Marco Beach Ocean Resort

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Set on the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Beach Ocean Resort rewards guests with four-diamond pampering and access to great golf.

Fronting a secluded five-mile stretch of sandy beach, the resort combines sleek exteriors with Italian Renaissance-style interiors featuring marble floors, antique furnishings, hand-painted murals, and original art. All 100 one- and two-bedroom suites provide Euro bedding and private balconies or garden terraces overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Golfers enjoy exclusive privileges at the private, championship Creek Course at Fiddler’s Creek, just ten minutes away. Sixteen lakes and a meandering creek not only challenge players, but also create a habitat for exotic shorebirds. The tricky twelfth hole requires a straight tee shot between the creek and a pot bunker, then a chip shot to an elevated green edged by sand and water.

Relaxation comes naturally in the full-service spa, where treatments employ products by Pevonia and Yonka. The signature Escape Facial erases fatigue and hydrates with pure botanicals like ginseng lotion, mallow flower, wheat germ oil, and soybean concentrate.

Before or after treatments, guests lounge on the rooftop garden’s sundeck, take dips in the swimming pool or whirlpool, or enjoy a massage in the privacy of a poolside cabana. Down on the beach, relaxation becomes an art form with complimentary cabanas, umbrellas, chairs, and towels plus all-day food and beverage service.

Groups of ten to 100 convene on a private meeting floor with four elegant function rooms, including the 2,400-square-foot Gulf Ballroom and a covered, divisible terrace, both with spectacular water views. The resort provides a dedicated Meeting Butler for each group, plus the services of an expert conference team that arranges themed activities—among them, fishing tournaments, sailing regattas, cocktail cruises, Everglades tours, and team-building events on the beach.

Exquisite cocktails at Toulouse and gourmet dining at Sale e Pepe add the finishing touches to a stay at Marco Beach Ocean Resort—affectionately known by locals as the Baby Ritz.

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