One of Galveston's finest Resort Boutique Hotels
offering Bed and Breakfast Lodging Accommodations
The Tropical Gardens
A sense of nostalgia, seclusion and informal elegance prevail in the tropical gardens that surround the estate. The garden's border, an eight foot privacy fence, draped with flowering vines, is the backdrop to graceful palms and lush undergrowth. Orchids, Staghorn Ferns, Ginger, Night Blooming Jasmine, Passionflower, Shooting Star Clerodendrum, Heliconias and Hibiscus contribute to the luxuriant foliage, vibrant color, dramatic form and captivating fragrance of our garden refuge.
Fragrant Frangipani (Plumeria) grow throughout the gardens, their rich, seductive scent perfuming the evening air. Native to Australia and the South Pacific Islands, Frangipani blooms are often used in Hawaiian Leis. The Mermaid & The Dolphin's tropical gardens are home to more than 30 varieties of Frangipani!
Interspersed in the gardens are many tropical fruits. Mango, Key Lime, Guava, Avocado, Orange, Kumquat and Star Fruit trees. Plus Kiwi vines, Black Pepper, Allspice, Bay Leaf, Miracle Fruit, Papaya and more than a dozen varieties of Bananas.
The conservatory, a lush glassed garden with Coconut Palms, Frangipani, Kahili Ginger and unusual tropicals encompassing a Swim-Spa offers guests year-round indoor swimming. The powerful jetted current allows guests an olympic style workout while swimming stationary. While normally kept at ambient temperature, the Swim-Spa when heated, can function as a hot spa for larger groups reserving the entire Inn. Its shallow end, fitted with multiple benches and jets was designed by a massage therapist. Relax, Re-energize, and Rejuvenate body, mind and soul!
Sharing the sun-dappled grounds of the estate are many spirited creatures; several Island cats, an array of tropical birds, and a multitude of butterflies. Guests may catch a glimpse of one of the Island cats as they entertain, play or lounge about the lush gardens.
I expect to pass this way but once;
Any good therefore that I can do,
Or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature,
Let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it,
For I shall not pass this way again.
-Etienne De Grellet
"Life is Paradise for those who love many things with a passion: people, places, oceans, mermaids & dolphins, nature, animals, plants & flowers, history, architecture, music, arts, books, learning, creativity, entertaining, cooking, candlelight & romance, sentimental things, antiques & heirlooms, family, friends, cats, cats, kittens & cats..."
Jewel Of The Isle Spa
Our Jewel Of The Isle Spa offers a sanctuary for the senses. Therapeutic, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports/Athletic, Trigger Point/Myofacial Release, Reflexology, Prenatal, Aromatherapy and Chair Massage are offered in-suite. Full European Facials, Mini Facials, Herbal Foot Soaks, Soothing Scalp Scrubs, and Aromatherapy Body Wraps are also offered. Appointments are required. Please call at your earliest convenience to assure desired appointment slots. 48 hour cancellation required on all spa services. Please visit Special Packages page for Massage and Day Spa Package pricing.
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The Mermaid & Dolphin Resort
A Boutique Hotel & Spa Resort
1103 Thirty-Third Street
Galveston Island, Texas 77550
For Reservations 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. Daily
Call Toll Free: (800) 930-1866
(After 10 p.m. CST, please send a voice or email message for Reservation Inquiries)
General Inquiries, Weddings and Events 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Daily
Phone: (409)762-1561 Toll Free: (888) 922-1866