Ready To Have The Best Bachelorette Weekend Ever In Fort Myers? We’ve Got Your Itinerary Right Here!
Right now it seems like everyone is getting married…and they are! With all of the COVID couples finally getting to say their, “I do’s”, the world is cramming three years of weddings all into one. So, it may come as no surprise that you’re finding yourself in the same old bachelorette party destinations weekend after weekend. Vegas? Been there. Napa? Done that. Spice things up for your pre-wedding festivities and invite your besties to one of the Sunshine State’s best-kept secrets, Fort Myers’ islands, beaches, and neighborhoods! With their white-sand beaches and natural islands, the greater Fort Myers area has no shortage of insta-worthy backdrops for your getaway.
Stay In Style
This scenic spot also has its fair share of top-notch hotels and resorts that are destinations in their own right. Here are a few of our favorite places to stay around Fort Myers…
Luminary Hotel & Co.
If waterfront views and modern design are your thing, then look no further. Relax with your besties by the pool or have everyone grab one of the hotel’s adorable green and white bikes and cruise around the historic downtown area. Then, help all of your friend groups get to know each other with a private cooking class in the hotel’s culinary theater, The Workshop–so much better than the typical awkward icebreakers!
Colony Inn Sanibel
With a pretty pink seashell as its logo, Colony Inn Sanibel will fulfill all of your “Old Florida” aesthetic dreams. A gem of 1950’s architecture, this adorable collection of independently owned condos means an endless amount of cute photo-ops. Just bring some rosé and a couple inflatable swan rafts, and you’ve got yourself a party! Rent a convertible and cruise the scenic Sanibel Causeway where you’re completely surrounded by turquoise waters. And remember, pics, or it didn’t happen.
Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie
Built in 1926, this adorable lodge is the perfect place to soak in all those chill island vibes. Their cottage and boathouse give you all the privacy and space of a house rental with all the luxury and convenience of staying at a conventional hotel. Plus, it’s located right on Pine Island Sound, so it’s hard to beat the location. If you and the crew are into outdoor activities like fishing, boating, or kayaking, then this is the place for you!
Photo: Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa
As exciting as it is, wedding planning can be a stressful time. While you’ve got all of your closest friends together, take a moment to unwind in one of the greater Fort Myers area’s world-class spas.
You can’t come to the Fort Myers area and not go to the Pink Shell Beach Resort! It’s the quintessential beach hotel and they’ve got one of the best spas in the area, Aquagene. Start with guided yoga on the beach and then unwind with a hot stone massage and hydrating body wrap.
Sanibel Day Spa
Hop over to Sanibel Island for a little TLC before a night out on the town. Treat yourselves to Sanibel Day Spa’s “Super Soother” spa package that includes their signature facial, an aromatherapy massage, and a deluxe mani-pedi. It’s just the thing to help you unwind before you get low (cue Lil’ Jon and the Ying Yang Twins).
Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa
One of the top 10 spa resorts in the USA according to Condé Nast Traveler, this spa boasts several unique, cutting-edge treatments. Gift your girls a one-of-a-kind local experience by booking everyone a Signature Calusa Facial that uses indigenous ingredients to give your skin that goddess-like glow followed by one of their Thalassotherapy (sea-derived) therapies. When you’re done cleansing your body, cleanse the mind in their BETAR sound bed (one of 16 in the world!).
Go Island Hopping
If you’re in the Fort Myers area for a 3-4 day getaway, island hopping is the best way to take advantage of everything this exciting destination has to offer!
If you want to get up close and personal with the wildlife, like dolphins and manatees, then an eco-cruise is a MUST! Check out one of our faves, Captiva Cruises, known for their eco cruises and for group outings. For a tipsy twist on a nature tour, check out the Fort Myers Princess–they’ve got a full-service bar, catering capabilities, and live music! Get tickets for a regular tour and make friends, or book the entire double-decker yacht for your private party.
Private Boat Charters
If you’re feeling super extra, you can charter a private boat to take you from island to island–talk about luxe! Sip on cocktails and nibble on appetizers as you watch an unforgettable sunset, then jet off to one of the many incredible island restaurants around Fort Myers.
Good Drinks & Good Company
What’s a bachelorette party without some quality cocktails? Thankfully, there are plenty of cocktail bars and nightlife hotspots in Fort Myers and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Beacon Social Drinkery
This modern rooftop bar is at the top of the chic Luminary Hotel and overlooks the Caloosahatchee River and Downtown Fort Myers. Take in the perfect Florida weather as you sip one of their signature cocktails that are almost as pretty as the view.
Eat, drink, and get social at the Social House in downtown Fort Myers. If you like live music, this is the spot for you–they have live entertainment EVERY NIGHT! Get VIP service in the only outdoor garden bar in the historic downtown district and make the night extra special.
Sidney’s Rooftop Bar
Located on the roof of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Sidney’s Rooftop Bar also doubles as a sculpture garden, so it’s the perfect place to snap some picks when you and your girls are all dressed up. Every Friday the rooftop is open to the public and they have bands and DJs come to get the party started. And, if you’re in town during the week, Karaoke night on Wednesday is a MUST!
Don’t Leave Without A Souvenir
For souvenirs, it doesn’t get better than shell collecting. The Fort Myers area is unrivaled when it comes to shells and not only is it a free activity–it’s unlimited! But, if you need a break from the perfect beaches and sunshine (hard to believe, we know!), there are plenty of other fun activities to keep you busy. The greater Fort Myers area has some of the best shopping around, from the specialty boutiques of the Downtown River District to the Sanibel Outlets. Get your chakras aligned with a visit to Quartz and Clover, a fun boho crystal shop, or stop into Wild About Popcorn to pick up some snacks for when you and your girls get the late-night munchies. If you’re feeling really adventurous, Articulture can hook you and your besties up with BFF tattoos. While you’re out, sneak away and pick up some custom gourmet chocolate boxes from Norman Love Confections and engraved spirit bottles from List Distillery as a thank you to your girls for everything they’re doing to make your big day as perfect as can be! From Disney World to Miami, Florida has no shortage of exciting destinations, but, trust us, the perfect place to relax, bond, make memories, and have the best time ever (before the best day ever) is in the islands, beaches, and neighborhoods of Fort Myers!