tropical paradise for residents and vacationers alike. It is located a few miles south of Naples Florida on Collier Boulevard (SR 951). The Island is adjacent to the Ten Thousand Islands, a National Wildlife Refuge, which is a chain of protected islands and mangrove islets. A quiet community, Marco Island comes to life when the seasonal residents, known as “snow birds”, arrive. Offering all of the traditional Southwest Florida appeal, it adds distinctive flavor to the many activities unique to this special Island.

Attractions on Marco Island include golf and tennis, fishing, airboat tours, eco tours, boating and more! Of course, No. 1 is the beautiful white-sand beach that edges the Island and welcomes you to the shores of the Gulf.

You will find several resort hotels including the Marco Island Marriott Resort which is found beachside and has a commanding view of the beautiful blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a front row seat for spectacular sunsets. You will also find lodging for any vacation budget, however, if you are planning a long stay, consider one of the many beautiful Marco Island condos that are available as rentals. 

Approximately three dozen restaurants are located throughout the Island offering varied cuisine options. This is a great place to enjoy delicious fresh-from-the Gulf seafood. Choose your setting! You will find both casual and very sophisticated settings. Snook Inn, a traditional Florida restaurant offers entertainment nightly and is a must for all who want to experience old-time south Florida.

Most visitors will enjoy the beaches right at their hotel or condo but don’t miss the impressive thirty-one acre Tigertail Beach which is open to the public. Tigertail Beach is known universally for its birding and bird enthusiasts throughout the world visit the area. You will find beach and water-going rentals to add to your day of fun and sun.

While visiting the tip of southwest Florida, be sure to tour the everglades.

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Insider Tip: Marco Island boasts the highest elevation in Southwest Florida. The Indian Hill neighborhood is 51 feet above sea level.