Photo: Angell Williams
From a recent article by Katy Nastro describing unique experiences on Sanibel, courtesy of Matador:
“If you spot a fin on these green-blue waters, don’t jump to any conclusions — odds are that fin is a friend. The waters of Southwest Florida are home to the bottlenose dolphin, a playful mammal looking for its next fish dinner. It’s not unusual to see these animals flooding the Gulf and putting on a show for everyone lucky enough to be around. » Read more
We couldn’t be happier for our guests who make a special lifetime memory from their vacation at Ocean’s Reach. For some, a beautiful photograph becomes a contest winner. Children remember their first bicycle lesson or sandcastle on the beach. Others celebrate a milestone anniversary, birthday or meeting “the one.”
For this special guest, Andrew F. from Jupiter, Florida, a rare find to add to his already well-stocked shell collection — » Read more
From the September 2nd issue of the Island Sun; photo and essay submitted by David Roman.
Paradise is the habitat for everlasting happiness. Does such a place exist on earth in the here and now or is it just an offspring of imagination? I would answer that question with a resounding yes! It is not the product of fantasy. That place here on earth is Sanibel Island. » Read more
Tropical Storm Hermine decided not to visit us after all, but her outreaching bands made for a few cloudy and rainy days around here.
We were delighted when Cathy S. sent us this video of the approaching storm at sunrise. » Read more
Photo taken on September 11th by guest Donna Ross. » Read more
The Dunes Golf Club has rolled out the “greens” carpet for all golfers!
After a summer closure, the course has reopened with new greens of TifEagle Certified Bermuda grass, setting a premium standard for Sanibel playability, putting speed and overall consistency.
We dispatched our resident golfer, Andy, to test his performance on the front and back nines.
His reaction: “What a difference! » Read more
Kids who are able to hold their own fishing pole are invited to participate in the free Fifth Annual “Ding” Darling Kids Fishing Derby to be held at the Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A, closest to Sanibel) on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the causeway. Kids ages 15 and younger start fishing at 9 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m. » Read more
Late summer on Sanibel is a perfect time to see the beautiful colors prevalent in the beach dunes and grasses.
Pictured are the robust pink railroad vines and yellow beach dune daisies located on the beach at Ocean’s Reach. Both are fast growers, so pull up a beach chair and watch them grow! » Read more
Bring the kids — or grandkids — to our award-winning Sanibel Public Library next time you visit!
Not only will they find hundreds of new books for children and teens, but some delightful new programs, as well:
- Family Storytime is offered on Wednesdays at both 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This all-ages program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs,
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We can imagine what this guest is thinking: “If only the sun could come out today, my day would be just beachy”.
This dramatic image was captured last week during the effects of Tropical Depression #9. Fortunately our guests were mesmerized by watching the storm from the beach, yet still wishing the clouds away. The breezy, balmy, on-again-off-again showery weather provided prime shelling discoveries for bounty hunters, romantic beach strolls through deep sandy puddles and coveted “alone time” while nature unfurled its drama on the high seas. » Read more