The Fort Myers, Florida, area has recovered from Hurricane Ian, and it will once again be the Church’s Florida satellite site.
As a satellite site, Fort Myers is intended first to be for the Florida brethren who cannot afford to travel to Feast sites outside of Florida. After the first two weeks of registration, Fort Myers will be open to anyone who would like to come to Fort Myers. The site will be able to accommodate up to 200 people.
The beauty of the Gulf Coast of Florida, the many attractions for brethren to visit and the excellent venue for accommodations and services makes this a very good choice for 2023.
Services will be held at the Crown Plaza Gulf Coast. This is a beautiful property with a large lake on its north side. There are over 30 top restaurants at the Gulf Coast Town Center, just across the main boulevard. Brethren may wish to stay at the Crown Plaza, where a buffet breakfast comes free with your room if you are with the Church. It is an easy walk to the ballroom for daily services.
This area of southwest Florida offers many attractions. The Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers include the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and Museum and are open daily for tours. The causeway to Sanibel and Captiva Islands is 30 minutes away, as is Fort Myers Beach. All three have beautiful white-sand beaches, and there are plenty of seashells to gather on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The very popular Naples Zoo is 35 minutes away, and the western Everglades National Park’s Ten Thousand Islands guided boat tour is just one hour away.
During the Feast this year, the temperature highs in early October typically range from the upper 80s to lowers 90s.
Fragrance-controlled room available: No.
Tax rate for accommodations: 11.5 percent.
Closest airport: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), 5 miles. (Hotel/airport shuttle is complimentary.)