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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Amazing Vacation!!

    "This trip was one of our best ever! A true vacation. So relaxing, yet plenty to do all at the same time. The island is amazing and this condo was perfect! Loggerhead is a great property – centrally located for most restaurants, shopping and activities. If not for that fact that we enjoy exploring, we could have spent the entire week without ever leaving the property. The condo includes a well-appointed kitchen and an incredibly appreciated washer/dryer set. Just steps from the condo is the most beautiful beach full of millions of shells. We found starfish, sea urchin, and sand dollars - all dead, of course! Saw dolphin every day; one swam just 10 yards from us on multiple occasions. There is shuffle board, tennis, and grills/el-fresco dining area available as well. We enjoyed a gorgeous visit to Captiva to visit friends. Enjoyed more great restaurants than we can count. Loved riding our bikes everywhere. Ding Darling was interesting - witnessed an alligator collecting his kill. We'll definitely be looking forward to another Sanibel trip and will surely seek out this condo or another managed by same owners."
    Guest: Jennifer S. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
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  • Sandi

    "Wonderful week at the little bungalow! Immaculate , convenient and restful! Betsey was highly available and attentive! Couldn't have asked for more......exceeded expectations!"
    Guest: sandi10 Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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  • Pretty near perfect!

    "Just returned from a lovely stay in this condo. This is a large two bedroom well equipped condo with a bonus den that could be a 3rd sleeping area. There are TV's in every room. The view from the balcony is very nice and the parking spot next to the elevator is extremely handy. In addition the owner was wonderful to work with. Whenever I had a question he got back to me immediately. The unit is maintained by Royal Shell and I give them high marks for check in procedures (be sure to preregister) and how they handled a small maintenance issue for us. The unit has beach chairs and 1 umbrella as well as toys. The owners have left several large boxes of useful items like sunscreen, bug repellant, etc which is so thoughtful! I also appreciated that you have basic needs like toilet paper, paper towels, laundry/dish detergent available when you arrive. My only tip involves preregistration - I had trouble signing on and called Royal Shell twice. The two folks I spoke to said I would have to wait to register. But, when I contacted the owner he told me to ask for Kris and she immediately had Tiffany send me a new form which worked like a charm! It makes a huge difference on checkin day so if you can't preregister do call and ask for Kris or Tiffany. They were great! You will love the place!"
    Guest: Cheryl D. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 27, 2015
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  • Loved this Condo!

    "We absolutely loved our stay on Sanibel Island!! This condo was perfect for our family. We traveled with our children (15, 13, 8) everyone had a comfortable place to sleep. There were plenty of beach toys and we had no problem with the beach umbrellas, they worked great. It was clean, comfortable and quiet. We also enjoyed the Flat screen tv's in each room and the DVD's. The short walk to beach and pool was great. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Was so sad when it was time to go home!"
    Guest: Cori S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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Sanibel Island Travel Tips

Just west of Fort Myers you'll find lovely Sanibel Island, known for its beautiful sunsets, welcoming beaches, outdoor spaces and peaceful tranquility.

Whether you're taking a family vacation for spring break, planning a romantic trip for two or craving an escape from the cold with friends, this Floridian island offers a great place to relax, collect seashells and explore the 12 miles of shores. Because of it's location and geographic orientation, it's acts like a scoop, gathering seashells onto its beaches, making Sanibel Island an excellent place to hunt for these unique treasures.

In addition to exciting outdoor attractions, the island offers a plethora of dining options, from laid-back beach eateries to restaurants specializing in, of course, seafood, to upscale spots for a nice night out. And when you're ready to hit the water, spend an afternoon boating or fishing to truly experience living like a local.

Things to Do on Sanibel Island

- Sanibel Island Lighthouse: One of the coolest places to check out during your trip is the Sanibel Island Lighthouse, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. You'll find it situated on the eastern part of the island, and it was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos for ships coming into the port of Punta Rassa. While the lighthouse itself isn't open to the public, the grounds are and it's definitely worth the trip to see the keeper's quarters, catch dinner at the fishing pier or take advantage of the beach access. The lighthouse also makes for great photographs, so don't forget your camera!

- Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum: Sanibel Island is known as the spot to hunt for seashells, so a trip to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a must during your getaway. The museum is named after two pioneer families that lived on the island and features the most comprehensive collection of shells in the U.S. Inside you'll see a variety of shells and mollusks, learn about the history of the area and their scientific and artistic importance. Some of the museum's exhibits include Early Sanibel Shell Collectors; Florida Fossil Shells,; Mollusks, Medicine, and Man and The Scallop, Queen of Conchology, among others.

- J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge: Animals lovers won't be disappointed with a visit the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which was named for Jay Norwood Darling, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and environmentalist. The refuge is home to more than 200 species of birds, more than 50 types of reptiles and 32 different kinds of mammals. If you're hoping to fit in some bird watching, the refuge is an exceptional spot to do so, or you can hit the paths for a bike ride or hike. If you want to paddle a canoe down a winding river path or take a four-mile scenic drive to see all of the natural beauty, like cabbage and sabal palms, red mangrove and a variety of other native plants.

- Sanibel Historical Museum and Village: You'll be transported back in time as you explore a collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings, including Bailey's General Store, Miss Charlotta's Tea Room, Clarence Rutland's home, the 1926 post office, the island's original schoolhouse and more. Inside, all the buildings are outfitted with items from the early 1900s, and as you wander through the village, you'll see a pioneer garden, antique Model T truck and an old packinghouse replica complete with farm equipment.

Dining on Sanibel Island

- Mad Hatter: For a lovely romantic dinner for two, try Mad Hatter, where you'll find a wonderland of delicious cuisine. You'll be treated to stunning views as you dine on options like phyllo shrimp, black truffle sea scallops, Hudson Valley foie gras or grilled filet mignon. Chefs Kurt and Michelle Jarvis offer a cozy, welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy amazing flavors after a day filled with exploring. Save room for dessert like creme brulee or berry crepes, which you can experience as you watch the sunset.

- The Island Cow: if you want a more laid-back dining experience, head to The Island Cow, which opens for breakfast, so you can have a hearty meal before you start your day. It's also open for dinner when you can eat under the stars on the porch while you listen to live music. Try a po-boy sandwich, cold wildberry bisqueor seafood. You'll get a real feeling of island dining when you come to The Island Cow. There's plenty on the menu here, so you won't be disappointed!

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