Be at one with nature in Fort Myers – Watch Anhigas dive, pelicans flap, herons pose, alligators cut through the water and manatees roll like giant grey jelly beans… animal lovers will find a lot here to enjoy. Watch dolphins when you hop on a seagoing charter with outfits like Tarpon Bay Explorers, or come to Sanibel Island and visit education centres like the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. The clinic serves as an animal hospital for birds, otters, sea turtles and even deer.
With a charming location on the south end of Estero Island, the Gullwing Beach Resort provides a range of comfortable and well equipped condo accommodations available in 1, 2 or 3 bedroomed configurations. At Gullwing Beach Resort you’re only a short stroll to the quieter area of the beach and close to local attractions, shopping, restaurants and the many exciting recreational activities on offer in Fort Myers and the surrounding area.
Quieter than other livelier Floridian cities like Miami and Orlando, Fort Myers is renowned for its top notch beaches, wonderful wildlife, family friendly attractions, and its historical links with two of America’s most famed inventors and business leaders from the past, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Gullwing Beach Resort is the perfect base for your Fort Myers adventure.
Finding the perfect beach is easy along the miles and miles of sandy beaches along the Gulf Coast, great for sunbathing, and popular with outdoor enthusiasts who come to enjoy the cycling, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, sailing and other activities available.
Shell collecting is one of the most popular beach activities in the area as each change in tide creates an opportunity to discover a new batch of amazing seashells found on Fort Myers and the Sanibel and Captiva island beaches. From seasoned sea shellers to complete beginners the shelling experiences here attract aficionados from all around the world!
The Ford and Edison Winter Estates are amongst the most popular of all of Fort Myers attractions, come along and discover the inventions, artefacts and special exhibits on show including some of Edison’s most famous finds such as the light bulb, telegraph, x-ray machines and much more. Henry Ford’s original Model T is also here – his gift to his friend and fellow winter resident Edison.
Take your budding scientists and engineers to the Imaginarium Science Centre to explore topics such as weather, anatomy, aquatic life and much more through a series of interactive exhibits. Geared towards younger kids aged 12 and under, the centre has live animal encounters, dinosaur dig demos and a hands on aquarium for young Jimmy Neutrons to explore – an fun filled educational experience for younger family members.
In the heart of Orlando’s razzle-dazzle, the Westgate Palace is the ultimate playground for children and adults with mouth watering restaurants, bargain outlet shopping and theme parks galore on its doorstep. Westgate Palace commands attention, set in two towers affording dramatic views of the surrounding area. With an array of on-site amenities, spacious suites and located in a fabulous spot, Westgate Palace is a popular choice for families or groups of friends.
After a day of adventure exploring the Orlando theme parks, Westgate Palace is the perfect place to retreat to.The well furnished, two bedroom suites are spaciously designed with a master bedroom including jetted tub, second bedroom with twin beds, living area with queen sofa bed, guest bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, flat screen TV’s and DVD player. For an hour or two of relaxation head to the heated pool, grab a lounger and order a cool drink at the Coral Reef Pool Bar. Order something more substantial from Westgate Resorts Pizza Company and the delicious deli located in the lobby.
Step outside the entrance and there are simply dozens of Orlando’s favourite restaurants covering the length of International Drive with every kind of food imaginable on the menu. Westgate Palace complimentary shuttle whisks you to Walt Disney®World, Universal® Studios or the Outlet Malls and taxis are abundant if you prefer to enjoy your holiday at your own pace. Kids are well catered for at the Westgate Palace with the Westgate Kid’s Club, for younger guests aged 2 – 12 years, with arts and crafts, board games, video games and organised fun. Giving the youngsters a chance to make friends and parents a chance to relax with a book or take to the steam room for a while, the kids club is a super addition to any Orlando holiday. Other great amenities at Westgate Palace are the fitness centre, paddleboats, basketball and volleyball courts and games room, if you can bear to tear yourselves away from the day time thrill rides, shows, shops, evening firework extravaganzas and non-stop entertainment that is. As the Westgate palace is heavenly located just steps from the I-Ride Trolley, when you’re not at Orlando’s extravagant theme parks, you can hop aboard and casually visit all the amazing International Drive attractions. With Universal ®Studios, Islands of Adventure®, SeaWorld®, Aquatica® and Orlando’s outlet malls all in the immediate area this will be a holiday of dreams for the energetic wanting to fit in as much as possible during their holiday. If it’s more than the standard hotel room you’re looking for, in the heart of the action then Westgate Palace will fit the bill admirably.