GullWing Beach Resort
Why We Love This Hotel
- Airy residential suites at the quieter end of Ft. Myers Beach with an oceanfront pool
- Although there’s no restaurant on site, there is a snack bar by the pool and grills for guest use
- The local trolley stop is right in front of the resort, making it easy to explore the area but has limited service hours
- Watersport rentals are available on the beach with everything from kayaks to parasails to paddleboards
Located on the white sandy shores of Ft. Myers’ Estrero Island, the Gullwing Beach Resort appeals to families and large groups looking for a quiet vacation without having to shell out a lot of clams.
Beach-themed suites come in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, each with full-sized kitchens, private balconies large enough to eat dinner plenty of living space for a family to stretch out. In-room washer/dryer units make it easier to deal with wet swimsuits and towels.
The décor here is that Tommy Bahama style blend of preppy meets tropical with wicker and cane furniture, plantation shutters and bright island colors and patterns covering the couches and bedspreads.
Light housekeeping is provided daily which includes replacement of the provided beach and bath towels as well as linens but for deeper cleaning, you’ll have to pay extra which could be a nuisance for longer-term guests.
Although there’s no full-service restaurant on-site, there’s a snack bar by the pool and outdoor BBQ grills for guest use. To stock up on groceries or enjoy a meal out, the lively “Times Square” section of the island is where most of the action is. A ten minute drive north of the resort, this area is filled with shops, restaurants and street performers and makes for a great place to people watch when taking a beach break.
The local beach trolley does stop right out front of the resort but service hours are limited so plan carefully. Most visitors to this area have a car as public transportation or get around locally on bicycles. Gull Wing offers free guest use of their bikes along with helmets and locks.
Other ways to get around are aquatically themed. There’s water sports kiosks all along the beach to rent everything from paddle boards to Jet Skis.