We were married on the shoreline of the water right in front of the Sandpiper on Valentines Day 2009. We have gone back since for a night here and there. We also spent our honeymoon there. They were one of the few hotels (unlike The San Pearl) that gave us permission to marry in front of their hotel. All though we were dressed up like a wedding..It was just a notary and us. We had a splendid honeymoon. The people that work there....every last one of them....is happy and treated us like family. The view from our ocean view suite was breathtaking. I`ve been going to Tradewinds visiting both properties, (with my ex-husband ) since my 21 year old twins were 3 years old. Last summer though, they would rent me a room for a one night stay, so I had to look else where....which was sad for me. This year their specials just aren`t inexpensive enough for a weekend get away....especially with the $25 add-on for parking and cabana rental. If you can stay here for you vacation and you will go away quite pleased. I`il post a pic. What a great wedding and honeymoon place! It was heaven! We did go back last September and had a beautiful weekend! Great value at the time. My fav thing this summer though...they have the Rays game playing and you can pay a small fee to park and use their facilities. The food at, " The flying Bridge" Island Grand and (our fav) the pipers cafe" at the Sandpiper....awesome food!