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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Great condo! Great location!

    "I had a great stay in SPI! This condo was perfectly located in town. Really easy access to everything! Clean and well equipped place as well! I would definitely come back! Thank you!"
    Guest: Happy Traveler! Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 15, 2014
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  • Beach Getaway

    "My husband and I enjoy SPI after Labor Day Weekend every year because the crowds are gone with everyone back to school and the beach is deserted and so quiet! We love it at this time of year! This condo is very clean, quiet and comfortable. The complex is very small, quiet and clean. Both the owner and the property manager are very friendly, helpful and prompt to respond to all of my inquiries. The kitchen had everything we needed to be able to cook at home, the remodeled shower is very much appreciated and the bed is OK comfortable (we've had much worse and can't complain!). You can't beat the location and the view and you are right on the beach. There is gated access to the beach and nice mats over the sand to get you there, an outdoor shower to rinse off when you return. Enjoyed long walks on the beach every morning and every night. I don't think the pictures here do this unit justice! We can't wait to come back next year! Giving this condo a thumbs up 5-star review!"
    Guest: Paula L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • Senior member of family

    "While searching for a rental home that would accommodate at least 14 of our family, we discovered the Red Parrot. Not only were the kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms perfect for our group, the owner, Fred H., was a pleasure to deal with in every aspect of our stay. The price was right, and the insides were clean. When we needed help, Fred was quick to assist with his maintenance man. We would definitely return to the Red Parrot."
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 2014
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  • Wonderful location!

    "We had a fabulous visit to South Padre Island, staying at Suntide II. It was the perfect location, and we enjoyed many hours enjoying the balcony and view. The condo was clean and well appointed with everything needed to cook and relax."
    Guest: Drgrs Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 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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