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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Great Vacation Spot

    "We just returned from this rental in Sanibel. This was the second year that we stayed in this beautiful 3 bedroom condo even though there were just two of us. There was plenty of room to spread out and as always, the owner has seen to every detail in the condo! It has all of the luxuries of home but with the beach outside your door! The pictures shown are exactly the way the condo looks! The Lanai is a terrific place to spend time, morning and night! As always, the pool and grounds were pristine and the storage room has everything that you'll need for for beach enjoyment. The beach is a great spot to sun bathe, catch the sunrise or sunset and collect shells to your heart's content. The condo is conveniently located to all restaurants, shops and attractions. On this visit, we visited a local day spa for massages, took a morning Dolphin Cruise and saw lots of Dolphins and ate at several of the restaurants within very close proximity to the condo. Shopping at local markets is super convenient to the condo for cooking in, so many options. A short drive to Captiva is charming and no need to leave the islands! This is a great place to get away for R&R and the owner is always available to advise and assist with with any concerns. Make plans to visit right away...you won't regret it!"
    Guest: Paul Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 16, 2014
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  • New Favorite

    "We have been staying on West Gulf Drive for 25 years and tried the East Drive for the first time. We were completely satisfied with the area and this unit. We have fallen in love with the canal view. It was so private and so relaxing that I don't think we will ever go back to beach front. Watched people fish, manatee and dolphin swim past, and b-b-q ed fresh fish. We could not have been more pleased."
    Guest: Canal fan Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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  • A perfect vacation spot

    "We rented this condo for a week with our 3 young children. Having seen pictures online it looked nice & the perfect size for our family. As we entered the condo unit, we were pleasantly surprised by the quietness of it and the beautiful grounds. The condo unit was nicely decorated & had everything we needed. We loved the screened porch for coffee & early dinners. We even saw fireworks on the beach one night & had an amazing view. The pool was never crowded nor was the beach, which is exactly how we liked it! We used two of the bikes the condo provided & rented others for the children. Riding bikes was one of our favorite parts of the trip. This condo is close enough to shops, the one grocery, restaurants, playground & the lighthouse so we had many opportunities to ride to fun places. The Ding Darling nature preserve was a bit of a long ride, but we managed just fine! All in all it was a great vacation & we would definitely rent this condo again & recommend to others!!!"
    Guest: Kate Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 29, 2014
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  • 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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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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