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Sanibel Island Hotels, Restaurants
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Located just west of Fort Myers on Florida's Gulf Coast, Sanibel Island boasts of 15 miles of white powder sand beaches perfect for sunbathing, strolling, building sand castles or simply taking a quiet moment of enjoy this wonderful gift of nature. Sanibel Island is most famous as a fabulous shelling location. Sanibel Island's location on the Gulf of Mexico and layout make it a magnet for shells and a must place to visit for any shell lover.

Sanibel Island is the perfect destinations for those seeking a weekend beach get away, family vacation or a winter retreat. The Fort Myers - Sanibel Island area is home to world class resorts, affordable hotels, comfortable vacation rentals and even comfortable Bed and Breakfast establishments.


Ratings by Hotel.com

Holiday Inn Sanibel Island
3 Star Rating
1231 Middle Gulf Dr Sanibel, FL 3395
Information and Reservations
Cross over the Sanibel Causeway, just west of Fort Myers, Florida, into paradise at the Holiday Inn® Sanibel Island Beach resort hotel. Here, guests relax beside the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, relishing the sun, sand and stress-free environment of Sanibel Island.
West Wind Inn
3 Star Rating
3345 W Gulf Dr Sanibel, FL 33957
West Wind Inn - Sanibel
The West Wind Inn Features Normandie Seaside Café, A Casual Pub That Serves Breakfast And Lunch Daily, And Dinner On The Weekends. The Upper Deck Pool Bar, Overlooking The Gulf Of Mexico, Serves Expertly Mixed Cocktails.
Sundial Beach & Golf Resort
3 Star Rating
1451 Middle Gulf Dr Sanibel, FL 33957
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa - Sanibel
The Sundial Beach & Golf Resort Is Located In Sanibel Island, Fla. Complimentary Wireless Internet Access Throughout The Hotel, Fitness Center, Kid-friendly Recreational Activities, Business Center And Conference Facilities, 23 Miles Of Paved, Scenic Hike And Bike Trails.
Song of the Sea
3 Star Rating
863 E Gulf Dr Sanibel, FL 3395
Song of the Sea - Sanibel
The Hotel Provides An Outdoor Pool And Spa Tub Surrounded By Tall Palm Trees And Lush Lawns. Guests Can Enjoy Concierge Services, Complimentary Breakfasts And Property-wide Complimentry Wireless Internet Access In A Smoke-free Environment. A Complimentary Bottle Of Wine Is Given To Guests Upon Arrival.
Seaside Inn
3 Star Rating
541 E Gulf Dr Sanibel, FL 3395
Seaside Inn - Sanibel
The 22 Guestroom And 10 Suites At The Low-rise Seaside Inn Is Like Stepping Into West Indies. Ceiling Fans, Premium Bedding, Complimentary Toiletries And Mahogany Furniture Accentuates The Guestrooms. Each Guestroom Includes Windows That Open, Balconies Or Shared Deck, And Kitchenettes. Internet Access Is Offered In All Units For A Fee.
Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort
2.5 Star Rating
3287 West Gulf Dr Sanibel, FL 33957
Sunset Beach Inn - Sanibel
This Family-friendly Hotel Offers A 350-Foot-long Private Beach With Chaise Lounges For Sunbathing. Complimentary Amenities Include Wireless Internet Access In Public Areas Newspapers In The Lobby And Parking.
Casa Ybel Resort
3 Star Rating
2255 W. Gulf Dr. Sanibel, FL 33957
Casa Ybel Resort - Sanibel
The Casa Ybel Resort Encompasses 23 Acres Of Oceanfront Property On The Island Of Sanibel, Fla. Winner Of 2006 Travel + Leisure Top 500 Award, Thistle Lodge Restaurant, Featuring Fresh Seafood Served Al Fresco, Outdoor Pool, Children's Pool And 14 Miles Of White-sand Beach.
Ocean's Reach Condominiums
3 Star Rating
2230 Camino del Mar, Sanibel, FL 33957
Ocean's Reach Condominiums - Sanibel


