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The Best Florida Beach Vacation Destination

Located about 30 miles off the coast of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Island, Florida is the perfect getaway vacation destination. Whether it’s a family vacation, romantic adventure or an escape to the beautiful beaches, there’s no other place to escape to than Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are two small islands off the coast of Florida that are popular because of their low-key, quiet, beach settings. The pristine white beaches, coupled with the lush tropical environment, bring out a level of relaxation that cannot be found anywhere else. For unwinding and relaxation purposes, this is the perfect place for you to be.

Find hotel deals, things to do, restaurants and more for your Sanibel Island or Captiva Island Vacation

We have all the information you need when it comes to Sanibel Island Hotels, Captiva Island Hotels, as well as:

When it comes to the best Florida beach towns, Sanibel & Captiva take first place. We can get you the inside scoop on the following:

Sanibel and Captiva have some of the best beaches in Florida and both Islands make for the perfect vacation destination. Enjoy 15 miles of beach with endless stretches of sand, 25 miles of bike paths, 50 types of fish, 230 types of birds, 250 kinds of shells – and the best part? 0 stoplights!

A Unique Escape

Sanibel and Captiva offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the island’s unspoiled beaches to its rich wildlife and lush foliage, something about this place will stay with you forever.

When you arrive on Sanibel Island, don’t forget to stop by the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, your most trusted source for local tourist information. Talk to our knowledgeable travel specialists 365 days a year from 9 am to 5 pm.



Ready to move to paradise? Here is an extensive list of trusted residential realtors who can assist you with finding Sanibel Island real estate or Captiva Island real estate. With valuable local knowledge, a realtor is key in helping you find the right home or condo on Sanibel Island or Captiva.

Beachfront living at its best

The sand and surf of Sanibel Island’s Gulf side are incomparable and you’ll find the island’s low-key lifestyle is matched by its natural beauty. Captiva Island is only a hop skip and a beat away, so when you’re ready for a change of scenery, it’s just a few minutes down the road.

Aerial View of Sanibel


Visit Sanibel Island and Captiva Island Lodging for a complete list of Chamber of Commerce resorts, hotels, small inns, and condominium lodgings with amenities and locations that are right for you. Choose from beachfront, near beach, bayside or off-island locations.

Your island escape awaits

These gorgeous Islands offer an array of housing options from hotels on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island, to single-family homes to rent for vacation or condos with a beachfront view that can be rented by the day or week. With so many options on both islands, there’s something for everyone.

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Learn about the many things to do on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island, including our beaches, our Sanibel Island, Florida nature preserve: “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge. Outdoor activities include biking, shelling, fishing, bird watching, boating, golfing, and snorkeling just to name a few. Sanibel Island also features cultural offerings in the area of theatre, arts and live music.

Sanibel and Captiva Island Fun in the Sun

Looking for something to do on Sanibel and Captiva Islands? We’ve got you covered. We have all the information you need on our interactive map and calendar, from nature walks to kayak tours, fishing charters and more.

Captiva Island offers a whole other world of fun. Get ready to experience miles of pristine white sand beaches, where dolphins play in the waves and pelicans dive for fish – just offshore!

Snorkeling & Shelling on Sanibel Island

There’s so much to see under the waves in Florida – as well as right at your feet! Explore our beautiful beaches for shells and sea life like crabs and starfish, or spend a day snorkeling in search of elusive fish that call our waters home.

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Got a hankering for American, Italian, or French food? Or maybe, you’d like to have an appetizer beachside and watch the sunset? Or perhaps just sit back, relax and listen to some jazz … we have it all. Click here for our Sanibel restaurants and Captiva restaurants directory. Looking to bring your pet along with you while you dine, check out our pet-friendly dining options.

Restaurants on Sanibel Island

In addition to incredible beaches and serene nature preserves, Sanibel is home to many award-winning restaurants that are sure to please any palate, from fresh seafood and steaks to Asian fusion cuisine. We have something for everyone!

Captiva Island Restaurants

Captiva has many wonderful restaurants with outdoor seating that overlooks the water. From seafood dining spots to upscale fine dining establishments, any palette will be satisfied here.

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Sanibel Island offers quaint & friendly shopping. Enjoy a broad array of retail businesses on the islands, we are sure to have what you need. Looking for a pharmacy, book store, new swimsuit or sunglasses? Check out our online directory of Sanibel-Captiva Chamber Business Members to find the retailer to meet your needs.

Shopping on Sanibel and Captiva Island

You’re on Sanibel and Captiva island, and with so many captivating shops, there’s no excuse not to shop till you drop! Visit a favorite boutique or stop by one of the area’s charming shopping centers – there’s something for everyone.

Aerial View of Sanibel Island


Sanibel and Captiva Islands are renowned worldwide as the ultimate destination for those seeking an idyllic, low-key beach vacation. From the sugar-white sands that stretch as far as the eye can see to the lush subtropical environment, this is a place where you can relax and unwind to your heart’s content.

Our islands are located west of Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers is located just north of Naples & south of Tampa with over 15 miles of beautiful, Florida beaches. View a map showing our Chamber of Commerce location and directions.

Discover paradise for yourself. Be sure to stop by the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center when you arrive. We are located immediately over the causeway. We have brochures and information on the many things to see and do while staying on our beautiful islands.

Sanibel Island is 1 of the “Top 10 Best Florida Beach Towns” according to USA Today and our Visitor’s Center was named the #1 attraction by Trip Advisor for Sanibel Florida. Frommer’s Travel Guide ranked Sanibel Island a #1 top tourist destination. And the list just goes on and on… See for yourself.

Come visit us and find out why our barrier islands are the perfect choices for your vacation whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family trip, or a nature vacation.

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Sanibel Island & Captiva Island Awards

Sanibel Island and Captiva Island have received many awards over the past several years from some of the most respected national organizations in the country.

View our current list of Sanibel Island and Captiva Island superlatives.