Can’t Get Enough of Florida

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Sand Piper Gulf Resort sits on a picturesque stetch of beach in Fort Myers.

Being based in Miami, we at Recommend never get tired of a good Florida vacation. And now that summer crowds are gone, it’s a great time for your clients to indulge in everything travelers love about the Sunshine State.

Fort Myers The Continental Group Realty’s hospitality division has announced the continuation of its Escape to Estero Island vacation package. Priced from $99 per night, this package offers families their choices of four resorts located on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach: The Sandpiper Gulf Resort, Seaside All-Suite Resort, Casa Playa Beach Resort and Cornerstone Beach Resort. Book your clients for a 3-night stay and they’ll receive a complimentary fourth night.

Located just north of Naples, nestled in the Gulf, Estero Island offers visitors an array of luxury accommodations and dining options, as well as plenty of boating adventures including romantic sunset cruises, sightseeing cruises and deep-sea fishing. For nature enthusiasts, Lovers Key State Park— just across a bridge at the southern tip of the island—is a harbor for wildlife and home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles. For more information, visit

Marco Island Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort has partnered with four Gulf Coast organizations to reward travelers who give back to the community with the Give & Get Volunteer Program. Guests who spend a portion of their hard-earned vacation time helping others will receive special thanks from the resort—15 percent savings on their stay through Sept. 30. Additionally, those who post photos or videos from their voluntourism experience on the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Facebook page will receive a $25 resort credit for a return trip.

Nightly resort rates start at $179 per night. The property will make arrangements for travelers to volunteer at such organizations as the Greater Marco Family YMCA and Habitat for Humanity, among others. For more information, call (800) 638-8410 or visit

Miami Is your client planning a romantic getaway to pop the question? Recommend a stay at the Conrad Miami to take advantage of the property’s Down on One Knee package.

Available for stays through Dec. 22, this package includes accommodations in a luxurious 1-bedroom suite, a romantic dinner for two at Atrio with the chef’s special menu and wine pairings, a bottle of champagne accented with engraved love flutes and strawberries covered with chocolate, in-room breakfast for two, VIP roundtrip airport transportation in an Audi A8, a souvenir Conrad monogrammed knee pillow and a 50-minute couple’s massage.

Rates start at $595 per night. For more information, visit

Orlando It’s almost that time of year again…Universal Studios Orlando Resort has announced Halloween Horror Nights 21 will kick off on Sept. 23 and Southwest Airlines Vacations is offering packages for those who want to join in on the festivities.

With the Park to Park With Halloween Horror Nights Combo Ticket package, guests who book their flight through Southwest Airlines will receive admission to Halloween Horror Nights 21 at Universal Studios, daytime tickets to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure on the same day, plus up to 25 percent savings at accommodations on Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando or Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.

Packages must be booked by Oct. 27. For more information, visit

Key West Over in fun-filled Key West—at Florida’s southernmost tip—Ocean Key Resort is offering the Live to Play Another Day package, encouraging clients to indulge and then rejuvenate. The package includes daily breakfast for two at Hot Tin Roof, two cocktails pp, per day at Liquid Lounge or Sunset Pier, daily “rejuvenating massage” for two, and  accommodations in an Oceanview Boutique Suite.

The 100-room Ocean Key Resort & Spa is nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square and offers views from every room of either Old Town, Mallory Square or the ocean waters.

The Live to Play Another Day package starts at $242 per night, and is available through Dec. 22. For more information, call (800) 328-9815 or visit