(Photo by Manuel Velasquez /Getty Images for Karisma Hotels)

If you’ve been down to Fort Myers Beach lately, I’m sure you’ve noticed the progress they’re making on the Margaritaville Resort and now another one is coming to Fort Myers!

When you’re driving over the Caloosahatchee on the Edison Bridge, you’ll see Lofton’s Island which is a small island that’s been sitting empty for years. It was purchased last year with the intent of creating a beach atmosphere and there’s nothing more beachy than Margaritaville.

The island will be transformed into a Compass by Margaritaville Hotel with a restaurant, pools, cottages, an event/wedding venue and plenty of boat slips. And best of all, if you don’t have your own boat, there will be an electric ferry to take people from downtown Fort Myers out to the island and back.

The project is currently in the permit stages, but should be complete by late 2024.



Photos From the Compass by Margaritaville at Anna Maria Island Sound: