Monday, September 6, 2010

Marco Island

It finally stopped raining thankfully! When we first got to Marco, I was surprised to find that this Marriott Beach Resort was SO beautiful (and affordable at the off-season rates)! It's everything you would find in a Caribbean resort, and an easy drive from the Fort Myers airport! From the nice beaches and calm gulf water (complete with dolphins playing offshore of course!) to the pools, "cheekee" huts, and tiki bars.....I LOVE this place!

The interior of this hotel is amazing!


The lounge has this unique round jellyfish aquarium that is mesmerizing.....in the evening it's so pretty.......they glow in the dark!


There are tons of shells.....



But the sunsets steal the show completely!!

Photos don't do this sight justice.....it was stunningly beautiful.

Did I mention that there is fabulous food and shopping in nearby Naples? Or that there are tons of boats available for all sorts of water sports or wildlife spotting? AND an express boat to Key West? (A much better choice than DRIVING there....I found out the hard way)

Note to self....check out the thrift district in Naples next visit!







8 comments:

Gracie's Cottage said...

Beautiful...we've vacationed on Marco Island just once and Naples just once...loved them both.

We hit the thrifts in Naples when we were there and were amazed at the quality of the stuff; not so much old stuff but great basics to furnish a home. Nice quality, nice prices.

(I guess it makes sense with all of the well-off elderly residents in that area; they furnish their homes nicely before they check out...)

Jan

countrycharisma said...

Sounds like a fabulous vacation! The pictures are wonderful! Hope you find some great seashells. Appears like shell heaven. We completed the TN Walking Horse Celebration Sat. night and now we are recooperating ...doing farm work! LOL! Working on antiques today for Springfield,OH the 17th. Have a great Labor Day and rest of vacation!?

Sweet Repose said...

Hey girl, don't worry about us back here in the Northlands, you just have yourself a good ol' time in paradise...the sand, the surf, the warm air!!!!!

You dirty rat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great time!!!
sharon
(I'm still schemin')

Granny J said...

Beautful pictures. My daughter and her family live in Florida. They took me to Marco Island on one of my visits. I love that place.

Jean said...

What lovely pics. Thanks for sharing them. Love the sunset.

Tamarah said...

THANK YOU for sharing those fabulous FABULOUS pics....How positively DREAMY for you....!

I KNOW you must have had the BEST time....!!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

trash talk said...

You are killing this chubby lady in Texas ya know!
Debbie

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the area!! I just took some pics on that beach a month or so ago... gorgeous!!