Marco Island

Marco Island is an idyllic, coastal city with contemporary flair and a hint of Old Florida charm.

Though quaint and personable, Marco Island has a chic presentation. It’s combination of superb waterfront restaurants, speciality boutiques and delightful waterfront residences gives the island an eclectic, European appeal. Set amidst a flawless tropical backdrop, Marco Island has all of the elements of a natural, cosmopolitan paradise.

As the largest of the Ten Thousand Islands, Marco offers several sparkling beaches, with Tigertail Beach being its most popular with miles of fabulous, sugary white sand that seems to stretch to infinity. Residents’ Beach is exclusive to Marco locals and offers private access to one of the area’s most intimate and serene enclaves.

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The Esplanade Shoppes, Residences and Marina is a coastal Italian-style village located on Smokehouse Bay showcasing high-end boutiques, luxury canal side residences and a 77 boat slip marina. Its Tuscan architecture, shimmering views of the water, coffee and art shops give The Esplanade a romantic, modern ambiance.

Boat to Your Own Beach

Marco Island is adorned with wildlife sanctuaries and attractions that boast all of its glorious attributes. Mackle Park offers walking and biking trails, bocce courts, picnic areas, an indoor game room and playground—perfect for family leisure. While Marco Island is the perfect destination for the even paced traveler, its entertainment options vary from Vincente of London, an upscale cigar bar in Naples, to Zinful Lounge, Marco’s premier wine bar with a selection of 54 rare wines, specialty martinis and live music. With Miami and Naples nearby, the recreational advantages are endless.

From beachfront towers to Mediterranean-style ranches along the waterways, Marco Island’s rare blend of homes add character to the blissful haven. Elaborate, private estates infuse luxury to the scenic landscape while elegant cottages retain Old Marco antiquity. Rarely does one find such a beautifully integrated setting with so many present-day conveniences. Venture to Marco Island for the best in upscale living or simply visit and revel in all of its splendor.

Contributing Writer
Natalie Kirstein
John R Wood Properties


Island Theater Company

A community production house with a variety of dynamic year-round shows, Island Theater Company has a volunteer program that welcomes all levels of talent from administrative assistance, acting, stage manager, builder and costume designer.


Key West Express

This beautiful, 170-ft. yacht transports visitors to Key West from Marco Island in season. The three-and-half-hour ride sails by quickly as passengers enjoy a full bar, galley and a delightful, full peruse of Southwest Florida.

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Marco Island Historical Museum

Collier County Museums presents the Marco Island Historical Museum, exploring the legacy of the Calusa Indians on Marco Island. The Museum houses the Key Marco Cat, an ancient Calusa artifact found in 1896.


Dolphin Explorer

Join the Ten Thousand Islands research team as they guide sightseers on a water tour to spot bottlenose dolphins. Included on the excursion is a stop at the marina and the neighboring barrier island for shell gathering.