Book Your Beachfront Holiday Party with Spectrum Resorts

Every visit to Alabama’s beaches is a cause for celebration. And if you already have a reason to party, our sugar-white sands and turquoise waves can add a touch of magic to your special event. Even holidays feel a little more festive when they have our beachfront background!

And with the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to book the perfect venue for your party. If you don’t want to add to your holiday stress, that probably means a venue with a great location, enough space for all your guests, and a party package that covers every detail. We have good news for your planning committee – you’ll find all of that and more with Spectrum Resorts at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores and Turquoise Place in Orange Beach.

The Beach Club and Turquoise Place are two of the most desirable resorts in the area, and our party packages are designed to elevate your holiday event. When the fun is done, our group lodging rates can give everyone to spend a few days enjoying the beach!

Whether you’re celebrating the season with your company, your colleagues, your clients or your friends, the upscale properties of Spectrum Resorts can provide the perfect setting from start to finish.

Turquoise Place

Experience true holiday magic within the iconic walls of our sparkling resort. You can choose between two private event spaces depending on your size: the Emerald Room (503C), which seats up to 50, and the Sapphire Room (503D), which can accommodate up to 100 guests. Both rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony for breathtaking views of the Gulf.

Features:

  • An on-site event planner to ensure a smooth party experience
  • Multiple catering options, including hors d’oeuvres, buffet, or plated meals
  • Customized menu planning
  • Bar Service available
  • Tables, chairs, and linens included
  • Festive satin table runners in red, green, and champagne
  • Indoor/Outdoor spaces available
  • Group room rates available
LEARN MORE ABOUT EVENTS AT TURQUOISE PLACE

The Beach Club Resort & Spa

Enjoy a VIP party experience at The Beach Club Resort & Spa. This luxurious resort offers three captivating spaces for a private and personalized event: Gulfview, Island Room, or Coast. Each room seats 50-100 guests comfortably and treats your group to stunning Gulf views.

Features:

  • An on-site event planner to ensure a smooth party experience
  • Indoor/Outdoor spaces available
  • Multiple catering options, including hors d’oeuvres, buffet, or plated meals
  • Customized menu planning
  • Bar Service available
  • Tables, chairs, and linens included
  • Festive satin table runners in red, green, and champagne
  • Christmas sounds provided through speakers
  • Discounted group rates
LEARN MORE ABOUT EVENTS AT THE BEACH CLUB
To inquire about hosting your next event please call us at (866) 229-7350, send us an email at groupsales@spectrumresorts.com

Best Ways to Beat the Heat at Turquoise Place

When temperatures soar on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, guests at Spectrum Resorts’ Turquoise Place can beat the heat with these ideas that’ll keep you cool and comfortable all summer long.

Beach Chair Rentals Orange Beach

Rent a set of beach chairs with an umbrella from Perdido Beach Services and enjoy a little extra protection from the sun. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes.

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 Change of Pace Restaurant for lunch and a frozen tropical treat. You’ll love this poolside bar and grill where kids are delighted with frozen MOCKtails!

Hit the indoor pool instead of the beach when it’s super hot. It’s amazing how much cooler it feels when you are in the water, but out of the sun.

Head to the lazy river and float away. Guests love this signature water feature with 450 feet of room to drift. The lazy river is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Enjoy mornings outdoors, retreat indoors during the hottest temperatures, then head back out as the sun goes down. Late afternoons and early evenings on the beach are not only a little cooler, but they offer great sunset views.

Balcony Hot Tub
Relax in your private hot tub.

Enjoy your spacious balcony and take in spectacular Gulf of Mexico views from a lounge chair or your private balcony hot tub.

Splurge a little and rent a gulf-front cabana only steps from the main outdoor pool. Take a break from the heat in an air-conditioned cabana decked out with a full bathroom (including a walk-in shower), couch, mini-fridge, flat screen TV, microwave, sink, blender and ice maker. Each cabana also comes with a private patio that includes loungers, tables and chairs.

Treat the kids to snow cones.

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!

