Conde Nast travel magazine has named Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina to its Top Resorts in Florida list. Readers from around the world weighed in on their experiences at premier hotels and resorts on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Pink Shell ranked second on the list with a score of 96.35 out of 100, surpassing other well-known brands.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized in the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Bill Waichulis, Senior VP of Operations of Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina. “We are tirelessly working to provide the best for our guests. It’s rewarding to know that travelers are taking notice.”
Situated on 12 lush acres of private beachfront property, the resort is a picturesque playground for relaxing and making a splash. Visitors arrive by land or sea thanks to the resort’s marina, ranked in the Top 25 Best Places to Tie Up in North America by Power & Motoryacht magazine in 2016.
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is located at 275 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach 888-222-7465. PinkShell.com
Lani Kai Completes Renovations
The oldest hotel on Fort Myers Beach, the Lani Kai Resort, has recently completed renovations to all waterfront rooms and the rooftop Island View Restaurant. The Island View Restaurant offers new seating options, extended event space and a cruise-ship like view. Guests in waterfront rooms now enjoy beautiful new furniture with all new beds. The resort boasts three award-winning beach bars renovated just last year. Also added recently was the Sabal Palm Beach Bar & Grill featuring an outdoor patio overlooking the beach area.
Owned for nearly four decades by the Conidaris Family, the resort is located along 400 feet of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico, the Lani Kai Resort is a full-service resort offering a variety of rooms and suites. The Bay Inn located across the street offers rooms and suites ideal for families and extended-stay guests.
Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. 239-463-3111 LaniKaiIslandResort.com
Sandy and Craig Stillwell of Summerlin Jake’s Seafood & Steaks celebrated their Grand Opening recently with Fort Myers Beach Chamber Ambassadors, members, friends and family.
Summerlin Jake’s, features new American cuisine prepared in the Old Florida Tradition with a unique water view. Steaks and seafood anchor a completely new menu. Located just off Summerlin Road before the Sanibel Bridge, Summerlin Jake’s is part of Stillwell Enterprises and Restaurant Group.
The restaurant pays tribute to the rich history of Punta Rassa, where Jake Summerlin owned a wharf, using it to ship his cattle to Cuba. The local waters surrounding the wharf are also famous for being the home to big game fishing, where the first tarpon was caught on rod and reel in 1855.
Summerlin Jake’s Seafood & Steaks, 17501 Harbour Pointe Drive, Fort Myers. Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am-10pm. Sat. & Sun. breakfast 8-11:30am. Happy Hour 3-6pm daily. Live Music Fri. and Sat. 5:30-10 pm. 239-466-5377 SummerlinJakes.com