Kids Life Tuscaloosa May/June 2021 - Page 8

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The Beach Club Resort and Spa Gulf Shores , Alabama

may / june 2021

By Linda Holloway Photography courtesy of Spectrum Resort

It is that time of year when daydreams finally transfer to reality . Even as I am writing , my mind wanders from the keyboard to days where the warm Gulf breeze flows over my face and the surf forces sand between my toes . A place where babies coo , children squeal with joy , teens trade phones for activities , and parents relax . This magical place has a name , and it is simply tagged … The Beach Club .

Located along the Fort Morgan Peninsula , The Beach Club Resort and Spa is a Spectrum Resort , and is known as Gulf Shores ’ premier full-service resort . Everything we needed was at our fingertips : a long stretch of sugar-white sand along the Gulf of Mexico , a clubhouse pool with private cabanas , plus 4 more outdoor pools with a hot tub , and an indoor pool . You will find on-site dining , spa services , nature trails , kids ’ activities , and more . Little wonder The Beach Club was previously named , “ Top 10 Family Beach Resorts in America ” by Family Vacation Critic .
The popular resort is situated on 86 acres of natural beauty with private beaches spanning the length of nearly five football fields . Guests don ’ t have to worry about carrying a wallet around since a wristband is distributed for charges and access to the Clubhouse . Guests can choose from 4 Gulf-front condo towers and 30 cottages featuring 1-5 bedrooms — all well-appointed . With so many lodging options , the resort is perfect for multi-generational vacations .
The Beach Club has some of the best amenities and perks that I have experienced . To qualify for all of them , book your stay through the official owner and operator of all amenities ,
Spectrum Resorts . The “ Clean Bed Guarantee ” provides a clean white duvet for every arrival ; high-quality mattresses are also in every vacation rental . Just think--no more backaches on vacation . Can you relate ?
There is a bounty of activities to engage children and teens including : Turtle Tot Spray Bottle Painting , Family Trivia , Poolside Craft , and Aqua Fun Tail Mermaid Classes . Kids are competitive by nature . I learned this while watching a Hermit Crab Race activity . All ages seem to enjoy the Hula Hoop Contest and poolside S ’ mores . Kids get their groove on at the Toby Dance Party , and race to Family Movie Night located in the Club Event Room . Be sure to ask about Toby ’ s Kids ’ Club for 12 and under that comes with a tote bag full of goodies when you sign up .
At the Beach Club , activities change daily , and there is never a moment of boredom . Check the schedule on the website . Teens will appreciate the Activity Court with basketball and shuffleboard courts adjacent to the resort ’ s Racquet Club . The Clubhouse Arcade is where all games are complimentary for Spectrum Resorts guests . There is also a playground near the tennis courts .
The resort ’ s Sand Island is where you will find oversized chess / checkers , volleyball and family grilling / picnic areas .