Don’t let summer slip away without booking your favorite condo at Turquoise Place and stay cool!

Our Top Things to Do during Summer in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Visitors at Turquoise Place may have many onsite amenities and activities to keep the family busy, but sometimes there’s a need to explore the surroundings. Engage this list of ideas to help you navigate the best of summer activities in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Happy Trails

Gulf State Park is a fantastic place to go to get face-to-face with nature and enjoy a little exercise as well. Head over to the Park’s Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail system where you will find 26 trails within nine distinct ecosystems making up over 28 miles of paved pathways. Connecting Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, these trails offer opportunities for hiking, biking, skating, rock climbing, watching wildlife, plant and tree identification, nature photography and more!

Aside from the trails, Gulf State Park offers adventure on the Fishing and Education Pier—the largest pier in the Gulf of Mexico and the state’s only public pier in the Gulf. Wet a line and enjoy fishing as a family knowing everything you need is available right on the pier. Purchase a saltwater fishing license, bait and tackle, snacks from the concession area and take home some neat souvenirs from the retail store. Want more? Consider attending Angler Academy, a two-hour signature experience where you’ll be thoroughly introduced to saltwater fishing.

Also check out Coastal Segway Adventures for guided Segway tours on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. It’s an exciting way to enjoy and learn more about Gulf State Park. Save time by signing waivers online and please note you must be at least 12 years old to participate.

Get on the Water

There’s no place better than Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for finding things to do on the water. There are lots of places scattered throughout the area that rent paddleboards, kayaks, jet skis, cat boats and other water toys. You can also rent watersports equipment directly on the beach at Turquoise Place!

Try your hand at something new like snorkeling. Get an close-up view of marine life thriving in Alabama’s Gulf Coast waters. You might see stingrays, crabs, jellyfish, sea turtles, and more! Don’t own a mask and fins? No worries! You can find them at retailers or local dive shops. And, don’t overlook the fun experience of a guided snorkeling tour.

Parasailing is another great way to spend time on the water and have a thrilling experience! Imagine yourself soaring high above the turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters, feeling the breeze and adding a new perspective to your view of Alabama’s Gulf Coast. 

Take a sunset cruise, search for dolphins, or maybe go deep-sea fishing. No matter your preference, there’s a boat for you. For boating, cruising, fishing or sailing excursions, booking early is best to ensure a spot for your family. (Pro tip: Consider a concierge service like The Beach Moms to book all of your reservations from dining to activities. You’ll have one less thing to remember and peace of mind for your vacation.)

Family-Friendly Fun

History buffs will love touring historic Fort Morgan. Spend an afternoon walking the grounds, hearing the stories, climbing the walls (yes, really!) and imaging where the battles actually took place. Save some time for the onsite museum and check the Fort Morgan website for daily/weekly events.

What’s a vacation without some friendly competition in a round of mini-golf or laser tag? Visit Adventure Island for fun in the sun riding bumper boats or go-karts, or some arcade shenanigans. (Pro tip: Look for a discount coupon on their website and print it at home.)

You just can’t beat a day at the award-winning Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo with exhibits, animal encounters, a carousel, and a cool new location! Make memories for a lifetime with experiences like holding a baby kangaroo, playing with a lemur, or hanging out with a sloth. Be sure to dine onsite at the Safari Club, Alabama’s first Green Certified restaurant. The décor is beautiful and fun, and the menu is spectacular.

No matter what special activities or experiences a vacation day holds, make sure your planning starts with booking a luxury condo with plenty of room for your travel party. Comfort at the end of every day is key to a successful trip.

The Hottest Orange Beach Events for Spring 2022

Spring is an important season in Orange Beach. It doesn’t only bring us better beach days, but it marks the beginning of festival season – and there are few things we love more than a fantastic outdoor festival. In fact, many loyal visitors book spring stays in Orange Beach just to attend one of the exciting spring events that offer good food, live music, interesting activities, and a great excuse to get outside and soak up the sun. If you’ve never found a favorite, check out one (or all) of these top Orange Beach events for spring 2022.

