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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2015
Activities?  (2 Answers)

Other than the usual ... what kind of real activities are there in this particular area? Possibly a June trip this year with 2 seniors and 2 older teens. I recently saw a video about the island, but can't remember much. THANKS!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2014
renal property for march  (3 Answers)

i would like to find a nice place thats not to expensive that has a pool and overlooks the gulf. i stayed in sanibel 20 yrs ago with friends . the rental unit was on the first floor and had sliders going out to the beach. i remember it was close to the causeway


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2014
Restaurant name the owner of which rides around in a 1960's Vintage Cadillac Convertible?  (1 Answer)

I was trying to remember the name of a small restaurant on Sanibel Island which is owned by a very popular man who rides around the island in an old Cadillac Convertible which has a sign on the car door advertising his restaurant?. We saw this featured on Chronicle or another TV show out of Boston. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2014
Rental inquiry  (1 Answer)

We are looking to rent a 2 bedroom cottage or condo away from the beach (inland) for next February. We want to keep our cost down to the $4000.00 range. Is that possible? any suggestions would be helpful.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2014
Sanibel Island versus Destin  (4 Answers)

Hi - this is our first time in this part of FL...can you recommend a beach for a family that the kiddos can enjoy both sand and water?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2014
what's the attire this time of year  (1 Answer)

We're leaving for Sanibel Island Saturday - wha't's the attire this time of year? Shorts and t-shirts or something a little warmer?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2013
HELP, ITS RAINING!! WHAT TO DO?????  (1 Answer)

With a flight delay of one whole day, pouring rain and a forecast showing rain all week.....we need some suggestions of what to do on Sanibel/Captiva???? Sitting in our condo with my 4 boys, is an option only if I hope to go CRAZY! There are flights home tomorrow that I am considering???


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2013
water taxi  (2 Answers)

are there water taxi's from sanibel island to panama city


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2013
Best unit at Ocean's Reach Condominium  (1 Answer)

My family and I are going to stay at Ocean's Reach on Sanibel for Spring Break 2014. We just can't decide which unit to choose. We know we want either the 3rd or the 4th floor.

We've seen all the online photos and visited numerous site, but would love some direct comments.

Have any of you VTers stayed at Ocean's Reach? What was your condo number? How was the decor? The amenities? Things to look for or avoid? Etc.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2012
Restaurants on Sanibel  (2 Answers)

Is it possible to receive the rating list of restaurants on Sanibel?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2011
Sanibel, Captiva, Marco, or Ft. Myers Beach?  (2 Answers)

My wife and I are going down to the gulf side of Florida this December with another couple. We want to be on a nice beach, with access to 20-somethings nightlife (i.e. fun bars...but not too crazy). I'm considering Sanibel, Captiva, Marco and Ft. Myers beach, and am wondering where would be the best fit for the four of us? Any help is greatly appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2011
Sanibel Island vs. Naples  (3 Answers)

Hi
We're a family of 4 (two young children age 2 & 5). we are thinking of making trip to Florida in mid-to-late may and want to stop for 2-3 days at a nice beach city. we're debating between Naples or Sanibel Island. We will be coming from DisneyWorld so we just want a pretty beach we can relax at for a few days and I don't think we'll be doing too much sight seeing. Price wise I think Sanibel will be better but I'm not sure. Our criteria is: a)fair pricing on accomodation and dining; b)good, relaxing beach c)maybe a few side things to see.
if you think there are cities that we would enjoy more, let me know, but I've been to Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Miami and Daytona and I think I want to do something different.
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2010
water temps  (3 Answers)

Hi,

how warm/cool is the water normally in January/February?

