Key West–Style Cottages Steps from Fort Myers Beach
The vibe at Silver Sands Villas embodies the spirit of the surrounding Florida Keys: low-key, no-frills, and focused on lounging at the beach as long as the sun is shining. Luckily, you don’t have to venture far to get your beach fix at Silver Sands Villas; the surf and sand of Fort Myers Beach are only 60 steps away. The resort’s freestanding dwellings are homey, the kinds of places where guests are free to cook for themselves on gas grills and bring pets on their stay. Inside, furniture in various plaids and stripes is set against walls splashed in light colors such as lemon or periwinkle. Many lodgings host full kitchens and dual eating areas—one inside and one out—but the amenities vary from room to room. You can hang out by the oval-shaped pool shaded by palms or dine in the picnic area. Adjustable adirondack chairs accommodate midday siestas.
Fort Myers Beach: Sunshine State Leisure and Activity
Fort Myers Beach buzzes year-round with various activities, but the area hasn’t shed its laid-back reputation since Thomas Edison donated 800 lazy palm trees to line the avenues. Swimmers and snorkelers can plunge below the warm waters in and around the chains of islands and canals, which are awash with marine animal life and budding saltwater taffy. Two blocks from the Silver Sands Villas, families and revelers stroll through Times Square's eclectic set of shops, dinner theater, and bars.
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