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Waves of Wellness in Fort Myers

The path to better well-being is as unique as you are. Perhaps your getaway involves a Florida wellness retreat or destination spa. Or maybe you’re craving the feeling of the sun on your shoulders and waves lapping at your toes on our sunny Gulf beaches? If nature is more your style, there are endless options for eco-friendly and sustainable activities that will help reset your pace.

With the Gulf of Mexico at your doorstep, spa treatments are often locally inspired. Inside Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, the Stillwater Spa draws inspiration from its lush Bonita Springs location — surrounding you with a soothing color palette and featuring tropical fruit–infused body wraps and hydrating facials. The Spa at ‘Tween Waters is another dreamy place to spend a day, whether you’re on a solo journey, a romantic getaway or a fun-filled weekend with friends.

Discover our beaches and find calming experiences along all 50 miles of shoreline. Collect seashells on Bowman’s Beach, spend a quiet morning fishing from Turner Beach, or explore sugar-white beaches and tranquil canals in Lovers Key State Park — whatever soothes your soul can be found right here.

While out in nature, you’re always welcome to help on local beaches. With the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, you can join a beach cleanup crew or monitor sea turtles. You’ll get to be outdoors, make an impact on the environment and promote sustainable tourism all at the same time.

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Ask a local and they’ll tell you that nothing recalibrates your sense of self like being out on the water. Chartered boats can reach destinations that are only accessible by water, and you’ll have a knowledgeable captain leading the way. Take a wildlife-spotting cruise, go island hopping or dock for a leisurely lunch. 

Move from waterways to wilder landscapes where you’ll find meditative hikes and contemplative spaces. Bird-watching and other eco-adventures await at Sanibel’s J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge among tidal flats, freshwater marshes and hardwood hammocks. In the canal-laced community of Cape Coral, you’re in close reach of mangrove forests at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve and quiet pine flatwoods at Yellow Fever Creek Preserve.

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Wherever you envision finding inner peace and better well-being, you’ll find the right place throughout Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods. Click here for more tips on self-care.