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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • Will be Back Again

    "Perfect location to everything Sanibel and Captiva have to offer. Steps to the beach for fishing, shelling , kayaking and paddleboarding."
    Guest: EvenFlow Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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  • Daisy Cottage - perfect Captiva location

    "Quaint older Captiva cottage seconds from beach down a wooded path. Large spacious backyard. A bit tired decor but clean and comfortable. Able to walk to Mucky Duck and other restaurants. We traded the hustle and bustle of Sanibel for quiet sunsets on beach with a glass of wine."
    Guest: LexingtonSue Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 4, 2014
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  • Perfect location

    "We vacationed at Grande Casa in May of 2014, and found it to be the perfect location on Captiva Island. We had a wide range of family members from a 2 month old to the grandparents, and there was something for everyone. We used the pool several times a day, and loved the view and the dock. We also liked how open the layout was; perfect for families. Our favorite part was being able to easily walk to the beach and restaurants. We only had one issue while we were there (related to air conditioning in a bedroom) which was dealt with immediately. We had a great stay and are definitely considering returning next year!"
    Guest: VA family Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 2014
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  • Location location loaction.....What a beautiful location!

    "I would like to thank you again for the great time my family had at your Captiva home. It was fabulous! We really enjoyed our time there and your place was wonderful. I thought it was wonderful that you provided the laundry detergent, dish soap and some of the other items that you need when you stay at a place (the foil, lunch bags, salt and paper) the basket with the snacks was also very much appreciated. The place was very clean and in a central location so we could walk to everywhere we wanted to go. the beach was beautiful! Thank you again for calling too. It was so nice that you take the time to call and make sure our stay was going to be great. I loved the personal touch! The tip about watching the sun rise and where to see the matinees was also appreciated. We really enjoyed the large selection of books and left a few as well. On the rainy day it was great that we could watch the net flicks and did not have to leave the house. Thank you again for the wonderful vacation we had at your Captiva home. Hopefully we can come again next year! Thanks so much!"
    Guest: Trish Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 1, 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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