Nestled on the southern end of Florida's central Gulf Coast and surrounded by endless natural beauty and coral reefs teeming with marine life, Captiva Island offers the perfect vacation paradise. Join the thousands of visitors who escape here every year for honeymoons, family vacation getaways, or unforgettable Captiva Island weddings. There's no better place to relax, have fun, and experience breathtaking scenery on land or beneath the blue waves. The best way to enjoy everything Captiva Island has to offer is with a stay in a private vacation rental of your own. Find a luxury Florida condo or summer home just a few steps away from the beach where you can watch the sun rise from your private balcony and then begin a day of exploration and exciting activities.
Wander the quaint downtown area of Captiva Island and browse the shops and art galleries featuring the work of talented local artists and artisans. Shop at the high end boutiques and have lunch at a charming beachside cafe. Go sailing, swimming, fishing, or diving all afternoon. Then come home to your vacation rental and grill the day's catch on your deck. After the sun goes down, host a campfire on the beach for your family and friends.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Hike or bike the inland trails: Lace up your hiking boots or rent a bike in town and explore the scenic beauty of Redfish Pass and Captiva Pass.
-Tour a historic site or plantation: Captiva Island is home to some charming preserved gardens and historic Florida homes. Take a tour and learn more about local history.
-Take a sailing lesson: Offshore Sailing offers lessons for beginners. Enlist the help of a patient instructor who can have you cruising the waves in no time.
-Go deep sea fishing: Captiva Island fishing trips usually leave shore in the morning and head into the deeper waters in pursuit of tuna, grouper, and marlin.
-Rent a sea kayak: Rent a sea kayak and let an experienced guide take you to the best places to spot marine life like dolphins, sea turtles, and manatees.
-Go parasailing: If you've never experienced the exhilaration of parasailing above a long stretch of beautiful beach, Captiva Island is a perfect place to start.
Captiva Island is a sunny picturesque escape during all four seasons of the year. You'll never run out of fun things to do here and you'll have no trouble finding the perfect vacation rental that offers all the amenities you and your family need. Stow your beach gear in your own private condo or summer home and start making lasting vacation memories. While you're here, visit some of the other popular destinations on Florida's Gulf Coast like Indialantic or Punta Gorda.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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