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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Beautiful property and condo

    "We are checking out of this unit tomorrow . After a 7 day stay we are not ready to leave, this unit is so comfortable. Has recently been renovated. Bed is extremely comfortable and the unit has everything you need. We like to cook so it was important to have what we needed. You will not find a better property on Sanibel and you won't find a nicer unit and the price is great."
    Guest: Sug Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 13, 2013
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  • A Week in Paradise

    "An amazing week in Sanibel!!! Great weather, shells, and enjoying watching a manatee right off the beach. The condo was PERFECT for our family....welcoming, comfortable, and just beautiful. A week of memories we will treasure forever!!"
    Guest: Kaye Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • Paradise!

    "Perfect location, this condo was exactly what the owners had stated. Best location at Sanibel Beach steps from the sand it was equipped with everything we needed for our relaxing week. Very clean amazing view from the Lanai and the layout worked perfectly for my husband and I. It was our first trip to Sanibel and we absolutely loved it, wonderful Island to kick back relax and just enjoy vacation. Lots of nice local places to dine, we enjoyed the Sanibel Café for breakfast/brunch as well as the Over Easy Café, give the Fish House a try we had great service and a very good Grouper Basket for dinner. For all your groceries needs Jerry's is a nice little stop and Most of All rent the bicycles what a great way to see the Island and stop for some Ice Cream. I enjoyed morning walks on the beach during sunrise and made a trip to the Sanibel Lighthouse one morning as well as driving to Captiva Island for the amazing sunset multiple times. This is truly a little piece of heaven."
    Guest: The Getaways Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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  • ~ PERFECT ~

    "This turned out to be a really great rental for our family. The location is so perfect. Our kids had a great time exploring the yard and swimming in the pool when we weren't on the beach searching for shells. The size of the unit is perfect, very clean. We had a wonderful trip for our first time on Sanibel Island!! Looking forward to coming back again. Thanks so much!!!!!"
    Guest: Jodi S. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 28, 2013
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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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