My husband and I bought our timeshare at the Islander Beach Resort about 25 years ago and have swapped out a few times to other resorts, but always came back to the Islander. Our children, now 14 & 19, have been going since they are infants, and can't wait to see the logo on the side of the building as we drive towards the Islander each year. It's what they look forward to each year....a week of fun, sun and relaxation after a busy year of schools, studying and sports. We love the fact that the rooms are always clean and the kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, glasses, pots & pans, blender, toaster, full size stove/refrig/dishwasher, and everything else you could want to prepare simple meals. The front desk and maintenance staff are always courteous and helpful and swift to respond to your requests. This is the perfect place for a family vacation. New Symrna is a small town that boasts a beautiful beach that is NOT packed with people. We lived in Orlando for several years, and New Symrna was the beach we frequented at that time. We usually travel in late July/early August, so it is hot. But we go to Florida for the beach, and although we are within 1.25 hours from the Orlando attractions, our kids had no desire to leave the beach. From time to time we'll go to the intracoastal just over the Dunlawton Beach in South Daytona and rent jetskis for a few hours. You can fish off the main pier in Daytona as well, or even surf fish right on the beach in front of the Islander. For surfers, you can surf in front of the resort, or for the best surfing, head to the north end of New Syrmna. There are many restaurants to choose from in New Symrna as well as nearby Daytona. We find the "down and dirty" restaurants offering fresh steamed seafood to be the best. Next door to the Islander you'll find casual outside dining with live entertainment on the deck on week-ends. A great way to wind down, have a cocktail and light bite at a low cost. Within a half mile are two grocery stores.
The Islander is not a five-star resort.....it is a comfortable place to bring your family...a place where everyone is friendly; a place where your children will make new friends and have a great time, whether swimming, playing in the sand and surf, or participating in one of the events sponsored daily by the resort. A lifeguard is stationed on the beach directly in front of the resort.
We have often thought of selling our timeshare, but our kids forbid us to do so. If you are looking for a place that is hustling and bustling with tourist attractions, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a clean, friendly place to enjoy the sun and beach that is away from the maddening world, this is the place for you.
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- Also Known As:
- Islander Beach Hotel New Smyrna Beach
- Islander Beach New Smyrna
- Islander Beach Resort New Smyrna Beach, Florida