We just got back from a week's stay at The Charter Club. We stayed in the North Tower on the Sixth Floor overlooking the Gulf. It was beautiful start and end to every day watching periodic visiting dolphins and figuring out what that "black" thing was in the heat of the day with the sun shining above the clear Gulf (probably a manatee). .
Our unit, like all, was recently renovated and was beautiful. Nothing to complain about at The Charter Club and I would highly recommend this place to anyone. When we were there, however, they were having a major problem with a water leak and about nine units were destroyed. We were originally supposed to be on the third floor but from my understanding, everything from the third floor down was ruined in the North Tower. They worked on it all week.
Staff and workers were very friendly and professional. There are daily activities by the pool, one day a fashion show w/ free sub sandwiches promoting a local store, one day was an ice cream social for $3 pp; one day FREE Margaritas. There is always table tennis/shuffle board in the activity area and things for little kids to do for a small fee like painting sand dollars/kritters, making sand bottles, etc.
The location was further down than we thought and all the beach action seemed to be toward the Marriott and Eagle's Next but we didn't mind that our beach didn't have a lot of people like theirs. Our sand was very shelly....we are used to Siesta Key soft white sand and most of the sand in front of TCC was filled with broken shells are rough on the feet.
The Hobies ARE free to those staying there as well as the Kayaks. You just have to book in advance. The guys are all so nice and will take care of you.
A must see is Tigertail beach on the complete opposite end (North)! Its sand is pristine, soft and white and the shelling there is unbelievable. We snorkeled to find shells and came up with some beauties within minutes. I found my first worm shell, something I've never seen before (and then lost it when it fell out of my shell bag which I discovered later). I heard people finding sea horses and there were live starfish everywhere (even down by TCC).
Tigertail is a pain to get to and we actually walked THREE miles there and back from TCC, all in three hours. We were exhausted but glad we saw it. You can go to this public beach and walk through the disgusting lagoon to get there or AROUND the lagoon with is also a hike. We were up for adventure so we just walked the beach to get to it and stopped here and there along the way to snorkel/find shells.
Not much to do in Marco...right across from TCC is a little area with a few restaurants and a comedy show and that's about it. We found ourselves driving into Naples for stuff to do. That was our only disappointment in Marco.
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