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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort's 20-acre beachfront paradise on the Gulf Of Mexico was created with your enjoyment in mind. Soak up the sunshine beside one of five pools, ride the thrilling water slide, challenge a conference peer to a friendly game of golf or explore the impeccably landscaped grounds by paddleboat as you meander the tranquil waterway.

Choose from several on-site dining options – from delicious fine dining (including sumptuous fresh seafood) to casual “grab & go” fare. Take in the stunning sunsets from a tropical beach bar while enjoying cocktails & some valuable networking time with conference attendees. When the day is done, get a great night’s rest in your classic British West Indies-inspired guestroom.

Reservations and Travel Tips

Room Reservations

Call the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort at (800) 808-9833. Be sure to mention CU Conferences to receive rates starting at $205.

The resort fee is WAIVED when you book your room your room through CU Conferences' room block.

Rates are based on availability. If you are unable to book a room, call CU Conferences at 888-465-6010 for assistance.


The weather in St. Petersburg during the month of December is generally warm. The average temperature reaches a high of about 73° during the day and 58° in the evenings.

Airport and Ground Transportation

Tampa International Airport (TPA) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) are both 40 minutes from the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

  • Bats Taxi is approx. $54 from the airport to the hotel

**All rates listed are subject to change and are estimates. Please check rates with the ground transportation taxi and shuttle booth prior to departure.

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort Experience


Spend some "you time" while basking in the sun.


You definitely will want to check out RumFish Grill, located at Guy Harveys. (TradeWinds sister property)


Be sure to allow some time to relax at the spa.

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". What to do during your conference downtime? We have a few ideas...

Beach Drive Shopping District

Enjoy a stroll along downtown St. Pete's Beach Drive, home to unique shops, world-class museums and galleries, as well as amazing dining options for every taste and budget. Just across from Beach Drive, you'll find beautiful city parks and St. Pete's fabulous waterfront. To top things off, a horse-drawn carriage ride will add yet another lasting memory of your visit here. You will definitely be looking forward to your next visit to beautiful downtown St. Pete.


Eat St. Pete Food Tours

Eat St Pete Food Tours is a leader in culinary and cultural experiences in St Petersburg Florida and was the first company to offer a food tour experience in the city in 2012. Eat St Pete's first tour started in Downtown and was known as the Original "SunShine City" Food Tour. The tours grew with the food scene that now expands into the EDGE district and the Grand Central District in St Pete. The tours introduce both visitors and locals to off the beaten path eateries, the colorful history of the city, iconic buildings both old and new; alongside hidden murals.


The Dali Museum

The Dali Museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and features works from the artist’s entire career. The collection includes over 2,100 works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity, including oil paintings, many original drawings, book illustrations, artists’ books, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts and an extensive archive of documents. Founded with the works collected by A. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse, the Museum has made significant additions to its collection over the years.