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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • Captiva paradise!!!!

    "We just returned from a week and wished it was longer. Everything we needed in a vacation home was available from plenty of beach towels to kitchen untensils. Home was clean and ready when we arrived. Perfect central location for all that Captiva offers. We are already looking forward to next year!"
    Guest: cindy m. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 16, 2014
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  • Lovely Family-Friendly Beach Getaway

    "Our family of 5 enjoyed this lovely direct-oceanfront home for our summer vacation. We were within walking distance to the charming downtown Captiva area full of restaurants and shops. Amazing sunsets from the upper balcony!"
    Guest: IrishFan Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • Sunset Captiva

    "We love the house. This was our second year renting it. It is very well appointed with chairs, beach towels, etc. We especially love the rooftop deck and the screened porch. Our only complaint is the twin beds in the 2nd bedroom. They are extremely uncomfortable. We have 2 couples every year so someone gets stuck with the twin beds and the futon is unusable. My only other complaint is that the outside stairs are in very bad condition. We always have a good time so these are minor points. I would recommend the house."
    Guest: Angel Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • True Florida Getaway!

    "My husband and I stayed at the cottage for a week and had the best time! We did not travel far as we live in Florida, however it felt like found our own little tropical getaway. The landscaping is gorgeous, the hot tub relaxing and the cottage is quaint and cozy. I can't stress enough how it is literally in the best the location! It was close to everything, not to mention your backyard is the beach. We rented a boat, went kayaking, visited Ding Darling's Nature Preserve and of course ate at the famous Bubble Room. In our own backyard we saw countless amounts of wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and even sea turtles. Cool story about the sea turtle...it was our last night at the cottage and we went star gazing on the beach. I saw a shadow and heard something off to my right but couldn't make it out as it was too dark. The next morning as we we're walking out to the beach, the wildlife conservationist were marking the area off as a sea turtle nest that was just left the night before. We sort of witnessed the whole event without even realizing it, pretty cool! We would definitely recommend the Coquina Cottage and plan to visit again!"
    Guest: Lindsay S. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 14, 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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