It's an older and somewhat spartan facility, but it is well situated pretty much right on the Gulf beach. It is located at the busy (northern) end of Estero Island (a.k.a. Fort Myers Beach), within easy walking distance of Times Square and the Fishing Pier. The entire FMB "island" is less than 5 miles long from one end to the other.Has anyone stayed recently at the Bel-Air Beach Club in Ft. Myers Beach? I have only been able to find older reviews and their website doesn't show much. Is their things to do close by, such as an aquarium or zoo?
Good info... How bad will it be week 52 (New Year's Eve)? Is that also considered snowbird season?Don't know when you're going, but getting on and off the "island" of FMB in winter Snowbird season is a slow and tortuous process to be dreaded and / or avoided --- much worse at the northern end if entering or leaving FMB over the Matanzas Pass bridge.
Any part of winter can be loosely regarded as "Snowbird" season, but generally speaking the peak is weeks 5 through 15, inclusive. These are also the weeks which are rarely (...if ever) available for "floating" week owner access in coastal SW FL (including anywhere in FMB), since most all of the weeks in all of the units during that Snowbird time frame are owned by fixed week owners. Exchanging into FMB during weeks 5-15 is very difficult and a really good score, if successfully obtained.Good info... How bad will it be week 52 (New Year's Eve)? Is that also considered snowbird season?
3 1/2 hours each way = 7 long (and very boring) hours out of your long day, just sitting around in a moving vessel. We did it once --- never again.The Key West Express is a few miles away if your looking to take a day trip down to Key West. Not a bad deal if you never have been to KW.
As stated previously, it's an older facility; somewhat spartan but reasonably well maintained, situated Gulf-front. Actual street address is 780 Estero Boulevard.Can anyone tell me more about the resort itself?
Sorry, but that provided link is actually for an entirely different place in an entirely different area. That link is for a place in Belleaire Beach (which is just south of Clearwater, north of Indian Rocks Beach --- and a good 75+ miles away from Fort Myers Beach where the Bel-Air Beach Club under current discussion is located).