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The largest resort poolscape in Southwest Florida, enjoy three acres water attractions including a meandering Lazy River, five waterslides including a pair of dueling speed waterslides an inner tube waterslide (48” height requirements), the Corkscrew waterslide (42” height requirement) and the Ciquala waterslide for little ones. A tranquil adult pool and adult-only hot tub, kid-friendly waterfall pool plus the family-favorite Adventure pool and splashdown pool are all available to resort guests. Before your arrival, reserve a cabana or premium pool chairs with iPoolside. Use the link below.
Island & Beach Excursion
Included with your reservation. Walk the nature trail or ride the trolley to the resort’s marina and board the ferry for a 15 minute crossing of Estero Bay. Along the way, spot pods of wild dolphins, see the American Bald Eagle, brown pelicans, and other migratory birds. Upon arriving at Big Hickory Island, spend the day at the area’s most pristine beach with spectacular shelling, beach chairs & umbrellas, covered picnic pavilion, and boardwalk. As this is part of the protected Estero Bay Ecological Preserve, towels, food and beverages must be carried on to the island. Book passage in advance with All Water Excursions.
Make S'mores over the fire with the entire family, or enjoy a romantic fireside cocktail. The resort has two fire pits that are lit at sunset daily. Cypress fire pit is under the palm trees next to Cypress Courtyard with views of the resort's lake and fountains. Tarpon Bay fire pit is under the the banyan trees on the brick patio next to Tarpon Bay Restaurant, with ambiance including Caribbean music and flaming tiki torches.
Lawn Games & Rock Climbing Wall
On our grassy courtyards, play Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, or Giant Connect Four. Test your golfing skills with a floating 19th Hole on the lake and a putting green in a garden with climbing jasmine archway. Wall climbing is an adventure no matter if you are an expert climber or have never tried this sport before. All climbers MUST be at least 42 inches tall and are in closed toed shoes. Hours: 11 am to 3 pm. Complimentary.
Raptor Bay Golf Club
Raptor Bay is the first Audubon Certified golf course in the USA, with a design that's respectful to the environment. You'll experience the beauty of nature and tournament quality course conditions that give every player an exemplary golfing experience. Located adjacent to the resort, hourly trolley transportation to the clubhouse is provided.
Located on the first level of the resort, Stillwater Spa provides an oasis of tranquility. Guests have access to the fully-equipped fitness center. Book a massage, facial or body treatment to ease the stress of traveling and restore calm and focus.
Nature Boardwalk Trail
Take an educational 1/4 mile walk through the mangrove forest on our nature boardwalk trail, which ends at the marina. Education signs all along the path share interesting facts about the birds, fish and creatures you may see, as well as the environment..
Camp Coconut is an active supervised activities program exclusively for our guests ages 3-12. Our activities focus on the flora, fauna, and culture of this unique part of the Sunshine State. Advanced reservations required, space is limited. Morning, afternoon, evening and full-day sessions available.
All Water Excursions
The resort’s watersports partner is located at the lobby level here at the resort. Plan a day on the water with a Wave Runner Tour, guided kayak or paddleboard excursion, dolphin or sunset cruises, fishing trips, private charters and many more activities. If you plan to take the Island & Beach Excursion, book your ferry passage here too.
Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park10.5 MILES AWAYles
One of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast, this park is 342 acres of natural land. Enjoy the natural surroundings and seek out the numerous animal species that reside there. Swimming is safe, and beach access is by boardwalk.
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge29.8 MILES AWAYles
Located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico, the refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations.
Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary34.5 MILES AWAYles
Home of the rare and exotic "Super Ghost Orchid", journey to the heart of the northern Everglades ecosystem, walk the 2.5 mile long boardwalk over marshes and pine forests to the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America. View otters, white tailed deer, alligators, rare roseate spoonbill birds, and turtles during your visit.
Bobby Clampett's Impact Zone Golf15.3 MILES AWAYles
Bobby Clampett’s Impact Zone Golf is a golf teaching Academy featuring Bobby Clampett Impact-Based instruction and is geared for all ages & ability levels. Located at The Club at Renaissance, Fort Myers.
Everglades National Park103 MILES AWAYles
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is noted as a World Heritage Site. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. Guided walking tours are offered by park rangers, and a two-hour trolley tram tour takes guests on a 15-mile journey through Shark Valley and the River of Grass.
Arts & Culture
Artis - Naples
Home of the Naples Philharmonic and The Baker Museum, the campus is the region's home for visual and performing arts. Permanent collections, special exhibitions, concert series, and an annual film festival are some popular activities.
