Make a holiday apartment in Essex Marco Island your home away from home
Essex Marco Island holiday apartments are superbly positioned to enjoy everything the exclusive resort of Marco Island has to offer. With more than ten miles of sugar-white beaches fronting the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, apartments at Essex Marco Island are mere steps from the sand. As a contrast, the waterlogged tracts of wilderness that make up the Florida Everglades are located directly east, meaning Essex Marco Island rentals really are central. All Essex Marco Island accommodation comes fully air-conditioned, with all the amenities one expects from top-class American homes: a dishwasher, washer/dryer, satellite/cable TV and DVD player. Virtually all rentals at Essex Marco Island have access to a pool and tennis courts.
Things to do
-Beaches: The beaches on Marco Island are made primarily from quartz; the cause of their dazzling appearance. With over ten miles to share, it's virtually never crowded, but if more seclusion is the goal, a simple boat charter can take guests to one of the many uninhabited island beaches in the immediate vicinity.
-Shopping: Marco Island's affluent residential community means shopping is a highly prized pastime. This manifests in great, diverse shopping opportunities, especially at the two main malls: Marco Walk Shopping Centre and the Marco Town Centre Mall. More unusual boutiques can be found at the Esplanade Shoppes and Shops of Marco.
-Nightlife: As may be expected, the nightlife tends to be more refined than other popular holiday destinations in Florida, but this doesn't mean hair remains tightly bunned. With such a pervasive beach culture, the typical ambience is laid back and casual, with more refined establishments cropping up further from the beach.
-Watersports: There's probably more water in Marco Island than there is land, thanks to the extensive canal system and connected islands. The best way to get around is often by boat, and the number of marinas definitely confirms this. Every possible permutation of watersport is available, but the best of the bunch have to be fishing and exploring the Everglades.
-Golf: Nearby Naples is often dubbed 'The Golf Capital of the World', a label a quick drive around will attest to. Be dazzled by over 80 diverse Championship courses: the choice is incredible, and with the weather, even more so.
Weather in Essex Marco Island
Florida has a subtropical climate that manifests as long, hot and wet summers and short, mild and dry winters. The profusion of water means the edge is taken off temperatures much more than might be expected, with the summer only occasionally reaching the mid-30°C range. The winter, often considered Florida's peak season, generally sees daily highs in the low-20s. Rain falls mainly in the summer as afternoon and evening thunderstorms.
Travel to Essex Marco Island
Flying and driving is the most popular way to experience America, and Florida is no exception. Americans typically have scant regard for public transport, and the automobile rules the roost as the most convenient way to get around. Petrol is cheap, the roads are usually fantastic, and public transport is poor at best (outside of perhaps New York and Chicago), so they may have a point. The closest major airport is Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, at 47 miles away. For a direct flight, Miami International Airport is the go-to option, at 120 miles away.