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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4840691
About the area
MARCO ISLAND wins the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice award as the BEST destination island in the USA and the #4 in the WORLD! Copy this link into your browser window and replace the  with a period:
Marco Island is celebrated for the Ten Thousand Islands off it's coast and incredible sunset views. The town boasts an immense diversity of wildlife from dolphins to manatees to birds and offers jet ski, catamaran, and boat tours through the environment. Marco Island boasts six miles of beach and over 100 miles of waterways.
The City of Marco Island is located in Collier County, a brief drive from the city of Naples. It is well known for its high quality of life, natural resources, casual atmosphere, and friendly people. Locals boast of luxurious resorts and favorite eateries like CJ's on the Bay and Tiki Bar. Visitors enjoy crossing the Jolley Bridge and indulging in fishing, kayaking, or sailing.
Must-sees at Marco Island include the Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. There's no shortage of outdoor options with Caxambas Park, Marco River, Tigertail Beach, and Resident's Beach.
The best (and free!) way to see alligators is on Loop Road. It's a short drive away. (Loop Road 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Everglades National Park, FL 34141) You can also see a great variety of wild life, reptiles, fishes and birds there. A park ranger is there as well to answer questions and direct you.
This Gulf coast area features plenty of water recreation and great local seafood right on the beach. Take advantage of a dinner cruise and be entertained by fire dancers. Marco Island is perfect for a fun and adventurous beach trip.
"The softest sand I have experienced, and great sunsets."
"Marco Island is a hidden gem on the Gulf Coast of Florida. With beautiful beaches, friendly people and gorgeous sunsets, it is one of my favorite small towns in America."
"I love Marco Island. I have moved here from Pennsylvania, to work at the Marriott. It is the most gorgeous place in the world. It is warm all the time so you can just walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We have a gorgeous sunset, and the view of the entire island itself."
"Because it truly is Paradise! So lucky to live in beautiful Marco Island."
"Marco Island has the most fabulous sunsets I have ever witnessed...including the Green Flash! It does exist and I have only seen it in Marco!!! The 3 1/2 miles of beach are beautiful and filled with great exotic shells and great views of the wildlife in the Gulf! A MUST see."
"Marco Island is the most beautiful place because of all the sand and water. It's just amazing to watch the sun sets and rises. The people on the island are just the most kind and are happy that you are there."
"Marco Island is an incredible island that brings breath-taking nature and scenery right to your door step. The most incredible sunset experiences over the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make for lasting memories. It's the home of the bottle nose dolphins and manatees and, if that's not enough, just look up and you will see incredible birds like the Bald Eagle and Osprey."
"Truly Paradise. Great sunsets with dolphins and manatees. Did I say Paradise?"
"There is no other feeling like coming over the bridge and viewing Marco Island for the first time. It's the perfect mix of paradise/serenity/fun vacation and home!!!"
"Wide white sand beaches and spectacular sunsets make this place the most beautiful."
"For endless white sand beaches and the most beautiful sunsets, there's no destination closer to paradise than Marco Island."
"It's the perfect place for peace, serenity, and weddings on the beach. The sunsets are magnificent all year around. It's called "Paradise" and that's the truth!"
"Marco Island.. A long-hidden haven tucked within diminutive isles, Marco is the ultimate retreat for those searching for sun-drenched beaches, sensational seafood, golf, exceptional fishing, passionate sunsets and friendly people. Located on the Southwest tip of Florida, Marco Island is a resort escape of white beaches and turquoise Gulf waters. Our four mile island offers awe-inspiring aqua-scapes and an outstanding location for a winter vacation."
"This is a Southwest Florida jewel. Only 45 minutes from the Ft. Myers airport, it is a terrific little island with a laid back atmosphere and great things to do. A crystal white 3-mile beach provides great sun-worshiping time and the unlimited exposure to the 1000 islands provides great fishing, jet skiing and boating opportunities. A great place to visit and live!"
"Beautiful beaches and sunshine year round. There is no bad time to visit Marco Island."
"Marco Island is as close to paradise as one can get. The sunsets never cease to amaze. The small island is easy to get around by car, bike or walking. Outdoor activities are year round, and include boating, fishing, tennis, softball, only to name a few. There is no set age. Marco has families, professionals and retirees. Restaurants are plentiful and each one welcomes their guests and treats them like friends."
"I fell in love with Marco Island my first visit. The most beautiful beach and sunsets I ever imagined."
Walker's Hideaway Marina
Marco Island Chamber Of Commerce
The SpeakEasy Marco Island
Marco Island Brewery
Breakfast Plus Restaurant
Summer Day Market & Cafe (Health Food and Supplements)
Margarita's - authentic Mexican cuisine
Thai Thai Sushi Boat
Hoot's Breakfast & Lunch
Su's Garden Chinese Restaurant
Kretch's Restaurant & Bar
Guy & Lisa's Philly Grill
A Carr Transportation go anywhere on the island for $7 or $12 to Goodland. Some Restaurants and venues reimburse you for taking A Carr to their establishment.
Fly into Fort Myers International Airport and either rent a car or book a shuttle to Marco Island.
Once you're on Marco Island a car isn't necessary, but if you want to take excursions to the everglades, Naples, golfing etc..., you might want to rent a vehicle.
Interaction with guest
Our property manager is one block away and is there to answer all your questions and needs.