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Bicycles near beach path

One of the most popular activities on Sanibel (that’s NOT on the beach) is biking on the various trails (officially “Shared Use Paths”) on Sanibel Island, many of which are parallel to the streets of the city.  They began in 1976 with a 2 ½...

Jerry's

We’ve talked about the wildlife on the islands and some of our tourists coming to watch our native and migrating birds.  But some live on the island year-round and entertain shoppers every day of the week.  For over 35 years, Jerry’s Plaza has been home...

Sanibel Holiday logo

This week, we have several things to mention.  First, we'd like to take a moment to remember Shirley Walter, the founder of CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) who recently passed away.  Starting with a personal effort in 1968 to a group of volunteers...

Big Arts

BIG ARTS (Barrier Islands Group) recently celebrated the completion of their new performance arts center.  With a state-of-the-art (no pun intended) facility on Dunlop Road adjacent to City Hall and the Sanibel Historical Village,  the new hall boasts a larger, more comfortable stage for live...

Manatees

It’s been chilly in Southwest Florida recently (well, chilly for US).  January and early February tends to have cooler weather, with brief periods when artic winds reach all the way down here.  Nighttime temperatures dropped as low as the high 30s on Sanibel last month,...

Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club Arts and Craft Fair

It’s obvious that February and March are very busy times on Sanibel and Captiva (not to mention the rest of Florida) and the biggest tourism months of the year.  The warm weather is here, most public northern schools have their winter vacation scheduled in February,...

Bailey Matthews Shell Museum

It’s been a long wait, but the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has finally reopened for the New Year after months of remodeling.  Though there are still some finishing touches being made, but all visitors can now see new and various exhibits.  And coming this March,...

Beach New Year

Seems like time stands still on the islands.  But the end of the 2019 is upon us and we are ready to celebrate!

 The Sundial Beach Resort (Sanibel’s largest resort) will have a HUGE New Year’s Eve Celebration with games, live entertainment and buffet on...

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