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).
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 [...]
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, [...]