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  • Gorgeous, secluded location on Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Resort has 7 total pools, including 1 indoor option
  • All condo units have balconies with views of Santa Rosa Sound or Gulf of Mexico
  • Convenient condos with full kitchens and washer/dryer
  • On-site spa and big, bright fitness center
  • A total of 3 restaurants including a market with carry-out dining
  • Free water taxi to Portofino Boardwalk for shops, restaurants, nightclubs
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • No direct beach access
  • Big property means long walks to some hotel amenities

Bottom Line

Portofino Island Resort and Spa offers a total of five Mediterranean-inspired towers with two- and three-bedroom condo units. All rooms have balconies with great views over the beaches to the Gulf of Mexico or Santa Rosa Sound. Convenient perks in the condos include fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryers. Each tower has its own outdoor pool and the resort offers a long list of water and land sports, as well as a free dolphin cruise and a floating water park. While there is no direct beach access -- the beach is across a street -- this resort does offer spa services, a total of three restaurants, and free Wi-Fi.

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Quiet location within the Gulf Islands National Seashore

Map of Portofino Island Resort & Spa

Portofino Island Resort & Spa is located within the Gulf Islands National Seashore, with a residential area to the west and eight miles of undeveloped beaches to the east. This resort is close enough to town to be part of the action, but far enough away that it provides a quiet, serene escape on the Gulf of Mexico. The resort is situated near the national park and experiences less residential traffic than other areas. Portofino also offers a free water taxi service to transport guests to Portofino Boardwalk, where visitors will find local eateries and shops.

Florida's Panhandle, also known as the Emerald Coast, offers beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue waters along the picturesque Gulf of Mexico.

  • 30-minute drive from Pensacola Regional Airport
  • 2-hour drive from Northwest Florida Regional Airport
  • 3-minute walk to the beach across the street
  • 7-minute drive to area restaurants

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Room Service
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Supervised Kids Activities
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Located on the Beach
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
10 Portofino Dr, Pensacola Beach, Florida Panhandle 32561, United States
Phone (877) 484-3405
Room Types
  • Three Bedroom Suite
  • Two Bedroom Suite

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