Here Are 7 Things To Do On An All Girls Getaway in Southwest Florida (Marco Island)

Every vacation is worth looking forward to. A family vacation? A romantic getaway? However, you must admit that nothing beats packing your bags and just getting away with your girls. The anticipation that comes with vacations like that is in a class of its own. A quick getaway with your girlfriends may just be all that you need to relax and reset. Just you with your besties, freed from the burdening responsibilities in your life.

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The island also features a variety of delightful and refreshingly fun activities and regardless of what your itinerary for the girls trip holds, this island will maximize the getaway experience for you. With that said, below, we have rounded up some of the most fun things you can do with your girls while vacationing in this gorgeous island.

1. Go Shopping

Marco Island offers a variety of shops, outlets, boutique stores and malls and if you like to shop while on vacation, then you will absolutely love it here. If you want to hang out at a mall with your friends, you can try the Marco Walk Plaza or you can head down to the Esplanade Shoppes for a more upscale Italian-style shopping vibe. The Naples Outlet Center and Miramar Outlets are so great places to get amazing discounts on your purchases from designer goods to homeware items.

If you are stocking up on foodstuff, then the you might want to check out the weekly Wednesday morning Farmers markets at Veterans Park. Essentially, whether you and your girls are shopping enthusiasts or not, you will not come back from Marco Island with empty suitcases. Prepare to splurge!

2. Have a spa day

Yes, you are on vacation and you deserve to be pampered. With that in mind, you should set aside a special day on your vacation calendar to just rest and relax at a spa. On your spa day, you can take the squad to the luxurious Salon and Spa Botanica. Situated in Downtown Marco Island, it one of the best spas on the island and it comes highly recommended. Here you can access a wide array of spa and salon treatments such as manicure and pedicure, hair styling, massages, waxing and so much more. Think of all the catching up you can do while getting pampered.

3. Go to the beach

Feel like putting on a bikini and splashing around in water? No problem. With its crystal clear waters and soft white sand, the South Marco Island has one of the most scenic coastline in this location and it is a must see for every tourist. The beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, water sports and all sorts of beach games. The walkway leading up to the beach is decorated with beautiful palm trees to give a picturesque scenery. Backing the trees are several restaurants, cafes and hotels as well.

The Tigertail Beach is also a pretty great beach as well. It has an even wider range of facilities including BBQ grills, children's playground, water sports outlets for renting beach gear and a shallow lagoon where you can splash around and swim safely if you do not feel like going into the ocean. There are lots of other fun activities you and the girls can do at the beach you may not want the day to end.

4. Go on an adventure

When you must have had your fill of shopping and swimming, if you fancy sight seeing, you might want to take a tour of the island. Marco Island is the biggest of the state's ten thousand islands so you can bet there is more than enough to see. You can take a Backwater adventure which offers a self-drive boat trip through the backwaters of the island where you’ll spot manatees, dolphins and other beautiful and rare sea creatures.

You can also visit the Everglades National Park if you want to go alligator spotting. The Marco Historical National Museum is also a great tourist centre if you or your friends are interested in learning about the island's fascinating past.

Try out a water sports

As an island surrounded by several other islands, it is really no surprise that water activities are some of the tourists' favorite things to do while in Marco Island. You can go water-skiing or waterboarding if you fancy it. And don't worry if you or your besties don't know how to, you can book a water sport pro for one-on-one lessons. You can also rent a water scooter and take turns riding around the ocean with your besties.

Or better yet, you can rent a private boat for a boat cruise with Breakwater Adventures for just you and your girlfriends. Whether you want a wild ride or a calm cruise, you can fine tune you adventure to suit your preferences. And of course, no vacation in Marco Island is complete without the fishing experience. Expert fishing enthusiasts are always readily available if you need a fishing excursion.

Eat at a fine restaurant 

There is a lot more to Marco Island than the water activities and scenery. The island has a number of fine dining options to satisfy whatever food cravings you may be having. You can check out Verdi's American Bistro if you want to enjoy classic American cuisine in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. Fin Bistrois also a great restaurant but it is more focused on a menu of seafood dishes. They also have an assortment of meaty meals so regardless you your preferences, there will be something for everyone here.

Places to stay

Accommodation is a particularly important factor that needs to be sorted out before you even go on vacation, you do not want to be stranded with your friends in a city you are unfamiliar with. With that in mind, if you are planning a vacation in southwest Florida and you are looking for somewhere you can stay, Island Escapes offers a wide variety of vacation rentals for you to choose from.

The best thing about this accommodation is that you can select the features you want in your rental, so you can rent a property tailored to meet your needs. With well furnished, amenities packed, beautiful vacation rental homes and unparalleled customer service among a number of other amazing attributes, whether you are planning a girls' trip or a vacation with the whole family, you will be hard pressed to find a better accommodation option than what is offered by Island Escapes.


Marco Island is one of the best vacation destinations in the world, the place to get away from everything and reconnect with your squad. The city is continually buzzing with energy and you can be certain you will not run out of amazing things to do with your  besties. So pack up your bikinis, grab your girls and get ready to have the time of your lives in Marco Island.