5 Fun Things to Do in Marco Island
By Kara Franker
Located just south of Naples on Florida’s Paradise Coast, Marco Island is a tropical oasis surrounded by thousands of tiny islands and archipelagos. There are so many fun things to do in Marco Island, a family-friendly destination with a wealth of natural beauty and opportunities to explore.
One of favorite places to stay is the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. The hotel has something for everyone — families, business travelers or couples looking for a romantic getaway.
1. Walk along the sandy shoreline and hunt for the perfect seashell.
The Paradise Coast is famous for its shell-laden beaches in Marco Island and Naples.
2. Get adventurous and book a waverunner tour of Ten Thousand Islands.
3. Hit the pool or a hammock for some R&R.
Or indulge in a little pampering and book a therapeutic massage at the Marco Island Marriott Spa. There’s also a private spa pool that provides a tranquil place to rest and catch some rays. Of all the things to do in Marco Island, don't forget to sit back and relax.
4. Set sail aboard a six-passenger catamaran.
A captain escorts you on a two-and-a-half hour unforgettable journey along the shimmering Gulf of Mexico.
5. Head to Quinn’s on the Beach for the nightly fire-dancer show at sunset.
Watch for the Green Flash; supposedly on certain nights a flash of green light will race across the sky as the sun makes its final decent into the horizon.
If You Go: The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa is located at 400 South Collier Blvd. in Marco Island, Fla. Visit ParadiseCoast.com to find even more things to do in Marco Island.