From romantic walks on the beach at sunset and fancy patio-seated dinners to spa treatments and sunbathing with a cocktail in hand, you’re in the ultimate lovers’ getaway at Sanibel Vacations. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s no better gift than a romantic Sanibel Island vacation. Choose your perfect accommodations, and begin planning your ultimate Sanibel Island couples retreat. Make Reservations at Captiva & Sanibel Island Restaurants Every Valentine’s Day getaway deserves a little something special. Treat your love to a romantic dinner (or three!) at a fabulous Captiva or Sanibel Island restaurant. Reminisce over the best [...]
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).
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.
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.
Girls, wouldn’t it be nice to get away while the men are out hunting or when they’re consuming themselves in the football season? Now is the perfect time to plan your relaxing weekend getaway with your friends to Sanibel Vacations. It’s essential to spend time nurturing your female friendships as life is about to become all too busy with the kids holiday activities and family get-togethers. We’ve come up with a list of the top three female-friendly things to do in Florida and why Sanibel Island will be your next destination for a girls trip.
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 [...]
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 [...]