Marco Island Journals

Marco Island Adventure

A May 2003 trip to Marco Island by Kelli1

Quote: This journal encompasses the resort information, dining locations, shopping destinations, and activity information I gathered on my recent trip to Marco Island, FL.

Marco Island Adventure

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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Take the "Fanta-Sea Tour" with Capt. Cedric Davis. This is a "three hour tour," an eco-adventure, where you stop at two beaches to collect shells (best large, whole sand dollars ever!), cruise along the "1000 islands" chain, observe several species of native birds in their natural habitats, hold tiny sea life in your hands, watch as dolphins "chase" your boat, and if you're very fortunate, you will see a stingray or manatee swimming along. The dolphins chasing the boat was a highlight. I shot an entire roll of film capturing their play. The tour costs , and Capt. Davis was recently featured as "Best Private Boat Tour" captain in the Marco Review. He will take up to six people and give you persona...Read More

Club Regency

Hotel

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Best Things Nearby:The beach is a short walk from the lovely pool area, and you can collect some beautiful shells each morning. Sailboards, jet-skis, and Sea-Doos are all available to rent, along with beach chaise chairs and umbrellas. Nearby hotel restaurants are within walking distance on the beach.Best Things About the Resort:The unit was very spacious and decorated in a tropical, breezy nature with rattan furnishings. The screened-in lanai provided a lovely place to relax and unwind in chaise lounge chairs (without pesky mosquitoes). I preferred having a pool view rather than an ocean view, especially since the tropical plants and landscaping were so gorgeous. The gated se...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 16, 2003

Club Regency
500 S. Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, Florida
(239) 394-8197

Bimini's Beach Club

Restaurant | "Bimini's"

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Exceptional food abounds at Bimini's. For starters, you MUST order the Bimini Bread! Yes, it is $3, but it is the best bread you'll ever taste, and it comes to your table piping hot with butter and/or dipping oil! Try the Capt. Bimini's platter for a tasty trio of broiled grouper, large shrimp, and huge tender scallops, along with fresh steamed vegetables, and a Caesar salad. They serve a glorious variety of appetizers, too. For dessert, the Key lime pie drizzled with a raspberry coulis will knock your socks off! If you're dying for regular American food, try the slab of ribs with the Jamaican Jerk spice rub and smoky-flavored sauce. Excellent! You can't beat the margaritas they serve ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 17, 2003

Bimini's Beach Club
657 S Collier Blvd
Marco Island, Florida 34145
(239) 394-7111

Backwater Nick's

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Restaurant

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This little jewel of a restaurant is fantastic! The service was excellent, and the food was outstanding! Try a blackened grouper Caesar salad, as they have their own special touches (roasted red pepper and sundried tomatoes tossed in . . . to DIE for!), or try the Seafood Salad, which is a delectable blend of fresh crab, lobster, and scallops blended with diced pimento, celery, green onion, etc. in a lightly creamy consistency, and served over a beautiful bed of gourmet lettuces. And if you love iced tea, you'll love it here especially. Ask to be seated by the water, so you can observe the large fish below hoping you'll toss in a crouton for their benefit. Try a "Miami V...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 17, 2003

Backwater Nick's
231 Capri Blvd Isle of C
Marco Island, Florida 34145
(239) 642-5700

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Fifth Avenue in Naples (a 35-minute drive from Club Regency) is a shopper's paradise. The prices are higher, but the sales are good and the quality exquisite. May starts the "off-season" sales and you can find incredible buys on luxury linens for bed and bath, garden and greenhouse specialty items, fine "resort" clothing, elegant evening wear, fine jewelry, artwork, and one-of-a-kind handblown glass items. There are many restaurants woven through the shops, each with their own special flair. A short distance from Fifth Avenue Shops is "The Boathouse," a lovely restaurant sitting on the edge of a pier overlooking the yachts and sailing vessels. They have indoor and outdoor seating, and a marvelo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 17, 2003

Fifth Avenue in Naples (a shopper's paradise)
5th Avenue
Marco Island, Florida