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“Disappointing beach experience”
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Caribbean Beach
Ranked #30 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Reviewed 4 September 2017

During our visit here, there was a lot of rain and the island had a lot of standing water in the streets, parking lot and access to the ocean shoreline was blocked by a lake of flooded water.

The best part about this place was the staff, who were very nice. The pool was large and enjoyable to swim in.

The unit we stayed in was tiny. The bed was advertised as a queen, but was more of a double sized bed and way too small for 2 average size adults. You have to wash your own dishes as there is no dishwasher in the unit. There is only room for one person in the kitchen area at a time. Be prepared to turn sideways to maneuver around the unit.

We did not appreciate being startled by the 9:15AM construction and drilling/power screwdriver in the wall by our bedroom on our 3rd day so we decided to cut our stay short and leave. The shoreline here is not a barefoot beach. We expected a better beach experience and this was a disappointing one at best.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sondra R, General Manager at Caribbean Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

I am sorry your visit was disappointing. The beach is usually a barefoot beach, but the beach is being replenished, so the shells that are on the beach do not make it barefoot friendly. After Mother Nature does her job of sifting the heavier shells beneath the sand, we will be back to our soft sand. Over the rain and stormy weather, we have no control.

Our units are cozy. As such, we do not have available space for dishwashers. Our beds are queen sized in the bedroom and full on the sleeper sofa.

Caribbean Beach Club's best asset is our staff and owners. We do our utmost to make all guests feel at home and welcomed.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent an extended weekend at the Caribbean Resort. Condo was clean and roomy enough for us. The decor is very dated but the property is clean and staff are very nice. Bicycles onsite for free use, laundry is free onsite, activity room onsite and the pool is large and nice, the beach is a walk but you don't have to cross the street. There are close by restaurants and a drive to the pier is always nice. My only issue while there is sand fleas at the pool. I came home with over 100 bites. We will definitely stay here again but I will bring bring repellent! There are weekly onsite activities nothing on the weekends.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Sondra R, General Manager at Caribbean Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

We are proud you chose to spend your granddaughter's birthday with us! Caribbean Beach Club is especially nice for families.
We do fight with "no-see-ums" at CBC. Insect repellent is a must in most parts of Florida. We are glad you didn't let the pests interfere with your enjoyment of our little slice of paradise. We hope to see you and your family again soon.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Just friendly staff and friendly patrons that were very hospitable and offer fun things to do other than beach and pool. They have everything from kayaks, canoes, shuffleboard, corn hole, pool golf, and bingo. Also ice cream socials and all you can eat pancake breakfast. Just a homey place to visit or stay for the week.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the beach better than parking lot
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Sondra R, General Manager at Caribbean Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Victoria, We are so proud you enjoyed your say at Caribbean Beach Club. Our activities and social events are our way of encouraging our owners and guests to get to know one another. It sounds like you had a full week! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

It was totally unacceptable. When we got there we were put into a unit that looked like it was a converted storage area with a view of the street on one side and the dumpsters on the other. It looked like a transient hotel to be honest. We were NOT told that we would be in a unit like this. The worst issue was the exposed electrical cords dangling over the sink. Believe me there were so many things WRONG with that place. Horrible. I brought the manager up and showed her all the issues. Smelled like paint, walls were bubbling, old wall air conditioning unit directly above the head of the bed just to name a few. The "curtain" on the entry door was taped on with packaging tape but was falling off (the manager removed it altogether when I pointed it out), guess she didn't want me taking pictures. Just unbelievable especially when you consider we paid the same amount of points as someone in the front units. We got on the phone with RCI and they said there was no other availability on Fort Myers Beach at all. Fortunately we got our points back and fees returned. but only after we complained several times up and up the ranks to corporate. I only live 45 minutes from there so I was able to drive back home but just think how someone would feel if they had flown there or traveled a greater distance. We booked through Hilton Grand Vacations with which we are elite members and so we're extremely disappointed with them as well and will never upgrade and buy more points from them. Beware! The only reason I'm giving them a 2 rating is because the manager was sympathetic when I showed her all the issues. It wasn't the first time she had heard these complaints I'm sure.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sondra R, General Manager at Caribbean Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

I am very sorry you did not like your unit or our resort. We are a legacy resort, with small units. Many of our units overlook the Gulf of Mexico, but some do not. Fort Myers Beach is a popular area, and as such difficult to exchange into. Our owners do not spend much time in their units, they are here for the pool and the beach.

As an RCI member, I am sure you are aware that we can only give you the unit that was put into the RCI bank. We had no other availability, so were unable to move you to another unit. The unit that was reserved for you, was in a building that had just been renovated. We were still putting finishing touches in the unit. (Including the blinds on the door.) Once again I apologize for your disappointing visit.

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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We love this place. Not too big not too small huge pool great hot tub barbecue grills in several areas bicycles and good news available to use shuffleboard Court. This Resort is right on the beach very affordable. Very friendly people very clean rooms and just an all-around great. We have been here a total of 3 weeks of course would that inbreeding rooms and I cannot complain about any of them they do have an elevator. If we're looking for somewhere nice friendly clean this is it.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sondra R, General Manager at Caribbean Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your extended stay. The beach and our wonderful owners and guests are the best part of CBC. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Additional Information about Caribbean Beach

Address: 7600 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4999
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range: RM508 - RM741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Caribbean Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small timeshare resort located on the Gulf of Mexico. We are located on the quiet end of Ft. Myers Beach, but a short drive or trolley ride from the active North end. Our units are cozy with a small kitchen and necessary appliances and household items. ... more   less 
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