We need to remember as the weather turns colder that we don’t need to jet off to a tropical island to enjoy a beach vacation, and that Florida, California and Hawaii aren’t the only spots in the U.S. with warm, beautiful beaches. There are dozens of lovely spots along the Gulf of Mexico that you will enjoy just as much as some far-off island beach locale and you won’t break the bank to get there. Corpus Christi, which can be found in southern Texas sitting right on the Gulf, has everything you need for a wonderfully memorable beach vacation.
The Port Royal Ocean Resort in Corpus Christi is a 25-acre compound that possesses everything you could ever need to relax, enjoy, luxuriate and spend your vacation soaking up the sun. The resort is filled with 1, 2 and 3-bedroom condos with private balconies that feel more like spacious patios. The condos all feature full kitchens, dining areas and spacious living rooms. But, you’ll be seeing little of your well-appointed condo, since you’ll want to get outside and enjoy everything the resort has to offer. Port Royal has four lagoon pools complete with swaying palm trees surrounding them, waterfalls and a waterslide. There are also four hot tubs along with activities such as volleyball, tennis, shuffleboard and golf on an Arnold Palmer designed course. And of course, don’t forget the main attraction, the Gulf itself, which sits at the end of the resort, with the bar and restaurant overlooking the beach.