Ballyhoo Festival

March 5-6, 2022
Gulf State Park

Do you Ballyhoo? If not, you definitely should! This popular festival kicks off the spring season with 2 full days of fine art, cultural displays, local food vendors, and live music. The 8th annual event includes an exciting presentation on the history of the Poarch Creek Indians, a fiddle/banjo competition, a fun children’s area, live art demonstrations and more.

Orange Beach Festival of Art

March 12-13, 2022
Orange Beach Waterfront Park

This fine arts festival has been the area’s first rite of spring for nearly 50 years. The weekend-long event celebrates visual, performing, musical and culinary arts by showcasing the talents of over 100 artists and vendors working in a variety of media.

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

March 18-20, 2022
The Wharf in Orange Beach

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show is the year’s can’t-miss event for boating enthusiasts. Attendees can purchase a new boat or yacht, top off their fishing tackle, learn about the industry’s latest marine technology and celebrate their love of vessels with thousands of fellow fans. The 2022 show will include over $100 million in boats and marine products, exciting exhibitor displays, instructional seminars, live music, and more.

Mullet Toss

April 22-24, 2022
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

The Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party is a unique and legendary event that draws thousands to the iconic Flora-Bama each April. Participants in the Mullet Toss throw a dead mullet (that’s a really large fish) across the Alabama/Florida state line with awards going to those who can toss their fish the farthest. You don’t have to participate to join the party, which includes lots of fun activities, great music, local food and free-flowing cocktails.

Bama Coast Cruisin

Bama Coast Cruisin’

April 28-30, 2022
The Wharf at Orange Beach

If you love classic cars, cruise over to the Bama Coast Cruisin’ festival for one of the biggest auto displays in the area. This family-friendly festival includes a full weekend of amazing cars, fun events, good food and exciting entertainment. Plus, it’s totally FREE!

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

May 12-14, 2022
OWA

Enjoy high-flying adventure at this fun family festival that celebrates hot air balloon aviation. Attendees can enjoy aerial activities like tethered balloon rides, twilight balloon glows, dramatic flight displays and more. Those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground can also enjoy live music, local arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, local food vendors and other forms of family fun.

The Hangout Music Festival

May 20-22, 2022
The Hangout

One of the last spring events in the area is also one of the biggest. This iconic beachfront music festival presents a full roster of A+ musical acts from a variety of genres. Festival-goers can also enjoy daily beach parties, beach volleyball tournaments, carnival rides, delicious local seafood and more.

The secret is out – spring is spectacular in Orange Beach. These exciting events and our beautiful beaches mean spring rentals sell out fast, so book your stay at Turquoise Place today to be sure you can spend your spring in comfort and luxury!

Last-Minute Gifts for the Beach Lover on Your List

Do you know someone who loves nothing more than a trip to Turquoise Place? Then we have good news! This year, you can take some of the stress out of your Christmas shopping by giving them a great gift inspired by the Gulf Coast. Whether they love our local seafood or just feel soothed by the shore, there’s a gift for every beach lover on your list – and we can help you find them all.

Spa Day

A Soothing Session at The Spa & Salon.

If they visit the beach to relax and recharge, you can help them capture that soothing self-care with a gift certificate to our sister resort’s full-service spa facility at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores. They’ll be able to choose whatever service suits them best, from a muscle-melting massage to a full body polish to a color-and-cut and more. No matter what they choose, The Spa & Salon’s expert staff and luxurious facility are sure to leave them feeling even better than a day at the beach.

A Gift Card to Coast Restaurant.

If they love to savor our fresh Gulf Coast seafood, treat them to a memorable meal at one of our area’s best beachfront restaurants, also located at our sister resort, The Beach Club. The culinary creations feature only the best ingredients in creative coastal dishes like lobster mac and cheese or parmesan crusted red snapper. It doesn’t get fresher than their spectacular sushi! Beyond the fantastic food, Coast can also provide a feast for the eyes thanks to their spacious outdoor veranda that allows guests to dine in plain view of our amazing Alabama beaches.

