Posts Tagged ‘Bokeelia’

Escape to Pine Island

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
End of the World

Find peace on Southwest Florida's Pine Island.

Florida is a large state with many different personalities. It boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, and is home to dynamic, multi-cultural Miami, fun Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Disney, and artsy Sarasota. More than 18 million people call Florida their home, and more than 80 million people visit it each year.

Yet it is still possible to find quiet, secluded areas in Florida, far from the crowds and high rises. Indeed, many Florida Bed and Breakfasts are located in just such places. Pine Island, in Southwest Florida, is a good example. Plan a trip to a Pine Island, Florida Bed and Breakfast and see for yourself. (more…)

Billions of Butterflies

Monday, October 17th, 2011
Butterflies are back

Sit peacefully with the butterflies at the Fort Meyers Butterfly Estates.

There aren’t actually billions of butterflies at The Butterfly Estates, but there certainly are thousands of them. Located in the River District of Fort Meyers, Butterfly Estates is part butterfly conservatory, part botanical gardens, and part historic village. It is a delightful place to visit while vacationing at Southwest Florida Bed and Breakfasts in nearby Bokeelia and Cape Coral.

Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote, “Happiness is a Butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you!”

A few hours at The Butterfly Estates does calm and refresh the soul. Guests are invited to sit among gorgeous tropical plants and cascading waterfalls and watch butterflies as they flutter about in search of nectar. The Glazed Glass Butterfly Conservatory is over 3,500 square feet of fragrant tranquility. If you sit quietly enough, a butterfly may well rest on your shoulders or head. Take it as a good omen – the happiness Hawthorne thought it to be.

Fort Meyers is perhaps best known as being home to the Winter Estates of American giants Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. A visit to Fort Meyers is a fun break from days spent lounging on beaches, boating up and down the coast, and jumping waves in the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Meyers has several interesting historic sites, art museums, and nature centers. And Fort Meyers has the Butterfly Estates.

Hours and directions are available at The Butterfly Estates.

A list of Florida Bed and Breakfasts in Bokeelia and Cape Coral Florida is available at Southwest Florida Bed and Breakfasts.


Golf in Southwest Florida

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Golf is an activity with die hard fans. Golfers will tolerate any kind of weather, from extreme heat to bracing cold. They love a challenge. They withstand sun burns, wind burns, sore backs and tired feet for the love of the game. They travel the world in search of the most challenging course, the most scenic course, the most fascinating course…. You get the picture.

If this sounds like you, come to Southwest Florida. There are more than a dozen excellent courses in and around Bokeelia and Cape Coral Florida, each with its own unique personality, and each worth playing. The ideal place to stay while improving your game is a Bokelia FL bed and breakfast or a Cape Coral Florida bed and breakfast – a little pampering may be the best way to end the day under par. (more…)

Bokeelia and Cape Coral

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Thousands of islands, countless beaches, and unlimited opportunity for rest and recreation – that’s what you’ll find when you stay at a Southwest Florida b&b on Pine Island.

Bokeelia sits at the northern tip of Pine Island, a quiet island protected by barrier islands such as Sanibel. Once you decide that you are ready to peel yourself away from the beach or porch, you’ll find the best way to explore the region may be by boat. You can island hop down to Sanibel, where you’ll have your choice of restaurants and shops. Or you can walk among the mangroves on Cabbage Key.

Pine Island itself is worth exploring. The Museum of the Islands sits in the center of Pine Island. It is a fascinating place to visit when you want to orient yourself to your surroundings. If you are a golfer, you’ll be drawn to the the Alden Pines Golf Course in Pineland. Dodge alligators as you enjoy the quintessential Florida Golf experience. Your innkeepers will arrange a tee time for you.

Bring your binoculars when you putter through Matlacha Bay. You’ll see pelicans, burrowing owls and bald eagles. Or look for playful dolphins and manatee.

Fisherman will be aware of the world-class fishing areas in the region, such as Boca Grande Pass. Bring your own boat, or take advantage of one of the many guide services in the area. Ask the hosts of your Pine Island Fl bed and breakfasts for recommendations.

In short, you are sure to enjoy your travel to Southwest Florida.

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