If a conference is going to be held in January, it better be in an enticing spot. The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida, has been chosen for the upcoming Package Design Matters Conference. But we didn’t choose just any old map dot. The area offers a lot of attractions and activities, and logistically, it’s an easy trek for a majority of our attendees. Most major cities offer a direct flight to the Fort Myer’s area.
Between now and the conference, we plan to give you bits of information on Bonita Springs, the resort and things to do in the area. The location is perfect if you want family or friends to join you before or after the conference.
The resort itself has its own private island and marina, the world’s first Audubon-certified resort golf course, a 140-foot waterslide and a spa. It has even been named Best Convention Hotel in Southwest Florida and was recently honored with Florida Green Lodging’s Three Palm eco-friendly certification.
Bonita Springs is a lesser-known beach community even though it has a lot to brag about. It’s often called the “Gateway to the Gulf.” And its namesake beach is located on a road-accessible barrier island called Little Hickory Island, which sits between Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
The northern border of Bonita Springs is shared with Lover’s Key State Park. The park is made up of four barrier islands and has nature trails for hiking and bicycling, kayak and canoe rentals, unspoiled mangroves and pristine beaches. You may even be able to spot bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits or bald eagles if you visit the park.
If beaches and hiking aren’t your thing, don’t worry. We’ll be sharing many more ideas before the conference kicks off in January, including a peek at the Bonita Springs’ art community and features on the best golf courses – there are over 50 just in the Bonita Springs and Ft. Myer’s areas.
We’re excited for you to enjoy the conference and all that the Bonita Springs area has to offer. We can’t wait to share more.