Don’t Stop at Pie


We have to admit that we love a good key lime pie.  If that’s on your list of favorites, as well, how about looking into key lime wine?

Key Limen Wine just may be worth a try!  The crisp, refreshing wine, handcrafted in St. Petersburg at family-owned Florida Orange Groves Winery, pairs perfectly with afternoon sunshine and a plate of seafood.

Made with real Florida key limes harvested at their peak,  » Read more

In The Clouds


Just what do you see in the clouds?

You don’t have to be a kid to look up in the sky and decipher faces, animals and other objects.  It doesn’t mean we’re a little crazy.  Instead, the ability to see familiar things is a perfectly normal phenomenon called pareidolia, from a Greek word meaning “resembling an image.”

For an interesting article on the subject,  » Read more

The Colors of Sanibel


We thought you’d enjoy these gorgeous images captured by longtime guest Linda W. from Springfield, MO.  She sent them to us after her stay at Ocean’s Reach earlier this year, calling them the “Colors of Sanibel.”

She explained that she had just started taking an online fine art photography class at the time, and she had to turn in assignments that were then reviewed by the instructor.  » Read more

Shell Museum Re-Re-Opens!


Thanks to our friends at the Daily Breeze for this update!

Just two weeks after debuting its sparkling new $6 million aquarium expansion in March, Sanibel’s nonprofit Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum had to close its doors as the world grappled with COVID-19.

Now open again with special safety practices, the museum is launching a Re-Re-Opening of “Beyond Shells: The Mysterious World of Mollusks.”  » Read more

Kiwanis Books are Back!


The ever-popular Diner’s Delight coupon booklets — better known as the “Kiwanis Books” — are here!

A key fundraising vehicle for an assortment of Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club scholarship programs, the Diner’s Delight coupon books feature promotional offers for 28 favorite island eateries, valid through December 18, 2020.

This year’s participants include:

  1. Blue Giraffe
  2. The Bubble Room
  3. Captiva House
  4. Cielo
  5. Doc Ford’s –
  6.  » Read more

Facebook Faves: #7


After “looking through 2,000 pictures,” Facebook friend Diane B. from Chicopee, MA selected this one for our “Best Memories at Ocean’s Reach” contest, writing:

“Sand, shells and a wonderful place to stay! This photo sums it up for me!”

Thanks, Diane — Such a fun photo to wrap up the week!

Once again, we pass along our gratitude to all our Facebook friends for posting favorite memories made at Ocean’s Reach.   » Read more

Facebook Faves: #6


As dawn breaks on a quiet Independence Day this year, how can you not miss being at Ocean’s Reach with this gorgeous sunrise photo shared by Facebook friend Melanie P. from La Center, KY?

She writes:

“One of my favorite pics at my absolute favorite place in the world!” ❤️

We agree,  » Read more

Facebook Faves: #4


When we asked for photos representing “best memories” of Ocean’s Reach, we think Facebook friend and longtime guest Karla M. from Pacific, MO nailed it!

She posted this wonderful photo, writing simply:

“Building sandcastles with Papa.”

More sandcastles await this December, Karla — As always, we can’t wait to welcome you and your family back to Sanibel!  » Read more

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