Cabana 8 Retail at Turquoise Place Resort Orange Beach Alabama

Some Gulf Coast Gear.

Help them show their love for the Alabama Gulf Coast with local logo wear! Cabana Eight offers a great selection of trendy logo merchandise, from t-shirts to beach towels to tumblers and more. Items are always high quality and can be shipped to anywhere in the U.S.! Plus, if you make your purchase while staying at Turquoise Place as a Spectrum Resorts’ guest, you’ll get 10% off your purchase! Cabana Eight is open seasonally, so be sure to pick up your gifts while you vacation during the summer!

The Hot SHop

A Piece of Local Artwork

A piece of local artwork can help them bring a little piece of the Gulf Coast into the comfort of their home. There are a variety of art galleries in the area where you can purchase unique pieces made by local artists. You’ll be giving them a one-of-a-kind coastal creation while also supporting a local artist!

A Great Gulf Coast Getaway.

Of course, there’s no better gift for the beach-lover in your life than spending some quality time at their favorite place! Book a trip to our resort and surprise them in creative fashion – you can give them a Gulf Coast souvenir, frame your booking reservation, or even leave some shades and sunblock under the tree. There’s no bad way to announce a beach vacation!

The Perfect Holiday at Turquoise Place

The holidays are here and heading to Orange Beach is a great way to guarantee a season that’s merry and bright. Just picture it – holiday meals you don’t have to cook (or clean up after), sandcastle snowmen that don’t make you shiver, and long strolls down miles of scenic shoreline. Add in days of festive family fun and you’re well on your way to a wonderful holiday season!

Enjoy a Fuss-Free Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re taking a Thanksgiving trip, visit our sister resort, The Beach Club, for a delicious Thanksgiving feast. On Thanksgiving Day, dine at the resort’s Coast Restaurant and let their team of culinary masters serve you a traditional feast full of holiday flavor. The three-course menu includes a hearty main course that offers your choice of roast turkey, house-made smoked salmon, or marinated Berkshire pork, each with savory sides and all the trimmings. Seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and reservations are required.

If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your condo, let The Beach Moms deliver the Thanksgiving turkey right to your table! This family-style dinner includes options for 6 or 12 and includes rich roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with country dressing, green bean casserole, and more. Best of all, delivery is free if you sign up for a Beach Mom’s Concierge Package!

Holiday Events

Kick off the holiday season on December 4 at Santa’s Ride through the City. He’ll ride through areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway accompanied by his North Pole helpers and the Gulf Shores High School Steel Drum Band. You can track his ride on the website to be sure you get the best viewing spot.

Did you know Santa can skydive? See it for yourself at the annual Flora-Bama Santa Drop on December 11. The day begins with a variety of free kids’ activities and live holiday music, followed by a bold skydive by the big man himself. Once he lands on our sandy beaches, you can say hello and snap a photo completely free of charge!

Gulf Shores Christmas Boat Parade

Later that same day, head to LuLu’s for the famed restaurant’s annual Lighted Boat Parade. It’s a Christmas parade full of coastal style as brightly decorated boats make a holiday drive all the way to The Wharf. Stick around after the show to enjoy a host of festive activities!

Breakfast with Santa at the Erie Meyer Civic Center on December 21 is your last-minute chance to catch him before Christmas. Starting at 8 a.m., families will feast on a hearty breakfast of sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes as Santa makes his way around the meal. Admission is $5 and children under 3 are free.

Cozy Christmas Condos

Turquoise Place is your home away from home for the holidays, and we’re here to help you get in the Christmas spirit. Our luxurious beachfront condos offer plenty of space for everyone to spend the season, and our relaxing resort full of amazing amenities is a fantastic place to get festive with your favorites.

The Beach Moms even have you covered for a cheerful holiday tree! They will deliver and setup a fully-decorated 4’ Christmas tree in a prominent area of your condo before you arrive so you’re greeted with Christmas cheer. Choose between traditional (reds, greens, and golds) or coastal (blues, teals, and silvers) decorations to celebrate the season in your preferred style. What a tree-t!

