Fort Myers, Florida is best known for its unbeatable beaches. Situated on the coast of Southwest Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers’ beaches consist of fine, white sands, where the remarkably warm waters of the Gulf gently lap the shore. Fort Myers is a magnificent place to relax, but there is plenty to do if you are looking to take a Fort Myers holiday rental for an active holiday too.
The most obvious place to start when taking about entertainment in Fort Myers is with the beaches. Beach accommodation in Fort Myers is hugely popular, but there are plenty of holiday rentals on the beach in Fort Myers to select from. The reason they are in such high demand is due to the incredible nature of the coastline. All along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the fine white sands combine with a staggering year round climate and the clean, turquoise waters of the sea to produce the ultimate of beach destinations. Fort Myers Beach is one of the picks of the coast, backed by a lively promenade which offers excellent restaurants and exciting nightlife.
If you are looking to enjoy a little culture on your Fort Myers holiday, you are in luck. There are some excellent museums and galleries within the town, from the Fort Myers Historical Museum, which tells you all you need to know about the town’s history, to the Calusa Nature Centre and Planetarium, which combines natural history museums and nature trails. The town centre is also very well known for both its relaxed yet lively nightlife, exquisite restaurants and extensive shopping.
Fishermen will be absolutely in their element in a Fort Myers beach holiday rental, as there are numerous opportunities for deep sea fishing off the reefs of the sea, backwater fishing in mangroves, inlets and bays and fly fishing on the Caloosahatchee River. During April, Fort Myers experiences one of the largest tarpon migrations, triggering a spate of tarpon fishing competitions along the coast. Grouper, snapper and shark are among the most common catches.
Taking a boat trip into Florida’s mangrove forests is an unforgettable experience. There is such a rich natural habitat to be discovered, where alligators, manatee, turtles, otters and a wealth of birdlife thrive.
Of course, taking a holiday rental in Fort Myers is ideal for golfers too. There are over 50 public golf courses surrounding Fort Myers, so finding a round will certainly not be a problem, especially when you consider the blissful climate.
For pure beach holidays, Cape Coral is second to none. Taking Fort Myers beach accommodation in the Cape Coral region gives you access to excellent beaches, sailing facilities and plentiful fishing trips.
Punta Gorada is an amazingly relaxed place to visit. It is a wonderfully natural village, once listed second in a list of best places to live in America; well worth a visit from a Fort Myers holiday rental.
The climate of Fort Myers is hugely enviable. The sun shines almost every day, with annual average temperatures of 21°C, with only a 10°C variation between the hottest days of the summer and the coldest days in the winter, which still average over 15°C in December, meaning that beach accommodation in Fort Myers is very rarely empty!
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located on the west of the city, although there are no regular flights direct from the UK. Flights can be arranged with British Airways, involving a change of flight in Paris (CDG) or Atlanta (ATL).