Looking to add to your family on your next vacation? Florida’s Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is reintroducing the Fertile Turtle package (which was extremely popular in 2007) to entice couples to conceive while on vacation.
According to the Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Sea Turtle Survival League, sea turtles are known as a symbol of fertility–so with this package lovebirds have the opportunity to watch sea turtles eggs hatch on the resort’s own three-mile stretch of beach–all while trying to fertilize an egg of their own.
As protecting the natural environment of the local endangered species is important to the resort, a portion of the package proceeds will benefit the Sea Turtle Monitoring & Protection Project of the Conservancy for Southwest Florida.
The Package: The Fertile Turtle Package includes:
- Deluxe accommodations in a Gulf-view guestroom with king-size bed, private balcony and a do not disturb sign
- Red clover and raspberry tea, which have natural pregnancy-enhancing qualities
- Couples massage with Chaste berry and fertility-promoting aromatherapy
- Authentic Balinese commemorative photo album to capture the memories of this special vacation
Dates: This package is only available during sea turtle mating season, now through October 31.
Special Bonus: As a special gift for couples who conceive during their stay, the resort will provide a complimentary three-night stay for a return visit. Proud parents only need to provide a birth certificate and proof of recent hotel stay, within eight to 10 months of baby’s arrival.
Making It Cozy: Committed to conserving the natural habitat of the Marco Island sea turtles, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort takes every precaution to protect this endangered and vulnerable species. To ensure their safety on property, the hotel has all exterior bulbs fitted with special yellow covers to reduce the amount of light emitted and guests are asked to close their privacy drapes at night as light on the beach can disorient turtle hatchlings. These safety measures also create perfect mood lighting for canoodling couples.
To book the Fertile Turtle Package:
• call the Personal Vacation Planners at (800) GET-HERE
For Resort Information:
• visit www.marcoislandmarriott.com
For more information on the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
• visit www.conservancy.org
Photos courtesy Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort