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which area to stay - fort myers, naples or marco island

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which area to stay - fort myers, naples or marco island

Hello!

Me and my boyfriend (both over 21) are flying over in July with my parents. We are unsure of where to stay though!

After sorting through tonss of villas, we realise that you get much more for your money on marco island villa-wise but have heard that marco island is v. quiet.

We like things going on but not too busy. We don't mind driving out to places at all - but is marco island a good place for that?

So we've been trying to decide between fort myers, naples and marco island. Any help will be welcome! We just want an area with some good food, a great local beach with things going on and basically just a good spot which is a good base to go on day trip adventures.

Thanks,

Helly

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1. Re: which area to stay - fort myers, naples or marco island

Check the responses at

tripadvisor.com/…38762869

I agree with those who indicated Naples as a first choice followed by Marco Island

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2. Re: which area to stay - fort myers, naples or marco island

We stayed in Naples 2 years ago and found it a great base. It also has some great beaches, superb dining and there is plenty to do in the area.

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3. Re: which area to stay - fort myers, naples or marco island

Did you look at sanibel?

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4. Re: which area to stay - fort myers, naples or marco island

Naples has a great selection of good restaurants and a really nice stretch of beach. I've stayed in Naples and Fort Myers, and of those two, I'd recommend Naples. It's more upscale, so it costs more, but based on what you say you're looking for, Naples would be better.

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We are a retired UK couple visiting Florida for the first time. We plan to visit twice this year, the first time will be the last two weeks in September and the second time would be the first two weeks in December. Last year we stayed in Coronado near San Diego and loved that so we are looking for a similar place with boats and stuff. We rent condos rather than stay in hotels. People have told us that Venice in South Florida would be good. We would really welcome your ideas. many thanks.

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6. Re: which area to stay - fort myers, naples or marco island

We visited Marco Island about five years ago. Very beautiful but we thought it was very quiet.

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