Southern Florida Tour - Marco Island

Donna Meredith on 13 August 2010
Following on from Key West....

The next morning we set off back to the mainland along US1 and took a left onto Route 41 also known as the Tamiami Trail, which got its name from the Tampa to Miami Trail. This road goes straight through the Everglades, a vast expanse of sub-tropical wetlands and home to the Seminole Indians – it’s a common sight to see Alligators basking by the side of drainage channels.

This leg of the trip took 5 hours to reach Marco Island where we stayed at the very luxurious Marco Island Beach Resort and had a one bedroom suite with balcony and sea view. The suite even had a small kitchenette which came in useful on our first night as we enjoyed a pizza and wine.

The next day we enjoyed the immaculate white sandy private beach which was accessible from the hotel via a private boardwalk and the staff could not do enough to ensure our comfort on the beach. We hired a jet ski and then parasailed high above Marco Island which were both great fun.

That evening we ate at Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano, a short walk from the hotel which was recommended to us by the hotel – perfect !!

The following morning we drove up to Venice Beach to continue our holiday staying with friends for another week of a fantastic holiday.