Clear, blue waters and soft, white sand greet visitors to the pristine beaches of Southwest Florida. With Culture Trip’s guide to the top beach hotels in Fort Myers, you can bask in the sun at one of the state’s top destinations. From the cabana-lined Fort Myers Beach to the more secluded Sanibel and Captiva Islands, take your pick from lavish resorts, comfortable suites and economical oceanfront rooms.
On the more isolated Sanibel Island lies Island Inn, home to both old Florida charm and modern accommodations. The recently remodeled 100-year-old inn retains the quaint beach theme. Stay in a standard room or suite, spring for a beachfront cottage (which can accommodate a group of six) or even the beach house that sleeps up to 12. The Island Inn’s pool is another highlight – the gated deck area is practically on the beach. The Traditions on the Beach restaurant provides a delicious seafood menu and nightly entertainment, making it a perfect spot for dinner and drinks before falling asleep to the sound of the surf.
South Seas Island Resort is a beautiful place to stay, where you’ll find everything you need to live that dreamy island life. Surrounded by a huge wildlife preserve, with dolphins and manatees making regular appearances, it really does feel like paradise. Fill your days with kayaking, sailing and boating, or cycling, golf and tennis. With epic fishing, shelling or strolling along the spectacular stretch of private pristine beach, this is a place where you can truly relax.
A favorite with couples and honeymooners, Lover’s Key Resort is secluded and romantic. Located on its own island across from Lovers Key State Park, the resort has spectacular views of both the lush vegetation of the park and the inland waterways of Estero Bay. Just over the bridge from Fort Myers Beach, Lovers Key Resort’s private beach feels a world away. The lagoon-style pool and waterfall are further highlights of this lavish spot. Complimentary breakfast is provided at nearby Flipper’s on the Bay – one of the area’s best waterfront restaurants.
Looking for more? You can book a stay at one of the best hotels in Fort Myers right here on Culture Trip. There’s plenty to keep you busy too, from exploring the best beaches around to trying out the top things to do and see in Fort Myers. Then, celebrate a long day out with a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Fort Myers.
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