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We’re now at the five-month anniversary mark of Hurricane Ian and one adage rings loud and clear: “It’s not about the buildings, it’s about the people.”
Despite the heartbreaking devastation of the storm, » Read more
The greatest things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way!
Thanks to all of you who have sent in favorite memories of Ocean’s Reach. We think the best thing about memories is making them, and we can’t wait until we’re able to welcome you back to our tropical paradise so that you can make many more! » Read more
Photo by Ocean’s Reach owner Sarah Armantrout
Angels of the water, sirens of the sea
Whispering their sweet love songs
Calling out to me
Every night and every day
Sitting by the Gulf Coast
Just a thousand miles away
Where they cry
On an island I will dwell
Starlit nights in paradise
On the Isle of Sanibel
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Our osprey couple are back — Our first return guests!
The Sanibel Farmers Market is back and already drawing a crowd!
A return to normalcy. Slowly, but surely.
Gradually, Sanibel is recovering from the catastrophic destruction the island experienced when Hurricane Ian hit almost four months ago.
At Ocean’s Reach, » Read more
The Ocean’s Reach team wants to send our warmest gratitude to everyone who has so kindly reached out to us during our recovery from Hurricane Ian.
We’re making progress every day and look forward to welcoming you back to an Ocean’s Reach that will be better than ever.
In that spirit, » Read more
Andy and the entire crew at Ocean’s Reach wish you a wonderful holiday season!
The colors of the season are everywhere on the mainland.
Throughout Southwest Florida, one can see the splendor of the holidays unfolding with twinkling lights, brightly colored ornaments, festive decorations and vibrant light displays.
On Sanibel Island, there is one color in particular that is bringing us joy this holiday season. » Read more
Amazingly, our sign survived Hurricane Ian — It’s indeed a “sign” of our resilience!
Yes, that’s an actual tree that flew into this unit — Roots and all!
Starting to clean up …
… And there’s an awful lot to clean up!
It’s crazy what survived the storm (… and I don’t mean just us ladies!)
Ocean’s Reach is cleaning up nicely …
… Very nicely indeed! » Read more
I have very poor internet and cell service where I am, but I wanted to try to send on another post-Hurricane Ian update for Ocean’s Reach.
We have accounted for all of our staff and everyone is safe. Two colleagues who have remained on Sanibel will be evacuated today.
They will be leaving an island that is basically unrecognizable.
There are no words. » Read more
Our last blog post for awhile ….
To all those who love our little corner of the world,
Hurricane Ian came at Sanibel and Captiva Islands with catastrophic 155 mph winds and an 8-12 foot storm surge, on its way to making landfall on North Captiva, just miles away from Ocean’s Reach.
We thank you for the countless emails and social media messages you have sent. » Read more