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Super Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-13-2010

I would love to go to Sanibel Island. Has any one been there? If so, could you please suggest places to stay and sights. Thanks.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Oh, I LOVE Sanibel Island, it was my honeymoon spot!

 

I believe we stayed in the Sanibel Inn, right on the beach and it was awesome.

 

But that was 26 years ago, so I would have no current info to offer, unfortunately.

 

I will say that nearby Captiva Island is worth visiting too!

 

Take something to carry all of the gorgeous seashells in that you'll collect as you're walking on the beaches!

 

26 years later, I still have mine displayed in baskets in my island home.

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I've been to a lot of places in Florida (parents moved there in 1993) but never made it to Sanibel Island.  I think it's a 2 1/2 hour trip from where my mom lives.

 

I hope to go someday...have a great time!

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Registered: ‎03-16-2010

I have not been, but I have family in Naples who say while a fun spot (family friendly) traffic can be a real nightmare.

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Registered: ‎05-27-2015

@fingerlakesny  We have been going to Sanibel for years. Our friends have a one week time share, and we split the cost. We LOVE it!! It is a condo at Sanibel Beach Club II. It faces the gulf and has a lovely pool. You can usually rent if you don't want to buy a time share. Highly recommend!

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@fingerlakesny To add some extra information: Sanibel has virtually zero nightlife. This is the perfect place for unwinding. People go there to relax and enjoy long walks along the beach, perfecting the "Sanibel Stoop" while looking for pretty shells. There is also a large nature preserve called Ding Darling. Our condo has bicycles to use for free, and the drivers on Sanibel are quite used to cyclists. 

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Registered: ‎04-22-2010

West Wind Island  Inn on Sanibel Island is where we stay.  Has there own beach, quiet, rent bikes, has there on restaurant. Pool and bar...always have wonderful days for three to four days.  Address...3345 W Gulf Dr.   33957   800-824-0476

 

We have stay twice in the last 6 months.  Check on line and Good Luck.  Also, the best sunsets around.

 

 

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@tampalady wrote:

West Wind Island  Inn on Sanibel Island is where we stay.  Has there own beach, quiet, rent bikes, has there on restaurant. Pool and bar...always have wonderful days for three to four days.  Address...3345 W Gulf Dr.   33957   800-824-0476

 

We have stay twice in the last 6 months.  Check on line and Good Luck.  Also, the best sunsets around.

 

 


Sounds wonderful!

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We used to go to Sanibel and Captiva all the time when we visited my mom.  She lived in Cape Coral.  Captiva had the better beach, I thought.  But, this was many years ago.  We never stayed on the island but all the places seemed very nice.  I am a cold weather person so I would say this is the only place I would move to if I were to move to a hot climate.  I hope you enjoy.