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Captiva Island voted #2 happiest seaside town in the U.S.A. by Coastal Living!

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2014 Captiva Island voted #2 happiest seaside town in the U.S.A. by Coastal Living! Local folklore holds that pirate José Gaspar hid his captives on this pristine island. A gorgeous prison, indeed: The slender barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico west of Fort Myers has [...]

Sanibel listed in the top ten best Florida Beach Towns by USA Today

Sanibel: With thousands of snowbirds pointing their convertibles south to the Sunshine State for a dose of winter warmth, we asked "Dr. Beach"— aka Florida International University professor and coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman — for 10 Florida destinations that combine sand, surf and a welcoming sense of community. Sanibel [...]

2017-03-07T20:11:50+00:00 January 10th, 2013|Captiva Island Hotels, Home, Sanibel Island Beaches|


The Society of American Travel Writers awarded the J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge their prestigious "Phoenix" award. The purpose of the Phoenix Award is to give appropriate recognition for  Individuals or Organizations actively involved in conservation,  preservation, beautification and anti-pollution campaigns which further  the growth and appeal of North [...]

2017-08-18T16:31:28+00:00 December 13th, 2012|Captiva Island Hotels, Home, Things to Do|

2012 E Awards for Local Sanibel & Captiva Island Travel-Related Businesses

The purpose of the E Awards is to recognize those employees within the hospitality and allied industries who positively impact a visitor or resident’s experience in Lee County. Who is eligible to be nominated:  Employees who work in hospitality and allied industries in Lee County. Who can nominate:  Anyone who experiences [...]

2012-09-19T10:32:45+00:00 September 19th, 2012|Captiva Island Hotels, Home, Sanibel Island Beaches, Things to Do|

Sanibel Library is an All Star!

The Sanibel Public Library has been named a '5 Star' library by the Library Journal. This is their highest 'star' rating. The Library Journal Index is a national rating system designed to recognize  and promote America's public libraries, to help improve the pool of  nationally collected library statistics, and to [...]

2012-08-22T13:37:39+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|Captiva Island Hotels, Things to Do|

‘Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island, Joins National Register Of Historic Places

Courtesy of the Island Sun 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort commemorated the official historic designation of the storied Captiva Island Resort Sunday, May 20. The resort was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 15, 2011, according to Alissa M. Slade, chief of the bureau of [...]

2012-05-23T12:32:43+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Captiva Island Hotels, Home, Sanibel Island Hotels, Things to Do|