Floating Clouds

“Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.”

                                                                                    — Rabindranath Tagore, Stray  » Read more

The State Shell of Florida

Congratuations to Matt C., from Genoa IL, who scored this beautiful Horse Conch on his family’s most recent visit to Ocean’s Reach!

The horse conch — a snail that is known as the second largest gastropod in the world as it can grow up to two feet in size — has been Florida’s official state shell since 1969.

Did you know that 14 of the 23 coastal states of the United States have an officially designated state shell?  » Read more

Good Morning, Sanibel!

We’re delighted to announce that Good Morning Sanibel by author Kristi Kercher Paterson is now available at Ocean’s Reach as yet another treat for our guests.

This brightly illustrated, rhyming picture book is about everyone’s favorite places to see and things to do on Sanibel Island. It is sure to become one of your family’s favorites!

A former elementary school teacher, Kristi has written plays,  » Read more

Creating “Vignettes”


Just loved this note of “thanks” and the gorgeous photo that came with it:

We would just like to thank all of you at Oceans Reach for all the hard work, time and effort you put into the resort after Irma. The location and resort are beautiful and we had a lovely trip. We have been at many other Sanibel resorts and you’re the best.  » Read more

Presenting the Killa Watts!

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife has announced that the LCEC Killa-Watts will be providing live entertainment for the 36th Taste of the Islands on Nov. 12 from noon to 5 p.m.

There’s a reason that fans get a charge out of the LCEC Killa-Watts.  Each of the band’s members works for Lee County Electric Cooperative, one of the main utility companies for Southwest Florida.  » Read more

Taking Yoga to a Whole New Level

Are you looking for something unusual to do on your next visit to Sanibel Island? How about checking out an aerial yoga class?

At Sanibel Dance, Pilates and Yoga, they’re taking yoga to a whole new level. Aerial Yoga is one of the newest blends of yoga and aerial circus arts, utlizing a silk hammock to aid the student in traditional postures that may be difficult to achieve due to minimal flexibiliity,  » Read more

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