5 Reasons Why You Need to Be in Marco Island

Marco Island is truly a paradise all its own, and there’s a little something for everyone to fall in love with.

While there are countless reasons to plan a vacation to Marco Island, here are our top five reasons why we think you should pay us a visit!


Marco Island’s beaches are second to none, and you truly have to experience them for yourself to understand. The most popular of all the Marco Island beaches is Tigertail Beach. This beach is located on the northern end of the island and provides an unmatched experience for bird watchers and nature lovers.

On the other end of the island, you’ll find South Marco Beach Access. This spot is where you’ll want to be if you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon on the shore with your loved ones. You can also find awesome dolphin cruises and parasailing opportunities here, just steps away from some of the most mouthwatering seafood on the island.

The Best Seafood Restaurants

Speaking of seafood, there’s no lack of that here. Marco Island seafood is always fresh and delicious, and every restaurant has their own take on the delicacy. Take the Snook Inn. This world-famous waterfront eatery offers innovative twists on classic comfort foods with breathtaking views and exciting live music to round out your experience.

plate full of oysters

If you’re looking for something more upscale, head to The Oyster Society. They’ve taken inspiration from the 1920’s with their Art Deco interior, which gives you an exciting and unique atmosphere to enjoy their selection of oysters (of course), sushi, chef’s specialties, and more. Finally, you don’t want to miss Pinchers for that classic beachside seafood vibe. Don’t let the casual décor fool you; this is some serious seafood. (Plus, kids eat free!)

The Best Views and Sunsets

sunset on waves

Of all the things to do in Marco Island, one of the best options is also totally free: gazing out at the view. Marco Island is known for having some of the most phenomenal sunsets across the Sunshine State. You have two excellent options for getting that picture-perfect look at the sun dipping down under the horizon.

First, you can visit any of the local beaches or nature preserves. At the beach, you can watch the sun set over the water, or at a nature preserve, you’ll get an unparalleled view of the wildlife and scenery as they’re painted in the most stunning colors. But you can also get an incredible view right from your rental! All you have to do is look out your window or step onto your balcony to get a view you’ve never experienced before. 

Local Art Galleries

Wondering about art galleries in Marco Island? You’re in luck! Blue Mangrove Gallery houses some of the island’s most unique piece that combine timeless art with the whimsical nature of paradise. But you won’t just find paintings here! You can also browse their stunning pottery, textiles, jewelry, photography, and more.

You can also stop by Emily James Art Gallery, which has won multiple awards from local publications. Here, you’ll find artwork with all kinds of subjects, from beach sunsets to golf scenes to tropical foliage and more. Each piece here truly speaks to the beauty and inspiration that Marco Island can bring!

Outdoor Watersports

jet ski on the ocean

Finally, don’t miss your chance to get into some watersports in Marco Island. There’s no limit to the fun you can have on the water, even if you’re a beginner. Parasailing adventures let you get a bird’s eye view of the island, while wave runner rentals give you that awesome adrenaline rush. 

You can also take part in kayak tours, paddle boarding, eco-tours, banana boat rides, guided wave runner tours, and so much more! Watersports abound in Marco Island, so you can try a new one every single day. Maybe you’ll even discover a new favorite pastime! 

Plan Your Visit

Have we convinced you to start planning your getaway to Marco Island yet? You’ll need a place to stay! Luckily, we’ve got Marco Island rentals perfect for any group. Contact us today to learn more!