From excellent charter fishing to pristine golf to wildlife viewing, Marco Island - the largest developed land in Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands - is a Gulf Coast gem. Kayak, canoe or jet ski to a nearby island for world-class shelling. Explore the Everglades, observe wildlife in its natural habitat, learn about local history and more.
Marco Beach Ocean Resort is close to several top-notch golf courses, including Hammock Bay, The Rookery and Lely Resort’s The Flamingo and Mustang courses. For information, directions and other assistance such as securing tee times, please Google course name in Naples for phone number.
Marco Island has an array of parks and natural attractions to offer, including Briggs Nature Center, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Collier-Seminole State Park, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Big Cypress Preserve National Park and Everglades National Park.
Learn about Marco Island history at one of the key historic markers across the island, visit the Native American archaeological site of Otter Mound Preserve, explore the Marco Island Historical Museum or admire local artwork and take in live theatrical performances at the Marco Island Center for the Arts.
Shop for everything from designer resort and swimwear to one-of-a-kind artsy treasures at Marco Island’s boutiques and galleries. The resort is a 20-minute ride to downtown Napless, with upscale shopping along Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South.
From authentic Italian to fresh Gulf seafood, Marco Island’s culinary scene doesn’t disappoint. Favorites include DaVinci’s, Marco Prime, Oyster Society, La Tavola Restaurant and Bar and Sale e Pepe. All are less than a three-minute walk from the resort.
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