Southwest Florida International Airport Fort Myers
At the Esplanade Shoppes
Key West Express
The Links of Naples
951 which is Collier .2 miles and I-75
Mango's at the Esplanade Shoppes
Marco Island is a beautiful tropical island with gorgeous beaches, shopping and a variety of fine restaurants. Ocean canal systems traverse the entire island. The island is easy to navigate by car, bike, boat and by foot. Sidewalks are widespread and conducive to biking and walking. We are a short 5 min. walk to Tigertail Beach where you will find a nice concession stand, children's play area, and beach rentals (umbrellas, water toys,etc.). You can wade across the tidal lagoon to the ocean side beach and a favorite activity for kids is to snorkel for sand dollars. Alternatively, you can walk North a short distance to where the white sand beach is expansive. A short walk further North is the beach at the Marriott Hotel; a great place to have lunch/drinks with beautiful scenery. In addition, there is South Beach, at the other end of the island which has public parking. Visitors will enjoy shopping on the island, as well as a short distance off the island at the Naples Outlets. There are high end boutiques and an upscale mall in Naples. There are two well equipped marinas for boat rental which is very popular. With a boat one can travel the canals, fish, enjoy Marco or Isle of Capri dockside restaurants, or visit one of the near-shore islands (Keewaydin Island) located a short distance up the intracoastal waterway which also leads to Naples. There is excellent fishing in the backwaters of Marco, and the nearby Thousand Islands, or take one of the excellent charters out of Marco River Marina. Also, fishing can be quite good depending on the season right from our dock. We have caught snook, snapper, sea trout, redfish and mackerel with live shrimp. Renting a boat is the best way to see the numerous dolphin in Marco River. Another popular activity is renting kayaks and traveling the waterways, fishing, bird watching or collecting shells. There are many relatively close golf courses, particularly near Naples; with a driving range just off the island. The island has many excellent restaurants, as well as on the Isle of Capri, and even more in Naples. We are approximately 1 hr. from the Everglades National Park, which has excellent tours. Miami is 2 hrs. away. Disneyland is 4 hrs. away. Naples has excellent beaches as well as a nice zoo for the kids. Have a dinner cruise on the Marco Island Princess ship (docked at Marco River Marina). An enjoyable bike ride is to the southern tip of the island to Caxambas Pass boat launch. There is a small ship store where ice cream and pop can be purchased. Take a rest on a park bench and watch the boats. This is also the site of embarking on jet-ski tours. If you are in need of rest and relaxation, it is always enjoyable to hang around the pool and sunbathe in relaxing solitude. We find the two grocery stores to be more than adequate. A specialty seafood store (Paradise Shrimp) is nearby. There is also a public library, tennis courts and a fitness center. Lastly, Marco has a unique movie theater, Marco Theater, with 4 screens and new release movies. They serve light lunch/dinners/drinks during the movie. We believe Marco Island and the nearby attractions offers something interesting and enjoyable for everyone. We are certain your trip will be enjoyable.