Fort Myers, Florida, is a restricted-access satellite site and is primarily secured for:
- Those for whom the distance to their assigned site (Orange Beach) would be too great.
- Those who cannot afford to travel to their assigned Feast site.
- Those who cannot take the extra time away from job and/or school to attend their assigned site.
After a very successful first year, it was an easy decision to return to Fort Myers. The beauty of the Gulf Coast of Florida, the many attractions for brethren to visit, and the excellent venue for accommodations and services made this a clear choice for 2017.
Services will be held at the Holiday Inn at the Gulf Coast Town Center, which is a beautiful property located on a lake. There are over 30 top-of-the-line restaurants at the Town Center for brethren to choose from. Most people may wish to stay at the Holiday Inn, where breakfast comes free with your room if you are with the Church.
This area of southwest Florida offers many attractions. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, which include the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the Estates Museum, is nearby and open daily for tours. The causeway to Sanibel and Captiva Islands is 30 minutes away and so is the bridge to the island of Fort Myers Beach. All have beautiful white-sand beaches. The very popular Naples, Florida, Zoo is 35 minutes away, and the western Everglades National Park’s Ten Thousand Islands guided boat tour is just one hour away.
The temperatures in October should be in the low to mid-80s. We are expecting 200 or more at this site.
Fragrance-controlled room available: Yes.
Tax rate for accommodations: 11 percent.
Closest airport: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), 5 miles.