My family and I were invited to a South Padre Island getaway on behalf of the South Padre CVB and Texas Travel Talk. All opinions are my own. Your own little slice of paradise awaits at Isla Grand Beach Resort South Padre! Isla Grand sits on ten acres of beautiful, green grounds. A tropical escape in south Texas since 1959, Isla Grand continues to make vacation dreams come true.
Just outside the Isla Grand entrance you will be met by gorgeous, tropical parrots who love to chat! Even at my age, I’m always surprised to hear a bird repeat words back to me. “Hi!” The kids look forward to coming and going when it means an encounter with these guys.
The accommodations at Isla Grand exceeded expectations! Offering 65 two-bedroom condominiums all with views of the Gulf of Mexico, the condos feature full size kitchen, dining/living area, two bedrooms and two separate bathrooms, with larger units also available.
The kids literally jumped up and down as they explored the expanse of the condo.
When you are looking for a family getaway to spend time together and build memories, it’s such an asset to have a gorgeous, spacious home away from home.
After hours in the sun, you will have the space you need to enjoy time with family over a good movie, game of cards, or share a meal prepared in the full-size kitchen.
You may be tempted to sleep in after a full day of activities, but might I suggest a nap in the afternoon instead. Watching the sun come up from your balcony is well worth the early wake up time!
I was just going to peek outside, but it was so beautiful, calm, and serene that it drew me out onto the balcony where I sunk into a chair, breathed in the ocean air, listened to the seagulls and ocean water in the distance, and feasted my eyes on an amazing sunrise. I could feel the stress leaving my body as I took it all in!
I would be happy to just rest in the condo for a week without ever leaving, but there is much to explore outside the condo.
There are two huge pools! Splash with the family and then read a book on a beach chair in the ocean air. There are tennis courts as well!
Just a short walk from the pool area leads you straight to the beach.
Water sports are available for purchase. My family just loves to get wet and sandy on the beach, maybe next time we’ll find adventure in sports rentals.
Don’t feel like cooking? No problem! Isla Grand has you covered without ever having to leave the property. Grab a coffee or morning pastry at the Coffee Hut.
Rather feast at breakfast? Head over to Windjammers Beachfront Café for their fabulous breakfast buffet including made to order omelets!
Be served for lunch and dinner at Windjammers Beachfront Café. Fine dining with the family while you cool down or wind down is the perfect addition to your ultimate family getaway.
You just can’t beat the tropical view! You’ll find yourself repeating, “I can’t believe I’m still in Texas!” I know I did!
All the food we tried was very good. Being so close to the border to Mexico and ocean you can imagine that seafood and Mexican food rule. Windjammers has a great combination of both. We recommend the melt in your mouth fajitas.
The Mexican Taquitos were also very tasty and served just the way I like them topped with avocado, cheese, cilantro, and onions. Yum!
A little break from the kids while on vacation sound good? Families can also take advantage of children’s activities provided for guests during the summer months.
In the heart of South Padre Island, the Isla Grand Beach Resort has so much to offer, everything you need in one place! Book your own tropical family getaway today!
Looking for more family fun ideas on South Padre Island? Check out our Ultimate South Padre Family Getaway.