Sanibel Island, Florida is a tropical paradise. Although clichés are easy to throw about, Sanibel Island is one of the very few places which really does stand up to its reputation, captivating visitors with its startling combination of year round climate, unbelievable white beaches, lush tropical wildlife and sunsets which could move even the stoniest of hearts. Sanibel Island rental accommodation really does place you in a tropical paradise, perfect for relaxing family holidays, romantic breaks and stunning honeymoons.
You could stay in a Sanibel Island holiday rental for many months and never run out of things to do. The beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico offer a huge amount of entertainment for all visitors, from the ages 9 months to 99 years, whether you want to relax on the beach with the sand between your toes or head into the gulf with a fishing rod. The shelling beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida, are known around the world, and bird watchers will already know about the fantastic Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary which is located on the island. Great Blue Herons, Brown Pelicans, Roseate Spoonbills and Egrets can all be seen in a very natural environment from Sanibel Island accommodation.
The centre of the island is a maze of cycle paths, footpaths and rivers which provide great channels for investigating the wildlife of the interior; by canoe. There are also a range of golf courses and tennis courts available for your use during a holiday in a Sanibel Island holiday rental. There are also a surprising number of top class restaurants in the resorts of Sanibel Island, and enough facilities to mean you never have to venture far from your Sanibel Island accommodation if you don’t feel like it!
Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is serious business. The warm waters are home to some monster fish, with trophy fish regularly being caught. Snook, redfish, tarpon and sea trout are some of the most regularly caught, and there are many other species which patrol the waters. Scuba diving also thrives in the area.
Sanibel Island’s neighbour, Captiva Island is very similar, offering stunning beaches, huge swathes of unspoilt, tropical vegetation and plenty of entertainment in the form of golf, fishing, tennis, yachting and shelling. Connected to the larger Sanibel Island, rentals on Captiva Island are brilliantly connected to the rest of the region too, meaning you can relax with the feeling of extreme remoteness yet have all the attractions and services you could wish for at your finger tips.
You never have to worry about the weather when taking a Sanibel Island rental. Holidays are blessed with average temperatures of between 21°C and 31°C depending on what time of year you travel. In the coldest month, (January), temperatures are still warm enough for you to swim in the gulf, play golf and have your evening meal outside on the veranda of your Sanibel Island accommodation and watch the sun setting behind the horizon, silhouetting palm trees against the red sky.
The Fort Myers Airport (RSW) is located just 17 miles from a Sanibel Island holiday rental. You can either get a connection to Fort Myers from Miami Airport (MAI), or drive from Miami. There are regular direct flights from the UK, provided by British Airways, and car hire is very easy to organise from the airport.