Through Your Child’s Eyes

Essence Magazine recently published an article titled “5 Trips Every Parent Should Take With Their Kids” and not surprisingly (at least not to us), Fort Myers and Sanibel Island made the list!

They write that “Seeing the world through your child’s eyes is an experience like no other, that’s why these five trips are perfect for parents looking to take their kids on a vacation sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.”  » Read more

Yoga with Barb

Come stretch, relax, and enjoy the fresh air!

Guests this January have been enjoying weekly yoga sessions with Barb H., an Ocean’s Reach owner, on our new croquet lawn.

Barb will return in March and will once again guide guests through gentle yoga poses designed to help relieve stress, create stability and promote healing.

Complimentary yoga sessions will be held every Monday in March at 10:30 a.m.  » Read more

Leapin’ Lizards!

Leapin’ lizards!!! 

OK, not really — this little one was basking in the sun on the screen of our lanai during our most recent visit to Ocean’s Reach a few weeks ago.  I went out on the lanai to grab a few more minutes of sun and that OR view (I cannot get enough of it!) before we had to leave for home and discovered this Sanibel resident,  » Read more

10 Years and Counting

A recent excerpt from our friends at the Sanibel-Captiva Islander; article written by Tiffany Repecki.

When Jeff Weigel sold his family-style American restaurant in Syracuse, New York, and relocated to the islands over a decade ago, he never envisioned that he would get back into the business.

“I had no intent of doing this,” the owner of the Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory said.  » Read more

Bucket List Pics!

We couldn’t help but smile when we read the subject line for these gorgeous photos that guest Sharon P. from Center, TX shared with us.

Sharon labeled them her “Bucket List Pics” and said that the roseate spoonbills she spied on her recent visit were just beautiful.  We most certainly agree!

In fact, some say that they may be Florida’s most stunning birds.   » Read more

Follow the Major League Trail

 Artwork by Florida Weekly 

For all you baseball fans out there, click here for a great story in Florida Weekly about how the Spring Training landscape now features a trail of teams up and down Florida’s 1-75 corridor.

With the Atlanta Braves moving to North Port in 2020, our guests will soon have an even greater opportunity to see some of their favorite ballplayers in action!  » Read more

At the End of the Road

From our friends at “The Islander”:

Does this road look familiar? Have you ever wondered where “that one road” leads to? Have you always meant to go down “that road,” but the beach allure was too strong to resist?

Before you knew it, vacation time was up, and the mystery still remains.

“We get people all the time who tell us ‘we’ve been coming to the island for years and we never knew what was down here,’”  » Read more

Did You Know?

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Did you know that an adult West Indian manatee can consume over 100 pounds of vegetation per day?  Adult manatees average 10 feet in length and weigh between 800 to 1,200 pounds.  They spend most of their time underwater, but return to the surface to breathe.

Manatees have little tolerance for cold water because of their low metabolism and lack of insulating body fat.   » Read more

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