For the last few years, my family (mom, step dad, sisters, kids, and spouses) have taken a trip- this year was Marco Island! I wanted to share this blog on what we did, where we stayed, and the places we ate during the week we were there! Keep in mind- we had a 9 year old, 6 year old, 5 year old, and Oakley turned 1 on the trip! All kids went with us to everything so please keep that in mind when it comes to the activities and restaurants- truly great for everyone!


As mentioned, all restaurants were extremely kid friendly and had outdoor seating, which I love while being on vacation. All but CJ’s were within walking distance of our resort. For breakfast and lunch, as we had a kitchen, we ate in our room or packed lunch for the beach / pool.

Nacho Mama’s

CJ’s on the Bay

Marco Prime


Oyster Society


Pizza 239


The majority of our time was spent at the resort pool and the beach. One morning, my mom and my sisters and I walked to the JW as we had facials booked at their spa. The JW also has an amazing arcade and duck pin bowling inside that is open to the public- it is called 10k Arcade and we had an absolute blast there with the kids. On the second to last day, we also did a dolphin tour through Marco Island Sports!


My parents are Marriott Owners which means they have points to use during the year on different properties. All of which are set up like condos. I think you can still stay at these properties without being owners. Between all of us, we had two three-bedroom condos that were right next to one another which was extremely convenient. We also had an ocean and pool front balcony that was perfect for Oakley to play in the mornings while everyone else was still asleep. Here is a link to the resort

I also would like to note that the resort provided Oakley with a high chair and pack n play to sleep. We called ahead to request the items about two months prior to arrival!