You Need: Serenity

And lucky for you, you can find that in excess in Port A. 

You’re in need of a serene retreat to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Every time you add another event to your calendar, you long for an invite to get away from it all. Check out this custom itinerary built with serenity in mind, and consider this your calendar invite for relaxation and renewal.

Set The Mood

First thing's first—on your drive down to Port Aransas, listen to this custom playlist designed to invoke the serenity of the island life. Sit back and let the waves take you away. Soon, you'll be on the island.


Wake up and breathe in the sea salt air. If serenity is what you're after, it makes sense for you to start your day with a nice, warm beverage from Barefoot Beans or Coffee Waves, then retreat with a book to the balcony of your stay.

When you've soaked in the morning sunrise and are fully awake, make your way down to the beach for a zen morning of beach yoga with Selena of Inspirational Yoga Warriors. Selena will lead you through poses fit just for you as you drink in the gently lapping waves.

From here, you might want to explore the town a bit more deeply with a tour of the historic Chapel on the Dunes. This beautiful church—the oldest on Mustang Island—is the picture of tranquility, with walls covered in beautiful murals. If you prefer your serenity to come from a more active place, you can also hit the greens at Palmilla Beach for a round of golf. Out there on the course that looks out onto the ocean, you'll know peace like never before.


For lunch, enjoy a chill dining experience at Trout Street Bar & Grill, where you can sit on the patio and take in the lapping waves of the marina. 

When Port Aransas says spa, you say, "Ahhh." That's what you'll feel at Balinese Spa & Boutique. Your body, skin, and nails are all in good hands when you book a service at this spa. You can even take a piece of the serenity home with you by picking up some skincare products or quality candles from the boutique area. Simply want to get your nails done fresh for your beach vacation? Hop on over to Island Nails & Spa for a fresh set.

If you're not a spa person, not to worry. You can soak in the warm rays by taking a stroll on the boardwalks of the Port Aransas Nature Preserve. Miles of trails crisscross the four preserve sites, so you can spend as much time as you'd like watching the birds and various wildlife of the wetlands.


Start your evening off with a sunset cruise along the waters of Port Aransas aboard the Scarlet Lady, Mustang, or Scat Cat. Watch the sun make its descent as dolphins play in the channel, and you'll know a calm like no other.

Then, take the heavy lifting out of making dinner plans and spend an evening in peace when you hire a private chef to come to your vacation rental for the meal of your dreams. Chef Matt Axtell will take care of everything.

If you want a peaceful meal but also want to enjoy seeing more of the island, you'll want to make reservations at a restaurant like Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn or Lisabella's. Both of those options will show you an elevated, candlelit experience that is perfect for your serene getaway.

Places To Stay

Where should you spend the night in Port Aransas for maximum relaxation? Try a secluded spot like the adults-only Balinese Suites or the Chapel Cottage, which sits on the Chapel on the Dunes property. You can also go the water-view route and choose Trout Street Condos, a small set of three units that are perfect for a serene getaway. Whatever your choice, you'll find the most serene rest here on the island.