Ready to feel holly and jolly this holiday season? Book your stay at Turquoise Place today!

Why Fall is Fab at Turquoise Place, Orange Beach

Fall is officially here, and the Alabama Gulf Coast is more amazing than ever. While cheery bonfires and oversized sweaters are great, those of us in Orange Beach prefer to fill our fall season with perfect weather, pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets, and fun fall events.

Whether you’ve been here before or you’re new to our beautiful beach community, we know you’ll FALL in love with autumn in our area – especially if you stay at Turquoise Place. Here’s why fall is so fab on the Gulf Coast.

Turquoise Place in Orange Beach

FALL-ing Rates

The crowds aren’t the only thing that drops in size when summer ends. Fall in Orange Beach rental rates are some of the best prices of the year, making your amazing beach vacation even more affordable. You can even enjoy great prices on other parts of your trip, as many local attractions, tours, and activities offer lower prices during the off-season.

Best of all, you get the same summer perks for a fraction of the price with Spectrum Resorts! You’ll still enjoy on-site amenities, amazing beachfront views, luxurious condos, and superior service.

Amazing Autumn Sunsets

While there’s no bad time for a beachfront sunset stroll, fall in Orange Beach is especially fantastic. The skyline colors are more vivid than at any other time of year, blending into breathtaking shades of orange, red, yellow, and pink that play across the waves. Twilight temperatures are crisp and cool, creating a perfect setting to stroll the few feet to our sunset shoreline – or just soak it in on your spacious beachfront balcony.

There’s actually a science behind those stunning scenes- fall weather patterns create dry, clean air and low humidity, allowing more colors of the spectrum to reach our eyes without scattering through particles in the atmosphere. Those colorful autumn leaves have nothing on our spectacular fall sunsets!

Fun Events this Fall in Orange Beach

Fall is festival season on the Gulf Coast, and nobody does fun events like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The season has plenty of events to suit every style, from family-friendly seafood festivals to aerial acrobatics to craft beer cook-offs and more. While Covid has caused many of our annual fall events to be cancelled for 2021, you can still have a spectacular (and socially distanced) time this year at events like Freedom Fest, Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest, or the 2021 Blue Angels practice shows.

Most are free and open to the public, but the more popular fall events require that you reserve your rental in advance – so book your autumn beach adventure today!

Our Top 5 Travel and Entertainment Podcasts

When looking for suggestions on where to go and what to pack for your next vacation, there are some great podcasts that will make traveling a breeze. Check out five of our favorites below!

Travel Podcasts We Love

The Travel Voice by Becky

Travel is a passion for host Becky Beall, and her podcast allows listeners to follow along on a journey of beaches, mountains, cruises, theme parks, and more. Becky offers excellent tips and advice and regularly brings in guests to get down to the nitty-gritty about destinations. Becky is a regular in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and you may have heard her talk about her visits to Turquoise Place and The Beach Club from time to time.

Vacation Mavens

Tamara Gruber and Kimberly Tate are the Vacation Mavens, a family travel podcast offering destination guides, family travel tips, and ideas for parenting on the go. Tamara is a Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation veteran. You’ll definitely want to follow along in her travels.

Travel with Annita

Follow travel enthusiast Annita Thomas down the street, around town, across the states, or exploring the world. Annita has visited Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and shares her experiences – from beach eats and drinks to putting her toes in the sand.

Travel Planners Radio Show

What began in 2000 as a two-hour talk show discussing all things travel has expanded through syndication and is available via podcast. Enjoy the fun presentations of Kevin and Sue McCarthy.

Bonus Podcast!

Stringer Universe by Shannon Entin and Fadra Nally

Fame, travel, and entertainment are the cornerstones for these talented ladies who keep the scoop genuine for their blog and podcast. You’ll laugh and relate when Shannon and Fadra share their favorite Netflix binges and spoilers. Both Shannon and Fadra have spent time exploring Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, so you may even hear a little about your favorite beach destination from time to time.

