Welcome to Portofino Island Resort! We are honored that so many of you have chosen to stay with us again and again, and we thank you for making Portofino your favorite beach vacation destination. For those of you who are new to the resort, we believe you’ll soon see why so many people love this beautiful stretch of untouched beach and why we call ourselves nature’s last unspoiled playground. We celebrate our beach-to-bay setting—the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico to our south, the scenic Santa Rosa Sound to our north, and the majestic Gulf Islands National Seashore to our east—and we’ve created amenities and activities to showcase the uniqueness of our island location.
As Premier Island Management Group approaches its first decade as the rental management and homeowners association management team for Portofino Island Resort and Beach Club Resort and Spa, we celebrate with a renewed vigor and ambitious plans for the future of our properties, the amenities we offer, and those who serve you while you are here. Our fourth installment of Portofino Life touches on many of these amazing attributes. In “The Grand Finale,” we unveil plans for a major development project at Portofino. The development, utilizing the twelve acres of land to the east of the resort, is slated to break ground in 2018 and deliver more breathtaking accommodations and world-class amenities and facilities, including a fourteen-thousand-square-foot conference center.
Of course, Portofino always aims to impress with our resort amenities and adventures— even if you only have a weekend to enjoy them all. This year we reimagined all of the dining options at the resort, and in this issue you’ll discover many of the culinary treats that await you at our new Coastal restaurant, as well as at Portofino al Fresco and the Gulfside Grille. The Portofino life is all about family fun—whether you’re dolphin cruising aboard Portofino I, bouncing on our water park, lounging on the beach, or just relaxing poolside—the possibilities are endless.
Throughout the pages of the magazine, you’ll also discover some of the unique gems that make this destination unlike any other on the Gulf Coast; these include the vibrant downtown scene in nearby Pensacola and the renaissance of some of its specialty corridors, such as the SOGO and Belmont-DeVilliers districts. Closer to Portofino, we highlight the transformation of Pensacola Beach and the spectacular plans for the revitalization of our island.
You will also discover the Pensacola Boardwalk and the Premier-owned businesses there: Envie Boutique and Lucas'. Located on Quietwater Beach and just a short cruise away aboard the Portofino I, our venues including Premier Adventure Park round out the complete shopping, dining and entertainment experience for any stay.
As a Premier guest, you enjoy a special discount at each of these spots, as well as the other perks that go along with booking your stay through us.