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Guide To Sanibel And Captiva

The Perfect Vacation Spot

Well-known for their pristine shell-covered beaches, Sanibel & Captiva Islands are the perfect vacation spot.  The islands are a safe and fun place for children, families, and couples both young and old.  They offer a unique blend of slow pace and great activities.  

Nature lovers also find the islands particularly appealing.  Our guide to Sanibel and Captiva will give you some ideas on how to make the most of your time here.

Portion Of Islands Devoted To Nature Preserves

You won’t find high-rises, stoplights, or even neon signs on the Islands.  The entire area is remarkable in its efforts to respect and highlight the environment.   Wildlife thrives all over Sanibel and Captiva, and significant portions of the island are devoted to nature preserves.

Well-Known For The Arts

The islands are also well-known for live theatrical performances, arts classes, music festivals and performances, art exhibits, and craft fairs.   If you’re into the arts, whether a creator or observer, the islands are a perfect place to visit.

Wide Variety Of Recreation

When it comes to recreation, Sanibel & Captiva Islands offer a wide variety of choices, including 4 golf courses (with 2 of these open to the public), great fishing both on-shore and off, boat charters, parasailing, fantastic sailing in San Carlos Bay (which gets great winds but not high surf), a variety of nature tours, seemingly endless bike trails, and the ever-enjoyable walks on the beach.  Just name it, and you'll find it.

Great Shopping And Services

The island also has a wide variety of independently owned shops and services providing a selection that is hard to match almost anywhere.

Excellent Dining

For dining, you can spend two weeks going to a different fabulous restaurant every afternoon and evening.  You will never run out of new choices.

Named One Of "Top 10 North American Isands"

Sanibel has been named one of the "Top 10 North American Islands" by Conde Nast Traveler, and third in the world for shelling by the Travel Channel.  Sanibel also ranks as one of the top birding spots in all of North America.

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are located on Florida’s Southwest coast, just 30 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers (search for airport code RSW).

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