(Closed) Honeymoon in Marco island?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Which spot for our "mini"moon
    Marco Island, FL : (0 votes)
    Sanibel Island, FL : (2 votes)
    100 %
  • Post # 3
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Sorry, no real first hand input… as the Gulf Coast Islands are one of the few parts of Florida I am yet to explore.

    BUT I have heard great things about both locations.  And understand they are quite different from my own research

    Sanibel being more laid back… and great expanses of beach (some of the best shelling in North America) and not quite so busy spots.  Most of the accommodations are smaller operations or mom & pop places.  Only Big Name Hotel I know of is a Holiday Inn property.

    Marco is more developed and high-end… and less beachfront.  There are many big name resorts there… and a true presence by some of the major hotel chains such as Holiday Inn, Hilton and Marriott.

    In my mind they’d be two very different destinations… BUT the good news is they are not that far apart just over 60 Miles and about 1-1/2 Hours Driving Time.  So you can easily visit / explore both of them… and split your accommodations between them, or stay at the one that most fits your style.

    Both of these Destinations also have their own Official Tourism Websites… so you can check those out for more info / ideas as well as TripAdvisor for feedback from Destination Experts and Locals on what is best to see and do on each.

    Sanibel Island Tourism = http://www.sanibel-captiva.org

    Marco Island Tourism = http://www.marco-island-florida.com/

    They also both have entries on the Florida Tourism Website…

    http://www.visitflorida.com/Sanibel_Island & http://www.visitflorida.com/Marco_Island respectively

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 5
    899 posts
    Busy bee

    I have family that lives in the area. I’ve been to Sanibel many times, it’s gorgeous and very quiet. (assuming you’re not going for spring break) I’ve only heard things about Marco Island, mostly that millionaires live there so no help there haha.

    If you stay in Sanibel you can travel minutes to Fort Myers Beach which is a lot of fun. Tons of restaurants and more of a night life. Also in Fort Myers- GREAT SHOPPING! ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s and outlet about 1 minute outside Sanibel and 5 other great shopping centers within a half hour.

    So I vote for Sanibel because you can have plenty of relaxing quiet time and then when you’re ready to get out the excitement is only a few minutes away!

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