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Take a Family Day Trip to Sanibel Island

Picture it. A gorgeous white sandy beach. The gently rolling waves washing up on the shoreline. A beautiful blue sky with fluffy white clouds, and a warm sun shining bright! Sounds pretty amazing right? When you think about this kind of picture-perfect vacation you often think of tropical destinations such as Mexico, Cuba, or the Caribbean. However, this incredible place we have painted the picture of can be found on Sanibel Island in Florida. 

With so many amazing places to visit on Sanibel Island, you will want to make sure that you are staying close by, which is why Captiva Island Rentals being so close to Sanibel Island is just one of the benefits of choosing a luxurious vacation rental with us. 

Visit These Places

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We have incredible rental properties available regardless of how big or small your travel party is. Sanibel Island is a stunning locale. Between fun kid-friendly activities in Sanibel Island to romantic evenings out, you’ll find a whole lot to love.

Blind Pass Beach

One of the most relaxing and gorgeous beaches on the island is Blind Pass beach. If you are looking for an incredible beach where you can enjoy comfortable swimming conditions, gorgeous views of the gulf, and prime shell hunting areas, then Blind Pass Beach is the place that you want to be. While there are lots of beaches around the island, Blind Pass Beach is the one that all the locals say is a must visit, and we completely agree.

Periwinkle Way

With some incredible shopping experiences and some absolutely delicious food, we welcome you to visit Periwinkle Way. If you are looking for a way to pass an entire day, this place is where you want to be. The shops are quaint and diverse, and they also have an incredible full-service spa and salon available for a truly relaxing experience. The Blue Giraffe Restaurant is one of the best places to eat on Sanibel Island, but there are lots of other options as well!

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

Kids love collecting shells. Its one of the most iconic Sanibel Island family friendly things to do! The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is one of the most popular attractions on the island for this reason. It is the only accredited museum in the United States devoted solely to shells and mollusks. 

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You can see some incredible species of mollusks and view some very intricate and beautiful shells that are both national and international, giving you the opportunity to see shells you may never see anywhere else. After an afternoon at the museum we invite you to take a look at some other things to do on Sanibel to give you a full rounded day.

J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge


In 1945 the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge was created in order to safeguard and enhance the pristine wildlife habitat of Sanibel Island, to protect endangered and threatened species, and the provide feeding, nesting, and roosting areas for migratory birds. In 1967 the refuge was renamed the J.N. Ding Darling national Wildlife Refuge, but still holds true to everything that it was founded for in 1945. Visiting this area is sure to give you some amazing viewing opportunities of these migratory species. 

Plan Your Next Visit

We believe that our condos and vacation properties are exactly what you need in order to book a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. All that is left to do is to give our incredible team a call and let us help you book your next trip.

Sanibel Historical Museum & Village

Founded I 1984, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village was created with a mission to preserve and share Sanibel history. There are nine historic buildings that have been moved from their original sites, and each building has been restored to its original state. This is a truly remarkable place to visit, throwing you back into history. 

With so many incredible things to do on Sanibel Island, you just need to decide what Captiva vacation rental is the right rental for you. Whether you are looking for something that will give you a more romantic getaway option, or perhaps something for the entire family, there are rentals available for every party size. If you are looking for vacation condos in Sanibel there are plenty to choose from.