Holiday apartments in Tradewinds Marco Island place guests at the centre of everything Floridian. From the Everglades to the east and the golf courses to the north, to the magnificent sandy beaches all around, Tradewinds Marco Island holiday rentals offer a quiet retreat from the bustle of a busy subtropical island. A liberal scattering of marinas provide water access for any number of watersports; indeed, Tradewinds Marco Island accommodation is so convenient for the canal and waterway infrastructure, that a boat hire can sometimes be more useful for getting around than a car. All holiday rentals at Tradewinds Marco Island come fully air-conditioned, with access to a pool area and satellite or cable TV.
-Beaches: The beaches around Tradewinds Marco Island apartments are famous for their dazzling white sand, a consequence of its primary ingredient: quartz. The miles-long beaches of the island's west coast are the talk of Florida, but for more seclusion, many of the innumerable surrounding uninhabited islands have small beaches only accessibly by boat.
-Everglades: In contrast to the magnificent beaches, the vast Everglades offer a cornucopia of flora and fauna to discover amid seven different, and quite distinct, ecosystems. While the swamp and wetlands of popular perception do exist, there are also huge stretches of prairie and woodland to explore on foot, by bike, on four wheels, or on horseback.
-Watersports: With the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Everglades on the other, Marco Island is a boating paradise. From fishing and waterskiing, to parascending and kite surfing, there are charters for all eventualities. Take an airboat ride through the sawgrass marshes, or hire a pontoon boat for a day on a deserted island beach.
-Nightlife: Marco Island blends beach life with typically wealthy, mature residents, so refinement meets laid back and casual. The choice runs the gamut from beachfront crab shacks to white linen tablecloths. However, flip-flops and t-shirts are quite acceptable attire almost everywhere, even at some of the more upscale restaurants.
-Golf: There are a few local golf courses, but the real powerhouse of the golfing world, Naples, lies just a few minutes drive to the north. It's often known as 'The Golf Capital of the World', primarily due to its agreeable climate and no less than 80 Championship courses in the metro area.
Florida has a subtropical climate, with the wet season during the hot summer, and the dry during the mild winter. This means the summers can be quite humid, and therefore feel hotter than they actually are. Thankfully, however, Florida's summer temperatures rarely get above the mid-30°C range, and rainfall mostly arrives as sudden, heavy thunderstorms. The winters, by contrast, are a facsimile of a decent British summer, with high temperatures in the low-20s and little rainfall.
Flying in and hiring a car is by far the most effective way to travel in the US, outside perhaps New York. The closest major airport to Marco Island is Southwest Florida International Airport, at 47 miles away. There are no direct flights to Europe from this location, however. For direct flight convenience, Miami International Airport is 120 miles away. This may seem quite a distance, but with inexpensive petrol and a superb road system, driving such distances is quite routine.