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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
3.0 out of 5.0 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
Free Cancellation
$159
4.2/5 (152 reviews)

Loved having access to bicycles. So many options and activities that we didn’t even get to do.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020
Guests of Sundial Beach Resort & Spa have access to a full-service spa, 5 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along ...
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
3.0 out of 5.0 1231 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
Free Cancellation
$159
4.1/5 (75 reviews)

We had a great and relaxing time! Everything looked clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly. The sad part was that because it was during the coronavírus pandemic, not everything was available to guests. But the location is awesome and we were able to enjoy the beautiful beach.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020
Guests staying at Sanibel Island Beach Resort enjoy an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good ...
Island Inn
Island Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
$149
4.2/5 (83 reviews)

Wonderful place, very clean and amazing location! Would definitely come back!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020
Guests staying at Island Inn enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk ...
Seaside Inn
Seaside Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 541 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
$152
4.3/5 (53 reviews)

Absolutely accommodating! We loved this resort! Friendly, beautiful location and the bikes were great!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020
Guests staying at Seaside Inn enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. ...
Casa Ybel Resort
Casa Ybel Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 2255 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel, FL
$280
4.0/5 (4 reviews)

As a HGVC member, I was unable to book this property with points for years, so paid for it. Compared to other Hilton properties, this one is average. My children's feet were black from the floors, and the pots and pans were really old and visibly worn out. The view was beautiful though. There is ...

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2018
Guests staying at Casa Ybel Resort enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front ...
Sunset Beach Inn
Sunset Beach Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 3287 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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4.0/5 (104 reviews)

The location is great. Staff is always responsive. It's a comfortable stay but needs to be updated.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020
Guests staying at Sunset Beach Inn enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. You can put free parking to good use if you ...
Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea
3.0 out of 5.0 863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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4.3/5 (71 reviews)

Close to the beach and designed for couples on a romantic getaway.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020
Guests staying at Song of the Sea enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Friendly staff ...
Sanibel Inn
Sanibel Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 937 E Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
Free Cancellation
$169
4.1/5 (112 reviews)

Sanibel Inn was very clean. Maid service every day, that was wonderful. The poolside hut and bar was a Great bonus. Just wish they were open a little later. On-site restaurant was also a plus. Bike rental and Beach towels supplied. Chairs and umbrellas on the beach every morning. The only negative ...

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020
Guests staying at Sanibel Inn enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. ...
Waterside Inn on the Beach
Waterside Inn on the Beach
2.0 out of 5.0 3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
$123
4.4/5 (30 reviews)

Would have liked breakfast or coffee area. Other than that, beautiful and peaceful accommodations and perfect location.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020
Guests staying at Waterside Inn on the Beach enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you ...

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Enjoy a Slice of Paradise in Sanibel

Just over half an hour’s drive from Fort Myers, the island of Sanibel attracts vacationers to its stunning, sun-splashed shores. Almost 70 per cent of Sanibel is protected by the government to help preserve its delicate ecosystem. Sanibel City upholds its responsibility to care for the island’s environment by living in harmony with the diverse wildlife and natural surroundings. Even hotels in Sanibel play their part, with many taking steps to reduce their impact on their surroundings.

However, just because most Sanibel hotels are ‘green’ it doesn’t mean any compromise on their comfort or quality. Hotels in Sanibel are as luxurious or as rustic as you want them to be, with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

A haven for seashells

The beaches on Sanibel are a major attraction, drawing visitors to kick-back on their white, powder-soft sands or take a dip in the sapphire-blue waters. However, there’s another reason that Sanibel’s beaches are such a draw.

Sanibel sets itself apart from the other islands by running from East to West, as opposed to running from North to South. As a result, its ladle-shaped coastline acts as a geological scoop for shells carried along by the Gulf Stream. Sanibel has become known as ‘Costa de Caracoles’ (Coast of the Seashells), with more than 400 species of shell deposited along its seashores.

Which Beaches are Best?

If you’re wondering where to stay in Sanibel, you won’t find any along the beachfront; these are left pristine and untouched, such is the island’s commitment to their preservation. Despite this, most of the hotels in Sanibel are only a short walk from the swathes of sun-bleached sand.

For families, Bowman’s Beach is the most popular. The shallow waters are safe for paddling and it’s protected from the sea winds. Blind Pass Beach is better for those who want to enjoy water sports and is favored by those who enjoy surfing and windsurfing. The currents here can be strong, so it’s not recommended for swimming in or for those with young children.

Family Adventures in the Wild

With its lush, dense vegetation and shell-strewn shores, the island is a natural playground. One of the best attractions is JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Within easy access of most Sanibel hotels and spanning more than 6,400 acres of subtropical untamed mangrove forests, it’s a haven for almost 250 species of bird, some of which are the last of their kind. There are kayaking trails for those who want to see the abundant wildlife at close quarters, which includes turtles, alligators, tree-frogs, bobcats and racoons.

Thrills and Spills

If you’re taking a break with the whole family and the little ones are getting restless, jump in your car and drive to Busch Gardens. An African-themed adventure park, it’s packed with thrills and spills for visitors of all ages. Little ones will enjoy age-appropriate rides, such as the Air Grover, featuring well-known characters from TV’s Sesame Street. The Stanley Falls log-flume ensures a wet and wild time, while the Serengeti Express train ride is sure to leave young explorers starry-eyed.

For grown-ups and older children, there are some nerve-shredding attractions at Busch Park. Test your need for speed on the Cobra’s Curse rollercoaster, or get an upside-down view of the park as you hurtle along the Cheetah Hunt ride. If roller coasters aren’t your thing, the Congo River Rapids is enormous fun. This theme park is just a short drive from most Sanibel hotels, so you’re never far from family-friendly entertainment and a great day out.

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