Water, Dining and Sports: The Best Resorts in Fort Myers

If you plan to be in the Fort Myers area for more than a night and want to stay somewhere that you can also play, then one of these 10Best resorts is sure to have a reservation with your name on it.

A place like South Seas Island Resort can keep you occupied for days, with it’s miles of beach, boat rentals, golf, tennis, restaurants and more. Sitting on the most northern end of Captiva Island, you’ll feel like you’ve found paradise.

If you’re looking for a resort that's a little closer to action and activities off property, consider the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa on Fort Myers Beach. Here you will be nearer to the island's hub for entertainment, while still having access to a wide range of resort amenities and activities.

Then there is the more sophisticated AND fun, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Estero. The grounds are beautiful and your beach is a private island, accessible only by boat. The resort welcomes pets, kids of all ages and has a spectacular restaurant on site. 

Many of these resorts offer great packages and seasonal deals so be sure to explore your options before booking.



The 19-story resort at Tarpon Point Marina offers beautiful views of both the Caloosahatchee River as it winds into the Gulf of Mexico. Under new management, accommodations include traditional rooms as well as fully furnished condo style with...  Read More

Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
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Famous for being the site of the American Sand Sculpting Championship competition, the Wyndham Garden also enjoys one of the prettiest stretches of Estero Island beachfront. The wide beach is a prime spot for national beach volleyball...  Read More



An historic Captiva Island property and longtime favorite of multiple generations, Tween Waters Inn and Resort stretches from beach to bay with basic rooms and historic cottages.There's no need to leave this resort as it has beaches,...  Read More

Diamondhead Beach Resort and Spa
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Located in the heart of Fort Myers Beach and on the Gulf of Mexico, DiamondHead offers a variety of water sports and fantastic sunset views. Cabana's Beach Bar & Grille has flat screened TV's under a thatch roof and lots of beach seating...  Read More

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa


Located along beautifully maintained acreage, the Sundial Beach Resort offers an inviting environment in which to relax and soak up the Florida sun. A longtime favorite for locals and tourists, the Sundial recently underwent a multi-million...  Read More



This full-service resort on Fort Myers Beach has a little something for everyone with wide beaches, a bayfront marina, bike and boat rentals, restaurants, kids programs and a rejuvenating spa. Among other things, the Pink Shell is famous for...  Read More

Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Resort
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Found on 23 acres of beachfront property, this resort offers wondrous views of the Gulf of Mexico, along with well-appointed rooms. These one and two-bedroom condos come fully equipped, including WiFi if you just have to stay connected. A full...  Read More



This stately resort is situated just off Sanibel Island, on 80 acres with a view of San Carlos Bay. Sporting both indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as children's programs, babysitting, 13 tennis courts, and full spa activities, you...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
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This award winning resort is much more than just a beach destination near Fort Myers, its secluded location and wealth of amenities paint a perfect picture for romance while offering fun for the entire family. The beautifully manicured grounds...  Read More

South Seas Island Resort
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This luxurious, beautifully manicured beach-to-bay resort is situated on the northernmost two and a half miles of the exclusive Captiva Island. After check in, ditch your car keys and take a trolley, rent a golf cart or bicycle to get from point...  Read More


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