It’s an often repeated adage because it’s true. We live where others come to vacation. Much of it has to do with the Southwest Florida resorts that we have. The Inn on Fifth and The Ritz Carlton both received worldwide recognition by making Forbes ‘Most Outstanding’ List‘. The list of amazing resorts here is about to grow with the addition of Margaritaville on Fort Myers Beach and the Great Wolf Lodge being built in Naples. Margaritaville looks to have it’s own private section of gulf shore beach that’s accessed via a skywalk over Estero Blvd. The Great Wolf Lodge is building an indoor water park.

Can You Visit Southwest Florida Resorts Without Getting A Room?

Simple answer, yes. But it’s not cheap. I will admit that I may have visited the water park at the Coconut Point Hyatt without paying or staying at a room. They have an amazing lazy river there. Alas, the trick I used no longer works. So how do you hit the waterpark at the Hyatt or lounge poolside with that view atop the Luminary? It’s called a day pass. I’ve even seen the term ‘daycation’. You go online and book your pass at the chosen resort and then show your receipt when you get there. The price covers parking, sometimes event valet, and gives you access to the amenities that are normally reserved for guests. Access to the pools, restaurants, activities, and fitness centers. Some even have organized yoga classes and such.

The rates aren’t cheap. They are, however, a lot less than getting a room. Since most of ya’ll are only going there to take pictures of yourself for your Insta, these rates may suit you.

Prices are per adult person. Kids are usually around half as much.

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