Florida attracts residents from all over the nation, and the world even, to enjoy the sun, sand, and palm trees. Sanibel is one of the places in the "Sunshine State" where you can find it all. Vacationers will find something for every member of the family on the island. Try out a few of these attractions while you stay at Captiva Retreat.

 

  1. Sunset Over Captiva
    Captiva offers visitors a spot where the sky meets the water, and when the sunsets, you couldn't find a more remarkable sight. Whether it's a basic sunset, or there are splashes of pink and blue splattered in the sky, the sunset is always an amazing view. Hold your loved one tight while you lay on a blanket in the sand. You'll be sure to fall in love all over again.
  2. J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
    Whether you have children or not, the wildlife refuge is a must-visit destination when in Sanibel. Visit the tourist center and learn a great deal about the wildlife in the area. You'll be amazed by the bird section. A large flock of roseate spoonbills is one of the major attractions at the center. You have the option to drive, walk or bike through, and you may even witness an alligator.
  3. Bowman's Beach
    Bowman's Beach has all the sand your kids could ever want to dig, and a huge body of water to swim. You and your significant other can enjoy the peaceful waves coming to the shore while sunbathing the day away. The beach is pristine, but what truly makes it special are the unique shells.
  4. Schoolhouse Theater
    The Schoolhouse Theater is a one-of-a-kind attraction in Sanibel. The theater was once a one-room schoolhouse back in the late 1800s. It still sits today, although renovated to fit an audience of 90, and supplies quality entertainment to tourists. It's an ideal spot to catch a show before or after dinner.
  5. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
    If you didn't get enough of shells on the beach, you can get your fill at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The quaint museum has an interesting collection of figurines and other exhibits completely crafted from seashells.
  6. Tarpon Bay Explorers
    If you're more into the thrill and physical activity than you are lying on the beach passing the day away, you might want to explore Tarpon Bay. Although it does offer breathtaking views of the Caloosahatchee River, the kayaking trail is the highlight of the spot. 

 

The Sanibel region is loaded with activities for every member of the family to enjoy. You can witness arts crafted from the natural or environment, or you can spend all day lying on the beach. To experience what Sanibel and the surrounding area has to offer you, contact us today to schedule your vacation at Captiva Retreat by calling 952-225-0310.