North Captiva Island is one of Florida's hidden treasures. The pristine beaches, vast array of seashells and local flora, and some of the best restaurants in the state make this small city perfect for a secluded, quiet getaway. Be sure to walk around town and explore the shopping and dining options, especially at the northern end of Captiva Drive and on Andy Rosse Lane.
While you're in the area, make time for some of these must-see attractions and destinations:
-Sanibel Island Lighthouse: This working lighthouse dates back to 1884 and offers wonderful views of the nearby beaches.
-Seashell Hunting: There are over 160 varieties of seashells on the island alone.
-JN 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge: In addition to showcasing plenty of local wildlife, great canoeing and kayaking options can be found throughout the area.
-Take a Cruise: Sunset cruises are a great way to enjoy the waters around the island.
-Bird Watching: The most talked about bird on the island is the Great Blue Heron, which can be seen year-round.
-Go to the Beach: Spend some time soaking up the sun at one of the many beautiful beaches in the area like Windswept Beach.
With properties ranging from condos just steps from one of the many beaches and beautiful wildlife on the island, to spacious homes with luxury amenities that are near all of the main attractions in the area, there's a vacation rental in North Captiva Island that has everything you're looking for.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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