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About Sanibel Island

Nestled on the southwest Florida coast along The Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island is truly a beach lover's paradise. Gaze out over the lagoon behind Sanibel's white sand beaches from your vacation rental's balcony, then let the crash of the waves lull you to sleep. With beautiful beaches, great dining, and 18-hole golf just steps away from your rental, vacationing has never been more convenient or enjoyable. Stroll through downtown Sanibel, known for its leisurely pace of life, and enjoy a number of fine dining options. From Italian, to international, to Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, to fresh seafood, there is always an abundance of delicious food here.

Sanibel is also the perfect place to observe rare wildlife and birds. The Darling National Wildlife Refuge occupies one third of the island, and is the ideal bird watching haven. Established in 1945, this refuge is famous for its impressive migratory bird population and applauded for its efforts to protect endangered species in the Sanibel region. Sanibel Island golf courses are also unforgettable. The island is home to two award winning 18-hole courses: Beachview and Dunes. Spend a day at the links, and then hike along over 20 miles of great paths that run from the Lighthouse area throughout the island.

Here are a few additional suggestions:

  • See the Sanibel Island Lighthouse: Constructed in 1884, this steel tower was designed to withstand storms and assist with shipping around the island. Today, it is a destination for vacationers and locals alike.
  • See a performance at The Schoolhouse Theatre: Sanibel's only professional musical theatre offers a variety of shows for couples and families. The company features Broadway caliber talent inside a cozy 160-seat theatre.
  • Explore the Sanibel Historical and Village Museum: Learn more about Sanibel's history, and view the early cottages that once housed Sanibel's pioneers.
  • Rent a bike: Miles of scenic trails wind along the Sanibel coastline. Rent a bike and explore this beautiful island on a sunny day.
  • Spend a night under the stars: Sanibel Island campgrounds can't compare with a night spent on the deck of a private boat. Rent a boat in Sanibel Harbor and let the waves lull you to sleep.
  • See the manatees: Take a charter trip with an experienced guide and experience close encounters with real wild manatees.

Thousands of visitors arrive here each year for beautiful Sanibel Island weddings, honeymoons, long weekend getaways and family reunions. Most visitors decide to stay close to the beach, where it's easy to find a luxury beach rental during any season of the year. The perfect condo rental can offer all the amenities you need to host dinner for your family and friends. Invite everyone over for a barbeque or have a campfire on the sand at sunset. Sanibel Island vacation rental opportunities are plentiful and offer easy access to all of your favorite activities. You may also want to schedule some time to visit other nearby destinations along the Gulf Coast like Marco Island and Naples.