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Family Fun and Relaxation at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

Disclosure Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village hotel Tarpoon Point A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to stay with my family at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village for a wonderful and relaxing vacation or rather a staycation.  Since we are locals we had been to the hotel many times before to enjoy drinks and a light dinner or light meal at the Nauti Mermaid, the hotel’s outdoor bar and restaurant, or to have dinner at Marker 92. The area is gorgeous, surrounded with beautiful mangrove forests and great waterfront views. Westin CApe Coral Resort at Marina Village view from Marina Since we had never stayed overnight so we where pretty excited about seeing their rooms.  From the moment we checked in I was amazed by the friendliness of the staff and as we walked into our room my children where overjoyed to find a special, personalized gift for each of them along with delicious treats.  Talk about a wonderful welcome!

Westin Cape Coral Resort welcome personalized gift

This is what was waiting for us at the hotel and the kids where so excited. We also found sparkling water and chocolate covered strawberries in the refrigerator.

Our room was almost as big as our home with two separate bedrooms, living room, dinning room, a complete kitchen, washer and dryer and a private screened in balcony that provided breathtaking views of the marina and mangrove covered islands and natural preserve. Westin Cape Coral Resort hotel room For a family with small children having two separate bedrooms made our vacation more relaxing and enjoyable as we where able to watch TV, chat and get a late night snack without disturbing the kids.

Westin Cape Coral  view from room

It was hard to leave the hotel. I wish I had this view from my bedroom.

Both of the rooms had a spectacular view and the private balcony was the perfect place to sit down with a good book and just watch the boats out on the water or the flocks of ibises, parrakeets and pelicans flying over the water.

sunrise over the Caloosahatchee river and the Gulf of Mexico

How is this for a view? I could not get enough of the breathtaking sight of the sunrising over the Caloosahatchee river and the Gulf of Mexico.

I seriously could not get enough of the view and on both mornings I set the alarm up so I could wake up early and enjoy the stunning sunrise.

Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village pool

The hotel has three pools.  The main pool is conveniently located right next to the restaurants and has a wonderful view of the water. Just a short walk or even shorter golf cart ride away a lagoon pool and a lap pool nestled among beautiful tropical vegetation provides a more secluded and relaxing option. On a Sunday morning we where almost by ourselves in the lagoon pool and I loved that there was a lot of shades from the surrounding palm trees and vegetation.

Westin Cape Coral pool with palm trees Our kids enjoyed a fun day at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village’s Kids Club where they spent the day making crafts, and playing with other kids while my husband and I got a chance to relax and enjoy ourselves and all that the hotel and the City of Cape Coral has to offer without the kids.  Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village My little guy made this beautiful painted sand dollar and a colorful bag that we used later for the beach.  He also got a cute had that he refused to take off for the rest of the weekend and a backpack and treats.  Both of my kids loved it and wanted to go back the next day and my little guy did not take the hat off for the rest of the weekend.

Westin Cape Coral Kids Club hat

There are lots of things to do at the hotel for the whole family from kayak rentals and free bikes that you can take for a ride to the neighboring Rotary Park and natural preserve.  The hotel has docks making it easy to reach by boat and the Tarpon Point Marina Village has art galleries and shops.  Westin Cape Coral marina My favorite activity was taking the free ferryboat ride Fort Myers beach which is available to all hotel guests.  Just over half an hour long the boat ride to the beach let us save on gas, skip the traffic to the beach which gets pretty bad specially during season and save on parking too.  We spent a fun morning there, had lunch and then headed back.

Fort Myers Beach sand toys Cape Coral

My daughter enjoying a fun day in Fort Myers beach with the personalized beach toys she got from the hotel, such a wonderful and thoughtful gift!

If you are looking for a place to relax, enjoy the wonderful Southwest Florida sunshine and gorgeous natural beauty of the area the Westin Cape Coral is a great option.  If you are planning on visiting Cape Coral this is, without a doubt the place to stay at.  Huge rooms with full kitchens, private screened balconies overlooking the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico and washer and dryer in each room give you all of the comforts of home with resort amenities and wonderful service. Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village fountain and tropical flowers You can visit the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village’s website for more information or like Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village on Facebook page to stay up to date with their news, events and specials.

Westin Cape Coral sunset over the marina

Sunset over the marina.

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Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula is a freelance writer, translator & marketer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on subjects ranging from travel and food to parenting and bilingualism. She enjoys traveling, good food and is always in search of new things to do and in Southwest Florida.

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  1. Jayne Townsley

    What a beautiful resort. When we stayed in Panama City Beach, our favorite thing to do was sit on the balcony with a cup of coffee in the morning.
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  2. Jessica Hehir

    This is such a beautiful resort. I have been lucky enough to enjoy their spa services too. It’s a top class facility and a jewel for Cape Coral. I did not know they had a ferry service to Fort Myers Beach… what fun!
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  3. Melinda Dunne

    Wow that looks like a beautiful place to stay. I love how your children got special personalized gifts! I bet they were super excited about that.
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  4. Jenn

    That looks like an amazing vacation. The views are breathtaking! I love the sunset picture! It really adds the vacation when the staff goes out of their way to personalize stuff for the kids. A very welcoming trait!
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  5. Rita Von

    The resort looks gorgeous! I think I would have spent all of my time in the pool. I’m a water bug…
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  6. Amberlee Cave

    It looks like so much fun! I love the pictures you posted! I want to go! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Lexie Lane

    Wow! Looks like something I would have loved for sure! That picture of the sunset is amazing!

  8. Jennifer Williams

    That looks absolutely beautiful. It is not too far away and would make a great weekend getaway.
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  9. Lauren Harmon

    This Resort looks amazing and is so close to where I (we) live! We are so lucky to have this so close by! Such a beautiful place to vacation!
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  10. Maria

    What an amazing view!! I love the amenities included. The resort is on my list now!

  11. B

    Oh my goodness!! What an amazing experience! I’d love to take my family there!
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  12. Natalie

    I want a vacation!!! My husband and kids have never been to a beach before.. This looks like a blast. These pictures are awesome, I’m all for a kids club & those buckets for the kids are super awesome!
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  13. katherine bartlett

    These are some gorgeous shots! I love it!
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  14. Deb Miles

    Booked 4 The end of March, can’t wait!

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