The Green Readers


Our friends at SCCF — the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation — have established a nature-inspired book club!

Each month, The Green Readers choose an environmentally-based book that focuses on a different aspect related to SCCF and their conservation efforts.

Members can participate in one of several ways: simply read the book, join their Facebook group for ongoing online discussion, or join a virtual Zoom meeting to discuss the book at the end of the reading period.  » Read more

Allen’s Awesome Anhingas


Thanks so much to longtime guest, Allen S. from Memphis, TN, who sent us some really amazing images he captured of Anhingas during his most recent visit to Ocean’s Reach.

He writes:

My wife and I visited Ocean’s Reach for two weeks in February.  I am a wildlife photographer and one of the ladies in the rental office told me about Pond Apple Park Trail.   » Read more

Work from Here!


In recognition of the months spent working at kitchen tables, on couches and in bedrooms, a new “Work from Here” trend is growing where remote employees take it upon themselves to “upgrade” their office view.

In fact, Expedia recently surveyed 1,000 U.S. employees to uncover the desires and perceived benefits of working from a new location.

Some of their most interesting findings include:

  • Work-dreams are the new daydreams:  Three in four people wish they could work from a new location to get a more exotic “office view,”
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Forget Hawaii


For over 80 years, Fodor’s Travel has been recognized as the definitive travel guide to more than 8,000 destinations worldwide.  They’ve become the trusted source for travelers when looking to plan dream vacations around the globe.

They just published an article entitled “Forget Hawaii – Go to These 10 U.S. Islands Instead,” which begins:

“The well-known island getaways across the U.S.  » Read more

What Could Be More Relaxing?


Relaxation comes in all shapes and sizes at Ocean’s Reach!

If you’re lucky enough to be here during springtime, be sure to sneak in an ultra-relaxing complimentary Gentle Flowing Yoga class with Ocean’s Reach owner Barb H. from Clarkston, MI.

Barb is a certified ERYT500 teacher and, for the past several years, has been kind enough to offer an outdoors yoga class weekly during the month of March.  » Read more

Tourism Ambassadors are Back!


We’re delighted to report that Tourism Ambassadors, representing our local visitors and convention bureau, are back in the visitor information booths at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), happy to greet and assist our visitors as they arrive at our beautiful destination.

Their smiling faces have been sorely missed!  (And rest assured, they’re still smiling underneath their masks!)

Airport travel has been consistently improving,  » Read more

2021 Kiwanis Coupon Books are Here!


With the COVID vaccine situation improving, we’re looking forward to being able to fully enjoy our favorite eateries again.  And certainly our long-suffering local restaurants are looking forward to getting back to “business as usual”!

It’s the perfect time to get your hands on a 2021 Kiwanis “Diners Delight” Coupon Book.

The popular restaurant promotion book is available for a $40 contribution and contains coupons good at 31 different participating Island restaurants,  » Read more

Orange Vibes

Photo by Sherry Paulson on her 22nd visit to Ocean’s Reach!


The next time you see one of our magnificently colored sunrises or sunsets, remember “it’s all about the journey.”

Or more scientifically, it’s all about the distance that light has to travel to get to our eyes, which is much farther when the sun is at the horizon than when it is directly overhead.  » Read more

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