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Shopping from SW to South Florida

Shopping Tips from Cape Coral to Fort Lauderdale and Ellenton

Many guest of our vacation rental houses Caribbean Island in Cape Coral take the advantage of the wide range of shopping malls and visit the one in Fort Lauderadael or in Ellenton, whcih is close to St. Petersburg on the way home to the vacation home after a day trip.

Due to that we assembled som very nice malls for your convenience.

Unfortunately we have to see it often that vacationers have to unpack their suitcases at the airports as the luggage weighs too much. The checks are often made very picky, even us had to unpack having less thatn 2 pds of overweight. Please consider as well that your hand luggage is limited in amount, sizes and weight.

If you intend to go shopping in Florida you might wish to take our recommendation into considereation to travel to our vacation rental house in Cape Coral with an almost empty suitcase. Just bring your toothbrush and personal belongings, there is not much more needed.  Our vacation rental houss in Cape Coral, the Caribbean Island Deluxe, the Caribbean Island Grand Deluxe and the Caribbean Island Dolphin View offer a wide range of equipment. There are high dryers and plenty of towels, also beach towels and even a scale, which most of our vacation rental guests might use only to weight the suitcases.

Here are our shopping recommendations:

Bell Tower Shops

13499 S. Cleveland Ave, Ft. Myers

(U.S. 41 / Ecke Daniels Road, Fort Myers)

Phone 489-1221

"Saks 5th Avenue" und "Jacobsen‘s" next to several boutiques and restaurants.


4125 Cleveland Ave (U.S. 41), Ft. Myers

Phone 939-5464

Ft. Myers' largest shopping mall. macy*s, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears, approx. 180 stores and restaurants - perfect if the weather is not convenient

Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sanibel Factory Outlet - Stores
You pass these stores visiting Sanibel and/or Captiva (by car).

Gulf Coast Town Center

9903 Gulf Coast Main St, Fort Myers, FL ‎

(239) 267-0783 ‎

Many nice shops and different kinds of restaurants, e.g.. Miller‘s Ale House and Outback Steak House and a big movie theater

Coconut Point

23106 Fashion Dr, Estero, FL ‎

(239) 992-9966

Many exclusive shops and different kinds of restaurants, and:

an Apple Store

Miromar Outlets

10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero (I-75, exit 19)

Phone 948-3766

Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Escada Company Store, Donna Karan / DKNY, Ellen Tracy, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Cole Haan, St. John, Perry Ellis, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Reebok Outlet Store, Bose Factory Store, Lenox, Coach, Nautica and more. Take at least a half day for your visit. There are also restaurants to make a rest and watch the watersports on the lake next to the restaurants.  The list of shops may change.

Please note! Restaurants and stores closed at the same time!

Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hungry after shopping? We recommend a Family Sports Pub across the mall -(Exit Miromar Outlet Drive passing Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy onto Grande Oaks Shoppes) - next to Publix

Beef O'Brady's

20301 Grande Oaks Shoppes Blvd. #108, Estero

Phone: 949 4423

Mon -Sat 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun 12 noon - 10 p.m.

Prime Outlet at Ellenton

5461 Factory Shops Boulelvard

Ellenton, FL 34222, Phone: 9417231150

Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Brands: Banana Republic Store, Bose, Coach, DKNY Jeans, GAP Outlet, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Samsonite, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Reebok Outlet, Vitamin World etc.

You can save 20 - 70%

We made the experience that you can get really good stuff for good prices.

Direction: I-75 North (Tampa),

Exit Ellenton after 1:40 h


Sawgrass Mills, Sunrise, FL - close to Fort Lauderdale
12801 West Sunrise Boulevard

Sunrise, Florida 33323, Phone 954-846-2300

Intersection West Sunrise Boulevard and Flamingo Road, 10 miles west of Fort Lauderdale.

Sawgrass Mills, Florida's largest retail & entertainment center, features more than 300 name-brand stores and outlets like OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet; full-service restaurants like Cheesecake Factory; cinemas and high quality entertainment venues. 

Mon -Sat 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Waterside Shops & The Village in Naples
Two Shopping-Centers, approx. 45 Minuten by car.

The Waterside Shops are next to U.S. 41.

The Village: Park Shore Drive to  Gulf Shore Boulevard North.

TIN CITY Waterfront Shops and Restaurants in Naples next to U.S. 41 East / Goodlette Road

Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 noon -5:00 p.m.

Coastland Center
1900 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, Florida 34102
(239) 262-2323

Store hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sundays: noon - 5 p.m.

Many designer stores, like Hollister and if you kie the good food of the Cheesecake Factory – you get.

Fleamaster's Fleamarket - Flohmarkt

4135 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Fort Myers

Approx. 900 "stores".

Fri - Sun 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(1-1/4 miles west of I-75, Exit 138)

Please note:

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora should be respected. Please keep in mind that trading of some kind of alligators, crocodiles, muscels, snakes and other endangered species and products made of them is strictly prohibited.