YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS … WITH ANSWERS
Have any questions about TradeWinds Island Resorts? Take a look at our frequently asked questions below and find all the answers you need. If we forgot anything, don't hesitate to contact us.
What is the difference between Island Grand vs. RumFish Beach Resort?
Island Grand Beach Resort and RumFish Beach Resort are two neighboring beachfront resorts set on the sugar white sands of award-winning St. Pete Beach, Florida. Island Grand Beach Resort offers a thrilling island adventure, while RumFish Beach Resort offers an inspiring aquatic experience. No matter which resort you choose, you can enjoy all the activities, recreation and restaurants at BOTH resorts.
How big is TradeWinds Island Resorts?
RumFish Beach Resort is nestled on 12 beachfront acres, while TradeWinds Island Grand occupies the other 28 acres. Combined, TradeWinds Island Resorts span 40 beachfront acres on the Gulf Coast's St. Pete Beach.
Is TradeWinds Resort all-inclusive?
TradeWinds offers a variety of amenities and free activities included in the Resort Amenity Fee. TradeWinds also has value-packed room packages that gives you activities, food and beverage vouchers and more, all included in the package price.
How far is TradeWinds from Tampa airport?
Tampa International Airport is 30 miles away, via Interstate 275. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is 21 miles away, via Interstate 275. TradeWinds is conveniently located just 10 minutes off I-275.
How far is TradeWinds from Busch Gardens?
TradeWinds Island Resorts is 45 minutes from Busch Gardens Tampa. For your convenience, TradeWinds offers a Busch Gardens Stay + Play 4-night package, which includes discounted room rates for stays May through December, two general admission tickets to Busch Gardens for each day of your stay, two tickets for the All-Day Dining Deal at Busch Gardens and more!
Is TradeWinds Resort pet-friendly?
Yes, both Island Grand Beach Resort and RumFish Beach Resort are pet-friendly. Be sure to check the pet policy before you book for certificate requirements and details. Pet-friendly rooms can be booked by calling 888.794.0070.
Do you accept credit cards and traveler's checks at Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort?
Yes, we accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover and traveler's checks. Personal checks are not accepted. Proper ID is required for all transactions.
Can we use cash at Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort?
No, we are a cashless property. Moving to a cashless format provides more streamlined efficiencies and also addresses safety and hygiene concerns for both guests and employees.
Services and Facilities
What is there to do at TradeWinds Resort?
TradeWinds offers countless adventures and activities for every age. TradeWinds also has an Events Calendar, packed full of kid's activities, live music times and more!
Are there places to eat at TradeWinds Island Resorts?
Yes. TradeWinds offers 14 restaurant and grab-and-go outlets, from award-winning cuisine at Palm Court Italian Grill, to the extraordinary RumFish Grill, and casual beach dining at Gulfside Grill. You'll be sure to find a restaurant that suits every discriminating taste.
Are there connecting rooms at TradeWinds Island Resorts?
While there is little demand for connecting rooms as TradeWinds offers a number of one-bedroom villas that sleep up to six people, some hotel rooms can connect to one-bedroom villas, making them a villa with two or three bedrooms. However, no hotel rooms connect to regular hotel rooms.
Are there TVs in the guest rooms at TradeWinds Island Resorts?
Each room includes a new 37" flat-screen TV with premium cable and in-room movies.
What kind of bathroom amenities can I expect?
The bathrooms have soaps, shampoo, conditioner, shower caps, hair dryers and high-quality linens.
Are there safes in the guest rooms at TradeWinds Island Resorts?
Yes, there is a programmable safe in every room, which can fit up to a normal-sized laptop computer.
Can I do my laundry at TradeWinds Island Resorts?
Yes, there are laundry facilities on-site at both resorts.
What is the security like at TradeWinds Island Resorts?
Each room has a smoke detector that is wired into the fire alarm system. All of the public areas have smoke detectors or pull-alarm devices in the unlikely event of an emergency. TradeWinds Island Resorts also has 24-hour security.
Is there Wi-Fi access at TradeWinds, and is it free?
Yes, there is Wi-Fi service throughout the property and it is included in the daily Resort Amenity Fee.
What kind of activities can I find at TradeWinds Island Resorts?
Guests at TradeWinds Island Resorts can play at both resorts (Island Grand Beach Resort and RumFish Beach Resort) during their hotel stay, creating countless adventures for every age. In fact, a whole section of our website is dedicated to TradeWinds’ many activities and recreation.
Can I book activities?
Yes, some activities can be booked ahead of time, and in fact, with our popular activities, we encourage reservations to ensure availability. As you explore this website, look for callouts that allow you to book your adventures early. Also, watch for helpful “Know Before You Go” information boxes. Reservation instructions vary based on activities. You can also visit the hotel concierge, who can help you book adventures in advance.
Is there a spa on the property?
Body Works Spa is located at RumFish Beach Resort, just a short walk down the beach from Island Grand Beach Resort. Guests at both properties may enjoy the services at the spa.
Is there room service at TradeWinds Island Resorts?
Room service is not available, but we offer Express To-Go ordering at Flying Bridge where guests can order online and pick up. More online ordering options will be coming soon!
Is there shopping at TradeWinds Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort?
Yes. The Shop at RumFish Grill, the 2,200-square-foot retail shop located inside the RumFish Grill restaurant, has the area's largest selection of merchandise, art and gifts from local Florida brands and artists.