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, the south end acts like a shovel and collects shells floating from the Caribbean amongst other areas in the southern seas.

Hop on your bike and explore the wildlife with Sanibel’s 25+ miles of bike paths! You can find a bike path to lead you almost anywhere you’d like to go. The infamous J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge also encourages guest’s to explore the area with your bike. If you would like to have a fellow wildlife enthusiast join you, free tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The beaches on Sanibel are special to all who visit. On top of the shelling, the beaches of Sanibel are untouched – no raking and only native vegetation stretch as far as the eye can see. Sit back, relax and listen to  the waves wash ashore. Look up and the low horizon is all you see. 

Whether you prefer the east end or views over the Sanibel Bayous – Sanibel Vacations has the perfect vacation rental for you! Contact our dedicated team of customer service representatives today to start planning your next vacation to the beautiful beaches of Sanibel!