Now that our new interiors are underway at Ocean’s Reach, it’s time to focus on bringing back our outdoor beautification!
As you may know, Andy has done a remarkable job through the years ensuring that the grounds and landscaping at Ocean’s Reach were some of the loveliest on Sanibel Island.
Over the past year, » Read more
Photo by Bonnie Gross of “Florida Rambler”
The SanCap Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a State of the Islands Summit, which brought more than 230 people together to hear about progress on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Attendees heard from nearly 20 speakers and panelists who assessed our hurricane recovery efforts to date, providing both an inspiring and pragmatic update for island residents and businesses. » Read more
Visitors driving electric vehicles to Sanibel and Captiva Islands can now rest assured that they will be able to charge their cars while on island.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held at the SanCap Chamber Visitor Center to celebrate their new electric-vehicle (EV) charging station with two plugins – the first public EV station on the islands – which had been in the planning stages before Hurricane Ian hit in September 2022. » Read more
The Sanibel Lighthouse with its new permanent leg!
Photos from The City of Sanibel
A symbol of hope for so many after Hurricane Ian, the Sanibel Lighthouse has just received a new cast iron leg and is standing strong once again.
When Hurricane Ian left its catastrophic impact on the island sixteen months ago, » Read more
“Friends are like seashells we collect along the way.”
Many of our Ocean’s Reach guests have stopped by to say ‘hello’ while we continue our rebuilding work here in “repairadise.”
We love that they’ve come to visit the many businesses throughout the island that have worked hard to re-open and who very much appreciate the support. We hope to be able to let you know of our own re-opening plans within the next month or so. » Read more
Happy New Year!
Just as a new year allows us to focus on reinvigorating our own lives, the start of 2024 will see rejuvenation of Sanibel’s beloved beaches and ecosystems.
A little over fifteen months ago, Hurricane Ian flattened our coastline, leaving behind significant beach erosion and creating channels of “gullies” » Read more
The Ocean’s Reach team would like to send our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has so kindly reached out to us during our recovery from Hurricane Ian.
We’re making significant progress and can’t wait to welcome you back to an Ocean’s Reach that will be better than ever. We look forward to sharing our re-opening plans with you soon! » Read more
A place to let it all go … and take it all in.
Where it’s come as you are and everybody’s your friend.
Feels like home to me.
A new release by BMI musical artists Brian Sutherland and Clint Daniels illustrates the special connection the songwriters have to Southwest Florida. » Read more
It’s time to kick off the holiday season on Sanibel and Captiva Islands!
Our traditional “Luminary Night” community celebration will be postponed one more year, as the SanCap Chamber of Commerce announced that it will wait until the first weekend of December 2024 to host the beloved holiday event as a kickoff to the City of Sanibel’s 50th anniversary.
However, a merry mix of events are planned in its place this year to ensure that we keep the holiday spirit alive and well on the islands! » Read more
The more you count your blessings, the more blessings you find to count.
Although it has been a difficult year, we’ve come away with a renewed sense of gratitude and appreciation for the amazing support we’ve received from our Ocean’s Reach family.
We still have a ways to go in our rebuilding efforts, but we continue to see progress every day and look forward to sharing our re-opening plans with you soon. » Read more