The Best Seafood Restaurants in the South Padre Island Area

South Padre Island has plenty of great seafood restaurants on the island no matter how you like it prepared. You won’t be disappointed by the quality of food and the number of places you’ll have to choose from. We at Padre Getaways doesn’t want anyone to go hungry while you’re on your vacation. Let’s take a peek at some of the best seafood restaurants are around the island that you need to try!

Liam’s Steak House & Oyster Bar

Where to Find the Best Seafood Restaurants on the Island202 W. Tarpon Street, South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (956) 772-4700
Hours: 7 Days a Week from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Website: http://www.liamssteakhouse.com/

Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar

Where to Find the Best Seafood Restaurants on the Island1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (956) 761-1314
Hours: Bar opens daily at 4:30 pm and Restaurants opens daily at 5:00 pm
Website: http://searanchrestaurant.com/

Blackbeard’s Restaurant

Where to Find the Best Seafood Restaurants on the Island103 E Saturn Ln, South Padre Island
Phone: (956) 761-2962
Hours: Wednesday – Monday from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Website: https://www.blackbeardsspi.com/

Pelican Station

Where to Find the Best Seafood Restaurants on the Island 201 S Garcia St, Port Isabel
Phone: (956) 943-3344
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Fri. & Sat. 11:00 am -10:00 p.m.
Website: https://pelicanstation.co/

While there are many other restaurants that serve seafood here on South Padre Island, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope that you and your family can experience some of the tasty seafood that you will find here on the island!

Book Your Thanksgiving Week Vacation to South Padre Island Today

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving Day will be here sooner that you think. Heading to South Padre Island this Thanksgiving Week is just what every family needs this year. Staying in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals will allow you and your family to have a great vacation. Let’s look below at why you need to book your Thanksgiving vacation to South Padre Island today.

Room for Everyone

Book Your Thanksgiving Week Vacation to South Padre Island Today

A great benefit to spending Thanksgiving week with us on South Padre Island is our vacation rentals. We have many homes that can accommodate 4 people to larger families. You will find that many of our vacation rental have enough bathrooms so there won’t be any arguing over the bathrooms. The living room and dining room are large enough for everyone to have their own seat while you spend time together. Think of the new memories you will make on this family vacation this Thanksgiving week.

Cook for Everyone

Book Your Thanksgiving Week Vacation to South Padre Island Today

Another advantage of booking your vacation to stay in one of our vacation rentals is the large kitchens. If you were to stay in a hotel, you wouldn’t cook any meals there. Instead, you’d have to go out to eat every day of your vacation, which can be a little costly at times. This year you’ll be able to cook your Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family as you spend time together. Make it a new tradition to allow the kids to help make one of the goodies on this trip.

There are so many other reasons why you should spend Thanksgiving week on South Padre Island. If you are ready to book your vacation to stay in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals, book today. We hope to see you and your family this holiday season as you make new memories together!

Where to Rent Golf Carts on South Padre Island

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to South Padre Island, and you want to explore the island a little differently? Getting around the island is easy peasy when you have a golf cart rental during your stay. Staying in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals will allow you and the family to enjoy your vacation a little more. Let’s look below at where you and your family can head to get a golf cart to get your vacation started before you get here.

SPI Fun Rentals

Where to Rent Golf Carts on South Padre Island

1314 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 5761-9999
Website: http://www.spifunrentals.com

SPI Fun Rentals is where you and your family can rent from a 4-person golf cart up to an 8-person golf cart. If you are staying with the whole family in one of our larger vacation rentals, then getting a golf cart will help you get around together without having to drive your vehicle. Load up the golf cart and head to the beach with all your gear in tow as you enjoy your time together!

SPI Activities

1414 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (956) 521-1844
Website: https://spiactivities.com/golf-cart-rentals/

SPI Activities is another excellent company where you can rent golf carts for the length of your stay. They offer golf carts for up to 6 people, and all of their carts are allowed on the streets. You will notice with their golf carts are custom built and have several things that even the kids will love. If you don’t want to rent a golf cart for the whole week, they do offer hourly and daily rentals. Think of the fun you and your family will have as you ride around South Padre Island together in a golf cart.

Paradise Fun Rentals at Mirage Beachwear

Where to Rent Golf Carts on South Padre Island

4200 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 761-8775
Website: https://www.funrentalspi.com

Paradise Fun Rentals is located at three different Mirage Beachwear locations for you to head to. Depending on where you are staying with us at Padre Getaways will depend on what area you will go to. No matter what size your family is, Paradise Fun Rentals will have the perfect size golf cart. They offer from 4-8-person golf carts and even provide a scoot coupe for just two people. Be sure to visit one of their locations or visit their site online to book your golf cart rentals today.

