Climate Solutions


Climate change – sometimes referred to as global warming – has gone from a speculative concern to a widely-accepted scientific fact. Though the problem is global, solutions often begin with small, personal choices. What can we as individuals do to make a difference?

The BIG ARTS Talking Points series will provide some answers on Thursday, March 4, at 4 p.m., when renowned climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe will present a virtual discussion of current climate science,  » Read more

Now That’s a Water Hazard!


Excerpt from a recent article by Greg Hardwig in The News-Press:

An alligator must have wanted to play some golf recently in Estero (located about 20 miles away from Sanibel Island).

When golfer Marc Goldstein, 68, went looking for his ball after a wayward shot near a pond, he noticed someone else was interested in it.

“As I got close I saw that it was lying adjacent to an alligator’s head,”  » Read more

In Praise of Shadows


From our friends at BIG ARTS:  

In a stressful and deeply challenging time, artist Ran Adler offers us a beautiful, peaceful and inspiring exhibit experience.

“In Praise of Shadows,” featuring his organic sculpture work, is on display in the Dunham Family Gallery through March 14.  You can also experience the show from the comfort of your own home by visiting,  » Read more

Private Refuge Tours

Pre-pandemic photo


Now you can have Sanibel Island’s most-visited attraction all to yourself!

“Ding” Darling has received the green light to offer socially distanced tours of the popular wildlife refuge for groups of 10 people or less.

There’s no set schedule, so please monitor their Eventbrite page to see what staff and volunteers are currently offering and to sign up for tours through April 11.  » Read more

A Penny for Your Thoughts!


It’s always fun when our guests find one of the colorfully-painted shells left in inconspicuous places around the island by the Sanibel Shells group.

In this case, it’s one of our very favorite guests ever — Penny M. from Jupiter, FL — who, along with her best friend, Fay F., have been visiting us several times each year for the past 15 years.   » Read more

Top Warm Weather Destination


Extra!  Extra!

Fort Myers has been named the top warm weather destination for 2021 by Frontier Airlines customers in a recent vote that pitted the city against Phoenix, Miami, Sarasota, Florida and Tampa, Florida.

“With its stunning beaches, outstanding dining options and fun vacation vibe, it’s no wonder Fort Myers took the top spot,” said Tyri Squyres, vice president of marketing, Frontier Airlines.  » Read more

Art That Speaks Your Name


From our friends at the Island Reporter:

The Sanibel-Captiva Art League will host its Annual Art Fair — formerly known as the Clothesline Sale — tomorrow, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

A much-anticipated and popular exhibition, this year promises to be filled with energy and color.

Approximately 30 of the islands’ artists will display their creative passions.  » Read more

Here, There and Everywhere!

Photos courtesy of guest Marion B. from New York, NY!


Our guests are having a great time discovering the 15 playfully painted manatee sculptures around the island, all part of the “Manatee Madness” fundraiser benefiting affordable housing programs on Sanibel provided by Community Housing and Resources (CHR).

The CHR manatees have been transformed into whimsical, patriotic and passionate objects of art,  » Read more

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