Best Resorts in Fort Myers, Florida

July 23rd, 2021 by
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Fort Myers is a popular destination for tourists eager to engage in watersports such as kayaking and parasailing or who are just looking to relax and bask on the pristine beaches in South Florida. If you’re planning to stay in the Fort Myers area for a couple of days or a week and want to stay somewhere where you can relax and have fun, then one of these best beach resorts is sure to have a reservation with your name on it. We’ve compiled a list of our staff’s favorite resorts throughout Fort Myers. If there’s a resort that we should add to our index, let us know, and we’ll be happy to update our recommendations on the best resorts in Fort Myers.

GullWing Beach Resort

GullWing Beach Resort offers you a fully furnished condo with a cozy living room, a small dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen, making GullWing perfect for weeklong stays. Each suite also has screened-in balconies and large windows that fill the rooms with natural light and provide astonishing views of the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. The vast stretch of beach, which is directly in front of the resort, is only a few steps from the pool and deck area.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is a 12-acre beach resort that sits in the northern part of Fort Myers beach. The resort offers studios and suites with spectacular beach views. It also provides a complimentary lounge chair each day and includes cabana rentals for extra sun protection. The resort also has a fire pit perfect for s’mores at sunset on the beach.

The resort also offers rentals for various water sports, such as stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking, and parasailing. If you prefer to swim in the pool, the resort has three: a splash zone for children and a large lagoon with a waterfall. To ensure you don’t go hungry during your stay, the resort offers two excellent restaurants, a complimentary breakfast, and a grocery delivery service.

The Outrigger Beach Resort

If you’re looking for a beach vacation on a budget in Fort Myers, The Outrigger Beach Resort maybe your best option. The resort offers rooms with spectacular views of the Gulf, ensuring a tropical holiday in a reasonable price range. It has a cafe that serves a variety of Florida dishes and a tiki-themed bar that offers fabulous tropical cocktails, live music, and pristine gulf views. The prime location and relaxed vibe of The Outrigger Beach Resort mean you can spend a day relaxing at the pool or exploring nearby shops.

DiamondHead Beach Resort

The DiamondHead Beach Resort is known for its excellent beach concierge service. With most of the resort’s activities launching right from its beach, it’s a convenient way to book tours and water sports, such as parasailing adventures and jet-ski dolphin tours.

The resort’s activities include volleyball, yoga, kids’ programs, and, of course, basking on the pristine beach all day while enjoying great food and refreshments at Cabanas Beach Grille. The resort also offers umbrellas and chairs, as well as towels that you can use at the resort’s beachfront pool and hot tub, which come with a sizeable sand-free sundeck and lots of pool toys for kids to use. To keep your beach body in shape, you can use the resort’s fitness center and then rejuvenate at its Esterra Spa.

Your suite will feature a cozy living room, a pullout couch, two televisions, and a convenient full kitchen. Each suite also has a balcony with great views of the pool, the beach, and the Gulf.

Sandpiper Gulf Resort

Sandpiper Gulf Resort offers plenty of amenities that are ideal for both families and vacationing adults. These amenities include two heated outdoor swimming pools, a sunchair, and umbrella rentals. Each of the resort’s suites are equipped with a sleeper sofa, a kitchenette with a full-size fridge and a two-burner stove, and a balcony with amazing views of the Gulf. Additional guest conveniences include Wi-Fi, free parking, coin-operated laundry, a complimentary coffee bar, beach towels, and poolside gas grills.

Casa Ybel Resort

Casa Ybel Resort immerses you in its magnificence. It houses guests in two-story stilt buildings that boast magnificent views of the Gulf, as well as Casa Ybel’s manicured grass and large pine trees. The resort’s Olympic-size pool and stretch of beach border the cozy rooms, the fine-dining Thistle lodge, and the poolside bar. If you’re seeking a peaceful and quiet beach resort, you’ll surely appreciate Casa Ybel’s prime location.

Pointe Estero Beach Resort

Pointe Estero Beach Resort is a condominium-style resort that offers one- and -two-bedroom suites. Each suite comes with a kitchen, a private screened balcony, a washer/dryer, and a large bathroom. The resort also has penthouse suites that each feature a private rooftop deck and a grill area equipped with kitchen facilities, including a sink and fridge, and have both outdoor and indoor seating so you and your loved ones can enjoy a home-cooked meal by the pool.

If you love the beach, umbrellas and lounge chairs are available for relaxing. You can also ride sand-cruiser bikes or play some beach volleyball if you want to engage in some friendly competition with your family members. If you love water sports, the resort has the equipment you can rent, including wave-runners, paddleboards, and kayaks. You can also swim and sunbathe at the resort’s large pool, which features a snack bar.

Sundial Beach Resort and Spa

Sundial Beach Resort and Spa combines impressive vistas with several excellent amenities for families. It offers comfortable suites that face either the Gulf of Mexico or the resort’s gardens. The resort also has three restaurants, six tennis courts, five pools, and two bars. An on-site school offers activities and camps for children, adults, and families. Dining options at Sundial beach resort are extensive, from its Slice of Paradise — which serves ice cream, hot dogs, and pizza — to the sushi bar and Shima Japanese steakhouse.

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This list of the best beach resorts in Fort Myers has been compiled from our staff and their families’ recommendations while visiting. Did we miss a favorite beach resort of yours or one that Fort Myers locals love? If we did, please let us know! We’re proud to be part of the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and greater South Florida community. We are happy to amplify local businesses and direct our customers and readers to the best resorts in Fort Myers.

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