We have been staying at Gulf Tides for over 10 years and this place keeps getting better! The majority of our stays have been in the two bedroom units across the street from the beach, although one time we were fortunate enough to stay in the penthouse. The rooms are spacious and clean with views to the east and west. The grounds are beautifully kept. The rooms have been updated with new counters, bedding, lighting, etc. The staff is always friendly and helpful. At the beach are chairs that can be taken closer to the water so you don't have to worry about bringing your own. There is a tennis court, pool, grills and bikes that are available on site, along with direct access to a well kept sidewalk/trail that runs the length of the island. The highlight of each day is enjoying the sunset from the beach. It is always hard to leave Gulf Tides, but we always look forward to returning.