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Welcome back written in the sand

Things are slowly getting back to normal here on the islands.  Bars and restaurants are open again (currently at 50% indoor capacity, 100% outdoor capacity), the public beach accesses and parks have been reopened, and most shops are back in business as well.  Best of...

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...

Sanibel Holiday

(Apologies to Meat Loaf for that title.)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce issued a new promotion, #paradisecanwait .  While Sanibel cannot accept any arrivals during the month of April, we know there will come a day when "social distancing"...

Sanibel Bound

It happens every year…you’ve made it to the islands for your visit to Paradise, but you feel like you’re going nowhere.  You’re stuck with nowhere to turn.  You are…in Sanibel traffic, likely during rush hour.

Anyone who has lived here or visited often enough know...

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is making slow progress towards the East Coast of Florida.  As of today (Thursday, August 29), we do not know where this storm will go once it makes landfall.

At this time, there are no evacuations ordered for Lee County and/or the barrier...

It’s one of the most common questions we get on Sanibel Island…people come from all over the world to collect the millions of shells that wash up on our 14 miles of Gulf shores, but they want to know where they can find the most...

Sanibel Beach

We don’t want to scare anyone, but there have been some recent events that have us concerned about the safety of our visitors on Sanibel and Captiva.

In the past couple of weeks, three people have drowned off the coast near Captiva Island and Upper...

Thermometer

There’s a joke about Florida actually having four seasons; Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas (similar to the North’s seasons; Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Highway Construction).  Heat indices in Southwest Florida have been well over 100 degrees recently, with actual temperatures not...

Fourth of July

Sanibel and Captiva Islands celebrate our nation’s birthday with the Annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, July 4th.  As such, Periwinkle Way will be closed from 9am until approximately 12 noon from the western end (Tarpon Bay Road) to Donax Street.  Those travelling on Casa...

Sanibel Storm

It sure seems like summer is here already on Sanibel, but it’s still spring! :O

There’s a recent song by Jesse Rice called, “Go Away Cloud,” part of which goes, “I didn’t come all this way just to see no gray.”  While summer is the...

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