April 2014 – CNN Travel
Sanibel Island, Florida
Your own private island? Well, it’s about as close as you’ll find…
Sure, there’s a long list of things you can do on Sanibel Island. But maybe the most appealing of all is… nothing. If your idea of a spring vacation involves warm sand, subtropical breezes, and the luxury of staring, snoring, or reading, this island has your name on it.
Check into the Tropical Winds Beachfront Motel and Cottages and you’ll enjoy a private beach and outdoor pool (sanibeltropicalwinds.com). Feeling a bit adventurous? Sanibel Island is a mecca for outdoors enthusiasts and you can take your pick of cycling the island’s miles of trails; kayaking or canoeing its waterways; water-skiing; and fishing. Or hit the golf course or tennis courts. Grab a bowl of fish stew at Sweet Melissa’s Cafe.