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 pale, powdery sands graced with [...]

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 Island:Yes, "you have to pay [...]

2017-03-07T20:11:50-05:00January 10th, 2013|Captiva Island Hotels, Home, Sanibel Island Beaches|

Sanibel Island Made USA Today’s list of 10 Great Places for Families to Escape the Snow

Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAYYou'll get a beach vacation, but so  much more at this Gulf Coast Island near Fort Myers. The island's  location makes it one of the best places to find seashells in the  country. "Who wouldn't love shelling on the beach and wading in the  mellow, mellow waters?"  Biking's easy on the [...]

2017-03-09T14:43:01-05:00December 19th, 2012|Captiva Island Hotels, Home, Sanibel Island Beaches|

WILDLIFE REFUGE WINS TRAVEL WRITERS AWARD

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 American travel destinations. J.N. "Ding" [...]

2017-08-18T16:31:28-04:00December 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 exceptional customer service and who [...]

2012-09-19T10:32:45-04:00September 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 encourage library  self-evaluation. Congratulations to [...]

2012-08-22T13:37:39-04:00August 22nd, 2012|Captiva Island Hotels, Things to Do|

Sanibel Island Makes Top 10 Family Beaches List

Sanibel Island Makes Sherman's Travel Top 10 Family Beaches List ShermansTravel Editorial Staff ShermansTravel.com Sanibel Island was rated #10 on Sherman’s Travel list of top 10 U.S. Family Beaches! Ahhh . . . the family beach vacation. It’s as all-American as apple pie, a time-honored tradition where some of the best childhood memories are made. [...]

2012-05-31T08:04:04-04:00May 31st, 2012|Captiva Island Hotels, Home, 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 historic preservation and deputy state [...]

Voters pick Walker House top residence on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island's Walker Guest House won the favor of online voters as the top residential building in Florida during a month-long campaign by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). "I think it is good for the island," said Joyce Owens of AIA Florida. "It serves as a nice reminder that there is [...]