With so many condo communities at the beach to choose from, it could be very overwhelming to decide which one to choose from to get the most “bang for your buck.”

Are you thinking about buying a condo for a second home, primary residence, or an investment?

Are you looking for a great place to stay for a week or two?

In either case, I wanted to provide you with a list of condo associations that have the best and/or most amenities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. All of the condos at the beach will have a pool, but the selections below stand out from the rest.

Condos with the Best Amenities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Caribe The Resort

Caribe is a large community near Perdido Pass in Orange Beach that is very popular with both owners and guests. Although Caribe is not directly on the beach, you will still have views of the Gulf as well as the islands, Ole River, and Terry Cove.

Caribe The Resort Orange Beach

Caribe Amenities:

  • Gated entrance
  • Exotic outdoor pools with tropical landscaping
  • Lazy river
  • 3 heated indoor pools
  • Steam rooms/sauna
  • Hot tubs
  • Water slides
  • Lighted tennis courts
  • Bocce Ball court
  • 3 fitness centers
  • Children’s playground
  • Cookout areas
  • Putting greens
  • Private beach
  • Shuttles to the Gulf (across the street)
  • Onsite management for rentals
  • Onsite 5-Star restaurant – Cobalt

The Beach Club

The Beach Club is another very large complex with amenities that go above and beyond what is typical at the beach. Located in Fort Morgan, the western side of Gulf Shores, The Beach Club is directly on the beach, giving owners and guests the added benefit of the surf and sand.

The Beach Club Gulf Shores Fitness

The Beach Club Amenities:

  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Indoor pool
  • Kiddie pool
  • Poolside cabanas
  • Hot tubs
  • Tennis courts
  • Full-sized basketball court
  • Shuffleboard
  • Clubhouse activities
  • Playground
  • Large fitness room with locker rooms
  • Game room
  • Beach volleyball
  • Walking trails
  • Watersports
  • Salon and spa
  • 2 restaurants
  • Gated entrance

The Wharf

The Wharf of Orange Beach is probably the most unique complex in the area, because it’s literally a city within the city. In addition to the awesome amenities of the condos, on the property you’ll find a movie theater, amphitheater, several dozen shops and restaurants, a 112-foot ferris wheel, and so much more.

The Wharf Lazy River

The Wharf Amenities:

  • 3 pools including The Oasis zero entry pool
  • Lazy river
  • Water slides
  • Waterfalls
  • Hot tubs
  • Hammock Island
  • Tiki Bar
  • Large marina with boat slips
  • A boardwalk that flows throughout the property
  • Fitness center
  • BBQ areas
  • Large balconies with gas grills
  • Covered entry
  • Private security

 

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Phoenix West II

Phoenix West II was just completed in 2013 and is a beach side “show stopper” as you enter Orange Beach from Gulf Shores. This complex is luxurious and beautiful, making it one of the most popular beach destinations in a short amount of time.

Phoenix West II Indoor pool

Phoenix West II Amenities:

  • Gulf front lazy river
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Kiddie pool
  • Hot tubs
  • Sauna
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness Center
  • Large meeting rooms
  • 12 floors of enclosed parking
  • Outdoor cooking areas
  • Guarded gate

Turquoise Place

Turquoise Place is an Orange Beach icon that exudes beauty and luxury and is extremely popular as a full-time residence, a plush second home, and also as an investment. Not only is there an impressive amenity package at Turquoise, but you will get some of the best views of the Gulf from every unit.

Turquoise Place Amenities:

  • 5 swimming pools including 2 indoor pools with underwater speakers
  • Wading pool and fountain
  • 450-foot heated lazy river
  • Sauna/steam room
  • Onsite bar and grill
  • Gulf front fitness center
  • Children’s playground
  • Private hot tubs on every balcony
  • Gas grills on every balcony
  • 10-foot ceilings in units
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa services
  • Resort activities for the kids
  • Shopping boutique
  • Guarded gate entrance
  • Assigned parking in 4 levels of enclosed garages

Seachase

Seachase is a beautiful salmon colored complex located on the Gulf in Orange Beach. This is one of my favorite places to show property. It has the triple threat: great views, great condos, and a great amenity package.

Seachase Orange Beach Pools

Seachase Amenities:

  • 4 outdoor pools including infinity and zero entry
  • Large heated indoor pool
  • 4 whirlpool spas
  • 2 saunas
  • Splash Pad for the kids
  • Children’s wading pool with a Mushroom Waterfall
  • Tennis court
  • Conference center and meeting rooms
  • Onsite management
  • Covered entry
  • Security
  • Guarded gate entry

Phoenix on the Bay

Phoenix on the Bay and Phoenix on the Bay II are right next to each other off of Canal Rd and overlooks Terry Cove. This property is easy on the eyes with its beautiful tropical landscaping and stunning water views.

Phoenix on the Bay Lazy River

Phoenix on the Bay Amenities:

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Lazy river
  • Indoor pool
  • 2 heated spas
  • Sauna
  • Exercise room
  • BBQ area
  • Meeting rooms
  • Boat docks with rental slips
  • Fishing pier
  • Gated entrance
  • 24 hour security


Well there you have it, my choices for the condos with the best amenities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. As a Realtor, I would love to work with you in your next purchase or sale, so please contact me if there’s anything that I can do for you.

Jeff Nelson
IXL Real Estate – Eastern Shore
251-654-2523
jeff@livegulfshoreslocal.com