We recently stayed for a week at Seaside. This is our idea of a relaxing vacation. The condo is ideally located in the middle of the island, far enough from the Times Square area to avoid the noise and bustle but close enough to walk down to join the fun. It's directly across the street from a Publix so we didn't even have to plan meals, just decide what we want to eat (or drink) and walk across the street to buy what we needed. This resort has to have the best pool on the island, large, and on the south side of the building so you can see the gulf from the pool area with sunshine there the whole day. The beach itself was immaculate the whole week we were there. We especially liked walking south along the nice shallow shelf with our feet in the water. There is no drop-off along the beach so it would be ideal for kids. (I wish we knew about this beach when our son was growing up).
The unit we had was lovely, two bedroom and two baths and a lanai with a view that's priceless; I especially liked checking out the beautiful, uh, scenery on the beach. Oh, and the dolphins playing straight out from the unit were nice also.
Having wireless available at the whole resort was nice but the fact is we were so busy enjoying ourselves at the pool and beach that we didn't use it much.
My wife and I are both runners and I'd have to say that this beach is about as good as it gets for running, especially on these old knees. While there is plenty of beautiful soft sand to play in, near the waterline the sand is nice flat hard-pack. Can't tell you how nice it is to be running along trying to spot a dolphin or watching an osprey dive and catch a fish. Sure takes your mind off how tired you are from the run.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All 50 units have a complete kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living and dining room, and a private lanai. Heated pool and large tiki deck with barbeque. Seaside is an all-suite resort located directly on Fort Myers Beach, a lush tropical paradise with miles of white sandy beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seaside An All Hotel Fort Myers Beach