Photo from Visit Florida
Recently, U.S. News and World Report Travel revealed their list of the 50 Most Beautiful Places In The World, and it came as no surprise when we learned of the (only) two Florida locales which were named: none other than our own Sanibel and Captiva Islands!
The magazine also voted Sanibel Island as Number One in its Best Florida Beaches travel guide.
This secluded Fort Myers offshoot is considered even more low-key, quiet and quaint than its Gulf Coast neighbor, and that’s saying a lot. Casual is the order of the day on Sanibel Island; a shabby chic vibe permeates the Periwinkle Way galleries, restaurants and shops; seashells cover every sandy and linoleum surface. In fact, the abundant seashells have become this island’s (and its smaller sister, Captiva’s) claim to fame. You’ll find plenty of beachcombers practicing the “Sanibel stoop” — what locals call shelling — on any lengthy stretch of sand. Plan on joining them for at least one afternoon of your stay; that is, if the mood strikes you. The residents of laid-back Sanibel wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’re proud of our island home and agree that it is a world-class destination. We’d love to welcome you back soon! If the inspiration hits, make a reservation today to come visit Ocean’s Reach soon!