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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Super nice condominium!!

    "After being away from Sanibel for a long time, it was a very refreshing return, especially to this condo. The décor was professionally appointed bringing in the beach-like atmosphere that added to the overall ambiance. We will definitely return to this great vacation condo unit. The SIBC management was extremely helpful in recommending dining and entertainment on the island. Bicycles were readily available at no charge to the resort visitors. Bike trails are easy to follow and offer a tropical self-guided tour of the island with quick stops for ice cream creations or your favorite beverage. Of the many fine restaurants on Sanibel, we were happy to find some of our favorites still serving great fare. Recommended: Lighthouse Café for breakfast and Doc Ford's for a great dinner experience (killer shrimp!!). And don't forget Mucky Duck on Captiva - best sunsets anywhere. The Lazy Flamingo still owns a fantastic Chicken Caesar salad - strongly recommended any time of day or nite. And don't forget to say 'hello' to the birds at Jerry's. Bring your sunscreen, flip-flops and beach attire as you practice your "Sanibel Stoop". Or, you can just relax at the pool or hot tub. We'll be back next year...."
    Guest: Mike and Val Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
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  • Great stay over Spring Break!

    "Our family of 4 stayed in this unit over Spring Break. I'm giving it 5 stars since the description and pictures were very accurate. It was very clean and the owner was responsive and easy to work with as well as the management company. The condo had everything we needed. The complex was very nice and had all the amenities that we were looking for. We rented bikes that were delivered right to the complex. We really enjoyed our time on Sanibel Island and we were very comfortable in this unit. We would stay here again if came back!"
    Guest: Michele Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • Brilliant vacation

    "Our 11-day vacation was wonderful. The house, its environs, facilities and pool enabled our grown-up family to behave like kids in the pool and on the beach, and perform like master chefs in the kitchen. I fully agree the complements and description of the house in the review by Klang previous to this. The nearby excellent sandy beach was usually almost deserted and really is just a few minutes walk away. The wagon, provided by the owners for transporting stuff to the beach, added to the fun. The sea was usually calm, and the temperature good with the gently shelving beach enabling a paddle to watch the pelicans before starting some serious swimming. We enjoyed excellent weather throughout our holiday, and delighted at the new moon when near-zero light pollution allowed us all to gape at the magnificent night sky. It really was difficult to take it all in but the screen over pool the acted as a grid enabling one to spend ages concentrating on and appreciating the night splendour in small doses. There was plenty to do just minutes drive away. The "Ding Darling" reserve, kayaking on Tarpon Bay, and enjoying some of the fish restaurants. A couple of hours drive to the Shark Valley Everglades 15-mile bike route was great, alligators viewed in their natural surroundings and lots of birdlife. We certainly hope to visit again and enjoy our favourite drive across the causeway from Fort Myers to Sanibel."
    Guest: ChrisW Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
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  • Unit 405 Great

    "The Sandpiper Beach complex is small, private, secluded, off the main roads and immaculately landscaped and kept. The heated pool is fabulous. We stayed in unit 405 ( building 4, top floor, middle) for 2 weeks and it was perfect, with a wonderful view of the gulf. The unit has a nice bright kitchen equipped with all one could ask for- (a coffee maker, AND a Keurig machine were available) and the unit is fresh and clean. The decor and furniture, including wonderful master bed, are very comfortable. Plus the place is adorably decorated. The bathrooms, as in most of these units ( built 20 yrs ago) are small, nor are they updated but perfectly fine. I've stayed in vacation rentals in the past that are dank, dark, and crummy- that was not the case here. The owner offers 4 bikes in great condition, helmets, beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys- all in tiptop condition. The owners were very responsive to emails, questions ,and had helpful suggestions. The only note the complex is for us seniors: the complex doesn't have an elevator- May be an issue for some."
    Guest: Patt P Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 5, 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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