Pine Island self-catering vacation rentals are set on an island in Florida’s Lee County, on the state’s southwest coast. It’s the biggest island to be found on Florida’s Gulf coast, and is noted for it’s low-key development, beautiful nature, and numerous adventure-filled activities on offer.
Many of the activities available around Pine Island vacation rentals would be suited to visitors with a passion for exploration and adventure. For instance it’s well worth hiring a kayak and discovering the waters around the Matlacha Aquatic Preserve, which is a protected area, home to white ibises, brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills, and many other species of bird, fish and invertebrates. In a kayak you’ll be able to paddle through atmospheric mangrove forest, but there are also trails in the preserve. If you’re a keen fisher then you’ll also be able to come here to take part in this activity. Another great place to go for water-based adventure would be Jug Creek or St James’ Creek, which are fantastically peaceful and secluded.
Pine Island self-catering accommodation is found on an island with a long-standing fishing heritage. Commercial crabbing takes place off the shore, and amateur enthusiasts will find large stocks of trout, grouper, sheepshead, snook and redfish. You’ll also have the chance to spot other marine species, including dolphins and manatees.
On land there’s just as much to around Pine Island vacation accommodation. Little Pine Island is an ideal setting for a hiking trip, with guided walks on offer, allowing you to learn more about the delicate eco-systems that survive in this environment. If you’d like to spend a night out in the wilderness then the KOA Kampground is nationally recognised.
Fort Myers is little more than half an hour by car from Pine Island self-catering accommodation. Here you’ll find the famous Butterfly Estates, which features every butterfly species found in the state. There are also numerous golf courses located in the area, including Coral Oaks and Palmetto Pine Country Club.
Visiting a Pine Island vacation rental you can expect a tropical climate, which brings warm, humid weather for most of the year. Winters here are short and very mild. The rest of the year is consistently warm, with especially high temperatures in July and August.
Southwest Florida Airport (RSW) is around an hour by car from Pine Island self-catering accommodation. If you’re flying from the UK you can reach this airport by flying to Atlanta (ATL) with Delta or British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) and then connecting to Southwest Florida with Delta Connection.