We were guests of Turquoise Place and received a complementary stay in exchange for this review.
Not much has changed since I was a little girl. I am always up for an adventure, but the most exciting part of my adventure is checking out our accommodations.
Our most recent trip to the Gulf Coast included a stay in an Orange Beach Condo.
Orange Beach Alabama is adjacent to Gulf Shores and it is very likely that a visit to either town, will include some time in the neighboring area.
Prior to our trip, I had taken a look at some reviews and watched some YouTube videos about our soon to be home away from home. Then, in conversation with various people in the area prior to checking into our condo, I only grew more excited about our stay.
Overview of Turquoise Place
Turquoise Place is managed by Spectrum Resorts and features a combo of owner managed rentals as well as rentals managed by Spectrum Resorts.
In my opinion you get more bang for your buck by booking through Spectrum Resorts.
Here are some of the perks that come along with booking with Spectrum:
- Complementary Continental Breakfast in the Spectrum Club Lounge
- A teen area in the Spectrum Club Lounge with access to XBOX, pool table and shuffleboard.
- Beach Towels in your unit when you arrive. Free for your and your party to use during your stay.
- Discounted Cabana Rentals
Turquoise Place has a lazy river (a note…it is not heated so it can be a bit chilly, as evidenced in the video below) They couldn’t get out fast enough!
You will also find, 2 huge indoor pools (one with a slide) and 3 outdoor pools (including a kiddie pool). We spent the majority of our pool time indoors because it was the warmest. In the heat of the summer, I bet the lazy river and the outdoor pools are the place to be!
Magic Beach Bands
Another thing that sets Spectrum Resorts apart from other accommodations is their wrist bands. In fact, they remind me of Magic Bands from Disney.
They aren’t really called magic beach bands, but in my mind, anything that allows me beach access is magical.
You use the bands for nearly everything at Turquoise Place.
- Lets you in the parking gate to the parking garage
- Is your room key
- Is the access to the Spectrum Club
- Unlocks the gate to the boardwalk to the beach.
Accommodations at Turquoise Place
The Turquoise Place offers condos, starting with 3 bedrooms going up to 5 bedrooms. Ya’ll these condos are huge, seriously. We stayed in a 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bathroom unit, with an enormous gourmet kitchen, dining area and living room.
The balcony very well may have been the star of the show. Well, the balcony and master bathroom are in close competition.
The balcony had a hot tub and a built in grill. The balcony and the kitchen actually made me sad that we had planned to eat out for all of the meals.
Let’s talk about the master bathroom for a moment. It had a huge shower with all the shower heads you could dream about. The showstopper was totally the bathtub, I write this with a heavy heart. I never got to try the tub. We were so very busy that I never took advantage of the tub. It still pains me to talk about.
I mean just look at that bathtub. With its head rests and jets all over the place. Sigh. Next time.
Should you be lucky enough to stay at Turquoise Place, make sure you get a video or picture of your kids (or husband’s) reaction to the condo. I can tell you all about how much we loved it (it was a LOT) but none of the photos or videos I’ve seen, or posted myself, don’t come close to doing it justice.