Mad Hatter Restaurant
4.5 Star Rating
6460 Sanibel Captiva Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957-2016

Matzaluna Fun Italian Restaurant
3.5 Star Rating
1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-4702

Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market
3.5 Star Rating
703 Tarpon Bay Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957-3113

Cheeburger Cheeburger
3.5 Star Rating
2413 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

Dolce Vita Restaurant
3.5 Star Rating
1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-4704

Gramma Dot's Restaurant
4 Star Rating
634 N Yachtsman Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957-3912

Ellington's Jazz Bar & Restaurant
3.5 Star Rating
937 E Gulf Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957

Thistle Lodge Restaurant
4 Star Rating
2255 W Gulf Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957-6104

Lazy Flamingo
3.5 Star Rating
6520 Pine Ave # C, Sanibel, FL 33957-2001

Doc Fords
4 Star Rating
975 Rabbit Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957-3096

EateryIsland Cow Eatery
3.5 Star Rating
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-4007

3.5 Star Rating
1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-4720

Hungry Heron Eatery
3.5 Star Rating
2330 Palm Ridge Rd # 1, Sanibel, FL 33957-3280

Lighthouse Cafe
3.5 Star Rating
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-7436

Sanibel Cafe
3.5 Star Rating
2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-4100

Blue Giraffe
3.5 Star Rating
2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-4113

Sanibel Steakhouse
4 Star Rating
1473 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-4511

The Mucky Duck
3 Star Rating
11546 Andy Rosse Ln., Captiva, FL 33924

Bubble Room
3 Star Rating
15001 Captiva Road, Captiva, FL 33924

Keylime Bistro
3 Star Rating
11509 Andy Rosse Ln., Captiva, FL 33924

Things To Do

Family Activities

Covert Operations Fishing Charters
Area served: Pine Island, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island
short description: Covert Operations Fishing Charters has been fishing the waters of Pine Island, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, and Cayo Costa for 3 decades. I specialize in light tackle fishing for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Shark & Tarpon. You will be fishing on a 24ft. Morgan, plenty of room to fish out of and plenty of shade, a very comfortable and dry ride. I provide all the fishing tackle you will be using, and a fishing license. I can accommodate up to 6 people

The Tower Gallery
751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957

Cayo Costa State Park
Cayo Costa State Park, FortMyers, Boca Grande, FL 33921
(941) 964-0375‎

Don Pedro Island State Park
880 Belcher Rd., Boca Grande, FL 33921

Sanibel Parks & Recreations
800 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957-4021
(239) 472-6477‎

Greenwell Family Fun Park
35 NE Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL 33909-2559

Castle Mini Golf
7400 Gladiolus Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33908-5118

Adventures in Paradise Watersports
464 Casa Ybel Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957-4311

Endless Summer Charters- Private Charters
Port Sanibel Marina, Captiva Island, FL 33957



Dunes Golf Course & Tennis
949 Sand Castle Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957-3612

Sanctuary Golf Club
2801 Wulfert Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957-2215

Beachview Golf & Tennis Club
1100 Par View Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957-4628


Sanibel Fishing Charters
Captain Greg Hood
239 822 5698

1456 Periwinkle way suite B 328, Sanibel,
Captain Greg Hood

Catch Me If U Can Fishing Charters
Sanibel Boat Ramp Causeway Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957

JS Outfitters- Capt. Josh Schardin
P.O. Box 1621, Sanibel, FL 33957

Tarpon Bay Explorers
900 Tarpon Bay Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957- 3131

Sanibel Marina Inc: Boat Rental Ofc
634 N Yachtsman Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957-3912

Yolo Watersports - Parasailng
11534 Andy Rosse Ln., Captiva, FL 33924


Beach Weddings

Simple Weddings of Fort Myers-Sanibel
Get Married on the Beach!
(727) 537-9331


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