Can’t Wait for “Taste of the Islands”!


A beloved island tradition, the 35th CROW Taste of the Islands, will be held this year from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Sanibel Community Park. Admission is $5 for adults and children ages 12 and younger are free.

Sixteen restaurants are participating this year, four of which are new to the festival – Il Cielo, Love Boat Ice Cream, Shima and Blue Giraffe.  » Read more

Dessert for Two


Order this dessert and listen for the gasps from your fellow diners. They’ve never seen a dessert so huge! And from the expression on Andy’s face, he was having second thoughts about choosing a smaller slice of key lime pie.

Dig deep into a piece of carrot cake so extraordinary in taste, size and thickness of cream cheese frosting. Only at Doc Ford’s.  » Read more

Lighten Up!



The Grove is lighter and brighter thanks to our dynamic duo, Lisa and owner, Bob G. Stepping up and down ladders and swirling tiny white lights around a canopy of majestic palms (and checking them twice), it’s a labor of love lighting the way for our holiday guests.

Making your family’s beach vacation brighter and festive for the holidays is one of our greatest joys.  » Read more

Picnic at the Pink Out


Ocean’s Reach owner Judy G. (right) and friend Carol S. (left) were among the dozens to “Pink Out” recently to help raise awareness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.

The 5th annual “Picnic at the Pink Out” took place recently at Sanibel Fire Station #1. Participants danced, took part in raffles for prizes and enjoyed food and refreshments. In addition,  » Read more

Historical Museum Re-Open for Season


The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has re-opened for season!

Founded in 1984 with a mission to preserve and share Sanibel history, the story of our island is told from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. Seven historic buildings have been moved from their original sites to the Historical Village, and each has been restored to its original state.  » Read more

Wendy’s a Winner!


A big thanks to “Cip’s Place” for another wonderful evening, filled with much good food and camaraderie.

The owners of Cip’s Place and ACE Hardware in the Forever Green Shopping Center recently held their 6th annual property manager and staff appreciation party to thank island businesses for their continued support.

We feel as though they’re a part of our extended family, and we thank them in return!  » Read more

Your Beach



Experience beauty and serenity from your beach. It’s all yours during a fall stay at Ocean’s Reach.

Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us somewhere*

Someday, somewhere. Sanibel!

*Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  » Read more

Warmed Up and Ready for You!


As these chamber musicians head to the shoreline to warm up before their next performance—a destination wedding—we are equally warm and ready for your arrival! Weddings on Sanibel beaches are synonymous with romance and enchanted memories. And Sanibel vacation getaways are the perfect prescription for the upcoming cold, blistery winter weather.

Walk the beach before sunset on Friday and Saturday afternoons and you may observe these intimate celebrations accented by beautiful tropical floral arrangements,  » Read more

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