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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • The Halls

    "The condo was perfect - well stocked, clean, comfortable bed & furniture. I would recommend it to anyone. We enjoyed the shell hunting, bike riding (included) and the nearby shops and restaurants. We would also recommend a Captiva Cruise. Fun times!!"
    Guest: The Halls Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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  • Great family holidays

    "My family and I (my husband and 2 kids, aged 3 and 8) spent 14 days this past August in Sanibel Islands, Florida. We were lodged in a fantastic Sanddollar condo. Second floor, out of three, with a great lanai with a view over the Gulf of Mexico, overlooking the beach. Despite the heat, we tried to have breakfast and dinner there. The lanai was equipped with a ventilator, anyway. The ocean was barely 70 meters away. Seeing the storms coming from the Gulf sitting there was amazing. But let’s not go too fast. We are from Europe, and found and chose the condo among other many choices. We saw the picture showing the sea from the lanai and made our choice, but trust me, the picture does certainly not do justice to the view. The owner Joan made everything so easy for us, being patient with international wire transfers, sending the keys, communicating by e-mail… The same goes for returning the deposit, she has been “chasing” us for send it back, when we were dragging our feet. We thank her for all that. The condo was spacious, 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, and fully equipped. Clean, and well maintained. For the kids, the downstairs [] was full of things and toys to play on the beach, and in the water, not to mention 2 small bodyboards for them. On top of that, of course, the swimming pool, which has barbecues on the side, used to prepare delicious meals at sunset. The beach was empty. You could see a few people in the early morning, searching for shells brought ashore by the tide, or simply jogging or strolling- Of course, although August is the month when Spaniards take their vacations, it is probably too hot for others. I would recommend acqua shoes, particularly for kids, for both the beach and the water. There are so many shelves, and millions of sanddollars in the water, 10/15 meters from the sand. As to life in the island, you have several great restaurants. We loved particularly The Island Cow, the Lazy Flamingo and the Mazzaluna. Do not miss the sunset from the access road to Sanibel Island. During our last days, we used to go there to take pictures and just enjoy the scenery and then go to the restaurants. Of course, you also had the usual shopping centres which we enjoyed. We did cook at the condo. My husband says that it is one of the best family holidays ever. Trust me, the condo help a great deal. If we can, we will certainly try to visit the island and stay in the condo again."
    Guest: Patricia Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Wonderful Sanibel beachfront condo!

    "We recently returned from another amazing trip to Sanibel Island! This was our first time staying in Coquina Beach Condo 1A and we LOVED IT! The condo was immaculate (we are 'clean freaks') and didn't feel like we had to 'clean' before we unpacked. We were thrilled that we were able to unload our car and immediately head to the beach! The owners have thought of everything that you might need for your vacation trip and have gone to great care to make their condo absolutely perfect!! The location in the complex is 'the best'! You simply walk out your door, down a short path and you are on the beach. We spent alot of time on the lanai that has a great yet private view of the ocean. We also enjoyed the heated salt-water pool within the complex. Our check-in at Royal Shell Vacations was effortless. The owners even emailed me while we were on our trip to make sure everything was okay and to see if we needed anything. I was amazed! We have booked again for next year and plan to make it a yearly vacation trip to Coquina Beach 1A. Believe me, you will not be disappointed!!"
    Guest: Southern Charm Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 2014
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  • Time and Time Again

    "Our family has come to this Loggerhead Cay condo for 5 years. We just love it here. It is truly our home away from home. It is quiet, peaceful and has a wonderful view of the Gulf. The condo is nicely furnished in Tommy Bahama décor which gives the condo a nice island feel. We will definitely be coming back."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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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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