The Story Behind Your Stay
TradeWinds Island Resorts includes Island Grand Beach Resort, the largest beachfront resort in St. Pete Beach, and RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds, home of the popular RumFish Grill restaurant. In 2019, it was acquired by 1754 Properties, a South Florida-based institutional owner and manager of hotels. The properties function as two independent resorts, with the “stay at one, play at two” concept. New investment capital provided additional resources to further enhance the resort’s widespread appeal and positioned TradeWinds as one of the top beach resorts in the country, focusing on the needs of its consistent and loyal customer base.
The resorts have long been a friend of the environment, and have been awarded the Florida Green Lodging certification by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for protecting the area’s natural resources, reducing waste, and minimizing pollution. They were the first resorts on St. Pete Beach to plant sea oats, which help prevent erosion and to install turtle-friendly amber lighting on the beachfront. The TradeWinds EcoTeam raises awareness about the effects of the human footprint. They hold beach cleanups and bring in guest speakers to educate employees, guests, and local residents. Learn more about our green efforts.
At TradeWinds Island Resorts, we specialize in making people feel at home. That’s why we’re committed to helping those around us who could use a hand making their home in our community. We constantly look for new opportunities to become involved in the lives of those around us. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss a way in which we can help your charitable organization. Here are some of our many community involvement programs:
- TradeWinds’ employees are given the opportunity to volunteer their time with Tampa Bay Watch to help rebuild oyster shell reefs similar to natural oyster communities found along the shoreline of Tampa Bay.
- Two TradeWinds employees founded the Eco Team, which raises awareness about the effects of the "human footprint" through monthly meetings with guest speakers from local organizations such as Tampa Bay Watch, Sea Turtle Trackers, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The team also participates in monthly beach cleanups and adopts Sea Turtle nests every year. Follow @TWEcoTeam
- Many TradeWinds employees choose to give a portion of every paycheck to the Academy Prep Center of St Petersburg, a private middle school program for fifth- through eighth-grade students, designed specifically to give children of low-income families the best education possible.