Treasure Island is the perfect getaway for beach bums and adrenaline junkies alike. With about three miles of beach, there is plenty of room to sprawl out and tan in the sun or jet ski and go parasailing high in the sky. Because of where Treasure Island sits, it is easy to access Boca Ciego Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The more beaches the merrier! And what pairs nicely with a day at the beach? A beachside patio for food and drink.
Back in the 4th century, Treasure Island was originally settled by the Timucuan Indians. Spanish explorers Ponce de Leon and Panfilio de Narvaez, motivated by gold and the Fountain of Youth, forced the Indians off the island in 1528. When no gold or fountain was to be seen, the explorers left, and the island was vacant. In the 18th century, pirates and smugglers found salvation in the unoccupied Gulf Coast Island but by the 19th century, villagers had stumbled upon the remote coastline and settled in, shooing the pirates out. In 1908, Thomas F. Pierce bought Treasure Island from Florida for $1.25 per acre.
Some interesting facts about TI
The name “Treasure Island” drums up images of hidden treasure and pirates on a quest to find it, doesn’t it? The idealists may believe the name comes from John Levique, a French pirate who hid his treasure on the island. Realists speculate that a rumour about finding pirates’ lost treasure on the island was spread by property owners to lure tourists far and wide to visit. One fact we know for sure is that Treasure Island is an island. A small island, but an island nonetheless. It is located on a barrier island of the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly entirely beachside, over 65% of Treasure Island is water.
Best time to visit
This depends on your tolerance to heat. November through April are perfectly warm. Not too hot, not too cold, and the storm season is over. The summer is hot, hot, hot. June through August are the hottest, most humid months on Treasure Island. If you brave the heat, the 4th of July and two Saturdays of every month in the summer have free street performers and live music for the whole family to enjoy.
Stay at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina
You’re on holiday. You’ve already planned your way here, let Treasure Bay Resort & Marina do the rest for you. Set your bags down in your queen- or king-sized room with all the amenities: bath products, WIFI, television, wet bar, coffee/tea maker, microwave, and refrigerator. We offer rooms with different views of the Gulf, marina, or pool. Steps from your room, experience our fitness room, pool, jacuzzi, and marina. At our private marina, you can rent kayaks, paddle board, and even dock your boat! Fancy a drink after your long voyage? Head down to our newly built Sunset Cabana bar and relax. Treasure Bay Resort & Marina wants you to book your stay with confidence. That is why we created our best rate guarantee. When you book directly through us, receive 20% off your stay, book in advance to receive 25% off, or stay three nights for 30% off. With all these savings, you and your family can go on more adventures like a private fishing chart or a sunset cruise.
Make the most of your holiday by booking your stay with Treasure Bay Resort & Marina.