An Itinerary for the Perfect Day on Marco Island

Magic is in the air! With so much to discover, making an itinerary for your Marco Island getaway can be intimidating, but it’s possible to plan a day with activities that will keep everyone happy.

Read on for an example of the perfect day, full of destinations just moments away from our Marco Island vacation rentals.

Waking Up On Marco Island

table full of breakfast foods

Start your morning with a hearty breakfast at Doreen’s Cup of Joe, a casual dining spot that uses the very best ingredients for a traditional southern breakfast with flair.

Find all of your classic morning favorites like omelets made with eggs that come from cage-free chickens, crab cake benny, or pancakes with pure Vermont syrup, and wash it down with a cup of Kana Cofee roasted in Miami! If you want to start your day with decadence, we suggest splitting the strawberry and Marscapone cheese stuff french toast. Doreen’s is a laid-back and welcoming environment that serves both locals and visitors Monday-Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

You can even stop by again at lunch if you liked what you had. Go back for the burgers and sandwiches.

birds flying with a sunset sky

After breakfast on Marco Island, head to the beach to get the best spot on the sand and look out for some incredible local birds! Getting to the beach early is the easiest way to beat the crowds, and you can enjoy the sand before it gets too hot.

If you’re really into birdwatching, the earlier you can make it, the better. Local fowl like egrets and herons are likely to be seen in the early hours, and you may even look up and spot a bald eagle!

How To Spend Your Afternoon

Once the afternoon sun starts beating down, one of the best ways to beat the heat is by heading inside for a pamper session. Salon and Spa Botanica is just the place, offering services for any need. Get your hair cut or colored, splurge on a manicure, or truly unwind with a luxurious massage. They also offer facials, waxing, brow and lash treatments, and more. This experience is the perfect way to feel relaxed and rejuvenated, all while staying out of the hot sun!

If you’re feeling adventurous, take to the water with Full Throttle Waverunner Rentals.

Taking a Waverunner on the water is a unique and fun way to cool off in the middle of a hot day. Full Throttle is a family-owned and operated company that is passionate about helping just make the most of their vacation. They offer 2 and 3-hour tours, as well as Waverunner rentals so that you can take to the water on your own.

Enjoy The Evening

Once the sun starts to set, one of the best experiences you can have on Marco Island is a sunset cruise. Sunshine Tours is one of the best, and you can even eat dinner aboard the ship by choosing the Admiral’s Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Marco Island Princess. This 2-hour journey will take you through the Gulf of Mexico and give you the most gorgeous views of the sunset.

Rather stay on land? Grab dinner at Marco Prime Steakhouse, one of the best Marco Island restaurants offering fine dining with global influences. The menu combines French, Italian, and Asian flavors to create a menu that is sure to satisfy any palate. Try the ceviche, jumbo sea scallops, or any of the other fantastic entrees, and don’t forget a decadent dessert like the chocolate trio or Manhattan cheesecake.

Marco Prime is located at 599 South Collier Boulevard #215. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

By taking the time to plan out an itinerary like this one, you can make sure you hit all the high points and have your dream vacation.

Book Your Dream Marco Island Vacation Rental

At the end of a long day, retire to one of our Marco Island beachfront rentals to relax and unwind. For more information on all of our available properties, contact us today!