FOOD & DRINK
Doreen’s Cup of Joe
Grabbing breakfast at Doreen’s is an absolute MUST when you’re visiting Marco Island! Aside from the huge portions of food packed with flavorful ingredients, the atmosphere is just so charming. You can’t miss Doreen’s as you’re traveling along N. Collier Boulevard, one of the main roads on the island. The distinct turquois blue building and patio is drenched in shabby chic décor, with draping glamourous chandeliers, rustic wooden tables and formal white chairs.
If you ask me for a food recommendation, I would hands down recommend the croissant sandwich, the veggie skillet and the croissant stuffed French toast. YUM.
If you’re looking for a killer happy hour, look no further! Marco Prime offers the BEST bang for your buck when it comes to quality seafood and an impressively inexpensive price tag. Happy hour takes place at the bar beginning at 4:30PM at lasts until 6:00PM. Make sure to grab your seats early because this place is a hit!
We ordered the Chop Stix and Shrimp and the Wagyu Beef Crostini and my-oh-my was it delicious!
Quinn’s on the Beach
Quinn’s is great for a mid-day lunch on the beach or a fun dinner! The sports bar offers American cuisine with a VIEW! You’ll over look the tiki huts on the beach, along with the sunset and the palm trees.
On Wednesday’s and Fridays at sundown, they even have a fire dancing show. Super cool.
The chips, guac and queso are amazing, along with the chicken tacos and the BBQ wings!
I really enjoyed poking around this local boutique! They have beautiful beach coverups, jewelry and dresses. Much to my surprise, they even carry French Baskets, my favorite line of hand-woven beach bags. I’ll link the bags, here!
Beach Daisy Boutique
Any Barefoot Dreams or Z Supply fans, here?! Because Beach Daisy carries them! I found the most darling Z Supply, two-piece lounge set here! I’m saving this outfit for our honeymoon in March but I’ll link it here, too!
Island Bike Rentals
Even if you have a car, I highly recommend renting bikes at Island Bike Rentals to cruise the beaches and streets. I LOVED having mine on hand to run to grab groceries, coffee or to hit the shops! Riding bikes around the island was one of my most favorite parts of this trip! It took me back to having a carefree and childlike spirit, and we all need to feel that feeling from time to time.
WHERE TO STAY
We hopped around to a couple of different resorts based on availability because we extended our stay a total of 3 times this year!
The Surf Club
The Surf Club is a charming little beachfront timeshare community with a pool and hot tub. This place is great for families or a group trip because you’ll have a whole condo to yourself, which means you can grocery shop, cook in and get cozy for your stay! You won’t miss The Surf Club, as it sits, as cute as a button on the beach front with it’s pink exterior.
The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort
The Hilton was amazing! I loved the décor as is dripped in luxury and glamour. Our room and patio overlooked the ocean, which made waking up in the morning just little bit more special. The Hilton has a great outdoor restaurant and bar that has breath taking views of the sunset at night. The live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night also add to the overall experience, as well!
The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
We didn’t have a chance to stay at the JW Marriott this time around but I look forward to the day that we do! As you drive up to the front lobby, you’re greeted by huge palms and an extravagant waterfall feature that spans the length of the building. As mentioned above, Quinn’s on the Beach provides a great dining experience. And there’s TWELVE other restaurants to choose from, too! From the beach, you can see Tesoro, which looks like it will be my type of spot to check out next time!