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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Great spot for a getaway!

    "I live on the east coast and have never experienced the west coast of Florida. I was very impressed with the location and facilities. It's a great place to bring children with plenty of space. You can't beat a short walk to the beach. And they have bikes for all ages and beach toys for the kids. I'm not one to write a review but I will say I'm looking forward to visiting again."
    Guest: neikia b. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Perfect stay in Sanibel!

    "This is a beautiful condo in a great complex- we have rented several condos on Sanibel and this one is our favorite! Owner is great to deal with, unit is freshly decorated and super clean and very well maintained. Kitchen very well equipped, lanai is very comfortable with beautiful views of the Gulf and the lagoon. The complex as a whole is also kept in very nice condition with friendly and helpful staff. Loved our week there, enjoyed the beach, the sunsets, biking and great restaurants. Hope to be back!!!"
    Guest: Kate Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 8, 2015
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  • Delightful sunrises

    "We loved our stay at Sundial! The unit we stayed in was very clean and the pictures should exactly how it looked. We loved the sunsets from the lanai. The unit is located very close to the pool and beach. Our favorite part of the vacation was just spending time on the beach. We collected shells and saw many dolphins swimming close to shore. The unit included beach towels, chairs, umbrella, beach toys, fishing gear, and a cooler. the owner was very accommodating and prompt to answer any of our emails. We would definitely rent this unit in the future. Thank you for a great time and sharing your beautiful condo!"
    Guest: Pam Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • Great time at Sanibel Causeway Resort & condos.

    "Spent four nights at this beautiful condo. The accommodations were wonderful. Well equipped kitchen, beautiful view from the screened in balcony and all of the accessories required for a pool and beach vacation. Really loved the pool and the short walk to the Marriott resort and all it has to offer. Easy access to Sanibel and Captiva islands as well as Fort Myers and Cape Coral beaches. Thanks"
    Guest: KY Travelers Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 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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