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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • The Tiki: Rental #379678

    "We had a fantastic time at The Tiki. The owners of the property were very responsive & helpful. Additionally, the staff on site was very helpful! The grounds, pool, & condo were beautifully maintained. Loved having easy access to the beach. Security was great!"
    Guest: Es Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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  • We WILL Be Back!

    "Don't listen to Disappointed. The wifi worked just fine when we connected to the correct network. There IS a washer and dryer in a closet next to the sink in the master bath. The patio furniture was in excellent shape and it was comfortable. He WAS correct when he stated the place was clean. The pictures accurately show the condo, it's contents, and the views from its 12th floor balcony. It's on the top floor of the building, so it was very quiet. The complex is also clean and well maintained. We were pleased to find that one of the poolside bars was still open in September (a shoutout to Shannon the bartender). We are already planning our next stay here."
    Guest: Joe & Carla Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • Beautiful, clean, quiet, and serene. Perfect choice!

    "We have stayed in this condo and the one directly below (same owner and same amazing views) many, many times, and we'll be back to both for years to come. Julie is accessible and responsive, and the condo is just perfect. It's RIGHT on the beach with sweeping views of the beautiful water from every window. It's clean and perfectly stocked. We have done it with small children and with adults only, and we have never had anything but positive experiences. Before finding Julie and Bahia Mar, we rented much more expensive condos and townhouses on the island, but after finding this one, we'll never stay anywhere else. For our twice yearly trips, we look no further. We have a family of 6, and there's plenty of space. This week was a guy's kite-boarding trip, and it was absolutely awesome. If you're looking for natural beauty, peace and quiet, and a clean well-maintained condo with an attentive owner, look no further. We can't wait til next time!"
    Guest: Texas momma Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

    "My family and I stayed here for three days and it was very comfortable for 10 adults and 4 children and a dog. The beach was a 5 minute walk away and they provided us with all the amenities to spend hours there. The pool was perfect especially for the kids, but even the adults enjoyed it. The house was clean and well organized and overall very comfortable. The owners were very nice and accommodating and even left us a list of recommendations for restaurants around the island. It was very affordable and my family and I will definitely be back again next year!"
    Guest: Celine M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 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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