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Old 02-10-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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My husband and I were talking about a getaway on the gulf of mississippi. We have heard that there are resorts in Biloxi and Gulfport. I don't know how true this is but if anyone knows please pass on whatever info you may have. Would love to relax at a resort/spa/casino environment. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The South
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I would not vacation there. With alot of mess from Katrina i'm not sure how well its faring, but even before the dirty beaches and dirty water werent pleasing. However there are the casinos. If you really want casinos Its pretty much the only place on the Gulf around there, but If you want nice beaches I would just go on to Alabama/ Gulf Shores or even Florida. Sorry, I just don't really care for MS beaches, just me.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I don't know how bad you're wanting a beach. I read into it as you're wanting a resort and or casino type deal. Most people who stay at resorts, don't really tend to do anything else. So hence, you may not want a nice beach, just a place at the resort where you can look out over the ocean and hear the sea gulls and still be close to everything. In that case, Beau Rivage shouldn't be a bad choice for you. The Hard Rock Casino actually looked like it had a nice pool area and deck where you can lay out and view the gulf. The casino area is pretty nice. Their food prices are a little high. I don't know about any of their other amenities.
But if you're looking for real beach resorts like they have in Florida or Gulf Shores, AL, then you're best going over there.
The MS Gulf Coast is actually moving along farely well knowing that they saw 30 foot storm surges 2 1/2 years ago. There is still plenty of evidence of the destruction along the beach blvd, but things are moving along pretty well as can be expected really.
And also, Ship Island (reached via ferry or private vessel) had some really good beaches for Mississippi at least before the storm. I haven't been since.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:59 AM
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Jadastwin,
There are lots of casino resorts with spas here although I haven't been to any much these past two years as we've been rebuilding. I listed some of the local casinos and their websites at the end of my post so you can take a look at all of their amenities. And although I agree with TN-rox that there are much better places to go to the beach than the MS Gulf Coast, it's not the garbage dump that the post seems to imply. As with anywhere else in this country, money talks and so the industry/commercial has gotten back to business as usual much quicker than the general public sector following Katrina. Bridges have been rebuilt that enable quick traveling to many nearby attractions including Mobile and the French Quarter. They're still doing some local roadwork and work on replenishing the beaches and of course the beautiful old homes along Beach Blvd for the most part are not being rebuilt. Hope this is helpful.
Beau Rivage - Beau Rivage - Biloxi Hotel and Casino
Hard Rock - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, MS
Harrah's (Biloxi Grand) - Welcome to the Grand Biloxi
Island View - Island View Home
Imperial Palace - IP Casino Resort Spa (http://www.ipbiloxi.com/main.htm - broken link)
Isle of Capri - Isle of Capri Casinos - Biloxi
Boomtown - Boomtown Biloxi : Home
Palace - Palace Casino Resort Hotel - Biloxi Mississippi
Treasure Bay - index
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: The South
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I didnt mean to say that the area as a whole is a garbage dump, just the area we were in in Biloxi. Just my opinion, didnt mean for it to sound so bad. I've heard there are some pretty nice places down there, especially for the avid golfer. I'd just stay away from the beaches generally. The casinoes are better I like Harrah's Biloxi Grand.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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To clarify things a bit, when people talk about MS beaches looking nasty, they're not talking about trash and such. Because MS beaches are closer to the mouth of the Mississippi river, the beaches don't have the white sand and aqua blue water like you will find further east in AL and FL. The water at MS beaches does have a murky brown look to it, but it's completely natural and is not from garbage.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
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Right now a lot of the beachside sidewalks and such are torn up as the city is fixing them. Hopefully they'll be fixed when the summer comes. Our water is sort of brown and murky but not dirty, and I've gone swimming with no problem. My brother has seen sharks, but I never have (I think he was visiting Ship Island when he saw them), but remember not to get in the water if you're bleeding, that attracts them. The sand is quite fluffy and it's a lot of fun to fly kites on the beach. I've also seen people go out shrimping, too.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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Stay in Gulf Shores AL and drive over to the casinos. It isn't that far of a drive, and you get the best of both worlds. I live less than an hour from Biloxi/Gulfport, but spent New Year's in a condo on the beach (king size bedroom, living room, full kitchen, balcony, etc) in Gulf Shores for less than $100 a night. Had a fantastic time.
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