Shelling beaches on Sanibel Island are a dream come true for shell collectors. The soft-sand beaches near Sanibel Vacations are abundant with a variety of crustacean treasures. We harbor the best shelling beaches in Florida because of our island’s crescent shape, resulting in beaches laden with Gulf Coast and Caribbean shells. What You Need to Know about Sanibel Island Shelling Beaches Whether you’re a shelling novice or expert, you’re bound to become acquainted with the “Sanibel Stoop,” affectionately named after the stooped position most visitors make when searching for shells. Low tide, especially at full or new moons, and after [...]
Dress in your finest sailor’s gear for a sunny day out at sea. The variety of boat rentals in Sanibel Island serves as an excellent way to sunbathe, explore the area around the island, and bond with friends and family. Whether you’re looking for a motorized vessel or a more leisurely paddleboat, you’re bound to find something just for you when you stay at our Sanibel Vacations’ Southwest Florida vacation rentals. Reasons to Consider a Boat Rental at Sanibel Island There’s something special about spending a day on the water with your loved ones. You’ll have complete privacy where you [...]
Consider going for a bike ride if you're thinking about things to do in Southwest Florida with your family. Imagine cycling on one of Sanibel Island's bike trails: the sea wind in your hair, the soft sound of waves lapping onshore, appreciating the island's natural scenery. Biking provides an excellent way to exercise, and you’ll have the chance to explore Sanibel and Captiva Island. During your stay at Sanibel Vacations, you'll have access to our onsite Outfitters store, where you can get beach equipment and Sanibel Island bike rentals, so you don't have to worry about tracking down a bike [...]
No trip to Sanibel Island is complete without bringing home some local treasures. The Sanibel Island shopping scene is ripe with opportunities: from seaside crafts to stylish beachside boutiques. Besides, what better way to commemorate your Sanibel Vacations getaway than with a cute island shawl or some gorgeous jewelry? Head to Periwinkle Way for Prime Sanibel Island Treasures Periwinkle Way is a hotbed for Sanibel Island shopping, so there’s something amid this stretch of shops and boutiques that’s sure to pique your interest. Our Southwest Florida location is a hotbed for sweet seaside treasures. Take a pass through Sanibel Shell [...]
The best part about booking with Sanibel Vacations is that we provide many pet-friendly rental options so that you won't have to leave your furry friend behind. It's no secret that Southwest Florida is a pet-friendly destination that features a variety of restaurants, beaches, and fun things to do under the sun with man's best friend! Whether you want to start the day at a local cafe or want to let your dog expend energy on the pet-friendly beaches in Sanibel Island, Florida—you'll have options! Explore a Pet-Friendly Beach There are three dog-friendly beaches in Sanibel Island, Florida, which means [...]
Eco-Tourism in Southwest Florida is a popular draw for those traveling here as there are several extensive beachfronts, mangroves, pristine beaches, and unique marine life to view. When you take a tour during your stay with Sanibel Vacations, you'll be fascinated by the natural treasures and unspoiled beauty of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands. You can always explore the beaches by reserving bikes, paddleboards, and kayaks with SLB Outfitters, but we'll give you a couple of other options when you'd like to learn more about the ecosystem! Keep reading to find professional services that feature daily eco-tours and cruises in [...]
If you’re wondering how to stay healthy on vacation, you wouldn’t be the only one. According to recent TripAdvisor ‘global trend’ findings, canoeing and kayaking experiences have increased in growth by +49% in the last couple of years! Whether it’s a morning stroll on the beach or a healthy home-cooked meal in your rental’s kitchen, it’s easy to be healthy while staying with Sanibel Vacations. Summer tends to sneak up on us out of nowhere, and you may be wanting to shed some of those post-holiday pounds while on vacation. We’ve compiled a list of three helpful tips for wondering how to stay healthy while on a getaway to Southwest Florida (listed below).
You just booked the wrong date for your Sanibel Island vacation on a third-party travel agency website, now what? Chances are you’ll end up paying hefty fees and spend hours talking with someone from a call center trying to get a resolution to the problem. Don’t waste time getting sucked into those pesky third-party booking sites that claim to save you more money and give you the best deals. Direct booking with Sanibel Vacations will allow you to choose the perfect location and vacation rental, speak directly with a staff member if you have any questions, and receive the best rates guaranteed. Here are the top three reasons why you must book direct when planning your Florida trips.
Escape the cold winter snow and surround yourself with warm sandy Sanibel and Captiva Island beaches instead while staying with Sanibel Vacations. Even Thomas Edison was a winter resident in Florida for 50 years and spent much of his time working on projects and supporting the local charities. The Edison Festival of Lights is a two-week celebration honoring Thomas Alva Edison. It is the largest and longest-running festival in Southwest, FL that features a variety of Fort Myers events. Learn more about the activities you can look forward to at the famous festival that should be added to your list of things to do in Florida, below!
The best way to capture the atmosphere of Sanibel Island is by visiting the local farmers market while staying with Sanibel Vacations. The Sanibel Farmers Market is one of the largest Sanibel Island events that started in 2008 and has since stood the test of time returning each year in October and lasting through May. Each Sunday morning, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m., you’ll be able to take a stroll through the open-air local market that features over 40 vendors. We’ll give you a sneak peek of what you can experience at the Sanibel Farmers Market during each coming season.