Fort Myers is a quaint fishing village located along the Gulf of Mexico. The population consists mainly of retirees and families that enjoy fishing trips. Fort Myers, situated at the southern tip of the island, is well connected to the mainland via highway I-264. In addition to the major airports, Fort Myers is served by other airports including the Fort Myers Regional Airport, which is about 20 minutes from the city, and the Naples International Airport, which is about one hour away. All major highways lead to Miami via the Trans Florida Interstates or by boat. This small island has two public schools, a private school, and several colleges.
Fort Myers is known for its natural beauty and historic estates, serving as a gateway for a number of beautiful islands called “the jewels of the Caribbean.” These include the beautiful Santo Domingo Island, which is considered one of the most desirable places to visit in the entire world, and has been voted by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the top ten Caribbean destinations to visit. One of the most attractive aspects of this island is that it has two hotels, the historic Seabrook Landing on the western edge of the island, and the beautiful and charming Seabrook Hotel, nestled along the southern end. Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they wish to explore the area around the island. The island has many outdoor activities for both the young and old, such as kayaking, hiking, biking, golf, water skiing, sailing, and scuba diving. Fort Myers also offers an abundance of restaurants, cafes, shops, boutiques and a vibrant nightlife.
Fort Myers is home to a number of celebrities who have made the island a popular choice among celebrities looking to relax and spend some time on vacation. Some of the most famous people who call Fort Myers home include former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, actor Tom Cruise, tennis star Andre Agassi, baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, singer-actor Madonna and golfer Jack Nick Faldo. Celebrities who have moved to the island include football player Randy Moss, who is from New England, soccer legend David Beckham, and singer-actor Kevin James from California. Other notable people who have been spotted in Fort Myers include television show host Oprah Winfrey and actress Bette Midler. and many more.