Best
Frederik


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2010
transportation

What does it cost to go across bridge on a moped? WHat do they charge per hour to park a moped on the beach?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2010
Night Life  (3 Answers)

Hey guys and gals, I was just wondering if there is a decent night life on Sanibel Island? We are thinking of making a trip and if looks beautifull, but we would also like to do a little partying. Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2010
Gyms on Sanibel  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of any gyms on Sanibel Island? Not looking for anything fancy, just basic weight training equipment.
Thanks,
Ellen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2010
Sanibel in September 2010  (3 Answers)

We are two adults with two dogs and are thinking of staying three or four nights on Sanibel after Labor Day in September. We are looking for a decent, clean but not luxurious, dog-friendly cottage on or very near a shelling beach. I am always looking for a good deal. Do any of you know of any specials currently available on Sanibel? Any suggestion on dog-friendly accomodiations?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2010
hi  (1 Answer)

hi I was wondering if Coquina beach is a pet friendly beach if not would you know of one around the area? Thank you for your time, miranda


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2010
Vacation in August  (2 Answers)

We're planning a trip in August and are considering Sanibel. Will it be too hot, even on the ocean? What about those no-see-ums? When are they out and can they be avoided? We hear they come out at dusk. Are they out all night?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 23, 2009
place to stay on sanibel island  (4 Answers)

Where is a good place to stay on Sanibel Island? We are two adults who plan to ride bicycles and fish.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2009
Tobacco Shoppes

Wondering if there are any stores on Sanibel that sell Djarum (clove) cigarettes.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2009
Sanibel in June

I am planning a trip to Sanibel in June 2009. What is the humidity like at that time? Are there no-see-ums then? And I have heard that the shelling is better in the winter months. How drastic of a difference is there with the shelling in June?

I have been there in December (cold), August (no-see-ums), and April. Love it there no matter what!

Thanks for any replies.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2008
SandPiper West

We are looking for a luxury three bedroom condo in Sanibel for the week of 2/7/2009.
Does anyone know of SandPiper West? Also, we would love any other suggestions.

Thanks all.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2008
Pet Friendly  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of any restaurants that allow you to sit outside and eat with your dog? I've heard there are some on the island


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2008
Hotels on Sanibel....Walking distance to beach?  (5 Answers)

I've always wanted to go looking for shells in Sanibel and I think I'm going to actually do it now. I'm planning on going by myself (mostly because no one else has the shelling obsession I do and it's all I plan on doing while there ;) so I'd like to find the best place to stay that will allow me to possibly walk to a great shelling beach. I'll be renting a car so more important than it's location to the beach is safety as I am a single female. Any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2008
Seahorse Cottages

has anyone stayed here? We are spending a weekend in Sanibel in March and the reviews online are favorable, but I'd like input from VT'ers. I trust you more ;)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 26, 2007
Sanibel/Captiva wedding  (2 Answers)

My fiance and I are planning an october 2008 wedding in Captiva. We stayed at South Seas last March during our first stay on the islands and were blown away. We're thinking of going back there to have the ceremony. Any advice/opinion on weather in October? Groom's dinner options (captiva cruises, Green Flash, Key Lime Bistro?) We'd like for at least the wedding party to stay at South Seas but understand it might be a little too pricey for everyone. Any other recommendations for places that would be equally beautiful. We welcome any and all advice!!! Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2007
sanibel island  (3 Answers)

we are planning our marriage at the beach of Sanible Island therefore we are looking for a beautiful romantic hotel on the island for 6 days.
could someone recommend an accomodation??
thanks in advance
eva


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 27, 2007
Questions about Sanibel Island  (1 Answer)

Would you recommend biking around the island for a day visit? Which bike rental shop would you suggest, Finnimore's or Billy's Bike rentals? OR- Is the there a different bike rental option? Is there a place close to these shops that we can park our car for the day? Is there a fee? What's the weather like in February? Any restaurant suggestions for lunch?...We're NOT big fans of seafood and were traveling with a 2 year old. Any great bike trails we can't miss out on?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2007
6 Days in Sanibel or Sarasota  (3 Answers)

I will be crossing the state of Florida to explore the other coast and am looking at Sanibel Island or Sarasota. I am wondering if 6 days is too long to be in Sanibel. Depending on who you ask, different people say it gets boring once you picked the shells and gone to the State Park. I love the art in Sarasota, it is my next choice. I think there is more to do there for 6 days. I am bringing my two dogs, Sylvester, a 6 lb. maltese and Buster Brown a 7 Lb. miniature pincture.



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