Top 5 Places To Stay In Fort Myers & Sanibel

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 06 May 2016
  • Revised 06 May 2016
Top 5 Places To Stay In Fort Myers & Sanibel
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 06 May 2016
  • Revised 06 May 2016
Top 5 Places To Stay In Fort Myers & Sanibel
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 06 May 2016
  • Revised 06 May 2016
Fort Myers & Sanibel are situated in a beautiful area of Florida’s Gulf Coast. The area remains largely undeveloped and excels in encapsulating an essence of authentic Floridian culture. The region is home to some of America’s most breathtaking beaches, natural wildlife and spectacular beachfront accommodation. Fort Myers & Sanibel are also infused with unique activities, rich history, vibrant culture, first class restaurants and beautiful protected state parks.

Visitors to the Fort Myers and Sanibel region, as well as its surrounding areas, are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting an untouched beach to enjoy. Fort Myers Beach is famous for its friendly atmosphere with activities available to entertain the whole family. Lover’s Key State Park is the perfect location for a couple wishing to explore the natural beauty of the Gulf Coast. Sanibel Island, the “Shelling Capital of the Western World” is home to some of Florida’s most exquisite beaches, Sanibel Causeway Beach, Bowman’s Beach and Lighthouse Beach, each of these feature unique experiences for visitors to enjoy. Captiva Island and Cayo Costa are the ideal destinations for those who wish to experience true seclusion and relaxation on their vaction. For those travelling south of Fort Myers, Bonita Springs is home to white sandy beaches that are famous for its sea turtles as well as its charming local community.

Below we highlight our favourite villas and hotels located in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas, all of which are available to book to create your dream holiday on Florida’s magnificent Gulf Coast. Our villas are provided with an emphasis on seclusion so that your holiday can truly be your own. Our hotels in the Fort Myers region are some of the most family friendly in Florida, hosting fantastic children facilities and occupying prime beachfront positions.

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1. Fort Myers/ Cape Coral Area Gulf Coast Homes

These villas, located in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, are built and fully furnished to a very high standard providing you with everything you could need for the perfect holiday experience. Villas are located in Fort Myers on the stunning Gulf Coast, this resort is popular with visitors due to its spectacular beaches, fishing, golfing, wildlife, shopping and restaurants. You’ll never run out of things to do on your holiday here. Fort Myers beach is the closest beach and is a highly popular destination for visitors. The beautiful seven mile beach offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy watersports as well as simply relaxing and enjoying the fabulous weather.

Cape Coral resort is smaller than Fort Myers however equally as beautiful, it offers visitors gorgeous beaches, splendid golf courses and the Sun Splash Family Waterpark, all of which make for a fun-filled day out for the family.

All of the villas available are designed to be spacious and comfortable, as well as to provide you with the luxuries of being at home whilst on a dream holiday. The living room is the perfect setting to spend nights relaxing in front of the TV, the open plan kitchen makes cooking for the whole family a pleasure and an ease, the dining room is to be enjoyed by all the family. Each villa features its own private screened swimming pool, allowing you to relax in the Floridan sun in comfortable seclusion.


2. Gullwing All- Suite Resort

Gullwing Resort is situated on the charming south end of Estero Island, on Fort Myers Beach. The resort provides visitors the chance to experience a quiet beachfront escape, with shops, restaurants, local attractions and numerous activities located nearby. If you’re in desperate need of a beachfront retreat then Gullwing Resort is the perfect resort for you. Spend your days relaxing on the sugar-white sand beach or exploring the local area, and your evenings enjoying the ‘postcard-perfect’ sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

The Resort provides guests the chance to experience ‘condo-style’ living, as well as offering exceptional facilities to provide the ultimate beach holiday. The resort features a spectacular beachfront swimming pool, with views of the Gulf that you will remember forever. The hotel’s sundeck is home to numerous loungers for you to spend your days relaxing and basking in the sunshine.

Condos are available with one, two or three bedrooms - each condo has its own private balcony where you can enjoy and admire the amazing views of Estero Island and the Gulf of Mexico. The resort is also home to a fully equipped fitness centre as well as tennis courts, water sports and fishing facilities. The resort caters extremely well for children, with the fabulous swimming pool and glorious beach as well as arts and crafts and themed movie nights - there is plenty to keep them entertained.