While there are many other places that you can rent a golf cart from on South Padre Island, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us at Padre Getaways, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family on your next vacation and exploring the island with your golf cart rental!

Where to Rent Bikes on South Padre Island

Are you and your family headed to South Padre Island and are looking for a different way to see the island? The easiest and most fun-filled way to get around South Padre Island is on the seat of a bicycle. When arrive for your vacation on the island don’t worry about driving around, just hop on the bike and explore. Staying in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals will allow you and your family to stay close to the fun. Let your car take a rest while you’re on vacation and instead get out and explore the island via a bike!

Air Padre

Where to Rent Bikes on South Padre Island

5709A Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (956) 299-9463
Website: http://www.airpadrekiteboarding.com/rentals/water-bike-rentals-south-padre-island.html

Air Padre is the only place on South Padre Island where you can rent state-of-the-art water bikes. There’s water access directly behind their water sports shop. Water bikes are floating bicycles on the water. They are easier to balance than regular two wheeled bicycles. These double pontoon water bicycles are meant for easy cruising on the open waterways.

SPI Activities Bike Rentals

Where to Rent Bikes on South Padre Island

1414 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (956) 521-1844
Website: https://spiactivities.com/bicycle-rentals/

Bicycling is fun for the whole family. Stop in and see their large selection of golf carts, bicycles, quadro cycles, surf boards and more.

There are so many places that you and your family can go while you’re exploring on your bikes. Spending time together while on vacation is what we at Padre Getaways wants for all our guests. We can’t wait to hear what you and your family do while you’re enjoying South Padre Island on bikes!

3 Exciting Outdoor Activities to Do on South Padre Island

Are you and your family looking for something exciting to do when you’re on vacation to South Padre Island? If you are, then you are in luck as we at Padre Getaways can share with you three outdoor activities that meet that criteria. Staying with us in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to the action. Let’s look below at how your family can experience three exciting outdoor activities to do here on South Padre Island.

Parasailing

3 Exciting Outdoor Activities to Do on South Padre Island

If you’re looking for an exciting activity to do with the family that includes flying, then this is your activity. Parasailing will allow you and your family to fly 700 ft above the crystal-clear waters of Laguna Madre Bay. You will be able to see the entire island from that height, and you will see how beautiful our island is. There are many different options that you can choose from, such as single, double, or triples in parasailing. Think of the memories that you will gain from flying in the air with your family and enjoying the gentle breeze as well.

 Surfing Lessons

Have you or someone in your family ever wanted to learn how to surf? If so, then why not learn while you’re on vacation here on South Padre Island. South Padre Surf Company has been around for over 25 years and makes it possible for everyone to learn. They offer VIP Surfing Surfaris, surfing lessons for Special Needs, and even Dog Surfing lessons. You can choose from a 30-minute lesson to an hour lesson, and we can tell you you’ll love every minute of it. Make your dreams of becoming a real surfer while on vacation to South Padre Island.

Paddleboarding

3 Exciting Outdoor Activities to Do on South Padre Island

Another fun and exciting activity that you and your family can experience is paddleboarding. This is one of the most fun that you will have on the water as you try to balance yourself on the board, all while standing up. Many will laugh as you all fall into the water until you get the hang of it but will give you a workout too. Not sure when you want to go, then have no fear as you can book evening rentals where there will be LED lights on your board. Think of the fun you’ll have as a family doing this fun and exciting activity together!

While there are many other fun and exciting activities that you and your family can participate in here on South Padre Island, we wanted to share these. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in a South Padre Island vacation rental, now is the time. We can’t wait to see your family and hear about your fun adventures!

Spend your Summer Vacation on South Padre Island

Do you and your family have a summer vacation planned on South Padre Island? If you are, we at Padre Getaways can tell you how you can enjoy the island on your vacation. Staying in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the action. Let’s look below at how you can enjoy your vacation this summer on the island.

Enjoy Time on the Water

Spend your Summer Vacation on South Padre Island

One thing that many families love to do is spend their time on the water here on South Padre Island. There are many businesses on the island that allow you to enjoy time on the water. Some of the things that you can do are cruises for eco-tours and dolphin watching to parasailing and doing a little standup paddleboarding. With access to the water and so many different things, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

Biking on the Island

Another great way to explore the island is to rent bikes and explore. Many places do rent bikes, and there are even places that offer beach bikes and tandem bikes. If you can bring your bikes with you, then you will be able to enjoy the island as a family. Bike your way to the beach or to a restaurant to eat at. Enjoy spending the time outdoors as South Padre Island offers you beautiful beaches and weather as well.

Did Someone Say Waterpark?

Spending your days at the Beach Park at Isla Blanca is perfect for everyone who loves excitement. Located on South Padre Island is one of the best waterparks that you may visit in the area. From Sandcastle Cove to waterslides, kid areas, and even a watercoaster, there is something for everyone at this waterpark. They are open, and they have several different ticket options to choose from. We promise that this is a great park to check on this summer while on your vacation.

