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White-sand beaches and the sounds of the gulf breeze stroking the palm leaves is just the beginning of what makes Fort Myers' islands, beaches and neighborhoods such a special place for gatherings. Picture bottlenose dolphins frolicking steps away from breakfast meetings, migratory birds coasting over meet-and-greets, and the tide setting the tempo of team-building activities on the water. Fort Myers and its surrounding areas hit the sweet spot for beach events and meetings.

Jennifer Lichty, former Education and Programs Manager at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education has deemed us "A choice destination with beautiful meeting facilities, breathtaking scenery, and recreational/dining options when programs are over." Check out more planner testimonials on our website and don't hesitate to contact us to discuss how our beautiful and vibrant destination can tick all of your meeting boxes.


Accommodation Updates

A global lifestyle brand inspired by singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet will soon come to Fort Myers Beach. Construction on the Margaritaville Resort is slated to be completed in September of 2023. The 254-room and suite "casual-luxe" resort will sit on seven acres of beachfront land, offering your clients direct access to the white sand beaches and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Its main ballroom will be 5,000 square feet clear span with glass walls that open up to the elevated 22,000 square foot Terrace. Located in the Fort Myers Beach Times Square section, the resort is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Check-out the design video and start planning an unforgettable incentive trip that is as action-packed or laid-back as you wish.


The 2022 editor’s picks are in. We are pleased to share that The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village has been selected among the elite list of the top renovated meeting sites in the South. Take a virtual tour to see how the $15 million renovation has transformed the resort into a one-stop destination for elevated meetings and event experiences. With 308 guest rooms and 50,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor function space, both small and large groups can be accommodated.

Also on the list of top new meeting sites is the Fairfield Inn & Suites Bonita Springs, opening in May 2022. The 113-room hotel will have 4 meeting rooms with 1,326 square feet of total meeting space, being able to accommodate up to 66 people in its largest space. Its convenient location puts the hotel within minutes of the Bonita Springs downtown district. There you will find The Wonder Gardens where you can take your group for yoga in a botanical garden surrounded by wildlife, and Shangri-La Springs, an 8.5 acre property offering a nexus of holistic practices, activities and engagement opportunities.

Did You Know?

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates, one of the most visited historic home sites in America, is set to get a $4-million facelift. Plans include a new restaurant facing the water, new educational classrooms, and replacing old parking lots and turning them into botanical gardens. Planners looking to treat their attendees to a private tour, or searching for that one-of-a-kind offsite venue for up to 300 guests, will find the Estates conveniently located on the edge of downtown Fort Myers in the River District. 

Specifically designed for holistic wellness, the Mindfulness Trail at Bailey Tract, part of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island opened in February. The short trail winds around the pond and uplands of Bailey Tract with five stations where hikers can scan QR codes to listen to podcasts that guide their mindfulness. In-person-led meditation walks, kayaking, tram tours, biking, and boating are other ways in which your group can explore the refuge outside of meeting sessions, making it a convenient one-stop destination to accommodate a variety of interests.

Covid-19 & Other Updates

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