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 [...]
Stay Active: Sanibel Island Activities For travelers staying with Sanibel Vacations, you’ll be happy to know there are many Sanibel Island activities to keep your body moving. During your Florida getaways, it’s easy to overindulge on the delicious food offered on the island, which is why stretching your legs should be part of your plan. Here are some fun ways to stay active on vacation that doesn’t necessarily involve having to find a gym! Sanibel Island Biking Start your morning with our bike rentals from SBL Outfitters as you explore one of the 22 biking trails near [...]
May 7th is National Tourism Day and who doesn’t enjoy a good reason to plan vacation? Sanibel Island is special in many ways and we love hearing what our guests love the most! Whether you love shelling, take your bike all over the island or just want to lay on the beach - there’s something for everyone. We boast having zero red lights and truly living up to the “island time” lifestyle. Sanibel is a #1 shelling destination for people all over the world and it’s easy to see why. With the island’s unique shape, sitting from east to west, [...]
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 [...]
You’re finally on your Florida vacation and it’s time for a night out on the town! Take advantage of the incredible amenities that Sanibel Island has to offer, and treat yourself to a romantic evening with your significant other. From delicious Sanibel restaurants and excellent entertainment to romantic beach walks and luxurious accommodations, this Southwest Florida oasis has everything you need for a memorable date night. Stay at the gorgeous beachside Sanibel Island rentals provided by SBL Vacations, and enjoy a relaxing evening with the one you love most. Here are a few things you can do while out on [...]
Sanibel Island Art Galleries Keyword: Sanibel Florida rentals It’s a place known for beaches, seashells, mangrove forests, and all other accouterments associated with island living. We, of course, are talking about Sanibel. This quaint and picturesque island city is the gem of southwest Florida, drawing countless visitors each year from across the globe. While Sanibel is a mecca for travelers in search of their tropical oasis, there is more to the island than sunshine and waves. Among other refined facets, Sanibel boasts a lively and well-established art scene. If you’re a lover of local art, eccentric crafts, trinkets, and rarities, [...]
Take your Sanibel vacation to the next level this fall by experiencing “Ding” Darling Days at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This weekend eco-fest provides an excellent opportunity to have fun with the family while learning more about Florida’s beautiful Sanibel Island.
Welcome back to our blog! We have a very important message for Earth Day, happening Sunday 22! From Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22, we will donate $25 per reservation to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife! Use your vacation to help CROW continuously help our wildlife on and around Sanibel. Any reservation beginning April 20 to November 1st will apply for this offer! See our full list of homes and condos here: SBL Vacations! We appreciate you helping us to say THANK YOU to everyone at CROW in the best way we know how! Happy Earth Day!
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, different groups of trade unionists chose a variety of days on which to celebrate labor. In the United States a September holiday called Labor Day was first proposed in the 1880s. An early history of the holiday dates the event's origins to a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882. In conjunction with this clandestine Knights assembly a public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of New York Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited [...]