Claim your beach this fall at Ocean’s Reach! You’ll soon know why it is one of our most sought after seasons to vacation on Sanibel. The wide-open beach surpasses expectation. The tranquil pool soothes both body and soul. Restaurants offer their most intimate dining experiences.
All in all, there’s more paradise waiting for you.
Check fall availability here. We look forward to welcoming you! » Read more
For many of our guests, immersing oneself in a good book is the recipe for rest and relaxation. Pull up a comfy chair, laze on the beach, curl up poolside or inside the pool water for a cool summer read.
No matter what you read or where you read it, Ocean’s Reach is the place to be! » Read more
Photo of Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, courtesy of the “Island Sun.”
Talk about passion! Our friends at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum never cease to amaze us with their passion to offer in-depth insight into many of the shells that have played vital roles in history, culture, art, design, medicine and more.
Fifteen (15) brand new exhibits now greet guests to add to their “wow” experience at the museum. » Read more
Photo: Angell Williams
From a recent article by Katy Nastro describing unique experiences on Sanibel, courtesy of Matador:
“If you spot a fin on these green-blue waters, don’t jump to any conclusions — odds are that fin is a friend. The waters of Southwest Florida are home to the bottlenose dolphin, a playful mammal looking for its next fish dinner. It’s not unusual to see these animals flooding the Gulf and putting on a show for everyone lucky enough to be around. » Read more
We couldn’t be happier for our guests who make a special lifetime memory from their vacation at Ocean’s Reach. For some, a beautiful photograph becomes a contest winner. Children remember their first bicycle lesson or sandcastle on the beach. Others celebrate a milestone anniversary, birthday or meeting “the one.”
For this special guest, Andrew F. from Jupiter, Florida, a rare find to add to his already well-stocked shell collection — » Read more
From the September 2nd issue of the Island Sun; photo and essay submitted by David Roman.
Paradise is the habitat for everlasting happiness. Does such a place exist on earth in the here and now or is it just an offspring of imagination? I would answer that question with a resounding yes! It is not the product of fantasy. That place here on earth is Sanibel Island. » Read more
Tropical Storm Hermine decided not to visit us after all, but her outreaching bands made for a few cloudy and rainy days around here.
We were delighted when Cathy S. sent us this video of the approaching storm at sunrise. » Read more
Photo taken on September 11th by guest Donna Ross. » Read more
The Dunes Golf Club has rolled out the “greens” carpet for all golfers!
After a summer closure, the course has reopened with new greens of TifEagle Certified Bermuda grass, setting a premium standard for Sanibel playability, putting speed and overall consistency.
We dispatched our resident golfer, Andy, to test his performance on the front and back nines.
His reaction: “What a difference! » Read more
Kids who are able to hold their own fishing pole are invited to participate in the free Fifth Annual “Ding” Darling Kids Fishing Derby to be held at the Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A, closest to Sanibel) on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the causeway. Kids ages 15 and younger start fishing at 9 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m. » Read more