South Padre Island

South Padre Island Travel Guide

Articles about South Padre Island

By Travel + Leisure Staff
By Ann Shields
By Ann Shields
Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast stretches of empty shoreline, the relentless crashing of the waves, the long walks bundled agains...

Hotels in South Padre Island

Rooms with spacious balconies overlook the ocean at this iconic South Padre hotel. Grab a cocktail at the pool’s swim-up bar, surrounded by royal palms. If tired muscles need kneading, head to the spa for a massage.

Restaurants in South Padre Island

Stop into this friendly breakfast and lunch spot for piping hot migas (eggs loaded with tomatoes, onions and tortilla chips), fluffy pancakes, and strong coffee.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Opt for the Ecology Tour to get schooled on the area’s diverse marine life like starfish and stingrays; you’ll also follow dolphin pods jumping through Gulf waters.