Marco Island is the largest island out of all of Florida’s ten thousand islands. Located just thirty minutes from Naples, it is best known for its white sandy beaches and relaxing ambiance. It is the southernmost island on the southwest coast of Florida. While enjoying dinner at one of the many restaurants Marco Island has to offer, you may even spot a dolphin playing in the water.

Living on Marco Island

The beaches on Marco Island offer soft sand and warm water year-round – a true paradise even in the winter months. There are plenty of fun activities to keep you busy on Marco Island:

  • Talk a walk along the sandy shoreline and hunt for seashells. The Paradise Coast is known for having some of the most beautiful shells.
  • Book a waverunner tour of Ten Thousand Islands to see manatees, sea turtles, and dolphins. Tours with Marco Island Water Sports leave from the beach at the Marriott.
  • Spend the day in a hammock with your favorite book or hit the pool.
  • Book a spa day at the Marco Island Marriott Spa, which offers a private spa pool to catch some rays.
  • Take the six-passenger catamaran boat and have a captain show you the shimmering Gulf of Mexico on a two-and-a-half hour journey.
  • Go to Quinn’s on the Beach for the fire-dancer show at sunset and watch for the Green Flash. Legend has it that on certain nights a green light will flash across the sky as the sun descends into the horizon.


Visit the Esplanade Shoppes and enjoy a bite to eat at CJ’s on the Bay for the freshest seafood around. Other options include Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Tara Steak and Lobster House, Starbucks and Cold Stone Creamery for dessert. No matter what you’re craving, you can find it at a restaurant on Marco Island.


Golfing is a popular pastime for Marco Island residents and visitors alike. Below is a list of all of the golf courses in the area:

Island Country Club – Private

  • 18 holes over 6,573 yards with a par of 72
  • 500 Nassau Rd – Marco Island, FL 34145

Hideaway Beach Golf Course – Private

  • 9 holes over 1,844 yards with a par of 32
  • 333 Hideaway Circle N – Marco Island, FL 34145

Hammock Bay – Private

  • 18 holes over 7,000 yards with a par of 72
  • 1370 Borghese Lane – Naples, FL 34114

The Golf Club At Fiddler’s Creek – Public

  • 18 holes over 7,157 yards with a par of 72
  • 3470 Club Center Blvd – Naples, FL 34114

Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, Flamingo Island Course – Public

  • 18 holes over 7,171 yards with a par of 72
  • 8004 Lely Resort Blvd – Naples, FL 34113

Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, Mustang Course – Public

  • 18 holes over 7,217 yards with a par of 72
  • 8004 Lely Resort Blvd – Naples, FL 34113-2602

Marco Island Real Estate

Marco Island may seem like one big community from first glance, but every neighborhood on the island has a unique set of characteristics.

Cape Marco – A gated community of six luxury condominiums on the southwestern corner of Marco Island.

Hideaway Beach Club – This gated community is at the northwest corner of the island and offers a unique golf and country club atmosphere. Unlike many other Marco Island communities, there are no canal homes in Hideaway. All of the single-family homes are either inland or beachfront. The homes overlook the beach and Isles of Capri and there is an executive golf course in the community.

Key Marco – The gated community of Key Marco offers grand homes with water views, a clubhouse and marina facility. This is the newest development on the island. The minimum home size is 3,000 square feet.

The Estates – This community encompasses every want and need in a luxury home with large lots, flawless architecture and incredible views.

The River Area – This neighborhood is characterized by the large water-direct lots that are a mix of old and new homes.

The South End – This community is a boating-driven community. Everything is water-direct and most of the luxury homes and condos are within walking distance to the beach.

Ready to make Marco Island your new home? Contact the team at Barry DeNicola Realty to get started on finding the perfect property. To take a look at current properties available, check out our listings. We are excited to partner with you in finding the property you’ve always dreamed of.