Edison-Ford Winter Estates20 MILES AWAYles
Tours of the historical site include the homes, museum, laboratory and gardens. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL offer tours of their exhibits including museum, botanical gardens and research laboratory.
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW14.5 MILES AWAYles
Well-know American artist Bob Rauschenberg (1925-2008) is best known for his "combines" using non-traditional objects in innovative ways along with paint and sculpture to create art pieces. Since 1980, Rauschenberg's works have been on display at the gallery, which was renamed in his honor in 2004.
Southwest Florida Symphony14.5 MILES AWAYles
Performing from November to May, the Southwest Florida Symphony features classical masterpieces, holiday pops, small stage symphonies, youth orchestra and contemporary music. Performance venues include the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and other select concert venues throughout the area.
The Mound House: A Cultural & Environmental Learning Center
The Mound House is the oldest surviving home on Fort Myers Beach built on a Calusa mound overlooking Estero Bay. Experience old Florida at Mound House where Estero Island's oldest standing structure sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Through archaeology and history 2,000 years of island life are revealed in a variety of tours and educational programs.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall14.5
Venue for concerts, touring Broadway productions, comedians, and two regional symphonies. Located on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College
Coconut Point Mall
Coconut Point Mall is just 1.5 miles from the resort with more than 140 stores including the Apple Store and Sephora plus cinemas, restaurants and a children's play area. Scheduled shuttle service from the resort is available.
Located in Estero, the Miromar Outlets feature 140 name brand outlets and factory stores.
Shops on 5th Avenue, Naples30 MILES AWAYles
Long considered a mecca for shopping and dining, 5th Avenue in Naples is home to luxury boutiques, art galleries, sidewalk cafes and fine dining restaurants. Stroll the avenue, see and be seen, and explore the many businesses that line this famous corridor.
Waterside Shops14.6 MILES AWAYles
Stroll along the walkways at Naples' most fashionable shopping mall, Waterside Shops, features famous brand luxury stores and fine retailers including Tiffany & Co., Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Brooks Brothers, Vilebrequin and more.
Gulf Coast Town Center
Enjoy the village-like setting of Gulf Coast Town Center, located close to the airport, featuring the region's only IMAX cinema, Bass Pro Shops, Ron Jon Surf Shop, multiple restaurants, department stores, and services.
Hertz Arena7.5 MILES AWAYles
Hertz Arena is a 7,128-seat multi-purpose arena in Estero, Florida – home to the Florida Everblades ECHL ice hockey team. The arena hosts a wide range of events including live concert tours and productions, wrestling events, rodeo exhibitions, and political rallies.
Alico Arena8.5 MILES AWAYles
Cheer on the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles at Alico Arena. The FGCU basketball games are filled with action so it is no wonder that the arena is called the home of #DunkCity.
MLB Spring Training Baseball16.6 MILES AWAYles
Fort Myers hosts two major league baseball teams for spring training, the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. The Grapefruit League has called Florida home for over 125 years. Each spring, 15 MLB teams venture to Florida to prepare for the coming season.
Suncoast Credit Union Arena14.7 MILES AWAYles
Located at Florida SouthWestern State College, this 3,500 seat multipurpose arena is home to the FSW Buccaneers men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. The arena also hosts state high school basketball tournaments, concert tours and local charity events.
Key West Day Trip20.2 MILES AWAYles
Board the Key West Express, a high-speed ferry, for a 3.5-hour voyage from Fort Myers Beach to Key West. Spend the day shopping and touring the island, known as the Conch Republic, before returning back to Fort Myers Beach the same day.
Sanibel and Captiva Islands24.7 MILES AWAYles
A short drive from the resort, cross the causeway to explore the quaint shops, galleries and restaurants of these scenic islands, a getaway for the rich and famous. Bring your swimsuit for a dip in the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy live music at one of many cafes.
Naples Zoo, Naples Botanical Gardens and Luxury Shopping18.3 MILES AWAYles
Just south of the resort is sophisticated Naples, with luxury shopping at Waterside Shops, Fifth Avenue South and Venetian Bay. Stroll the grounds of the Naples Botanical Garden and See the monkeys and giraffes at the Naples Zoo.
The Ringling Museum of Art104 MILES AWAYles
The Ringling campus consists of the Ringling Museum of Art, Ca’ d’Zan, a Venetian Gothic estate, the Ringling Circus Museum, historic Asolo theater and Bayfront Gardens.