A January 2006 trip
to Bonita Springs by KimberNicola
Quote: A couple of days by the beach in Bonita Springs is just what we needed in January.
Located between Ft. Meyers and Naples, is Bonita Springs, Florida. We spent just a few days here as a part of our combination family vacation/business trip in the winter of 2006.
While in this area, we stayed at the clean and adequate Bonita Beach and Racquet Club, just across the street, and through a restaurant parking lot, from the beach. The building we stayed in was one of five identical 10-story white buildings. Each unit overlooks the center court area, which was in need of landscaping help (maybe it was probably still being fixed up from hurricane), as well as a nice deck view on the outside. It was nice to have a place with a full kitchen, so that we could have breakfast there before heading out for the day. There is also a restaurant in the building.
On our first day here we drove to the Everglades and took a neat tour with Irv's, including 2 boat rides (pontoon and air-boat), and a bus ride. Although the boat rides were neat, the kids really liked the bus ride, too. One highlight was holding a baby alligator, very cool! The air-boat ride was more of an adventure than I expected!!
We also went to the Manatee Park in Ft. Meyers. Here you see manatees in their natural habitat. We hung out at Bonita Beach, and the kids really wanted to swim, and the Gulf was a little chilly so we did that at the condo! We shopped the Flea Market, and it was huge! It was a fun place to shop, and there’s even a bar area for those men who don’t enjoy hunting for great deals! To see further details on our activities, look for my entries on each one. There’s a lot to do here if that's what you have in mind, or you can find a spot at the beach or the pool and do absolutely nothing. Oh, and, John got a kick out of the Master Bait and Tackle shop. It took me awhile to figure out why people were standing in front of the sign having their picture taken. They are a long-time establishment by the marina in Bonita. T-shirt and can coozies are available, tee-hee.
Hotel | "Resort Quest Bonita Beach Club"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 9, 2006
Resort Quest Bonita Beach and Tennis Resort
5700 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, Florida 34135