A far cry from the bright lights and buzz of Miami, LOVE BRAND & Co. founders Oliver and Rose travelled rather treacherously along 'Alligator Alley' to the west coast of Florida to discover Boca Grande and our partners The Gasparilla Inn - a classic “old Florida” resort on Gasparilla Island located on the Gulf of Mexico.
Over the bridge from the mainland near Fort Myers and into the bubble of Boca Grande when time has paused somewhat and certainly goes at a more genteel speed.
What is Boca Grande known for?
Boca Grande is known for its beautiful sugar sand beaches, history and world-class fishing, along with plenty of activities to enjoy for couples, families and groups.
The Gasparilla Inn, Florida
With an air from our favourite film 'Some like it Hot', The Gasparilla Inn and its beach club have to be one of Florida's best-kept secrets for family holidays with sunny days spent on beaches, boats and golf carts, around the island and its waters.
How old is The Gasparilla Inn?
The Gasparilla Inn is over 110 years old and families have been getting away and holidaying here since the early 1900s when the inn was first developed and it has held onto its reclusive and low key island vibe ever since.
How did The Gasparilla Inn get its name?
Chatting in local bars with fishermen, this is a place much loved and protected by its residents, with tales of the pirate Jose Gaspar who buried his treasure here and is the namesake of the hotel, Gaspar's nickname was 'Gasparilla'!
After a morning round of golf or a set of pickleball, or sailing or fishing, have lunch at Pink Elephant. Tea at The Gasparilla Inn is served every afternoon in beautifully decorated rooms with a remarkable collection of shells. We highly recommend drinks at Temptations and dinner at Scarpa's.
Shop LOVE BRAND & Co. at the hotel's boutique and wander down to the beach amongst amazing birdlife afforded by the island also being a wildlife sanctuary…
Our Island essentials
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