Area Info

MARCO ISLAND BEACHES

  1. Apollo Beach: (If staying at the Apollo) -You have direct beach access from the Apollo. Go down the elevator and straight to the Beach. 

  2. South Beach:  This is located just to the left of the Apollo condominium and across from Essex. From the beach if you want to walk down to the Marriott its ¾ of a mile and @ 2 ¼ miles to walk to Tigertail Beach. There is public parking right across from the boardwalk.

  3.  Tigertail Beach: Located off Spinnaker Dr. you will see the signs on Collier Blvd. directing you to the beach.   Parking is $8 per day and they have amenities such as beach umbrella rentals, beach toys you can rent, restrooms, playground and refreshments

 

RESTAURANTS (lots to choose from some of our favorites)

  1. Snook Inn: 1215 Bald Eagle Dr. – Casual dining overlooking the Marco River. Nightly entertainment at the chikee bar and excellent seafood.  Great Friday night seafood buffet.  Marco Island Landmark!!

  2. Da Vinci Ristorante:  599 S. Collier Blvd (in plaza next to movie theater) – This is just a short walk from the condo.  Very nice atmosphere and they serve seafood, pastas, pizza and traditional Italian classics. This is many of my renters favorite place to eat.

  3. Speak Easy:1106 ½ N. Collier Blvd (about ¼ mile from the bridge) – This is one of Marco Islands newer restaurants and gets rave reviews.  It has waterfront dining and great food.  There are plenty of TV’s to watch sports and they serve burgers to steak and fresh seafood.

  4. Stan’s (Goodland): This is @ 10 minutes from the condo in Goodland and if you are around on Sunday afternoon this place is a must.  Starting at @1pm they have bands, singers, and other local entertainment all set outdoors. You can have lunch outside and a few drinks.  This place is fun for all ages from 5 to 85.

  5. Little Bar Restaurant (Goodland): This is located next door to Stan’s and features an antique décor with a real Florida atmosphere. They feature steaks and fresh seafood right off the boats.

  6. Marco Island Brewery: 1089 N. Collier Blvd (in Publix strip mall). Great family restaurant, they have inside and outside dining. They have 40 beers on tap to go along with 40 TV’s. They offer seafood, steak, pizza and burgers. Try the firecracker shrimp…one our favorites. This place actually stays open later hours than most places. 

  7. Crazy Flamingo:  1035 N. Collier Blvd (across from Dunkin Donuts & located in Marco Town Center Plaza) One our family favorites. They have a raw bar, sandwiches, wings and seafood. You walk up and order your food and they call your name and then bring it back to your table.

  8.  Sunset Grille: Located at the Apollo with entrance next to lobby, great food, great happy hour specials at the beach front bar.  They serve seafood to burgers.  Try the French onion soup! This is our favorite restaurant.

  9. Dolphin Tiki Bar: 1021 Anglers Cove.  Waterside bar on the Marco River.  Featuring seafood and American cuisine, meals are fresh and it’s a fun unique dining experience

  10. Sand Bar: 826 E Elkham Circle. Great breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Open 365 days a year 7am – 2am. Good food and great place to watch a game. They have a great happy hour and live entertainment as well. A local favorite!

 

 

SHOPPING

  1. Coral Isle Factory Outlet Shops: on C.R 951, 1 mile south of U.S 41. 40 outlet stores with major name brands.

  2. Tin City: In Naples, corner of U.S 41 and 5th Ave. – specialty shops. One-of-a kind boutiques, restaurants, and dockside fun.  This is a neat place for the whole family.

  3. Marco Island: 80+ stores on the Island to shop

 

 

FOR FUN

  1. Marco Movies:  599 S. Collier Blvd. @ 3 blocks north of the condo.  This is a unique concept in movie going.  Marco movies offers a menu with many things to choose from…munchies, burgers, chicken sandwiches, popcorn, candy pop, beer, and wine and they bring it right to your seat.  Very fun and different.  They offer first run movies.

  2. Everglade City:  This is about 45 minutes from the condo off US 41. There you can take a semi-private airboat ride or go out with 20 people through the everglades on the airboat.  There are dozens of different companies to choose from.  We have used Captain Doug’s in the past.

  3. Fishing on Marco: There is plenty of fishing on Marco.  I really do not fish but if you go to the marina on Bald Eagle you can find a charter boat for ¼ day, ½ and full day fishing charters.

  4. XTREME ESCAPE: 909 N. Collier Blvd (next to Little Caesars)….Xtreme Escape is a brand new entertainment game in the heart of Marco Island.  Your goal is simple: you have 60 minutes to “escape” from one the real escape rooms. The rooms are filled with riddle, mind tricks, and puzzles that if conquered will set you free. Great fun for the whole family…from 2-8 people can do it.  Our family loves it.  Tell them Dave and Cami from Michigan sent you.  There should be some $5 off coupons in the condo. www.xtremeescapegame.com

  5. Celebration Park Naples:  2880 Becca Ave, Naples. Want to get off the Island.  8 food trucks with a different concept and a beautiful tiki bar by the water.  Live entertainment and food for everyone’s liking.

 

OTHER ISLAND INFO

 

  • Grocery Stores: There are 3 on the Island. Publix on San Marco and Barfield, Publix on N. Collier, and the Winn Dixie on Collier behind McDonalds

  • Child & Baby Accessory Rentals : Tiny Tikes everything you can think of for    kids.  Cribs, Portacribs, beach strollers, rollaways, car seats, walkers, swings, high chairs, beach & toy packages. They have free delivery and pick up. 239-389-1868

  • Newspaper...The Marco Island Eagle is the best paper to pick up and find out what’s going on around the Island

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