus since I had to work while the family enjoys the beach, pool, tennis court, etc. Is walking distance from CVS so that was also really convenient. We met some Mexican families and had a great bbq with them and the kids had a lot of fun. The owner responded my inquiries in minutes by email, he was really helpful. I will definitely book this condo next year!!"
    Guest: Rick G Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • Even better than I hoped!

    "Thank you so much for the use of your condo! Everything was even better than I hoped. Your condo is beautiful and looks exactly like the pictures. The beach and pool are just downstairs which was very convenient for myself, my mom and my 3 young kids. The beach is beautiful - almost NO seaweed, perfect castle building sand, only emergency vehicles on the beach, clean, convenient and the waves were perfect for my 6, 8 and 10 year old to play in and boogie board in. When the kids fought over which movie to watch (that we brought with us), we simply used the other DVD players in the bedrooms and all were happy. You've thought of everything in the kitchen which made cooking that much easier. We all had an amazing vacation. Thank you!!!"
    Guest: Stacie B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Best place on the island!!

    "This was our 5th time to stay at San Andres. We love it and would never consider staying anywhere else in SPI. The condos feels like home, but even nicer! It's right across the street from the beach, which was great since we have little kids. We were able to come back to the condo for quick bathroom breaks and naps with no problem. It's great to be able to wash our clothes and to be able to put the kids in the guest room with a movie on the DVD player. Our favorite part is always the pool!! It's amazing and we like to grill out while the kids swim. The managers are so friendly and accommodating. They do their best to make sure we are having a good stay."
    Guest: Jessica S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: March 13, 2015
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  • Glorious vacation

    "From the first phone call with the owner to locking the door on the way out, this house exceeded all of our expectations. It was well maintained, extremely clean, very comfortable, and gorgeous! I wish I could live here the rest of my life! Every morning I walked along the beach with my husband before breakfast and watch the sunrise. Every evening we had a glass of wine on the balcony while watching the beautiful sky turn from blue to orange. The kitchen was all granite counter top and we enjoyed the ocean view from there as well. Bottom line, we will be back next year. It was worth every penny and I can't wait to stay here again! I would give this a trillion stars but we are only allowed 5."
    Guest: Scottie Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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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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