U.S. News & World Report ranks Sanibel:

  • #2 in Best Winter Family vacations.
  • #4 in Best Florida beaches.
  • #5 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA.

USA Today lists Sanibel as one of Florida’s Top 10 beach towns.

Travel&Leisure.com has named Sanibel the best for U.S. shelling beaches.

Pointe Santo de Sanibel

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Pointe Santo de Sanibel is a beautiful 142-unit condominium complex built on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico.   It is considered one of Sanibel’s foremost family-friendly resorts, located on the prestigious west side of the island where the most celebrated beaches for shelling and sunset views exist.   Over 2,000 varieties of shells can be found, including coquina, conch, whelk and scallops, as well as sand dollars and starfish.

The week-day supervised activities for kids ages 4 and older are a special feature of the complex.

Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the fabulous Gulf views and amenities:

  • Directly on the Gulf.
  • Week-day supervised kid’s programs.
  • Free Wi-Fi (A pc and printer are available in the Clubhouse for business or to print boarding passes).
  • Heated swimming pool.
  • Hot tub.
  • 600 feet of beach for swimming in the Gulf, watching dolphins, shelling and viewing spectacular sunsets.
  • Gas barbecue grills around the landscaped pond.
  • Lots of wildlife to watch around the pond.
  • Elevators.
  • Reserved parking.
  • Lounge chairs at the beach and pool.
  • Tennis courts (Free loaner rackets).
  • Shuffleboard.
  • Beach volleyball.
  • 24-hour security.
  • Tropical gardens.

 

Sanibel Island

Sanibel and neighbor Captiva Islands are barrier islands off the Southwest coast of Florida, in the Ft. Myers-Cape Coral area.  Sanibel and Captiva were accessible only by ferry boat until 1963, when a causeway was completed linking the islands to the mainland.

Sanibel is a popular tourist destination known for its shell beaches and its wildlife areas.  Visitors are frequently seen bending down to look for shells, a posture aptly called the “Sanibel stoop.”

More than half of the land area is preserved in its natural state as wildlife refuges.  The largest, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, is home to over 220 species of birds.  Visitors to the refuge can walk, drive, bike or kayak through mangrove forests and tidal flats to watch ibis, egrets, anhingas, herons, pelicans, cormorants, sandpipers, terns and other bird species!