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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...

Mask on beach

As you may have heard Governor Ron DeSantis has suspended all COVID-19 emergency orders, including the mask mandates, and will be invalidated on July 1.  While it’s no longer mandatory by the City of Sanibel and the State of Florida to wear a mask in...

Sanibel Is Taking its Best Shots

We here at Sanibel Holiday hope everyone has been able to get their COVID-19 vaccine shot(s), be it the two doses of Moderna or Pfizer, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (recently returned to distribution after a safety precaution).

Our guest blogger Matt...

WE’RE STILL HERE…but we got a little wet.

September is the height of the Hurricane Season, and 2020 was no exception.  A tropical depression going across Florida and was going to be a guaranteed rainmaker for the weekend of September 12th.  Then we were surprised...

Bailey's General store sign

We just wanted to recognize Bailey’s General Store’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect their customers and island residents.  Even before the City of Sanibel mandated masks in all indoor public places, Bailey’s began enforcing its right to require masks inside their store.  If you...

Sanibel Loggerhead Turtle Hatchling

Around the end of June, the Gulf Coast (along with much of the Southeastern US) experienced one of the largest plumes of Saharan dust on record.  As the name suggests, the dust originates as sandstorms in the Sahara desert of central and west Africa,...

Sanibel Farmers Market

Most of Sanibel Holiday’s guests arrive on Saturdays. If there’s one thing we are sure to mention as you check in, it’s to head for the Farmer’s Market the following Sunday.

We are VERY happy to announce that the Sanibel Farmer’s Market returns Sunday, October...

One of the major attractions on Sanibel (besides the shells) is the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a Federal Wilderness Area meant to be a habitat for migratory birds and other area species, especially threatened and endangered.  It’s named after political cartoonist and conservationist...

Southwest Florida (especially the coast) counted themselves fortunate, as Hurricane Dorian eventually made a turn to the northwest (as expected) and may only brush along the east coast from Florida all the way to North Carolina as it weakens.  Of course, our thoughts are with...

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