|Mar/Apr 2009 Issue
Tired of people stepping on your sandcastle?
The Alabama Gulf Coast is known for beautiful beaches, excellent seafood and a family atmosphere. The pace is slower here and visitors are welcomed like old friends. It’s a place of championship golf and Southern charm, sand dunes and Spanish moss.
Hidden among coastal wetlands, bayous and estuaries, you’ll discover fiddler crabs, sandpipers and nesting sea turtles. Birding trails, historic forts and nature preserves invite exploration. Complement a day outdoors with a visit to a theme park or arcade. Browse distinctive shops, galleries and boutiques. Enjoy a leisurely meal of fine seafood, caught fresh daily, at your choice of award-winning restaurants. And don’t worry about formal attire – casual dress is typical island fare and is accepted at most restaurants, attractions and public areas. Regardless of the season, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are a must for outdoor activities.
Nestled amid the natural beauty of Gulf Shores’ Fort Morgan Peninsula is a destination unique among coastal resorts: Gulf Shores Plantation. The Plantation is away from the crowds, but only minutes from championship golf, deep-sea fishing, shopping, dining, historical tours and theme parks.
With a sugar-sand beach that seems to go on forever, you can play in the surf, search for seashells or enjoy a walk along the shore without shouldering your way through a crowd of sunburned vacationers. Play away your cares with a game of tennis, basketball or volleyball. Relax and keep fit in our exercise room, steam room, saunas and whirlpools. Enjoy a day of basking in the sun, broken only by a refreshing dip in one of six outdoor pools. Stretch your sea legs amid acres of lushly landscaped grounds.
Other amenities include an indoor pool, game room, horseshoe pit and barbeque grills. Wireless internet access is available in all units, but bring your computer to Connections Internet Café/ Retail shop, which offers food, beverages and specialty coffees served with a spectacular view of the beach.
If golf is your game, you’re in luck. The award winning Kiva Dunes Golf Course is adjacent to the property and another nine signature courses are within an hour’s drive. History buffs will be delighted with historic Fort Morgan, located just eight miles from the property. Originally built in the 1500s, the fort is renowned for its role in the Civil War. Visitors can stand on the spot where Admiral David Farragut uttered his famous command: “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” as his fleet was under attack during the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Other nearby attractions include the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses more than 6,500 acres of natural habitat for fishing, hiking and nature photography, and the Mobile Bay Ferry, which travels across Mobile Bay to Dauphin Island, home of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and Fort Morgan’s sister fort, Fort Gaines.
Gulf Shores Plantation is a seventy-acre gated vacation community featuring condominiums ranging from studio to three bedroom units and three to five bedroom resort cottages – all at affordable rates. There are over fifteen types of condo layouts to choose from within the seven buildings located on the resort campus. Units are fully furnished and well maintained for your comfort and enjoyment. Gulf views provide sunrises and sunsets unparalleled in their beauty.
Mandoki Hospitality, Inc., the exclusive onsite rental company at Gulf Shores Plantation, has hosted Gulf Shores Plantation guests for over twenty years. Our professional staff is dedicated to giving you the unsurpassed service you expect and the memorable vacation that you deserve. Housekeeping, maintenance and guests services are available 365 days a year. Mandoki Hospitality offers a variety of rates and seasonal packages, including customized golf packages, to suit your budget and meet your needs. Monthly rentals are available in fall and winter. Visit us online at www.gulfshoresplantation.com or call 800-471-7604.
No matter what type of accommodation you choose or the time of year you visit, Gulf Shores Plantation is a beach lover’s delight. Breathe deeply and feel the peace and serenity that comes with being at one with nature. Relax, rejuvenate, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
|This Enhanced Editorial was paid for by a promotional fee from a AAA Traveler advertiser.
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