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Sanibel Lighthouse at Christmas

Before we get to the dining options, we want to let you know that the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be open on Christmas Day with FREE ADMISSION for the motor trail!

First, the bad news.  If you are arriving on Christmas Day,...

Forget that other Holiday rush…the Sanibel Holiday Rush is in full swing!

After the incredible year Southwest Florida tourism had in 2021, it soon became clear that Sanibel would be a popular destination again in 2022.  We just didn’t realize it would happen...

Island Cinima Logo

Earlier this year, the owners of the Bailey’s Shopping Center decided to permanently close the islands’ only movie theater, Island Cinema (We should note that the BIG Arts center does show films on Monday nights from November to April, but these are mostly independent films...

Sanibel Holiday, Pink Shell Bag

Sanibel Island is renowned for its great shelling. It is considered to be in the top 3 shell collecting beaches in the world. The phrase "Sanibel Stoop" refers to the many people you will see all year long bent over collecting shells from the beach....

Sanibel Lightning

This past weekend, there have been three incidents in Southwest Florida in which five people have been seriously hurt by lightning strikes.  One of them occurred on the beach near the Sanibel Beach Club off Nerita Street on Saturday afternoon (July 24).  This probably most...

Sanibel Causeway toll booth

For over a year now, the tolls at the Sanibel Causeway have been unmanned.  Originally, cash collections were suspended, and booths were closed to protect employees and the public as the COVID-19 pandemic began across the state and the world.  Proceeds were collected through what...

love bugs on car grill

It’s hard to believe we’re in the middle of June already.  It’s busy enough that it still feels like the winter season, but we completely missed out on something here on Sanibel in May…but that’s a good thing.

May is usually when love bugs (Plecia...

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva Inc.

When you are checking in at Sanibel Holiday, one of the things we will mention is regarding any leftover food you have at the end of your stay.  If you have any unopened, non-perishable food when you’re ready to depart, please feel free to bring...

Beach towels and star fish on beach

One of the most common needs when visiting Sanibel (or any beach location, for that matter) is for beach-style towels.  We at Sanibel Holiday are often asked if the condos and homes we rent have beach towels, which is not as easy to answer as...

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