Private social club on Fort Myers Beach hailed as leader by readers of Fort Myers News-Press

August 8, 2017 – Pink Shell Yacht & Beach Club is standing tall in the City of Palms after earning a top honor in the 27th annual Best of Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Poll.
The exclusive social club at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marinaearned first place in the Yacht & Beach Club Membership category of the contest sponsored by the Fort Myers News-Press. Readers of the daily newspaper were asked to cast their votes for their favorite businesses, and winners were recently announced in more than 150 categories that included best all-around restaurant, favorite local radio personality and best public golf course.

“Being a member of our private beach club definitely has its privileges, and we are excited that Fort Myers residents appreciate the benefits we offer all year round,” said Bill Waichulis, Senior Vice President at Boykin Management Company, which operates the resort. “We cater to snowbirds seeking a winter getaway, locals who just need a day away from the office, families who want to spend quality time together without the hassle of crowds, and executives who believe in investing in something their entire company will enjoy.”

Members of the club enjoy easy access to the resort’s many amenities — including two pools and a splash pad for kids — as well as 12 acres of private beach and a 41-slip marina. The resort’s full-service spa always welcomes beach club members to relax and rejuvenate with a massage, facial or body scrub with lockers available during each visit. Two waterfront restaurants, Jack’s Farm to Fork and Bongo’s Bar & Grill, will treat members’ taste buds to delectable dishes and libation options, offering upscale, yet casual dining or waterfront ambience. Because there is no annual food and beverage minimum required, this three-in-one membership is especially unique compared with other beach clubs in the area and state.

The Yacht & Beach Club lifestyle begins with complimentary valet parking and docking with each visit. The club’s exclusive dinners, wine tastings and holiday events leave each member feeling like a VIP. When guests and family members — including parents, siblings and grandchildren — are in town visiting a member, they also will receive VIP treatment while enjoying the same perks without any additional costs.

one-time membership fee of $4,250 is charged at initiation, and monthly dues are $195. For information on benefits or to enroll now, contact Diana Italiano, Director of Membership Sales & Marketing, at 1-866-976-6681 or

About Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina at 275 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers, FL is a Boykin Management Company Property along a quarter mile of immaculate coastline. The resort features 213 beachfront studio- and condo-style accommodations overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and barrier islands of Southwest FloridaSanibel and Captiva. The resort, designated a Green Lodging Property by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, features recreational activities in a family-friendly atmosphere. For information, visit or call 1-888-222-7465. Like Pink Shell on Facebook, follow the resort on Twitter and add it to a circle on Google Plus.

About Boykin Management Company
Boykin Management Company, a leading hospitality management company with offices in Charlotte, NC and Fort Myers Beach, FL, is consistently recognized for excellence in delivering value-added lodging operations. Since 1958, BMC has developed, managed and operated hotels, resorts, condominium hotels and conference centers. In addition to long-standing relationships with hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Radisson, Crowne Plaza, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn, BMC has operated independent resorts and hotels with a total of more than 20,000 rooms in 23 states. For information, visit

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