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Away from It All, You’re Closer than Ever

A getaway to Fort Myers is what every couple needs, no matter what stage of your relationship. To get the most out of your island time for two, try one of these romantic ideas.

 

New Relationship Energy

Ah, new love. Let that spring in your step carry you along miles and miles of secluded beaches. Walk hand in hand along the white sands of Sanibel or Captiva islands looking for colorful seashells to remember your time here together. Or, rent a double kayak on Fort Myers Beach to explore the smooth waters and lush mangroves of Estero Bay. With so many ways to stay active, keep your hearts racing for each other.

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Wedding Shells

On our islands, romance comes naturally. With historic homes, perfumed gardens, palm tree altars and Old Florida charm, say “I do” in front of a golden sunset over the Gulf or beneath the cover of an ancient fig tree. Enjoy cocktail hour or your reception aboard a chartered cruise, or dance on the beach under stars shining just for you. We know what goes into a perfect day. And we’re happy to help you plan.

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Honeymooners’ Paradise

Once the reception is over and the gifts opened, it’s time to get down to the business of being married. Up first is your honeymoon. Whether it’s for rest and relaxation or to finally cut loose and play, escape is waiting for you in Fort Myers. Wine and dine in the River District or spend quality time sunning by the pool. For those wanting to get up and go, try a shaded bike ride on Sanibel’s paved paths or hopping island to island by boat. Between couples’ massages or long walks looking for seashells, honeymoon time is all yours.

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Oh, Baby!

In the months before baby arrives on the scene, take time to slow down and show your love for each other. A quaint bed and breakfast overlooking the Great Calusa Blueway, wading birds and lazy manatees floating by, is just what the doctor ordered. Eating for two means sampling some of the area’s acclaimed restaurants. Start at Sweet Melissa’s. Chef Melissa Talmadge was nominated in 2019 for a James Beard Award in the category of Best Chef: South. Or go the natural route at Rosy Tomorrows, a working farm and regional pioneer of the slow food movement and home to some of the finest farm-to-table fare in Southwest Florida.

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Whatever level of romance you’re looking for, stop putting off your couples’ trip and start planning today.