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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • Beach Person's Paradise

    "My wife and I recently stayed at Coquina cottage for a week. The cottage is truly that, a beach cottage with a few quirks to get use to. First of all it is what it is, you are staying here for the beach and the sunsets not the cottage. The stairs to the bottom floor is outside so it did take a day to get use to it. The real kitchen is downstairs while the better living space is upstairs with the great view of the water. The cottage was clean enough, again you are in a beach cottage! You are there for the great beach and the beautiful sunsets. We had one small problem and the owner immediately took care of it. We enjoyed the beach and sunsets so much we only went out once (late) for a burger. We stocked up at Bailey's with food and never wanted to go anywhere. We did rent bikes and it was well worth it. Great bike trails in the area and the weather was perfect. A couple of words of advice, the sand gnats are everywhere and aggressive. Bring lots of bug spray and you will be ok. Stock up on food so you don't miss the sunsets, Baily's has great shrimp which they will steam up for you. We enjoyed them a few nights while watching the sunset. Before you book make sure you realize it is a cottage on a beautiful beach, not the Ritz. It is what it is and you are there for the beach. If you love the beach and water like we do, you will love this place."
    Guest: Bill C. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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  • Better Than Decription

    "My wife and I spent a wonderful week at this condo. We had been to Captiva before but never stayed there. The place was everything the owner told us it was a more. Furnished with everything you could need! The place was spotless as was the entire resort. We loved the pool right out back that never seemed crowded, the beach, and the many restaurants within walking distance. We only moved our vehicle one time to drive to Sanibel for dinner. The owner provides many good suggestions for restaurants. We love the para sailing with YOLO."
    Guest: ernie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • Great family vacation

    "We booked a 3 bedroom beach villa several times thru south seas resort and this was by far the best. The kids loved the 60 in. high definition TV and the unit was much roomier. The owner clearly explained that his price does not include the south seas amenities, and the price was literally almost half of what south seas charged us. The unit had beach chairs and beach umbrellas which came in handy since the beach equipment is part of the south seas amenities. We stored the beach equipment in the car all week since this made it easier to carry to the beach. The beach villa pools were never crowded and one pool was right below our third floor porch. We were a little worried about not having the amenities, but it was not a problem. There were several great restaurants in Captiva and Sanibel. The kids also rented wave runners and parasailed on the beach in Captiva. It would help to rent a car but not necessary since you could rent a golf cart in Captiva. We keep coming back to Captiva year after year, because of the relaxing atmosphere. If you want to enjoy the Captiva experience, then this is the way to go."
    Guest: JB Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Awesome Stay...

    "This condo had everything you would need to relax and enjoy the view. Though the condo needed a little extra TLC prior to our arrival. We were welcome by a herd of dust bunnies and such. Tried to vacuum them up but vacuum left more dirt then when we started. But besides this item, the view, location and pool were outstanding. Where could you go and stay in in less then 2 mins. you were knee deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure you get all the items you will need for your stay before you cross over the bridge. Because once you arrive....you will never want to leave. Can't wait till our next visit."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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Captiva Island Travel Tips

A vacation to Captiva Island in southwest Florida off of the Gulf of Mexico is just what you need to relax. This locale is north of Sanibel Island and popular folklore suggests Captiva got its name from a pirate captain named Jose Gaspar who would hold female prisoners there for ransom.

The island's first inhabitant was an Austrian named William Herbert Binder who crashed offshore near Upper Captiva in 1921. He eventually made his way to Pine Island after building a makeshift raft but returned to Captiva to build a homestead where he was the only resident for 10 years.

Captiva Island Attractions

Turner Beach is the perfect place to go fishing while vacationing in Captiva Island. The beach stretches for 5 miles and has plenty of colorful seashells. Captiva Island is considered one of the best in the world for shelling, a popular activity due to the abundance of them washing up from the gulf. When you're spending a day at Turner Beach, you can lay out in the sun, swim in the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico or build a sand castle with the kids. Before the sun sets and you head back to your rental for the night, venture down Captiva Drive for a scenic view of giant cactus and tropical flora that thrive in the city's downtown district.

A trip to Captiva Island wouldn't be complete without a stop at The Bubble Room. This world famous, multi-theme restaurant was established 1979 and features decor from the 1930s and 1940s. You can still find many of the original toys that were put in the restaurant when it was founded and the kids will love the Christmas decorations and lights hanging year-round in the front room. The eatery was also the first on the island to use bright pastel colors that are still popular today and menu favorites include Socra cheese, Bubble Bread, Carolina Moons, Tarzan and Eddie Fisherman.

Things to Do on Captiva Island

Water sports: Snorkeling and scuba diving are the perfect activities for a vacation in Captiva Island. There's more than a dozen artificial reefs within 15 miles of Sanibel and Captiva islands, one of the largest being the Edison Reef. You can also check out Belton Johnson and the Pegasus, Charlie's reefs. Other water sports in Captiva Island include kayaking, canoeing, parasailing and boat tours to see dolphins and manatees.

Dining: Fresh seafood is obviously a must while staying in Captiva Island. Local eateries are the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a meal with the family. There's a wide selection of ethnic foods in the area as well as fine dining for a night out on the town. Some of the restaurants in Captiva Sanibel islands include Keylime Bistro, McT's Shrimp House and Tavern, Holy Smoke and Thistle Lodge.

Shopping: No vacation is complete without a little shopping and there's plenty of it in Captiva Island. You'll find many of the town's shops at the northern end of Captiva Drive and Andy Rosse Lane. There are village paths that lead you to each storefront, many of them selling items such as antiques, casual fashions, pottery, furniture and unique gifts.

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