The Pearl South Padre is located on the southern tip of the island. This 251-room resort is flanked by a wide, sandy beach and offers a huge outdoor pool with plenty of lounge chairs. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and some are renovated, while all offer private balconies and excellent views of the Gulf of Mexico or outdoor pool. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and mini-fridges, but some guests complain about mold issues and inconsistent quality between condos and hotel rooms. The sprawling, lagoon-like swimming pool, spa, and beach location are all very appealing features, although the fitness center has limited equipment.