by Kaitlin Braun
The Trade Winds Hotel is a comfortable option for smaller families or ones who don’t mind close quarters. Although the suites come with only one actual bed (king or queen, though you can also opt for two twins), kids can sleep on the queen-sized sofa beds: the Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites have one, and the Executive Suites have one or two (make your preference known at booking). Each room/suite comes with a private balcony where you can watch the sun rise or set over the ocean.
Breakfast through dinner (plus snacks) is served each day on the outdoor terrace at the Bay House Restaurant and bar (note that there is a dress code after 7 p.m). The suites include minifridges but no full kitchenettes, so expect to eat out, either at the Bay House or one of the other area restaurants, for most meals during your stay. Other than the pool, the hotel doesn’t feature many onsite activities; plan to treat it as a home base to return to after spending the day out and about on the island.
Our Editor Loves
- Private balconies overlooking the ocean
- Onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
- Basics are provided (beauty products, shampoo, toiletries)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Went for dinner and drinks at the hotel.. as it was a recommendation for the neighborhood.
Happy hour at bar and good friendly service.
Had food from the bar menu, reasonable choice of international and local food.. and some good vegetarian options.
Later on there was Karaoke which the flight crews who stay at the hotel had lots of fun at.. which made for a great atmosphere
by Mary B
Several family groups met up here with lots of kiddos. We all had a great time. The housekeeping staff were very friendly. They let you have as many pool towels as you needed. There were water slides, paddle boats and several pools to choose from. The kids had a great time. We did not rent a car and found plenty of dining places in walking distance. There were no life guards at the pools or on the beach.