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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Great place to stay!

    "This place was perfect for our family (four adults and two kids). The unit is spacious, immaculate, and well stocked. This house is in a great location - just a few steps away from the beach access, shopping, and close to several really good restaurants. The owners are very friendly, informative, and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again."
    Guest: Crew from DFW Metroplex Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Perfect Location

    "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ron's condo in Saida IV. Perfect location to get to everything. Greatly appreciated the fact that the location was dog-friendly. If we go back to SPI, we'll stay at Saida Towers!"
    Guest: Wendy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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  • Everything and More

    "The family headed down to SPI for the long holiday weekend and we had such an enjoyable time! I just went with the other reviews for this rental and decided that all 5 star reviews couldn't be wrong... and I was right. It was the perfect size for the 4 of us with a nice, fully functional kitchen. They have a very comfortable King size bed that was large enough for the little ones to sneak in and cuddle up in the morning. The balcony was so enjoyable and we had the perfect view of the firework shows on Friday & Saturday nights. Kids loved it! Some quick Pros and Cons, Pros: - Located in the center of SPI so easy access to all parts of the island - Comfortable King sized bed - Private and quiet residential area - Close walk to the bay - Very friendly owners and property management company - Wonderful balcony - Washer & Dryer Cons: - Not a bad thing but just fyi, you will need to provide your own trash bags, dish washing detergent, washing machine detergent, coffee filters and so forth... - Couch/pull out bed is just fine for children but I would have had a hard time sleeping on it. Remember to bring some extra blankets. - The rental is on the 2nd floor so keep that in mind if you need accessible accommodations. In short, we really enjoyed staying here and I have no doubt that we will be back soon. What a wonderful place :)"
    Guest: Brandon B Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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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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