Marco Island – Florida

Marriott’s Crystal Shores is the perfect resort for your unforgettable Florida vacation. Situated on the southwestern tip of Florida’s Gulf Coast, the resort offers stylish villas and numerous on-site amenities for a relaxing vacation experience. The resort is beachfront – on three miles of pristine beaches, offering stylish residences within four luminous towers. Elegant swimming pools cascade from the open-air lobby to the beach, providing guests a picturesque setting to relax and unwind.

About Marco Island

Located a short ride from the Florida Everglades and close to Naples, Marco Island is the largest and only developed land in Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands. This Gulf Coast retreat offers luxury resorts, beautiful beaches and unspoiled parks.

The tropical climate of Marco Island is a considerable attraction to the area, with the water being the next major attraction. Collier Seminole State Park, just a few miles from Marco Island, has primitive camping, canoeing, fishing, boating, picnic grounds, and a mile-long nature walk. Narrated boat tours of the park run on a daily basis. Briggs Nature Center features a half-mile boardwalk where Marco Island visitors can observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Also available: shelling excursions and self-guided canoe trips.

Marriott on Marco Island

To demonstrate their commitment to the island, there are two Marriott properties on Marco Island – about half a mile apart. In addition to Marriott’s Crystal Shores, the other property is a JW Marriott hotel. Both properties have been upgraded to Marriott’s category 9 status – being the highest ranking within their system.

Resort and Apartment Details

In the apartments, you and your family can spread out in our spacious living and dining areas where you can relax, chat or watch TV. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, oven, microwave and dishwasher. The Utility room includes a washing machine and Tumble Drier. Meal preparation and clean-up are a breeze. Sleep in comfort in your master bedroom complete with king-sized bed, and master bathroom. Step out onto the balcony and enjoy the warm Florida breezes. There’s ample space in the master bathroom for all your vacation toiletries. You’ll enjoy the luxury look of modern decor, double-sink vanities, and oversized showers for an at-home feel. Guests will feel comfortable in the second bedroom and will enjoy elegant furnishings, flat-screen TV and access to a balcony.

Numerous on-site amenities and neighboring Naples entice visitors with plentiful shopping, upscale dining and a rich arts culture. Take a nice stroll along Marco Island Beach just a few steps from the resort and enjoy the Florida sun. Explore nearby outdoor activities available such as kayaking, sailing or snorkelling. You can keep up with your fitness routine while on vacation. The resort offers cardio equipment and free weights so you can feel great.

On site, for basic provisions, there is the ‘Marketplace Express’ – a quick stop for an assortment of essential snacks, sundry items and features Starbucks coffee. Enjoy waterfront dining on Marco Island at the on-resort Stilts Bar and Grill. This beach side grill serves lunch and dinner from high above the dunes. For bigger food shopping trips, there are two supermarkets on the island (about 5 minutes car drive away), plus a small mall offering further dining and shopping options diagonally opposite across the street from the resort.

Along with the nearby JW Marriott, the resort has now been upgraded to a category 9 – the highest level possible within Marriott!


Also: See my page on Things to do in the Marco Island area

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Marriott's Crystal Shores - Marco Island