Sunny Florida Getaways

From fabulous resorts to secret islands, the Sunshine State shines as a favorite vacation destination.

5 Secret Islands in Florida

For a truly laid-back vibe, these five lesser-known islands off Florida's Gulf Coast offer the ultimate easy escape.

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Matlacha/Pine Island
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Discover Matlacha/Pine Island

Located just west of Ft. Meyers, the tiny town of Matlacha is the perfect island getaway for a quiet and realxing vacation. With local art galleries, infamous food, and prime fishing, you'll wish you discovered this paradise sooner. A little down the road, Pine Island offers a peaceful stay, with waterside accommodations in historic hotels, outstanding seafood, and fun beach activites like cruisers and kayaks.

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Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.