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a VirtualTourist member from North Houston

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers/ Sanibel

What is the best location to visit between Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Marco and Captiva islands? Just want to relax and maybe do a couple of attraction tours. Have never been to Florida, I love the carribean and live near Galveston, which is not so pretty. Brown sand and brown water. Thanks



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member

I would definitely stay on Sanibel Island. There are lots of accommodations in various price ranges. It's a narrow island, so you will be on the beach or close to it, wherever you stay. Captiva is also lovely, but few places to stay, except for a large resort. You can easily explore both islands by bicycle. Check out the Bubble Room restaraunt on Captiva. Very busy in the evening- lunch is a better time to visit. I have stayed at all of the locations you mentioned. I don't care for Marco Island or Fort Myers Beach- very commercial. Sanibel/Captiva are paradise.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from North Houston

Thank You so much for the advice. I booked my stay in sanibel, so I feel a relief. I have never even heard of these places until I found them on the internet. I was looking for places in key largo and thought maybe something a little more quiet might be better. Thanks again. And yes my mother is going and loves shelling.




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a VirtualTourist member from Norwich

I'm glad you booked sanibel it really is paradise.. however for your attractions ,if you have the car I'd recommend going south to the everglades,north to busch gardens and if you want to shop, east to sawgrass mills mall between miami and ft lauderdale. happy holiday kim





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