THIS IS WHY WE LOVE MARCO ISLAND
Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. It has been described as Magical, Mystical and Paradise! The attraction is tropical sun-washed white-sand beaches and a casual easy paced lifestyle. Sunshine and frolicking dolphins and all of the water and sun sports that go with the beaches are available for your pleasure. As you cross the Judge Jolley Bridge and look out over the Island and waterways, you get a sense you are entering paradise.
Marco Island, is on the Gulf Coast just a two-hour drive through the Everglades from Miami and three and a half hours from Orlando. Built around a canal system, this exclusive Island, measuring only six miles by four, is tranquil, idyllic and the perfect place for a safe family holiday in the sun.
With its beautiful white sands stretching all down the west side of the Island, the beaches are not crowded and unspoiled. The inviting blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico are a perfect place to bathe or to simply spot the many dolphins that come close to the shore. In particular, the beach provides a perfect vantage point to watch the breathtaking sunsets. If our description of Marco Island itself doesn't blow you away sit back and envision yourself sitting in a chair with your feet in the sand. Marco Island is truly a breathe taking paradise. Marco Island, Florida is a place to go when you don't want to worry about the stresses of daily life. This serene hamlet, the largest of the Florida's "10,000 Islands" area, is a combination of sophistication, historic tradition, and laid-back friendly people. With miles of white sandy beaches, Marco Island is a perfect place to enjoy the warming rays of the Gulf Coast.
Along with Naples, its neighbor to the north, Marco Island offers the most golf courses per capita in the entire United States. Links cater to every skill level. You can find courses designed by Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones among others.
With its relatively shallow waters, Marco Island is an ideal spot for deep-sea fishing charters. You can reel in snook, redfish, tarpon, snapper and trout to name a few. For a really cool adventure, you might consider a sailing, shelling and sightseeing charter. You can find many outdoor activities to enhance your vacation. Water sports such as sailing, scuba diving, parasailing, jet-ski's, swimming and windsurfing are all popular on Marco Island. You can take in a movie at the Marco Movies, go for a dinner cruise, or maybe a round of miniature golf. Enjoy shopping at the Esplanade Shoppes or The Marco Town Center. There are plenty of restaurants on Marco. Or you could spend a day pampering yourself at the Marriott Day Spa.