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5 Tips for a Relaxing Fort Myers Beach Vacation


When you first step onto the white sandy beach in front of Sandpiper Gulf Resort, your worries instantly melt away. The sounds of waves breaking, WaveRunner rentals at your fingertips and minimal people in sight are some of the things you can expect throughout the rest of your stay. Keep the worries at bay with these five tips for a relaxing beach vacation. 

Purchase Groceries Before You Arrive

With kitchenettes in every room, plus complimentary access to outdoor barbeque grills, many of our guests cook a few times during their stay. Think about what meals you want to eat, and head to the grocery store before you arrive. You’ll also want to pick up some snacks for the room or the beach! This way, you won’t have to worry about leaving paradise to go to the grocery store.

Pack the Beach Essentials

The sun is strong in Fort Myers Beach—don’t forget to pack sunscreen and cover-ups to stay comfortable. Consider bringing the book you’ve been meaning to read or some beach toys for the kids. Sandpiper has beach chairs and umbrella rentals onsite so there’s one less thing to worry about.

Try Local Places to Eat in Fort Myers

One of the best parts about vacation is exploring new places to eat. Whether you want to order in or dine out, Sandpiper is conveniently located near many Fort Myers Beach restaurants and bars. Don’t forget to try the region’s fresh Gulf seafood including delicious pink shrimp!

Reduce Screen Time, Increase Beach Time

Surrounded by beautiful views of the Gulf and our private white-sand beach, there are plenty of things to look at besides your phone. Unwind by the water, soak up the sun and disconnect for a day or two. Our beachfront hotel has shuffleboard courts, sand volleyball courts and WaveRunner rentals to keep you occupied.

Book Your Beach Getaway Early

Plan your trip to the beach earlier than later in order to avoid scrambling for a room or a deal later on. With 63 coastal accommodations, rooms fill up quickly. Check out our Fort Myers Beach special offers to get the best rates on your Sandpiper vacation.

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