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Recent Captiva Island reviews
"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, 2014View listing
"We were a group of 3 couples, two of which each had 2 school age children. The home was perfect so we could all be together at times, but also have our privacy and personal time (we were the couple without children there so that was nice for us). The lower level with the game room was a real plus, even the 40+ year old "kids" got hooked on playing the video games again. The pool is beautiful with an attached hot tub and waterfall. The beaches are superb here and this home is just steps away, made even easier with access to the beach wheelbarrow. Best of all, the Lucky Duck is right around the corner by street and literally two doors down with a beach walk. This is my 3rd visit and I'll keep coming back to Captiva Breeze!!!"Guest: Lars Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014View listing
"We have enjoyed staying in this unit 4 times now. It is a great location, right on the beach with wonderful sunset views. A leisurely 5-10 minute walk takes you into "downtown" Captiva with its shops and restaurants. Doc Ford's restaurant is on the property and has amazing clam chowder and peel and eat shrimp. The Green Flash has wonderful Grouper de Paris and snapper. Sunset Grille has great breakfasts. Key Lime Bistro has a great menu as well...all is delicious. Sunshine Café and Wine Bar also has great food. Mucky Duck is good for sunset drinks and entertainment and the Bubble Room is a fun, kitschy place to take the kids. You can also walk the beach for miles. The cottage is clean with comfortable furnishings and is well appointed with kitchen needs as well as beach towels and chairs. It is decorated in a wonderful, fun "beachy" theme that brings the beauty of Captiva inside. We certainly will return!"Guest: Libby and Jeff Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 18, 2014View listing
"Its okay,thank you for everything. Captiva Island is beautiful! Pictures do not do it justice.We had a wonderful time. my daughter was in love with your vw bug....lol. The very last night, right before we left i got to see your bob cat! I will never forget that.He is really big! He stopped right in the driveway and looked at me.Thanks again for sharing your beautiful island with us.You were right, the 18 hr drive was well worth it.May God bless you and your family. Randy & Carrie"Guest: carrie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014View listing
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.