Alabama’s Gulf Coast is an exciting place to visit, even in the dog days of summer when temperatures soar. Guests of The Beach Club Resort and Spa have some refuge from the heat with a few suggestions that’ll keep you cool and comfortable all summer long.
Rent beach chair sets with an umbrella on the beach. Spectrum guests receive priority seating on the front row (subject to availability) and can book in advance through The Beach Club app. You’ll be surprised at the difference a little shady spot can make.
Plan to break for lunch in the hottest part of the day (noon – 2 p.m.). Choose lunch and naps in the room if you have littles or take the family to The Village Hideaway (located at the main entrance) for lunch and cocktails.
Hit the pool instead of the beach when it’s super hot. Lots of people are headed inside to beat the heat and enjoy lunch, so the pool might be less crowded and definitely cooler, particularly if you stay in the water.
Cool off with a frozen drink at Gulfside Bar & Grill where you’ll also find snacks, small plates and fantastic burgers. Gulfside overlooks The Clubhouse pool and has an awesome Gulf of Mexico view as well.
Take an ice cream break! Head over to The Village Creamery and satisfy your sweet tooth while noshing on hand-dipped ice cream, dipping dots, key lime pie sundaes or cookies and cream sundaes. Spectrum guests under the age of 18 receive FREE cone vouchers at check-in.
Enjoy mornings outdoors, retreat indoors during the hottest temperatures, then head back out as the sun goes down. Families LOVE evenings at The Village Lawn (open seasonally) where there are food trucks, drinks, music, games/activities and space for the kids to run off extra energy. Don’t forget to show your Spectrum wristband for a 10% discount on all food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases.
Book a spa appointment during the hottest part of the day. Not only will you escape the heat, but you’ll be pampered head to toe.
Keep yourself hydrated with lots of water, popsicles, or water-packed fruits especially when the sun is scorching. And, don’t forget to reapply sunscreen often!
Be safe and not sorry by booking a condo or cottage directly with Spectrum Resorts. Summer is a busy season, and we want you to have your favorite condo or cottage!