While there are many other things to do in the area, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your summer vacation to stay in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and hear all about the adventures you did as a family here on the island!

Padre Getaways is Ready for You

We are excited to share with our guests and future guests that Padre Getaways and the beaches are open again! This has been a very trying time for everyone in the country, and we know that while the beaches are back empty, you will still have to follow many of the new restrictions for COVID-19. Staying with us in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals will allow you to sit back and relax after not being able to travel for a good month or so.

Social Distancing

We are just as excited as our guests that the beaches are back open! But we do have to let you know that things may be a little different when you come on vacation. We do still have to maintain social distancing even while on the beach, and you may notice the set up on the beach is a little different. South Padre Island wants to continue to keep their visitors safe during their next visit, and it means that the chairs located on the beach must be spaced at least 6 feet apart from one another. But this doesn’t mean that you still can’t have a good time! Let the kids play in the sand and enjoy the surf a little bit. Build sandcastles and just have a good time together on the beach!

Book your Next Vacation Today

Depending on where you live will depend on when you will be able to travel again, but we here at Padre Getaways are ready when you are. We know that many different states will be allowing their residents to start traveling again, beginning on either May 1st through May 15th. When you and your family are ready to travel and relax some after being home for the past month, we are waiting to see you! Book your next vacation today to take a relaxing and well-deserved vacation on our beautiful island!

We know that while we don’t know if this will become a part of our world for years to come, it’s something we must abide by now. Our staff at Padre Getaways can’t wait to see you and your family as you go and enjoy the area and our vacation rentals!

South Padre Island Birding, Nature & Alligator Sanctuary

Have you ever visited the South Padre Island Birding, Nature & Alligator Sanctuary before? If you haven’t, then you are in for a treat on your next vacation. Staying in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals this summer will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look below at what you and your family can experience this summer at the South Padre Island Birding, Nature & Alligator Sanctuary.

SPI Birding & Nature Center

South Padre Island Birding, Nature & Alligator Sanctuary

One of the best things about visiting the SPI Birding and Nature Center is getting to see birds that you may not see at home. They have several different attractions that you and the family can experience on your next visit. To get a great view of some pretty amazing birds is to head over to the 5 Bird Blinds where you and the family can see birds up close and there is even a 5-story tower that has some pretty spectacular views of the island. Seeing both birds and nature is easy since you will be able to walk on over 3,300 feet of boardwalk. Just think of the wildlife, birds, and nature that you can see with all of these amazing attractions.

Is That a Gator?

South Padre Island Birding, Nature & Alligator Sanctuary

If you have someone in the family that has a love for reptiles, then look no further. Over at SPI Birding, Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary are where you can get an up-close view of an Alligator. This is like no other sanctuary that you’ve ever been to. Think of a local zoo that you may have visited within the past year or so, did you get to see a gator up close? Probably not, but when you visit the Alligator Sanctuary you will see more than that. One of the main things that make this sanctuary even better than others in the area is that they will be released back in the wild in Gator Country in Beaumont once they reach 6 ft. The Texas Parks & Wildlife will toe-tag the Alligator and will keep an eye on them. You don’t want to miss seeing Big Padre & Lady Laguna either as they are both “famous” here on the island!

See Nature from Home

South Padre Island Birding, Nature & Alligator Sanctuary

One thing that you and your family can enjoy during this time that most of the country is under the “stay at home” ordinance, is to check out the live webcam. This webcam will show you live views of the South Padre Island Laguna Madre Bay which happens to be from the 5-story tower at the Birding and Nature Center. Who wouldn’t want to check it out and see what the water looks like, the nature center looks like and well the weather? You may even get lucky and see a bird or two while you are viewing the camera.

While there are many other reasons as of why you should visit the SPI Birding, Nature Center and the Alligator Sanctuary, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your summer trip to stay with us in one of our South Padre Island vacation rentals, give us a call today! We look forward to seeing you and your family this summer and hearing all about your visit to the SPI Birding, Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary!

Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels on South Padre Island

Padre Getaways is pleased to offer some of the very best vacation rentals on South Padre Island. All of our condos and homes must meet strict standards for quality and value to ensure your vacation experience is nothing short of perfect.

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We know when it comes to vacation rental companies you’ll have a few to select from, so at Padre Getaways we try harder because we want to be your #1 choice for vacation properties when you visit South Padre Island. Our properties will provide you with a wide variety of options with regard to location and amenities. We also know it can be hard to choose, but we’re sure we’ll have exactly what you’re hoping for. When you let our professional and experienced staff at Padre Getaways assist you in making your vacation plans, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Take a look at some of the various vacation rentals we have on our website. We look forward to seeing you soon!

