Destination guide

Plan a vacation in gorgeous Esplanade

Marco Island is one of the most popular vacation spots in all of Florida, and in Marco Island, there’s no better destination than Esplanade. Booking Esplanade vacation rentals means being able to stay on a gorgeous marina that provides a wide range of activities. Whether you’re interested in shopping, world-class restaurants, or something a little more exciting, you’ll find irresistible opportunities for recreation in this hotspot. Several idyllic islands are just a quick boat ride from Esplanade. There’s so much to do in Esplanade, you may need to visit more than once to see and enjoy it all.

Things to do

Take in eye-catching attractions in Esplanade

After booking an Esplanade vacation rental, be sure to do some exploring so that you can find the most interesting attractions in this area. If you want to beat the heat by visiting a museum, your best bet is Marco Island Historical Museum, which provides exhibits about the fascinating history of this region. At the Briggs Nature Center, you can enjoy a relaxing hike while exploring different habitats, including an estuary that is home to several species of fish and crustacean. If you’re traveling with children, you may want to take a drive to the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon water park.


Unlimited fun in the sun in Esplanade

While you’re enjoying your Esplanade vacation rentals, you’ll be able to have a great time at one of the many activities in this irresistible vacation spot. Dolphins abound in the water outside of Esplanade, and if you go on The Dolphin Explorer Boat Tour, you’ll be able to experience these majestic creatures up close and personal. At The Esplanade Shoppes, you can enjoy some world-class shopping at popular store such as Chloe’s Boutique and C’est La Vie. If you’re interested in ecotourism, then you should consider signing up for a Camp Roman Shelling and Sightseeing Tour.


Enjoy warm weather throughout the year in Esplanade

The biggest benefit of vacationing in Esplanade is having access to warm weather throughout the year. This area of Florida features a tropical climate, which means that temperatures will almost never dip below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The busy travel season, which is generally between May and October, will be very hot and very dry, causing visitors to flock to this destination. The off-season, which is between November and April, is still very warm, meaning you should be able to spend as much time as you want relaxing at the beach or riding the crystal clear waves.

Natural features

Interact with Esplanade wildlife

Esplanade is home to some of the most interesting ocean animal life in the entire world, and you can see these creatures up close and in person. The Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, for instance, features a wide range of species, including manatees and sea turtles. If you go for a boat ride, you’re likely to see dolphins frolicking in your wake. The water around Esplanade also features several beautiful islands that you can visit on your trip. Some of the most popular islands near Esplanade include Keewaydin Island and the Isles of Capri.

What is the best area to stay near Esplanade?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend near Esplanade:

  • Old Naples: 716 vacation rentals
  • Tigertail Beach: 790 vacation rentals
  • Park Shore: 401 vacation rentals
  • Moorings: 333 vacation rentals
  • Isles of Capri: 1,336 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments near Esplanade?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 12 Condos/Apartments near Esplanade. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Esplanade include:

    Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Esplanade?

    Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 rentals with pool available near Esplanade. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

      Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Esplanade?

      Yes, HomeAway offers a selection of 13 vacation rentals to book directly online and 7 with instant booking available near Esplanade. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Esplanade! 

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