What do San Luis Vacation Condos include?

Discover unparalleled luxury at The San Luis Resort. Ryson vacation condos at the San Luis Resort were built with the ocean view top of mind. The Gulf of Mexico never looked as good as it does out of the large floor to ceiling windows that frame the sand and sea from the comfort of the living area. Gaze out over waves and palm trees from the private balcony, and then make your way inside to brew a cup of coffee in a kitchen complete with high-end amenities.

All San Luis kitchens are fully stocked with pots, pans and dishes to make breakfast, lunch or dinner, and guests are so close to so many delicious places to eat if you don’t feel like cooking, go enjoy one of the award winning restaurants inside the resort.

At The San Luis Resort, there is plenty to keep you busy during your visit to Galveston, located directly on Seawall and it is in the center of it all – restaurants, attractions, history tours, fishing, you name it!

San Luis Resort Amenities

The Cove

Take in the scenic views of sun-kissed sand and gentle waves as you dip into tranquility at The Cove pool. Adorned in soothing shades of white and coral, this chic coastal hideaway sets the scene for poolside lounging with luxurious sun loungers, daybeds, private cabanas and a private plunge pool. Dry off by the outdoor fire pits while enjoying unique tropical cocktails and expertly-crafted cuisine from the pool bar, or sink back and watch the sun as it sets over the Gulf of Mexico. As the energy shifts throughout the day, our carefully curated and globally-sourced playlist matches to create the perfect ambiance.

Private Cabanas

Experience resort relaxation at its finest in a Private Cabana. For privacy and comfort, Cabanas are lavishly furnished with overstuffed lounge chairs, a personal mini-fridge, variable-speed ceiling fans, and state-of-the-art personal flat-screen TVs. Cabana rental includes preferred tableside food and beverage service with fresh fruit, bottled water and a bottle of Champagne. Choose among three Cabana types: Poolside, Cove and Grotto. The plunge pool area is accessible only to those with Cove Cabana rentals.

Spa San Luis

Awaken all your senses at Spa San Luis at The San Luis Resort. Amid the sounds of the gulf, the scent of beach oleanders and the luxurious feel of fine linens, Spa San Luis has created an elegant and serene environment that rejuvenates and balances your spirit. Here, aromatic facials, therapeutic massages, pampering pedicures and restorative body treatments are presented with exceptional personal service.

The Steakhouse

Indulge in the Island’s finest, award-winning cuisine at The Steakhouse with an award-winning wine list. The San Luis’ high-quality cuisine and impeccable service are complemented by an elegant ambiance featuring hand-crafted mahogany woodwork, leather furnishings and other luxurious amenities. Resort casual attire appropriate. Reservations are recommended. Enjoy live entertainment, drinks and bar bites in this cozy private lounge. The San Luis Bar is the perfect place for libations and lively conversation.


Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto’s food and breath-taking décor are complemented by beachside views in Galveston Island’s premier resort and hotel. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections.

Blake’s Bistro

Enjoy authentic comfort food classics at Blake’s Bistro, featuring oversized sandwiches, gourmet burgers and fresh salads, diners are invited to enjoy our laid-back ambiance in the dining room or catch a game in the Bistro family-friendly lounge.

Cup + Cone

Homemade gelato, pastries, Starbucks coffee and an assortment of gourmet chocolate will tempt your sweet tooth at Cup + Cone. Grab a seat overlooking our tropical pool and enjoy a cappuccino or scoop of gelato!

Other Amenities

Game Room, Tennis Courts, Valet Service, Conference Rooms, Fitness Center

Things to do Near the San Luis Resort

Walk to shopping, restaurants, ice cream, fishing and the beach. Casa del Mar is walking distance to Walmart, McDonald’s, Pit Stop BBQ, Papa John’s, Jimmy John’s, Sonic, Golden Corral, Happy Budda, Waffle House, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Frios Gourmet Pops & Island Froyo, Rita’s Italian Ice, Seawall Souvenirs, Popeye’s Chicken, Peking Buffet, Many local Galveston restaurants offer delivery, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for directly, check out Waitr, UberEats, DoorDash or ezCater (restaurant options and menus available online). Exon Mobile Convenience Store, Babe’s Beach and the world’s longest continuous sidewalk, Seawall Boulevard. 

Galveston’s historic downtown Strand District is just a short drive with shops, restaurants, attractions and nightlife. Also, nearby, are historic homes tours, The Bryan Museum, The Grand 1894 Opera House, Bishop’s Palace, Moody Mansion, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA at the Texas Seaport Museum, Galveston Railroad Museum, Pier 21 Theater, Murdoch’s Gift Shop.

There are more luxurious places to stay on Galveston Island. Check out the Diamond Beach Resort Galveston, Texas Condos and Emerald by the Sea Galveston, Texas Condos.

San Luis History

While precise historical significance may be lost to antiquity, the name San Luis is very much a part of Galveston lore. The name was selected for Galveston’s premier beachfront resort to reflect the adventurous spirit of the early explorers and to help perpetuate a grain of Galveston Island history. It is believed that the name San Luis was chosen either by French explorer Sieur de la Salle’s settlement in Texas or by Spanish explorer Luis de Moscoso during a journey along the coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Mexico.

Prior to 1783, when Bernardo de Gálvez dispatched a ship to explore what is now known as Galveston Bay, Galveston Island was called San Luis. The origin of the name is shrouded in historical mystery, though it is known that the Island also had been called San Louis, Culebra, and Campeche before Gálvez so honored it with his name.

Condo Information


Upon check-in guests will receive an access card (1) and key (1) required for condominium building entry, an assigned parking spot (1), pool bands and pool towel card. Guests are responsible and there are fees to replace these items. Additional parking is available in the parking lot behind the hotel.

Additional Galveston Island Information

Property Management at the San Luis Resort

Own a vacation condo at the San Luis Resort and interested in learning more about Ryson’s Galveston Property Management? Ryson Vacation Rentals has been in business since 2006 and is the largest local property manager on the island. Ryson covers the island from East to West – private homes and condos. Contact Ryson today to see how much your second home could generate.