Eight of us went (4 adults, 4 teenagers). Stayed at the Marco Marriott. It is a beautiful property. Beach is beautiful, but shelly. We all had water shoes, some used them, some didn't. I used mine, so I was glad I brought them. Water is green, I guess I was expecting more blue clear water. I guess this is how the gulf is. No waves there. We happened to get a good deal, buy 1 room get 2nd room for half. Maybe that's why the hotel was full. Had heard from travel agent and trip advisor it would be quiet in August. Not so. The pools were very crowded. They do not have big enough pools for the amount of people the hotel holds. We like to relax at pool after a day of whatever, beach or exploring, and we could not do that here, millions of little kids, lots of people throwing balls every which way. You could not swim or relax in pool. The pool with the slide is pretty small. The slide is tiny, lots of crows and other birds hang out on top of the waterfall. I wouldn't go under there. We got the cups at Pazzi's to refill all week. I recommend that. When at the hotel we had lunch at Pazzi's and Quinn's. I thought their prices weren't too bad. Food was good. We had dinner at Captain Brien's, Snooks, Joey's, Konrad's, DaVinci, and Guy Harvey. The only one I would not go to again is Guy Harvey, it was just okay, very loud. The others were excellent. Some us played miniture golf in Naples, some went on Speedy Johnson's airboat. At the hotel some parasailed, jet skied, and went on the shelling/dolphin tour. All good, I would recommend any of them. We stopped at the pier in Naples, the beach there is nothing exciting, much nicer on Marco. The little town in Naples was very quiet and expensive stores, we just had some ice cream there. Fort Myers airport is very nice, the car rentals couldn't be any closer, what a pleasure. We had 2 minivans from Dollar for 305.00 each. On our way to the airport to leave we had lunch in Cracker Barrel, very good. When the hotel is crowded like that it would not be a good place for a honeymoon or for couple going without kids. There were several weddings held there during this week. My friends' room was not cleaned first day, she had to call. Then again on second day, third day they had her checking out - but that all got straightened out. I don't mind paying for parking and umbrellas, but I think the price is a little too high - $12 a day for parking and $18 a day for an umbrella adds up. Most hotels you go to have free parking, some have maybe a $5 or so charge. So that I didn't like. The main problem we had was the pool situation, we've been many places in the past few years (even at Disney and Universal) where the hotel has a quiet pool. They really need that - we suggested that at the desk. We brought our own breakfast stuff, also stopped at the Winn Dixie for beer, wine, juice, etc. We had breakfast out once, at NeNe's. I would recommend that. We did see people with their own umbrellas, so as long as you buy the anchor for it that might save some money. Restaurants were quiet until Thursday and Friday night, but we still got in without reservations. Cloudy on and off, a few quick rain showers, nothing terrible. Would we go back, probably not, there are so many other places to see. But never say never, maybe for a 4 night stay instead of 6 nights when the hotel would be less crowded.