Looking for some great Sanibel Island resorts? Sanibel Island is a great spot for a relaxing vacation on the beach. There are a number of compelling reasons to choose a Sanibel Island family vacation. We go through the best resorts for both families and romance / luxury seekers here.
The resorts here are a bit different here than other areas. They tend to combine resort amenities with vacation-rental type accommodations in condos or townhouses. No buildings full of rooms!
First stop to finding a fantastic Sanibel Island vacation package is the Top 25 Sanibel Island Resort Deals.
If you don't know much about Sanibel, taking a look at the official Sanibel Island tourism website can help. It can help point you toward the area you'd like to stay in.
Located on the beach, this is award-winning resort is our top pick. We should mention right-off that reviews here are nearly perfect. (A very unusual thing to make everybody happy.)
There's a heated pool and whirlpool spa, 4 tennis courts, picnic areas,
watersport rentals, volleyball, golf nearby and a supervised recreation programs.
Accommodations are in 2 bedroom townhomes with screened balconies. They
have fully equipped kitchens.
Reviewers say: great beach access, loved the hammocks, beautifully landscaped, not too large and doesn't seem crowded. And as we mentioned above, reviews are fantastic.
More on Tortuga
Beach Club Resort.
This resort is highly rated by past guests - especially families. It's on the north (quiet) end of the island by the historic lighthouse. If you enjoy gardens and plants, there are botanical gardens here (including hibiscus and a butterfly garden).
Boats are welcome here and it's a great spot for fishing - even right off the dock. There are also pools, a kiddie pool, tennis and of course a great beach.
Accomodations are in 1-3 bedroom condos with kitchens. Past guests love the clean condos and also the location of this resort.
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Sanibel Siesta is a beachfront resort with a heated pool, tennis, and shuffleboard. You'll stay in condos upgraded kitchens, DVD players and free wifi.
This resort gets fantastic reviews from past guests. People have spotted dolphins from the shore, they love the cleanliness and sound of the ocean and say that the condos have everything you need.
Located on the west coast on the island, this is a condominium resort hotel.
There are tennis courts,
nature trails, wildlife preserves, pool, basketball, shuffleboard,
horseshoes, and a hot tub.
Reviewers say: great place to stay with your family, huge, clean, well maintained, a bit dated, units are conveniently located, knowledgeable staff, kitchen is fully equipped.
Reviews can be mixed so check here for the latest: Lighthouse Resort & Club
This 3 star resort is perfect for those who love
nature. The resort
owners are very knowledgeable about the Sanibel eco-system.
There's a beach full of exotic shells, pool, kiddie pool, nature sanctuary, spa treatments, boating, fishing, tennis courts and golf privileges.
There are 114 one and two-bedroom suites with views of the Gulf of Mexico. They have private balconies or terraces.
Reviewers say: grounds are beautiful and well-kept, staff are friendly
and attentive, enjoyed the privacy of the beach, great shelling, some
say over priced, great views.
More on Casa Ybel Sanibel Island Resort.
This 3 star resort-hotel is intimate - only 30 rooms - and right on the beach. Couples especially rate this spot highly.
There's a pool, continental breakfast, complimentary bicycles, one bar and one restaurant.
The guestrooms and suites have are in creams, mahogany and wicker. They have private screened balconies.
say: peaceful and quaint, great staff, bottle of wine in our room on
arrival, nice rooms. This resort gets good reviews and has a lot of
More on the Song Of The Sea.
This is one of our favourite resorts chosen for it's great spa and beautiful location.
This 5 star resort is not on Sanibel Island but right on the gulf coast in Fort Myers.
Click here to see a full description on the resort.
Video: One interesting tidbit for you is that Sanibel is regarded as one of the best shelling beaches around.
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