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.

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    World-class shelling awaits you on Marco Island and Naples.

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    2. Get adventurous and book a waverunner tour of Ten Thousand Islands.

    You can see dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. Tours at Marco Island Water Sports leave right from the beach at the Marriott’s property.

    "Ten Thousand Islands" Marco Island Everglades City, Florida

    "Ten Thousand Islands" Marco Island Everglades City, Florida

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    Manatees. What's not to love?

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    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.

     

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    Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa

    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.

    Enjoy catamaran trips from Marco Island.

    Enjoy catamaran trips from Marco Island.

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    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.

    Sunset at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort.

    Sunset at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort.

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    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.

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