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 [...]
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).
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.
The 35th Annual Luminary Festival will take place Friday, December 6th, and we could not be more excited! Luminary is a long-standing tradition on Sanibel, filled with lots of good food, drinks, music and socializing. We invite all of our guests to visit with us at SBL Vacations! If you've never been on Sanibel for Luminary, get ready to be amazed as candles and lights lead the way down Periwinkle! Stop along the way to see Santa.... if you're on the nice list! Each year, we fill the office with Christmas cheer with raffles, live music and costumes. Platters of [...]
Keywords: Activities in Sanibel Island, Sanibel Island beaches, things to do in Florida, Florida getaways, Sanibel Island beach rentals Activities in Sanibel Island | Best Places to Find Tasty Treats The best part about staying with Sanibel Vacations on your Florida getaways is that there are many opportunities to find sweet treats near your stay. You won’t have to travel far to delight yourself to a delicious well-deserved vacation dessert. After all, everybody knows that the word diet goes out the window the minute you step foot on our beautiful sun-drenched island. You may find many stops near the [...]
3 Unique Dining Experiences to Try During Your Florida Getaways When you’re looking for activities in Sanibel Island, it’s easy to think of taking a boat tour, beachcombing for shells, and spending your time near the water while staying with Sanibel Vacations. One must not forget about the fantastic food that is offered around Sanibel Island, as we know that everyone loves to overindulge during their family Florida getaways! While there are many delicious Sanibel Island restaurants to take advantage of nearby, there are also many unique dining experiences you should check out as well during your stay— here [...]
What makes Sanibel perfect for families? Of all the things to do on Sanibel, they almost always include being family-friendly! Shelling is a must and the pool is a dream for them, but what else makes Sanibel special for kids? Now you may know Ding Darling is kid-friendly, but did you know how many printable workbooks they have online? There’s plenty of things for your little one to get excited before you go! Printable worksheets, the Wilderness Explorer Activity Book and Activity Guide are all accessible from your fingertips! When you arrive, visit the Education Center and find lots of [...]
Beach Activities to Try This Spring As the days become longer and the sun shines even brighter over our beautiful sandy paradise at Sanibel Vacations, we know it’s a must to be near the Sanibel Island beaches during those hot summer days! Spend time discovering the pristine sandy beaches, grilling near the waterfront or just bathing in the shores of the gulf coast while on your family vacations! Before making plans, don’t forget first to check out our sister company SBL Outfitters, as they have many affordable recreational toys to rent during your stay! Get ready, as we take you [...]
February 6th marks the Second Annual Guest Education Day and spreads awareness to #BookDirect! You’ve seen the hash tag, but what does it mean? For vacation rental owners, #BookDirect is a movement created to help educate travelers that by booking direct you can always receive the best price guaranteed. To avoid these service fees, visit your favorite vacation rental company’s site to see the same price — minus the fee. By booking direct, you receive the same exceptional customer service and get to keep that money in your pocket for an extra night out or for special souvenirs! Personal [...]
Sanibel Island Biking Guide Keyword: Sanibel vacation rentals Sanibel – one of the country’s most beloved island destinations. This southwest Florida barrier island is an ideal location for shelling, appreciating incredible wildlife, and biking! Not much is more relaxing than leisurely peddling through the quaint streets and paths of Sanibel while soaking in the warmth of the island’s subtropical climate. With over 22 miles of gorgeous trails, you will never be far from a relaxing and fun ride. Book one of the best Sanibel vacation rentals with SBL Vacations and experience this tranquil paradise. Read on to learn more about [...]