More Space in Rentals from Padre GetawaysMore Space

The additional space of our vacation rentals enable family and friends to travel together and split lodging costs, offering more budget friendly “per night” rates overall. Our vacation rentals average over 1,000 square feet as opposed to hotel rooms that average 400 square feet and, typically, a 1,000+ square foot vacation rental can accommodate six or more guests. No more cramming into a single hotel room or trying to arrange adjoining rooms.

Rentals with Lots of Room at Padre Getaways

Sharing a vacation rental lets you strike a compromise between togetherness and privacy. Groups can share a rental, enjoying time together in the communal areas, yet maintain privacy with ample space for everyone to come and go as they please. Imagine everyone under one roof in one our vacation rental’s spacious living rooms as opposed to 6 to 8 people sitting on one bed. The kids can be put to bed in one room, while the adults enjoy their private bedrooms and bathrooms. Some of our rentals even feature multiple master suites.

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Convenient Amenities

While our vacation rentals don’t offer room service, daily housekeeping, or a concierge, you may find that the amenities that our rentals do offer may be worth making your own bed on vacation. Amenities vary by building, but typically include washers, dryers, full kitchens, and free WiFi, plus pools, boat slips, fitness rooms, and different sports facilities.

Aside from being very convenient, many of these amenities also help keep more money in your pocket. Having a fully equipped kitchen with a full-sized fridge, stove, and microwave, enables you to cook some of your own meals to avoid pricey restaurants, but also bring back leftovers if you do choose to dine out. On average, one person can easily spend $50 per day on meals alone. In one of our vacation rentals, you’re sure to cut that amount in half. A washer and dryer in or very near your rental also allows you to pack more lightly and avoid expensive dry cleaning services while on vacation. And while there is no daily maid service, we can offer scheduled housekeeping at a reasonable extra cost when prior arrangements are made.

Swimming Pools and Weight Rooms

As animal lovers ourselves, we also know that it is not always possible to leave a pet behind during vacation. Fortunately, Padre Getaways offers pet-friendly options that make it possible to bring your fur baby along. Keep in mind that there are certain weight restrictions and we do require a $50 non-refundable pet fee.

Unlimited Variety

Since our vacation rentals are individually owned, they are all unique. They come in all shapes and sizes, from condo rentals to private homes, beachfront resorts to bayside residential townhomes. You can choose from more than 70 Padre Getaways vacation properties with different locations and prices that are sure to suit all travel group sizes and needs.

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South Padre Island is approximately a ½ mile wide and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the east and the Laguna Madre Bay on the west. Our rentals are available on or within walking distance from both. We have condos from studio size to 4 bedrooms up to 2,800 square feet and penthouse condos even larger. Or we have private homes from 2 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms up to 3,500 square feet. With so many different options to choose from, there is no better time to try a vacation rental and catch on to the trend.

A Practical Investment In Fun

As a CPA and a finance executive, I was trained to look at net income, cash flow, return on investment (ROI), cap rate and other quantifiable measures when evaluating a potential investment in real estate.This is necessary but not necessarily fun. It is simply number crunching with very little emotion. The necessary and relevant questions are:

  • What is the historical rental income?
  • What are occupancy rates?
  • What is the potential future rental income?
  • What are the taxes and insurance, maintenance and HOA fees?
  • What is the mortgage payment?
  • Can the rental income from the property cover the operating expenses and mortgage payment?
  • When the property is sold, how much will it have appreciated?
  • How much gain will be realized?
  • What are the tax implications?
  • Is this a PRACTICAL investment?

Amidst all the number crunching, I looked forward to our annual escape to South Padre Island with our best friends. I always loved to come to the island, and I always hated to leave. Eventually my husband and I decided to purchase a condo and combine the place we enjoyed the most with a practical investment.

We made our “practical investment in fun”. In evaluating an investment from this different point of view, there is a whole new set of questions:

  • Do you like the property?
  • Can you picture yourself sitting on the balcony watching the Gulf, taking in the sunrise each morning…or watching the sunset over the bay each evening?
  • Will you enjoy a walk on the beach within steps of our front door?
  • Will you enjoy being able to jump in a car or on a plane without having to even carry on a bag because your owner’s closet has all you need?
  • Will you treasure special moments with family and friends when they stay at your “Beach Home”?
  • How much will you gain by being able to escape the usual more often to go to a place that you love?
  • Is this a FUN investment?

The answers to these questions are always easy.

So, after 30 years in the big city business world, I landed (intentionally) on South Padre Island with a real estate license. Now it is my job to help others make practical investments in fun. The same property can meet both needs. Whichever approach you use to evaluate your investment, there are properties that fit. And I stand ready to help you evaluate your South Padre Island real estate investment from either point of view….or both!

Looking for a practical investment in fun? Call Eleana Jones.