Create Lasting Memories on Your Gulf Shores Family Vacation


It’s easy to get caught up in doing and seeing as much as you can while on vacation, but what if you slowed down a bit to enjoy each moment with your family? A beach vacation is a perfect excuse to unwind and relish in the precious time you have with the ones you love most. This summer, plan a family vacation to the beaches of Alabama.

Located along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Gulf Shores is known for its miles of pristine beaches, family-friendly attractions, entertainment, dining, and nature preserves. Gather everyone together for the ultimate Gulf Shores family vacation at Martinique on the Gulf.

Unwind on the Beaches of Gulf Shores

There’s just something about the beach that helps us feel a sense of ease. Whether it’s the crashing waves on the shore, the sound of seabirds, the smell of the salty air, or the warm touch of sand under your feet, the beach is healing in so many ways. You don’t even have to get into the car to enjoy the area’s beautiful beaches, because Martinique on the Gulf offers direct community access. Pack a bag with a blanket, beach towels, sunscreen, snacks, a book, and plenty of water and take a walk over Martinique's boardwalk to the sand.

If you want to visit another beach in the area, Gulf State Park features two miles of picturesque beaches and 6,500 acres of protected land to explore. You can also go hiking, biking, fishing, geocaching, paddleboarding, and more at Gulf State Park.

Experience the Martinique Resort Grounds

Martinique on the Gulf features a spacious property with walking paths, a beach boardwalk, and direct access to the 4,200-acre Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge right next door. Sitting on 55 acres with perfectly manicured tropical landscaping, Martinique is a quiet retreat away where you can truly slow down. The resort features two clubhouses, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, lighted tennis courts, and more.

One of the best amenities at Martinique on the Gulf is our neighbor Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, where you can go hiking, fishing, boating, birdwatching, and more. If you’re looking for even more seclusion, Martinique on the Gulf is near several other nature preserves to get off the beaten path as well.

Get Cooking With the Whole Family

Homes and condos at Martinique on the Gulf feature full kitchens that are perfect for cooking up a meal when you don’t want to go out to eat at a local restaurant. Plus, it is a lot less expensive! While it’s fun and relaxing to go out to dinner and not have to worry about groceries or clean up, you can get creative with cooking so the entire family can enjoy it. Have some fun with it by doing a make your own pizza night, a taco bar, a grill night, or taking turns whipping up everyone’s favorite family meals.

There are several large chain grocery stores near downtown Gulf Shores as well as some smaller local markets. You can even get your groceries delivered with local services like Shipt or Instacart.

Have Old Fashioned Family Fun

When was the last time you had a family game night? Gather everyone together indoors after a day out in the sun for some good, old fashioned fun. While there are plenty of virtual games that everyone can play on their smartphones, don’t forget about board games and puzzles. Bring along your own favorite board games, puzzles, dice games, and cards.

If you’re in the mood for a more relaxing evening, plan a movie night together. Take a poll ahead of time and determine the movie you’ll all watch, or take turns picking out the evening’s flick. Get some popcorn ready and indulge in classic movie theater snacks and candy-- it’s OK, you’re on vacation. Find the coziest spot in your rental and snuggle up for a family movie.

Plan Your Family Vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama

Martinique on the Gulf is the perfect place to escape to and enjoy the simple things in life with your family. Our resort property along the Alabama Gulf Coast features vacation rentals for all family sizes, including large homes for up to 14 guests. You can also choose to stay in a Gulf front condo and wake up to the sights and sounds of the Gulf of Mexico each morning. Contact our team to learn more about our accommodations and plan your trip here! 

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2022