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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • Great place to stay

    "This lovely condo is even nicer than the pictures suggest. Everything that you would need is supplied and is new and state of the art. Beds and bathrooms are spotless.Best for us was the view from the lanai, breathtaking. The owners are great to deal with and leave nothing to chance, and there is an onsite manager to sort any queries. Just a 3 minute walk from small shops and restaurants, some of which are in need of some courtesy. Favourite places to eat are Green Flash and Island Cow. Overall a very quiet vacation in a beautifully maintained property."
    Guest: Phil Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • Relaxation

    "Spent one week with one other couple at your very comfortable home. Everything we needed for a relaxing week was in close proximity. The house was very nicely equipped with a great washer and dryer and a well stocked kitchen as we prepared many meals there. We rented a golf cart at yolo' son the next street over for $260 for the week. This was handy for getting around as one of us has bad knees.very comfortable beds and pillows. Mary has the best drink glasses I've ever used.Where did you get them? Friendly people at the wonderful pool (heated to 85 degrees) and very clean grills we used numerous times thanks to George who maintaines everything in the commons area. Would highly recommend Doc Fords just down the road. Excellent food and friendly staff. We also rented a pontoon from Jenson's across the street and went to Cabbage Key for lunch.$360 for 6hours and very friendly people. Mary is very attentive to all your needs. Thanks for the great week."
    Guest: Landis M. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 2, 2015
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  • Perfect Beach Abode

    "Rick's Retreat has all the amenities you would need for a great vacation. The house was great for our group of friends to have our own space and space for all of us to hang out. The retreat had good signage to explain the cable and internet(which was perfect). The location has to be the best on the island. Walking distance to the beach and all the local restaurants. Can't wait to come back next year."
    Guest: Amy G Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • A perfect family gathering location!

    "The moment our two car entourage entered the Saba Winds driveway, I knew this would be a perfect spot for our family to gather. The landscape plantings and cottage were beautiful, spacious and well maintained--it was everything the ads and photos described, and more! Our family quickly all claimed their beds to settle in--all excited about the ample space for all ten of us. The views from the great room and porch captured the setting sun over an absolutely beautiful beach! Our week included a fabulous Dolphin watch boat trip and restaurants trips recommended by your booklet. We loved the shelling and convenient walks to the general store and swimming-- in your comfortable pool as well as in the ocean. We found that the protective sandbar invites one to snorkle and explore underwater. Your property personel were very helpful and pleasant. This property has something for all ages--and left us with wonderful memories. A very special place!"
    Guest: Carole Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 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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