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Mango Harvest

Andy's mango harvest

 

Guess who’s delighting both guests and staff with these amazingly scrumptious mangoes?

Andy’s front yard mango tree is now yielding more than 200 of the juicy and nutritious fruits. The tree was all abloom in April and now, three months later, we’re enjoying the harvest of these beauties which are bursting with flavor.

When harvesting mangoes, you first want to give the fruit a slight tug.  » Read more

Opening Soon!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Doc Ford’s … only better, bigger, newer, and best of all — closer to Ocean’s Reach!

Our fall guests who like Caribbean tropical flavors can start whetting their appetite now!  Just close your eyes and you can almost taste the scintillating Island Mojitos and delicious Yucatan Shrimp Tacos.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille plans to open its new Island Inn Road location (across from Bailey’s Center) in September.  » Read more

A Colorful “Fourth” at Ocean’s Reach

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It was yet another colorful “Fourth of July” here at Ocean’s Reach!

From colorful umbrellas lining our beautiful shoreline … to colorful personalities from some of our favorite guests of the year … it was a fun, relaxing summer holiday for all!

Guests flocked to the beach after enjoying the island’s traditional Independence Day parade, road rally, picnics, and other family-oriented events.  » Read more

Water Quality Update

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Recent national news reports have implied that Sanibel beaches are experiencing the same type of “guacamole” green algae conditions that are overwhelming some beach areas on Florida’s East Coast.

While our hearts — and frustration levels — go out to our east coast brethren, we wanted to assure you that the waters off the coast of Ocean’s Reach have been declared safe for swimming by the Florida Department of Health.  » Read more

A Stretch of Solitude

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There’s a private stretch of sand not far away, with nary a soul in sight and where you can sometimes have the shoreline all to yourself.

Savor nature’s grandeur and embrace the solitude from the western pathways of Bowman’s Beach.  » Read more

Dunes Golf Course Renovation Update

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The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
2016 Greens and Bunker Renovation

Renovation Update:

The 2016 Greens and Bunker renovation is in full swing. All nine greens on the front have been cleared of grass! Here are a few photos to keep everyone in the loop:

Dunes green #4Stripping the original putting surface from #4 Green.

Dunes renovationClose up of the action.  » Read more

Morning Groove

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There are many different ways to start your day, such as reading this blog from wherever you are!

Several Ocean’s Reach guests rise and shine with a beach trek to welcome the morning sun. Others luxuriate inside a comfortable sunlit condo, espresso cup cuddled in hand sans morning alarm.

For these new arrivals, getting a good morning groove includes meditation and yoga in The Grove.

Wherever you are at Ocean’s Reach–on the beach,  » Read more

A Decorator’s Touch

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Gee, can you tell who’s been to Sanibel?

Longtime Ocean’s Reach guest, Sheila H., from Mountville, PA, treats her houseguests to many of her “treasures from the sea” throughout her home.

Inspired to do likewise? Here are some ideas on how you, too, can add creative decorating touches to your home from the experts at Southern Living magazine,  » Read more

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