We spent 6 days at Marco Island last Augest. The property is wonderful and the pool areas are great. Overall the resort and island are not a very good value. The prices are very high for food and drinks, spa, etc. The water sport rentals are higher than any other resort that we have stayed at (all over the Carib, SC, Fl, etc). By the end of the trip both children were somwhat board and ready to come home. The beach is not a typical sand beach and is mostly very rough. If a pool and beach 24/7 will satisfy your family then you should like Marco. The wave runners tour was fun in the mangrove areas. I hope this helps, and good luck with your decision.