About Sanibel & Captiva Islands


Island Disaster Forum Reactivated 9/9/2017

Best Of Sanibel Captiva, a locally-based internet forum that was popularized in 2004 during Hurricane Charley has been reactivated. The message board located at shortlink www.irmamessageboard.com offers users a means of direct communication between those affected by Hurricane Irma and individuals who would like to provide additional information and relief. Please visit often and contribute what you can.

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is beloved for its beautiful white-sand beaches, an abundance of seashells and the huge variety of wildlife that calls this Gulf coast island home.

Long a vacation haven for families as well as romantics, Sanibel Island offers the slow pace of island life with just enough fabulous amenities to make it unparalleled.
Accommodations range from condos and resorts to homes and small inns & cottages.
Visitors and residents alike, choose whether to spend their days enjoying the beach, biking along protected paths, observing birds and wildlife in refuges (and right at home!), attending cultural events or enjoying fabulous fresh seafood at one of the many island restaurants.


 Captiva Island

Captiva Island may be connected to Sanibel by a bridge, but it’s another world entirely. Any of the following words could be used to describe Captiva and all would be correct: quirky, upscale, charming, exclusive. Captiva is defined by a few things: the village area, proximity to both Gulf and Bay, fabulous sunsets and the ability to walk to different activities.

Every service you can imagine is available, from massage at home to family portraits on the beach. Don’t miss sunset! Captiva’s beach faces directly west, and it’s front and center every single night. All types of accommodations are available on Captiva, including inns, condos, homes and private estates. The island is also blessed with an abundance of great restaurants ranging from family favorites to romantic bistros.

Be sure to get out on the water – the out-islands are a short boat ride away and sailing, fishing, shelling trips, parasailing and kayaking are all readily available on Captiva.