Un In the Sun 2017 will be held at the TradeWinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach, Florida. The TradeWinds is an incredible location for an unschooling conference. This will be our 4th year here!
Both tropical and traditional, the Island Grand is the TradeWinds’ classic, fun, family-friendly Florida beachfront resort.
Located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 25 minutes from the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, the resort sits along a strand of sugary white beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico. St. Pete Beach was also recently voted #1 beach destination in the USA by TripAdvisor.
TradeWinds Island Grand was named as one of the 2012 “Top North American Family Resorts” by ResortsandLodges.com and was also included in the 2008 (Ninth Edition) of “100 Best Family Resorts in America. St. Pete Beach was recently recognized as the nation’s “Best Family Beach” by Parents magazine.
All guest rooms and suites feature refrigerators, microwaves, dishware, toasters, coffee maker with daily complimentary coffee, stocked mini-bar, hair dryers, lighted makeup mirrors, irons and ironing boards, high-speed wireless Internet access, in-room safe, pay-per-view movies and cable TV with premium channels.
No need to worry about finding something to eat, with 13 distinctive eateries that range from family-friendly pub fare, fine dining restaurants and sand-in-your-toes beach bars, you never need to leave the resort to please your palate. Gluten-free menu options are available at all TradeWinds dining outlets, and special diets can be accommodated. There is even a kid-friendly snack amenity which can be made with gluten-free products. Or stock your in-room refrigerator with goodies from the Publix grocery store just down the street.
The TradeWinds Island Grand is a designated Two Palm Certified Green Lodge by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The property was recognized for their efforts in conserving natural resources. The voluntary, non-regulatory Florida Green Lodging Program works with the lodging industry to reduce waste and minimize pollution. Thanks to the addition of the resort’s beachfront amber lighting, in 2008 the TradeWinds saw its first turtle hatching on its beach in more than 28 years.
Your hotel reservation will include use of:
Two-person beach cabanas
High Tide Slide (unlimited use, weather permitting)
Day play on mini-golf course
Tennis court play
ScheldePro beach volleyball court play
Local and credit card access calls
Business center services
On the Beach
20 acres of white sand beaches
Beach Cabanas – Two-person and hooded with cushions
ScheldePro Beach Volleyball
Beach Toys – Sand buckets and shovels, sand molds
Beach Front Hammocks
Slacker Line Beach Games – Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, Cornhole and more
Make a Splash
Five Heated Swimming Pools – One covered, one kiddie, one adult
Three-Story High Tide Inflatable Slide on the Beach
Paddleboats Along Waterway
Splash Island Water Park
JetLev Jet Packs
WaveJet Surf School
Paddleboards & Banana Boats
Snorkeling, Shelling and Dolphin Watch Cruises
Fishing charters, boat rentals and more can be reserved through the neighboring Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort.
On the Go
Gyrosphere Bungee Trampoline
Two Har-Tru Tennis Courts
Nearby: Golf Privileges at some of the area’s best private & public clubs
Shops, Services, Centers, Salons and More
Hertz Rental Car
Two Retail Shops
Full-Service Salon & Spa Services
On-site Concierge Services
Dry Cleaning Service