Disclosure: I was provided with accommodations, some meals and resort amenities by the Beach Club Resort and Spa, however, all opinions are my own.
We love going to the beach, and when we had the opportunity to visit the Beach Club Resort and Spa by Spectrum in Gulf Shores, we jumped at the chance. We went here about 10 years ago, but a lot has changed since then, and we, of course, had never taken Emma Kate.
The condos are owned by individuals, but the resort has so many “resort-like” features for you to take advantage of, and the only way to get them included in the price of your condo is to book directly through Spectrum.
Here are my top 5 reasons you should book directly through Spectrum for your Beach Club vacation:
When you book through Spectrum, you have a great first impression with the front desk staff at the Beach Club Resort and Spa. They get you checked in, answer all your questions, give you your wristbands (more on that later) as well as a card for complimentary DVD rentals and a free scoop of ice cream for the kiddos. If you experience any problems during your stay, there is an onsite concierge to help you out, so you can enjoy your family time worry-free and hassle-free.
When we checked in, we were each given a wristband to use around the resort. Having a way to pay for things without lugging my wallet to the beach or pool was amazing. Also, when you use your wristband on property, you get 10% off of most things. Great perk! The bands were also used to open the gate to the special clubhouse pool which I will talk more about in a minute.
Beach Chair Rentals:
Anyone who has kids knows how many things you have to lug through the sand in the hot sun for a day at the beach. We used to drag a tent (yes a tent!) to the beach plus chairs, towels, food, and all the sand toys. It was exhausting and often took multiple trips. When you book through Spectrum at the Beach Club, you get priority front row seats and first access to their beach chairs and umbrellas, plus a discount!
Complimentary Kids Activities:
There is always something going on at the Clubhouse pool! There are tons of kids activities like sand sculptures, shark tooth necklaces, and more offered during the day. When you book through Spectrum and attend kids activities wearing your wristband, you get to participate for FREE! That’s right, we would be swimming, and the activities director would come out with tons of art supplies. Emma Kate would hop out of the pool and run over to see what she got to make. She loved it and it was nice to have some fun little souvenirs to bring home.
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Full Resort/Clubhouse access:
There are four condo towers at the Beach Club Resort and Spa. In front of each one in between the tower and the beach, there is a pool. In between the two towers lies the clubhouse and clubhouse pool. It’s pretty amazing. There is an indoor pool, a gym, locker room with showers, steam room and sauna, as well as the ability to use their beach towels and not your own. At the pool there is a bar and grill where you can use your wristband to order and have food brought to you. This is also where all the kids activities are held. The gate to this pool area is only accessed by using your wristband, which you only get when you book via Spectrum.
There are many reasons to stay at the Beach Club Resort and Spa, but even MORE reasons to book via Spectrum Resorts. Make sure you are maximizing your time, money, and benefits by booking directly, and you can enjoy all of these things and more as you sip fruity drinks and listen to the ocean waves. Happy travels!