Imagine a place where people opt for a golf cart instead of a car; a place where the sound of waves against miles of pristine un-crowded beach is always in the background; a place where fast food chains and high-rises don’t exist. Now wrap all this in small town ambiance and imagine! A place where days go unplanned and causal elegance is always appropriate for dinner hour. There is such a place on Florida’s west coast hidden between Fort Myers and Sarasota – a little-known but widely celebrated paradise called Boca Grande.
There are no words to describe your first mile on the island… you have to experience it for yourself.
Follow a scenic drive to a charming small town, rich with all the amenities and services you could ever need – a dozen fine restaurants, an excellent food market, a bakery, a hardware store and boutique-style shops with top quality merchandise. You will also find a state-of-the-art medical center, plus a fire department, sheriff’s office, child care center and Island school for grades one through five.
If just relaxing at the beach is not enough, you are in luck. The island has activities for all ages and interests, from golfing to fishing and more. The location and weather are perfect for all your desires.
Boca Grande is surrounded by islands which are home to the flats, the supreme place to find all kinds of fish, such as snook, redfish, snapper and grouper, just to name a few. For the more adventurous, fishing Boca Grande is the tarpon fishing capitol of the world!
For you land lovers, the island offers seven miles of scenic biking and jogging paths occupying the old railroad tracks that once ran the full length of the island. Be sure to check out Banyan street!
If you have a flair for the arts you will enjoy live theatre performing a variety of works from different playwrights. For a hands-on experience, there is an assortment of how-to workshops on various subjects.
Boca Grande is truly the place you will “Come for a Week…Stay for a Lifetime”