One of the greatest feelings I experience throughout my year is arriving in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach for vacation and getting that first glimpse of the Gulf. No matter how many times we visit, the sight thrills me every time—it’s a sign that vacation in this beautiful place has begun.
This last trip was no different, and I realized one very big reason why I love staying at Gulf Shores Plantation: the constant views of the beach and Gulf. We had a gorgeous view from our three-bedroom condo—I think I could’ve spent the entire vacation sitting on the balcony drinking wine.
But I had to get some pool time in, too, and fortunately the resort’s six outdoor pools have views of the beach. That’s the best of both worlds right there: being able to relax by the pool while still enjoying views of the Gulf. Even the putting green and one of the tennis courts have Gulf views. I can tell you that a game of tennis with such a stunning view in the background makes for a refreshing and invigorating athletic experience.
It was a wonderful vacation, as usual. The fall getaway seems too far off. In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for looking at the dozens of Gulf-view pictures we all took. Ah, the memories!