Romantic Rooms to Stay and Play in Fort Myers

Picking the right hotel is a key decision on almost any trip, especially if romance is on the agenda. The options in Fort Myers are extensive and varied with dozens of waterfront spots. And while you may think beachfront equals romance, that is sadly not the case. The smell of mildew or noise of party-goers is not exactly a great precursor to passion.

Sanibel Harbour Marriot Resort and Spa has long been regarded as a top place to stay in Fort Myers. It's location, just across the water from Sanibel Island, has remained desirable for both locals and tourists desiring a tropical getaway;its spa also offers some unique couples experiences. 

While the Captiva Island Inn doesn't have the same amenities of a corporate resort but it makes up for it with charm and a laid back island attitude. Enjoy the guest house with a rooftop honeymoon suite, or one of the several smaller cottages with kitchenettes, porches and other basics. 

No matter what your definition of romance encompasses, at least one of these 10Best is sure to fit the bill.

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa


Located along beautifully maintained beachside 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...  Read More

Lovers Key Resort
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The name alone provides an expectation of romance, Lovers Key Resort. This resort is tucked between on Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs on a small, almost private island. The resort suites range from 600-800 square feet with kitchens,...  Read More

Tarpon Lodge
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A winding drive through Pine Island is part of the fun of getting to Tarpon Lodge. Staying here gives you a glimpse into the so-called "old Florida," days gone by, where time slows down and superb service takes over. The white lodge is...  Read More

The Gasparilla Inn & Club
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The Gasparilla Inn & Club has been operating in the heart of Gasparilla Island since 1913. The barrier island, known worldwide for sport fishing, straddles Lee and Charlotte Counties, but locals like to claim it as part of "greater Fort...  Read More



Cabbage Key is a 100-acre, rustic island about twenty miles northwest of Fort Myers, accessible by water taxi from Pineland Marina on Pine Island (if you don't have a boat of your own.) The island is lush with tropical foliage and trails for...  Read More



This stately resort is situated on 80 acres, just before the Sanibel Island Causeway. Rooms have sunset views of San Carlos Bay and several barrier islands including Sanibel. The private balconies are perfect for enjoying room service. Good 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 equipped with all of modern luxuries you would expect. A full kitchen...  Read More

Captiva Island Inn
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The Captiva Island Inn is situated in the heart of Old Captiva; perfect if you are looking for a cozy island vibe. The Inn consists of a spacious, five bedroom home surrounded by a dozen unique cottages. The honeymoon suite takes up the top...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
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This award winning resort is much more than a beach destination near Fort Myers, its secluded location and wealth of amenities paint a perfect picture for romance. The beautifully manicured grounds come alive at night with tiki torches and...  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 exclusive Captiva Island. Once you check in, ditch your car keys and take a trolley from point to point. Or rent a golf cart or...  Read More


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