Captiva Island is a stunningly beautiful island on the South Central Gulf Coast of Florida, tropical in appearance, with a long history of pirates and full of adventure. The spectacular white sand beaches of Captiva Island, Florida attract beach lovers from around the world, but for those who are looking for a little more from their Captiva Island holiday rentals, there is a huge amount of sport, culture and cuisine to get stuck into too.
The beaches of Captiva Island, Florida are absolutely sensational. Surrounded by warm, clear waters and lined with fine, white sand, Captiva Island is a beach lover’s dream. These beaches aren’t your usual tourist centres, but are fantastically natural, secluded beaches, surrounded by nature and perfectly peaceful. Wildlife ranging from dolphin to heron, racoon to manatee can be seen from Captiva Island’s beaches, and there can be no finer way to spend an afternoon than canoeing along the maze of waterways that carve through the island, Canoe, boat and fishing charter rental are easily arranged from any self catering Captiva Island accommodation.
Other water sports also thrive from Captiva Island villas. Sailing is particularly popular, and both lessons and yacht charter facilities are ready available from any of the three marinas on the island. Windsurfing, kite surfing and deep sea fishing trips are among the most popular activities from Captiva Island properties.
Captiva Island’s neighbour, Sanibel Island, is wonderfully easy to access from a holiday rental in Captiva Island, via a large bridge. Much like Captiva Island, Santibel is a tropical wonderland, where complete relaxation is an inevitable part of your holiday. The sensational wildlife on Santibel Island makes it a real favourite with visitors and locals alike, and there are a host of top restaurants to visit.
The glorious year round climate of Captiva Island and indeed the whole of Florida has helped hugely with making the region on of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. During the summer months, temperatures reach up towards 35°C on a regular basis, with extraordinarily balmy evenings making dinner outside watching the sun setting a truly magical experience.
A holiday rental on Captiva Island is fantastically easy to reach from Fort Myers Airport (RSW), although unfortunately, there are no direct flights from the UK. However, with just a brief stopover in Miami (MIA), you can reach Fort Myers with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from London.