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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • Great view, great beach, great experience!!

    "Don't hesitate to book. Took my wife on an anniversary trip. Resort is beautiful, condo is well equipped and tastefully decorated, along with a VERY comfortable king sized bed. The beach is a short walk and their are chairs and umbrellas in the condo for use. Sofa doubles as a pull out. Had visitors who stated it was the most comfortable pullout they slept on. We captured some photos of manatees in the marina, truly an awesome experience. We also saw some dolphins in the ocean. Had great meals in Doc Fords, which is right on site. Try the yuca tan shrimp, it's amazing. Debbie is wonderful and answered a bunch of questions prior to booking. Prompt call when I was a bit turned around during my stay. She is very "motherly" (lol). In short, you will not be disappointed."
    Guest: Charlie C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Paradise Found

    "In the truest sense of the word, our vacation at this home was a paradise. The design, construction & decor of this house, pool and landscaping had us sink into luxury. Our days began and ended on the lookout balcony - sunrise & sunset at treetop level, with a bird serenade. Then it was a tough choice to decide where to spend the day: the balcony overlooking the pool at the table playing games, the warm pool with it's overflowing spa, or lounging on the patio - all are screened. No bugs! Or just sinking into the soft leather sofa in the so comfortable living room after a hard day on the beach or shopping in town. The gulf cart & elevator were vey helpful to our disabled sister-in-law. Our vacation at the Lazy Palm was so quiet, comfortable and relaxing, we did not want to leave. And we cannot wait to come back."
    Guest: Di Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 15, 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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  • Needs updated

    "The location is great. 90 second walk to a great beach and 2 minutes to dining. Very lush property and nice pool. The place needs painted and the linens need thrown away. They need all new towels and bed linens/pillows. These place gets overrun with tiny ants, maybe this is normal for Florida? They do have bug spray but the ants even found food we stored in the microwave! We used Jerry's in Sanibel to stock with groceries before we arrived and this worked out great. The price of the house was half of the cost of properties on the same street so if you want to save money and have a great location but put up with a place that is a little rough then this is a good choice. Bring sheets!"
    Guest: Punster Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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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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