My husband an I were waiting for this vacation for quite some time. After the brutal winter we had in CT we were ready. It's an easy drive from Ft Myers airport and were so happy to cross the bridge. My second time to Marco, My husbands first. We went to stock up at my favorite grocery store, Publix, and then off to to Sea Winds. We passed the Marriott where I once stayed when I was 16. Nothing looked familiar from 1983.
The unit was great. Had everything we needed and more. Having the extra bedroom to plop our luggage was great. Our first night we walked over to the Sunset Grill next door The chicken Philly sandwich is the BOMB, went 2 more times to Sunset grill. Sunsets are amazing from the Condo as well as sunset grill.
I highly recommend CoolBeans Catamaran sunset cruise, ask for Paul. He was the best, we had a great time.
We rented a pontoon boat from Rose Marina (and my husband never drove a boat before). It was easy to navigate and the water had good markings. We went up to Naples then on our way back we docked along a beach which was great. Worth the money to get for whole day.
Took a drive south on rt 41 and went on Mitch's airboat ride, it was good, saw some gators.
Restaurents: "Sunset Grill" great, close, great sunsets
"Little Restaurant" in GoodLand good food, live music, worth it
"Tulia" in Naples.."WOW" pricey but AMAZING food on 5th Ave in Naples. Worth the drive to see 5th Ave which has one restaurant after another outside.
Snook Inn on the water for atmosphere and music
The Condo: Bed was very comfortable, very important to us for our backs. Washer and drier great to have, to wash towels and go home with clean clothes.
Air worked really good especially after a hot day at beach. Too windy to get umbrellas to work but having chairs worked out great.
Bring your own water shoes, helps with walking in and out of water. So nice to be able to swim in ocean.
Sunsets every night dolphins in the morning and sometimes evenings. It was such a relaxing trip, almost better than our honeymoon in Antiqua in 2012
I do not know how crazy busy it in in high season but we didn't have to deal with crowds, traffic and any time. So thats it for us. My husbands opinion of Florida has completely changed after being on gulf side and at Marco Island. We will be back for sure.