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Sanibel and Captiva Islands, FL

 

Wherever you choose to stay in Southwest Florida, you’ll not want to miss visiting the small and intimate islands of Sanibel and Captiva – which offer some of the world’s most breathtaking views of sky, sand and sea. Known for its stunning white sand beaches, bay cruises and awesome sunsets, these islands are among the most romantic and beautiful places in Southwest Florida.

Exclusively, Sanibel is known as the “Seashell Island” since more shell varieties exist here more than anywhere else in the US and is ideal for shelling. Additionally, it hosts one of the leading shell museums in the world – The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Sanibel also has a massive nature preserve with abundant wildlife and is a great place for bird watchers. The Sanibel Lighthouse offers an historic place to visit as well. If you enjoy shopping, there are stylish boutiques and gift shops to explore.

These islands are also a paradise for anglers and boaters. Daily fishing, dolphin watching, and sea life excursion cruises depart from Port Sanibel Marina as well as Captiva Island’s McCarthy’s Marina. Check out fortmyers-sanibel.com for more information.