The Ultimate Guide to John’s Pass Village

When you’re planning a stay in one of the many Madeira Beach rentals, you’re sure to be looking for the best local things to do. After you head to the beach itself, what else is there to do in town? Plenty! Perhaps the most notable local attraction is John’s Pass Village.

This shopping and dining destination is incredibly popular with locals and visitors alike, and you can’t truly say you’ve been to Madeira Beach without visiting it! Before you head out to John’s Pass Village, here’s everything to know. 


With all the beautiful water surrounding you in Madeira Beach, how can you resist booking a fishing charter? If you’ve never been on a fishing charter or don’t consider yourself an experienced angler, don’t worry. The incredible staff on these charters will show you the ropes and make sure you have a wonderful time! When you book a Madeira Beach fishing charter, you don’t even have to worry about renting your equipment or getting your fishing license, so all you have to do is have a great time. 

Lady Godiva Fishing Charters will take you out into the water to find the best grouper, amberjacks, red snapper, wahoo, tuna, and so many other species. Anglers of all skill levels are more than welcome to hop on board and hit the water. You can book a charter for 4, 6, 8, or 9 hours with a maximum of 6 passengers per boat. 

You can also work with Early Riser Charters for an incredible day out on the water. Their primary fishing boat is equipped with top safety gear and is an excellent vessel for offshore fishing. Fishing trips can be booked for 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 hours and range in price from $700 to $1,900. 

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One of the best things to do when you’re in the area is go shopping! There are tons of John’s Pass Village stores to suit the needs of any group, no matter what you’re looking for. You can find a great souvenir to remember your travels by, or you can bring something home to a loved one to let them know you were thinking about them on your trip. 

If you want to get some beach gear or apparel while you’re in the area, John’s Pass Village is the perfect place to do it. Head into Overhead Surf Shop, Caty Ferreira Swim and Activewear, Surf Style, or The Bronze Lady. Any of these stores are sure to have apparel for the entire family, so your whole crew can come out with an incredible new piece for their wardrobes. 

Are you looking for unique souvenirs? They’ve got those here, too. You can visit Loris Soap and Sponge Market for handmade soaps and other bath care products, or you can check out DD Collectables to peruse the selection of sports memorabilia. Wild Time Caribbean Trading Company and Windworks are two more great options. Finally, if you want to pick up something for your pet, don’t miss a trip to Paw Paws Pet Boutique! 


While you’re exploring the area and enjoying the activities, you’re sure to build up an appetite. Thankfully, there are tons of delectable John’s Pass Village restaurants for you and your family to try out. No matter what you’re in the mood for or how many people are in your group, these restaurants are sure to impress!

If you’re in the mood for seafood, you’ve come to the right place! Enjoy delicious fresh catches at destinations like Crabby’s on the Pass, Mad Beach Fish House, and Walt’z Fish Shak. No matter which of these options you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll get incredibly fresh fish that was swimming in the local waters only hours before!

Want a sweet treat after your meal is through? Not to worry. Dessert is steps away! Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop is an excellent option for saltwater taffy and all your other favorite boardwalk sweets. Cool off with a dessert from the Ice & Cream Creamery, or head into the House of Sweets for chocolate, fudge, caramel, and more.  

Plan Your Stay

No matter which of our numerous properties you select, you can rest assured that you’re getting a level of customer service that is simply unmatched. Our staff is fully dedicated to helping you plan the vacation of your dreams, starting from the moment you begin to browse our rentals. So, what’s stopping you from booking your St. Pete Beach condo rentals? Contact us today to learn more and plan your trip to the Florida shores.

Book Your Madeira Beach Condo

John’s Pass Village has so much to explore that you might find yourself coming back for another day of fun. So, you’ll want a vacation rental that’s not far away! Travel Resort Services is proud to offer conveniently located Madeira Beach and St. Pete Beach rentals for your group’s upcoming trip. 

Our rental properties are always designed with you in mind and feature upscale amenities like flat-screen TVs, beautiful views of the water and the city, high-speed internet, fully stocked kitchens, and more. We have properties for groups of all sizes, and for those who want to travel with their pup, we also offer Madeira Beach pet-friendly rentals! Plus, if you’re looking for luxury, check out our properties in the Madeira Bay Resort!