The best thing about podcasts? They are perfect when you’re stuck in a car heading to work or while on a road trip (to our white-sand beaches). Take advantage of loads of archived shows to give you details and ideas that will make your vacation planning easier.

When it’s time to shift from planning your beach vacation to making the arrangements, browse the available condos at Turquoise Place in Orange Beach.  

All the Best Ways to Reconnect on a Couple’s Getaway in Orange Beach

When life gets in the way of your loving duo, a couple’s getaway in Orange Beach is just the thing to heat things up. A romantic beach vacation is at the top of Cupid’s list, and Turquoise Place in Orange Beach can help you rekindle the flame. Our luxurious resort offers private beach access, unmatched amenities, and a prime location to bring you a magical couple’s retreat. If you’re thinking about taking your partner on a love-filled trip, here are all the best ways to reconnect on a couple’s getaway in Orange Beach!

Soak in a Private Balcony Hot Tub

Turn up the heat as you lounge in your private beachfront hot tub during your couple’s getaway in Orange Beach. Guests at Turquoise Place enjoy waterfront views and private Jacuzzis where you and your partner can relax alone in bubbly bliss. It’s like having a personal spa right outside your door…because it is!

Book a Treatment at The Spa at The Beach Club

Speaking of spas, there’s a full-service Aveda spa just a short drive away. The Beach Club, our sister resort, offers premium spa services at its onsite Spa and Salon. From signature packages to convenient hour-long sessions, you can choose from a variety of packages to pamper and please you. Whether you want a relaxing hot stone massage or a new hairstyle to knock your partner’s socks off, you can find it all at The Beach Club Spa. Check the website for enticing specials that will make your body – and your wallet – happy. It’s the perfect way to escape your troubles and emerge a new, refreshed couple.

Make your own Relaxation at High Cotton Bath Company at The Wharf

While we’re talking about relaxation, why not make your own? At the High Cotton Bath Company at The Wharf, you can! This unique boutique lets you choose from more than 200 ingredients to mix your own home, bath and pet products. We’re talking bubble bath, body scrubs, lotions, candles and more! Plus, all the ingredients are natural and chemical-free. You’ll love the fun experience, and it’s a great way to take your romantic couple’s getaway home with you.

Order Gulf2Go from Your Favorite Restaurant

A night in can be just what you need. But when you’re on a couple’s getaway in Orange Beach, how do you make an evening special from your room? Around here, it’s with Gulf to Go! This convenient delivery service brings your favorite Gulf Shores and Orange Beach eats to your door. Just visit the website, enter your location, and choose from a large list of the area’s best restaurants. Within 60 minutes, a friendly concierge will deliver your favorite meal right to you. It’s easy, fast, and so delicious.

Breakfast at Spectrum Club Lounge - couples getaway in Orange Beach

Enjoy an Easy (and free!) Breakfast at The Spectrum Club Lounge*

A complimentary breakfast at The Spectrum Club Lounge means you can sleep in late and enjoy a hassle-free breakfast (or brunch) during your couple’s getaway in Orange Beach. Breakfast is served to Spectrum Club guests from 7 am to 10 am and includes eggs with toppings, waffles, grits, fruit and more. Knowing you have an easy breakfast in the morning makes those late evenings together all the sweeter. 

The lounge is open seasonally from March 9 – October 30.

Take a Sunset Sail

Enjoy a romantic evening on the water with a sunset sail! Sail Wild Hearts offers two-hour sails on a 53-foot catamaran, giving you plenty of space to stretch out and get cozy. Sunsets over the Gulf horizon are spectacular, create a romantic vibe that’s sure to get your hearts racing. Though sailing is about the journey and not the destination, your evening can only end in paradise when you spend it surrounded by Gulf Coast beauty during your couple’s getaway in Orange Beach.

Some of these perfect couple’s activities are exclusive to guests booking direct through Spectrum Resorts at Turquoise Place, so be sure to book your stay today to guarantee your spot! And don’t forget to download our  Ultimate Vacation Guide for everything you need to know to plan the ultimate Orange Beach AL vacation!