Captiva Island Inn: A Tropical Paradise

Just off the coast of Fort Myers, the Captiva Island Inn gives guests easy access to island activities. By Katherine O'Neill I had always imagined Captiva Island as a far away, exotic paradise, attainable only after an arduous journey. But from Sarasota, a one-hour road-trip landed us in Fort…

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Kayak Fishing on Captiva Island

'Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island is the perfect jumping-off point for kayak fishing and other water adventures. By Ann Marie O'Phelan Over there! My son excitedly pointed to where the dolphin's fin had surfaced. Only his eyes panned back and forth as he sat motionless in his yellow kayak…

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Captiva Island and Her Florida Influence

The late Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of the famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, used to escape to Florida’s southwest coast which inspired her most famous work, Gift from the Sea. The book compared her life to the various shells she found on the Gulf Coast while on vacation. In the late 1930s and…

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The Perfect Family Beach Vacation at Captiva Island, FL

By Kara Franker Located on the southern tip of Captiva Island, the South Seas Captiva Island Resort is a family-friendly resort community situated on two and half miles of shell-laden shore. It's one of the top options for vacations in Captiva Island. It's a pristine paradise on a tropical island…

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Here's What's So Special About Captiva Island

"What's so special about Florida's Captiva Island," says charter Capt. John Houston, "is there are so many wonderful places you can go be by yourself — little nooks and crannies that you can find to be with nature. You'll feel like there's no other place in the world that you'd rather be than…

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Captivating: Captiva Course on Captiva Island

By Tim McDonald I normally wouldn't bother to write about a nine-hole golf course with nothing but par-3s, but the Captiva course at the South Seas Island Resort is a rare exception. It's a little gem of an island course, the only golf course on the lovely, twin islands of Sanibel and Captiva…

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Video: Visit Captiva Island With Your Family

By Kara Franker Talk to anyone who's been on a visit to Captiva Island and immediately a giant ear-to-ear smile will swallow their face. I'm not kidding! There's something about the island that's intangible and addictive. I think it's a combination of the quirky villagers and drop-dead gorgeous…

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Sanibel and Captiva Islands: Budget Travel Ideas

A secluded island getaway on a budget? You bet. Sanibel and Captiva Islands off Florida's Gulf Coast let you relax, unwind and escape on a dime. My boyfriend and I cross the Sanibel Causeway at night, and the island is draped in shadow. Restrictions on light pollution keep streetlights and neon…

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What to Do in Sanibel Island & Captiva Island

By Ann Marie O'Phelan Residents and visitors alike love the shores of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The sparkling white sands and calm Gulf waters never fail to capture the imagination. Whether you're coming for a short visit or lingering on vacation, there's one Gulf coast destination to always…

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