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Special Needs Friendly

Safe and enjoyable vacations for special needs families


At TradeWinds, you’ll discover a relaxing tropical escape on beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida, that offers a wealth of activities and amenities, including a safe and enjoyable environment for our guests with special needs. We’re proud to offer unforgettable vacations for special needs families.

As a designated special needs friendly resort by Be Friendlier, our staff undergoes continuous training to ensure we understand sensitivities, developmental disabilities and unique situations so we’re equipped to help. From room safety kits to gluten-free menu options, we take all of your needs into consideration so you can “Just Let Go!”

Call 800.808.9834 to learn how we can best accommodate your family. For crafts and activities, please call the Adventure Center at 727.363.2294 in advance to speak with a counselor about your child’s specific needs in order to allow for appropriate staffing and a customized experience.


For a small replacement charge, you can check out a Be Friendlier safety kit, designed to offer extra security and safety in any sleeping room. Each kit includes:

  • Door alarms (and extra batteries)
  • Visual aide “STOP” prompt signs
  • Corner guards
  • Stove knob covers
  • Outlet covers


Know Before You Go:

Please review our social stories, in both book and video formats below, proven to greatly reduce anxiety and anticipate behaviors for your upcoming trip.


Available upon request. These waterproof, temporary tattoos allow room numbers or phone numbers to be written on in the event an individual with special needs wanders, gets lost and needs help.


  • Room refrigerators for medication or dietary food storage
  • Waterproof mattress pads
  • Gluten-free menu options available, including a children’s “Beaker Snack Attack” amenity
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