Imagine an island retreat nestled in the warm, tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Picture a destination big enough to offer a variety of exciting activities and opportunities for solitude, but small enough to avoid the hassle of the sprawling resort towns. In your imagination you just conjured up Sanibel Island Florida, truly a jewel in the Gulf region.
For generations, people have been heading to Sanibel Island for vacations. Sanibel and Captiva are scattered with many attractions geared toward lovers of nature, nightlife, history, art and fine dining.
Millennials are super into birding now. Here are the best places to go birding around the world: 9. Sanibel Island, Florida, United States Photo: J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Official) Sanibel Island is home to 245 bird species, including the bright pink roseate spoonbill which roam the wetlands. The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ensures that waders, singers, and peckers […]
The historic Island Inn, the island’s oldest hotel (Est. 1895), is excited to announce the Matthews Lodge Luxury Suites on Sanibel. The Inn’s latest investment is in the replacement of the Matthews Lodge, a 12 unit concrete block building built in 1961, with the brand new Matthews Lodge, which offers 12 Gulf View Luxury Suite accommodations. […]
We are all extremely thankful that Sanibel Island and the Island Inn were spared the worst of the Florida-wide storm early this September. While we had a bit of cleanup on the beach immediately after the storm, our accommodations remain spotless and our beaches world-class. Since the storm, many of our long-time regular guests, as […]
It’s Sea Turtle season on Sanibel Island; and for all of us at the Island Inn, this brings to mind another example of how we choose to balance our responsibility to the island’s ecosystem with our responsibility to our guests. From May through October each year, female sea turtles crawl onto our shores, seeking a […]
If your idea of an island retreat is a quiet beach community, warmed by the peaceful waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you might think you have to go far away – or turn back the clock to the days before development took over. Fortunately, there is Sanibel Island, a Florida coast destination that strikes the rare balance between excitement and tranquility.
Technically speaking, summer is over. Fortunately, the weather on Sanibel Island doesn’t seem to concern itself with technicalities. You might not be concerned either, especially if you are spending part of this fall or winter stretched out on Island Inn’s beach with warm sand under your heels.
It’s pretty quiet here most of the time, and when you come to Sanibel’s Island Inn, we want you to have a carefree time on our beaches. It’s interesting for many of our guests to discover how much work it takes to have this opportunity for profound relaxation!
Many of our Island Inn resort guests say that staying on Sanibel or Captiva Island has ruined all of the other beach spots for them. At Island Inn, we’re happy that’s true.
You have many choices when deciding where you’ll vacation in South Florida. Those who wish to experience the unique and wonderful mix of southern and island culture know the secret ingredient is Island Inn.
Construction on major updates to the Sanibel Island shared pathway are nearly complete. Popular with both residents and visitors, the pathway is a great way to explore the Island and get around.
The Sanibel Sea School is a great hands on way to learn about Sanibel Island’s marine ecosystem.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the beaches of southwest Florida are among the nations cleanest. See video of the report here!
Sanibel Island enthusiasts welcome the City of Sanibel’s release of the first video in a series of four about the history of Sanibel Island. Please click here to view “Sanctuary Islands: The Sanibel Legacy”
News-Press.com is Southwest Florida’s #1 source for news and entertainment. On their website you will find the latest news, beach information, dining information and much more! Stafford Cleveland founded The Fort Myers Press in 1884. In 1931 it became the The News-Press when it merged with the Tropical News. The News Press has a long […]
The Sanibel Camber of commerce has teamed up with Heidrick and Company Insurance and Risk Management Services, the Captiva Islands Yacht Club and ’Tween Waters Inn Island Resort….
Beach attendance on Sanibel Island Beaches were at record highs this past June. Up 24 percent, the beaches saw more than an $80,000 dollar increase in revenues for the month of June.