Sanibel and Captiva Islands are perfect for your next family vacation or romantic getaway. The island’s unspoiled nature and white sand beaches offer the ideal backdrop for a casual and enjoyable family trip or nature adventure. Known for its relaxing pace, the island lifestyle is inviting, casual and tropical. Labeled the "shelling capital of the world", travel writer Arthur Frommer recently named Sanibel the number one travel destination in the world!
Located just off the coast of Fort Myers on the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island, and her sister island Captiva, are the gems of southwest Florida. Combined, Sanibel and Captiva islands are approximately 16 miles in length and offer 15 miles of shell covered beaches and 22 miles of bike paths.
With an average temperature of 75 degrees and surrounded on all sides by water and extraordinary wildlife, the outdoor activities are endless and the scenery is pristine. Activities include sport fishing, biking, sailing, kayaking, shelling, bird watching, and more.
For added adventure, the islands to the north (North Captiva and Cayo Costa) are only accessible by boat, and are known for their blue-green waters, white sand beaches, and world-class Tarpon fishing.
A vacation on Sanibel Island is one you will not soon forget!