The Gullwing Resort is the ideal holiday destination for you and your family, it offers guests the chance to spend their days relaxing on the beachfront, or the chance to explore the surrounding areas. Fort Myers is nearby for those who want to experience Floridian culture at its finest, as well as world-class shopping and championship golf courses.

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3. South Seas Island Resort Captiva

This beautiful resort has been designed to encompass its amazing natural surroundings, staying in this resort will truly make you feel that you are in a tropical paradise. The resort is the perfect destination for both couples and families, set in a 330 acre wildlife preserve that includes 2.5 miles of white sand beaches along the alluring Gulf of Mexico. The South Seas Island Resort is situated on Captiva Island, a little slice of heaven.

The resort boasts 465 rooms, villas and cottages - all of which are designed to provide guests with a truly luxurious experience. The entire family will be spoilt for choice of facilities and amenities to enjoy at this tropical resort.

There are two great outdoor pools, a water park, tennis facilities, golf course and on-site fitness centre. Alongside these great activities the resort is the perfect location for nature lovers who want to explore the natural surroundings and take advantage of the outdoors. The resort offers fishing, kayak tours, day boat trips, watersports and an abundance of hiking trails.

South Seas Island Resort boasts numerous child friendly features, including the newly opened waterpark, Skully’s Family Interactive Center, Tiva Kids Camp and Sanibel Sea School. At Sea School children will get the opportunity to learn about marine life and conservation as well as enjoying shelling on Captiva’s spectacular beaches. There are enough activities to keep the children entertained for days!

For the food lovers out there this resort offers a wide range of dining options, the Harbourside Bar & Grill - for the ‘catch of the day’, The Pointe Restaurant - offering poolside al fresco dining, The Holy Smoke Heavenly Barbecue and Scoops & Slices - for pizza and ice cream.

The South Seas Island Resort is the perfect hotel for you and your family to share treasured moments and make lifelong memories whilst enjoying and exploring a tropical paradise in the ‘Sunshine State’.

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4. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is located on Sanibel Island, just off the shore from Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast. The Island is world renowned for its pristine white sand beaches and gentle clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for couples and families looking for a dream holiday spent relaxing and unwinding.

The Resort has its own mile long beach that offers guests the chance to experience ultimate relaxation. Guests can spend their days strolling along the white sands, basking in the sunshine by one of the five swimming pools and exploring the ocean. If you’re looking for activities this resort has you covered, offering a wide array of watersports, six tennis courts, as well as kayaks and bikes that can be rented during your stay. For the younger guests the hotel offers a well catered and entertaining professionally organised program. With all of these wonderful options there will never be a dull moment during your stay at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa.

In terms of dining the resort offers guests the chance to indulge in beautiful and delicious cuisine whilst enjoying the views over the Gulf of Mexico on Sanibel Island. The resort has four delicious restaurants to choose from: Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Turtle’s Pool & Beach Bar, Slice of Paradise and The Sea Breeze Cafe.

The resort is primarily condo-style accommodation, these condos vary in size from one bedroom to three bedroom residences. All condos feature an equipped kitchen, bathroom, private screened patio or balcony, living area and comfortable beds. The rooms have either coastal, beachfront or garden views.


5. Westin Cape Coral Resort

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village provides its guests with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. This resort delivers a luxurious escape and retreat for its guests. Located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River this hotel is the perfect destination for you to spend your days exploring the Cape Coral and Fort Myers area. The resort is just a short distance from some of Southwest Florida’s most popular attractions.

The resort has a huge variety of facilities and activities available to guests throughout their stay. Spend your days relaxing around one of the three outdoor pools, or enjoying a game of tennis, bikes and kayaks are also available for guests to explore the local area. For the younger guests, there is an activity room available that provides entertainment with arts and crafts and an assortment of games.

For the food lovers out there, this resort offers a whole host of culinary treats. The Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro serves delicious steaks, then there is The Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill for those who love fresh seafood and live music. In terms of accommodation this resort offers one, two and three bedroom suites that feature private balconies.

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