In addition to being near Fort Myers, our hotel is less than an hour's drive from Sanibel Island. If you're staying on the mainland in Cape Coral, these picturesque locale is a can't-miss attraction.
Sanibel Island, and its smaller sister Captiva Island, take pride in their wide variety of shells, which bring people from across the world to go "shelling." Home to more than 300 shell species, Sanibel Island offers gently sloped beaches and clear blue waters. Nature lovers can also spend some time exploring and bird watching at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States.
If you're planning a quick trip to Sanibel Island from Cape Coral or Fort Myers, you don't have to worry about bringing beach and baby equipment with you. Island Rental Services delivers and picks up a wide variety of items to rent, including coolers, umbrellas, towels, beach wagons and toys, strollers, beach cabanas, and even bocce ball sets.
Of course, there's more to do on Sanibel Island than simply sitting in the sun. Stroll along covered boardwalks through unique stores and galleries, and pick up a souvenir or two. There's plenty of parking available, and many shops are handicap-accessible. The Mad Hatter, The Sandbar, and Sweet Melissa's Cafe are among the island's best restaurants, and offer both indoor seating and quaint outdoor patios.
If you'd like more information about Sanibel Island, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our hotel staff.