Marriott’s Crystal Shores
The best oceanfront beach resort in Florida is by far Marriott’s Crystal Shores! This fabulous upscale “home away from home” overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and is located on the northernmost chain of the ten thousand barrier islands, Marco Island. The Marriott has been a favorite vacation retreat for romantic getaways and family trips for generations. There are several delicious restaurants on and off site to choose from, beautiful pools to enjoy and amazing sandy palm tree covered beaches to explore. The Marriott offers private cabanas right on the beach. The picturesque sunsets are just glorious! You can easily fill a whole day with the adult activities and/or kids activities available throughout the resort. The staff is super friendly and helpful and have great suggestions for off site places to shop, eat and explore. LeeBe Fish restaurant has fresh fish daily and yummy fish tacos you must try. In the middle of Marco Island is Esplanade Plaza with even more shopping and restaurants and on Thursdays between 6-9pm you can enjoy live outdoor music. Head to Marco Walk Plaza for some people watching, live music and fun nightlife. On Marco Island you will find a plethora of water sports to partake in: kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, boating, parasailing, jet-skiing, swimming, snorkeling, fishing (a must-do) and so much more! Adventure tours are a great way to explore the Florida Bay, Shark Valley, the Dome Homes, the Mangroves and the Everglades. The barrier islands are home to extraordinary wildlife and marine life, such as: the Florida panther (protected by the Everglades National Park), green iguanas (living in the mangroves), dolphins, manatee, sea turtles and an array of colorful birds (easily spotted from the observation tower on Tigertail Beach). Seashell enthusiast, there is a catamaran trip available that stops at Cape Romano where you can add some very special pieces to your collection. Hiking and biking the Everglades is another adventure to be had. Whether you stay on site or venture out this vacation will be hard to beat. Hanging out and experiencing new adventures with the family builds long lasting memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Capturing those incredibly romantic moments keeps the flames burning strong. Mingling with other guest can create new friendships that can last forever. Your visit to Marriott’s Crystal Shores, Marco Island will become YOUR #1 go to vacation destination for generations!