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Punta Gorda: A Guide to Fishermen's Village

Updated: Jul 18, 2022

A comprehensive guide to Fishermen's Village and the Suites at Fishermen's Village. Everything you need to know about staying at the Suites and dining and shopping at Fishermen's Village.

Fishermen's Village is a beautifully updated shopping and dining district that boasts fantastic views of Charlotte Harbor. It is an ideal place for families to leisurely shop and a convenient place to dock the boat. Grab a drink at the tiki bar and watch the sunset!

Staying at Fishermen's Village

Every great trip starts with easy check-in. Early check-in is even better! To set the scenario, I arrived early at Fishermen's Village. I found myself looking around for the check-in, but not to worry, there are signs posted that will point you in the right direction. The check-in lobby is located upstairs with both stair and elevator access. I was pleasantly surprised to find the newly updated reception area with an additional snack and necessities area to buy all the things you might forget. The receptionist was extremely friendly and relayed that she would call me when my room was ready. Within 30 minutes I was notified that my room was ready. In the meantime, I was able to scope out the stores that were located on the first floor of Fishermen's Village.

Now that I had my room key in hand, it was time to check out the suite that was located on the second level. Upon entering the room, I was surprised to see the updated appliances and vaulted ceilings. The suite felt clean and airy and I was excited to explore the rest of the suite. There was plenty of storage in the rooms and the view of the bay was amazing from the balcony. If you prefer a sunset then request a room with a balcony facing west. You will not be disappointed.

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Dinning at Fishermen's Village

There are several restaurants to choose from and most offer open-air dining with live music. Most restaurants are family-friendly and casual. Expect to find seafood choices on most menus and don't be surprised if you fall in love with conch fritters (with extra sauce).

We tried Village Fish Market, Village Brewhouse, and Harpoon Harry's Lounge and Raw Bar (twice). Eating next to the water added a nice ambiance and the food was local. For breakfast, we dined at the Village Fish Market and it did not disappoint. There was something for everyone on the menu.

Tip: After dinner head to the Sunset Beach Bar for a cold drink and watch the sunset. The Sunset Beach Bar offers drinks and food. There are plenty of seats around the bar and Adirondack chairs that adorn the sandy beach. This is a prime location for sunset viewing with the family!

Shopping at Fishermen's Village

Get ready to shop! There were so many cute stores. Again... Fishermen's Village has something for everyone in the family. There was a toy store that my kids frequented every day, and of course, there was the Naples Soap Company store which had facial creams and luxury soaps. I particularly enjoyed the spice and fudge shop but I digress.

There were surf-inspired stores, home decor stores, clothing stores, and much more! If you don't plan on staying overnight at one of the suites in Fishermen's Village, then definitely make an afternoon there. You can leisurely walk around the covered building and enjoy the water views!

Marina at Fishermen's Village

Our family friend's kept their boat at the Fishermen's Village Marina and they were very pleased with their attentiveness and the ease of docking there. There were plenty of slips all adorned with dock boxes and electricity. There was a fuel dock which was handy too.

Since the family we were vacationing with arrived by boat, we experienced the ease of transferring the luggage from the boat to the Fishermen's suites area since the marina had luggage carts located at the dock entrance. Additional information can be found at Fishermen's Village Marina.

Fishermen's Village Marina

Overall, the weekend getaway trip to Punta Gorda was great! We all enjoyed our time at Fishermen's Village and the accommodations were top-notch!

Nearby Activities

If you are interested in booking day trips such as sunset cruises or fishing charters, then check out Viator, which is a TripAdvisor company, that specializes in local tours. Sometimes you can find deals such as shelling, biking, and other neat things to do near Punta Gorda.

If you are looking into renting a boat for the day and don't already have your Florida Boaters Safety Course, then you might want to consider looking into a boating safety course that you can easily take online.

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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a creative travel writer, mother to three awesome kids, and Floridian. We like to visit beautiful Florida beaches, Florida State Parks, and of course Disney! I like to write about our travel adventures and provide tips to other families traveling or relocating to the Sunshine State.


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