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Explore Tahitian Gardens on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is one of the most underrated Florida getaway destinations. We have everything here from incredible views of the water to the freshest seafood you can find. There’s fascinating history, breathtaking wildlife, and unique shopping for miles around. You’re also not far from some great day trips, so we truly have it all!

While you’re vacationing on Sanibel Island, be sure to stop by Tahitian Gardens, the premier shopping destination on the island. You’ll find local and national brands and can easily waste the day away diving in and out of stores. Read on for more information about Tahitian Gardens, just moments from our Sanibel Island beachfront rentals.

View of Tahitian Gardens in Sanibel Island

General Information

Sanibel Island’s Tahitian Gardens is your one-stop-shop for souvenirs, food, clothes, and whatever else you could ask for! Pick up a new outfit for date night, select the perfect accessory, or choose a nice piece to spruce up your home. No matter what your style is, there’s something for you at Tahitian Gardens. This shopping center is also conveniently located near some other great attractions, such as Periwinkle Place, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, and the Sanibel Island Golf Club.

Tahitian Gardens is located at 1975 – 2019 Periwinkle Way. Hours may vary by store.

Clothing and Accessories

To add something new to your closet, stop into one of Tahitian Garden’s clothing stores or jewelry shops. Synergy Sportswear is where you can find all your “Life is Good” gear, or you can head to C. Turtles for a trendy new piece. Sanibel Resort Wear is perfect for all your beach needs, and Adventures in Paradise is great for men and women to find a new casual outfit. As for jewelry, you’ll spot unique selections at Pandora’s Box, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, and Shiny Objects.

Home Décor

Whether for yourself or for a loved one, home décor can be the perfect thing to remember your travels. Pandora’s Box, in addition to carrying jewelry, also holds some of the most beautiful home décor items on the island. Wilford & Lee is another great stop where you can find a beachy statement piece to bring the ocean home with you! Both of these shops feature unique local artwork and creations that you won’t find anywhere else, giving you a truly unique souvenir.

Plan Your Stay

Gopher Rentals is your number one resource for rentals on Captiva and Sanibel Islands. We are proud of where we live and work, and we can’t wait to help you love these islands just as much as we do! For more information on Tahitian Gardens, the areas of Captiva and Sanibel Islands, and our full range of featured rental complexes on Captiva Island contact us today!

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Amidst all the shopping, you’re sure to build up an appetite! Tahitian Gardens has three great dining locations for you to enjoy. Paper Fig Kitchen has been serving lunch and dinner for more than 20 years and features homemade meals like soups, salads, and seasonal items. For a relaxed, retro atmosphere, Cheeburger Cheeburger will transport you to the 1950s with their selection of burgers and milkshakes. Finally, Sanibel Café serves classic Southern cuisine in a laid-back eatery with friendly staff and incredible seashell tabletops!

Where to Stay

With our wide selection of Sanibel Island and Captiva Island rentals, you’re just minutes away from Tahitian Gardens and all the other amazing attractions of the islands. Gopher Enterprises is the premier rental vacation rental coordination service for Sanibel and Captiva, so you know you’re in good hands! We love groups big and small, and we’re ready for any need or request. Whether you’re looking into North Captiva Island rentals or something on the southern side of Sanibel, we’ve got a rental for you!