TradeWinds Resort

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5500 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2323


Sunkissed Dates and Rates

01/01/2024 – 12/31/2024

Need dates

  • 07/17/202407/19/2024
  • 07/28/202408/01/2024
  • 08/04/202408/09/2024




2022 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award Winner 2022 Convention South Readers Choice Award Winner 2022 Convention South New or Renovated Meeting Site Award 2021 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award Winner Corporate & Incentive Travel Award of Excellence Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award Meetings & Conventions Gold Key Award Certified Green Lodge ConventionSouth Reader’s Choice Award Cvent “Top 50 Meeting Destination in the US” Discover more sun and more fun! Escape to a tropical beachfront paradise complete with everything you need for the perfect getaway, including delicious dining, beachfront bars, relaxing comforts, and endless activities. Here you’ll stay at one, play at two — with two connecting resorts right on the soft white sands of St. Pete Beach. Whether you’re looking for family fun, a retreat, group getaway, or anything in between, it’s all here at TradeWinds Island Resorts.

Venue Highlights

3D Event Space

Cvent Photo-realistic 3D Event Spaces give planners the ability to realize their vision down to the finest detail.


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • View (garden)
  • View (ocean or water)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Rental car service
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet
  • Onsite AV staff

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa or salon
  • Tennis courts
  • Water sports
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Both Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport are about 30 minutes away, via Interstate 275. From Tampa International Airport.... follow the signs to I-275 South "To St. Petersburg" and across Tampa Bay. Continue South on I-275 approximately 15 miles through St. Petersburg. Exit I-275 at the St. Pete Beach/Pinellas Bayway Exit (exit 17). Proceed West across Pinellas Bayway (toll) which takes you directly to St. Pete Beach and ends at Gulf Blvd. Turn right on Gulf Blvd. TradeWinds Island Grand is on the left-hand side of the street, about 1.5 miles north. From St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport... turn left out of airport onto Roosevelt and follow signs to I-275 South through St. Petersburg, approximately 13 miles. Exit I-275 at the St. Pete Beach/Pinellas Bayway Exit (exit 17). Proceed West across Pinellas Bayway (toll) which takes you directly to St. Pete Beach and ends at Gulf Blvd. Turn right on Gulf Blvd. TradeWinds Island Grand is on the left-hand side of the street, about 1.5 miles north.


  • Paid parking$25.00 / day

Distance from airport

  • 12 mi. from venue

TradeWinds Resort Meeting Space

Total meeting space77,500 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms36
Largest room10,584 sq. ft.
Second largest room10,584 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)20,000 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space10,000 sq. ft.

Floor plans

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms734
Tax rate13%

Local Attractions

Salvador Dalí Museum

20 minutes away
Visit an unparalleled collection of works by renowned artist Salvador Dalí, from iconic melting clocks to imaginative visual illusions and avant-garde symbols. Shop, play, wander and quench your curiosity for all that is Salvador Dalí and beyond.
1000 Third Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL, US 33701

Busch Gardens

45 minutes away
Busch Gardens is a 300-acre African themed family entertainment park offering thrilling rides, exotic shops, ethnic restaurants, live entertainment and animal shows. An air-conditioned monorail guides visitors through one of North America’s largest wildlife collections and endangered species habitats.
10165 N McKinley Drive
Tamps, FL, US 33612

Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center

20 minutes away
The CHIHULY COLLECTION is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork. This presentation is unique as it is the first installation of Chihuly art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Designed so that the art and architecture work together to create a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of Chihuly’s art. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20-foot sculpture created especially for the site.
720 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL, US 33701

Ft. DeSoto Park

10 minutes away
Spotlight -- Fort De Soto Named America’s Top Beach for 2008 Pristine Area Favorite Lauded as “Portrait of Tranquility” Fort De Soto Park was named America’s Top Beach by TripAdvisor, the world's largest online travel community. Citing a “spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm, clear water and a laid-back atmosphere,” the popular online travel network put the park’s North Beach at the top of its annual best-of list, based on TripAdvisor's Popularity Index. This marks the second time in three years the pristine Pinellas County beach has received top honors on an annual “best-of” list. In 2005 Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. “Dr. Beach,” named Fort De Soto the nation’s #1 Beach Expert.
3500 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde, FL, US 33715

Tropicana Field and the Tampa Bay Rays

15 minutes away
Tropicana Field is home to MLB's Tampa Bay Rays and features the world's second-largest cable-supported domed roof. Tropicana Field is the world's only professional sports facility that features live cownose rays. The Rays Tank opened in 2006, and is located just behind the right center field wall.
1 Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, FL, US 33705

John's Pass Village and Boardwalk

10 minutes away
This quaint, scenic fishing village has an array of nautically themed shops and restaurants in an old-fashioned boardwalk setting.
12902 Village Blvd
Madaira Beach, FL, US 33708

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

25 minutes away
A working aquarium dedicated to environmental education, marine research and marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and release. Rescued otters, sea turtles, pelicans and the famous dolphin "Hope" from the movie Dolphin Tale 2, have found a permanent home here. Hourly animal care and training presentations, informative exhibits on animal rescue, behind-the-scenes tours and underwater viewing of sharks and native fish can all be found at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
249 Windward Pasage
Clearwater, FL, US 33767

Starlite Cruises

5 minutes away
StarLite Cruises has a diverse line of passenger vessels that cruise the intracoastal waterways. Cruising adventures and experiences include sightseeing cruises, fine dining yacht cruises, luncheon cruises, evening dinner cruises, casual tropical party cruises, dolphin watch cruises and nature eco-tours.
Corey Causeway
3400 Pasadena Ave. South
South Pasadena, FL, US 33707


TradeWinds Resort, the largest meeting facility on Florida's west coast, sits along 1,600 feet of award-winning St. Pete Beach shoreline. More than 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor common and event space has been refreshed and updated to create a beautiful yet productive backdrop. The extraordinary RumFish Grill®, with a wall-to-wall 33,500-gallon aquarium, headlines the portfolio of diverse dining offerings. Sunset cocktails at Salty's Beach Lounge offers the perfect networking happy hour venue. Recreation options include fitness center, spa, tennis and pickleball courts, paddleboards, parasailing, wave runners, beach cabanas and 9 swimming pools (one for adults only). TradeWinds' dedicated recreation team can customize activities including a boat-building regatta, glow-in-the-dark volleyball match, or photo scavenger hunt. For a bit of "at leisure" fun, explore our resort activities and nearby attractions! Email to book your next meeting or for meeting inquiries.


High season
Jun 1 – Jul 31
Mar 1 – Apr 30
Shoulder season
May 1 – May 31
Jan 1 – Feb 28
Low season
Aug 1 – Dec 31

Facility Restrictions

Non-Smoking, except in designated outdoor areas.

Additional Information

TradeWinds is the largest beachfront meetings resort spanning 1,600 feet of award-winning shoreline. Located on Florida’s west coast, TradeWinds offers 700+ guest rooms and 70,000-plus square feet of meeting space. Located 30 minutes from Tampa Intl. Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport. Flexible contracts and custom packages available. Well-experienced and trusted with over 850 meetings per year. Service is our passion.