Readers of Gulfshore Life name Fort Myers Beach Resort top non-chain hotel, marina, vacation rental, watersports rental and weekend getaway

July 11, 2017 – Readers of Gulfshore Life magazine are tickled pink about Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina — and it shows.

The lifestyle publication known for capturing the vibrant spirit and natural beauty of Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast has revealed its 2017 Best of the Gulfshore list, honoring Pink Shell in five Lee County categories that include Best Hotel/Resort Non-Chain, Best Marina, Best Vacation Rental, Best Watersports Rental and Best Weekend Getaway. The Fort Myers Beach resort also was a finalist in the Best Boat Rental and Best Waterfront Resort divisions.

“We are truly honored that our friends and neighbors consider Pink Shell a treasure in their own backyard,” said Bill Waichulis, senior vice president at Boykin Management Company. “While we take pride in helping our out-of-town guests bring their vacation fantasies to life on our 12 lush acres of beachfront property, we love catering to our full-time and seasonal locals with our Pink Shell Yacht & Beach Club. My team invites anyone seeking a relaxing retreat to experience our world-class amenities and services — whether it’s for a few hours, a weekend escape or an extended stay.”

Featuring studio, one- and two-bedroom villas with beach views, Pink Shell is the ideal getaway no matter what time of year. Accommodations offer plenty of space to spread out with all of the amenities travelers expect from a luxury resort. High-speed Wi-Fi and Google Chromecasts will keep visitors well-connected and entertained when they are seeking respite from the Florida sunshine. Guests also will appreciate the resort’s 100 high-definition TV channels and premium movies on demand. Enclosed lanais and kitchens or kitchenettes will have visitors feeling right at home.

Holiday Water Sports provides easy access for Pink Shell guests to rent WaveRunners, sailboats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for plenty of fun in the sun. The resort also offers three swimming pools and a splash area for kids. Miles of white sand beach, bike rentals and sailing lessons are among other amenities that will keep visitors entertained for hours.

About Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina at 275 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach, Florida sits along a quarter mile of immaculate coastline. The resort, a Boykin Management Company property, features 213 beachfront studio- and condo-style accommodations overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the barrier islands of Southwest FloridaSanibel and Captiva. Pink Shell was the first resort on the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel to be designated a Green Lodging Property by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and offers many recreational activities in a family-friendly atmosphere. For information, visit or call 1-888-222-7465. Like Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina 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, North Carolinaand Fort Myers Beach, Florida is consistently recognized for excellence in delivering value-added lodging operations. Since 1958, BMC has been developing, managing and operating hotels, resorts, condominium hotels and conference centers. In addition to BMC’s long-standing relationships with the industry’s leading hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Radisson, Crowne Plaza, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn, BMC has operated numerous independent resorts and hotels. BMC has managed more than 20,000 rooms in 23 states since its inception. For information, visit

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