Captiva Island Florida Vacations, Best Island Vacations, Best Beach Destinations, Best Summer Vacations, The Best Places to Stay

Captiva Island, one of Florida’s beautiful barrier island, where pirates once roamed, is now the perfect vacation spot for anyone yearning for sun, sand and all the water fun you can find. This tropical island is one of the most beautiful Gulf Coast vacation locations.  It is located in Florida’s Lee County just off the northern tip of Sanibel Island, on Florida’s southwest coast on the Gulf of Mexico. The amazing white beaches, which are almost entirely covered with collectable sea shells, and the sparkling ocean of the Gulf of Mexico, make Captiva Island one of the best vacation spots on the planet.

The sugar sand beaches are all natural and not crowded, though all beach areas are open to the public. Shelling is fantastic, surf fishing is very popular, and the gentle slope of the beach allows safe and easy swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Sanibel and Captiva islands as well the surrounding barrier islands are among the top three shelling destinations in the world. Gently sloping sandy bottoms allow a new supply of treasures from the deep to become washed ashore with each new tide change. Sanddollars, whelks, tulips, kings crowns, horse and fighting conch, scotch bonnets, and the grand prize, the junonia are to name but a few. Even non-shellers can’t helped but be amazed by the diversity and beauty to be found along the waters edge.

Captiva over 20 miles of bike paths, perfect for jogging, rollerblading, walking and even biking. If you can’t bring your own bike, there are several locations to rent everything from bikes to rollerblades to canoes.

Best IslandsSouth Seas Island Resort: South Seas Island Resort, a 330-acre full-service resort on Captiva Island and 34 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport. As a private retreat thoroughly embraced by the natural splendor of the Florida Gulf Coast, this breathtaking Captiva Island resort combines the alluring mystique of an international destination with the reassuring comfort of a domestic address. Engage in a true island experience – tranquil, private, and deeply reflective. As an unspoiled refuge at the edge of the Gulf Coast of Florida, South Seas Island Resort welcomes you to experience the genuine freedom and luxury to set your own pace in the midst of timeless natural splendor. For Flights + Resort Reservations, Specials & Packages and other details you can visit South Seas Island Resort’s web site at http://www.southseas.com/

South Seas Island Resort’s Address: 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva Island, Florida 33924

Best Beach VacationsTween Waters In: Somewhere between your idea of paradise and a dream come true, you’ll find the legendary Tween Waters Inn, Day Spa and Marina on Captiva Island. 13 gorgeous Gulf beaches-to-bay acres, with their charming blend of warm hospitality and barefoot style that dates to 1931, you’ll enjoy a gracious, comfortable, historic, tropical beach resort that promises everything you’d ever hope for in a wonderful, watercolor dream. Which is to say: Surf, Sand, Sun, Service and oh so many smiles. Moreover, find out how wonderful and easy happier can be, with a beautiful beach wedding at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island. For Reservations, Rates, Package values and other details you can visit South Seas Island Resort’s web site at http://www.tween-waters.com/

Tween Waters In’s Address: Tween Waters Inn, Day Spa & Marina P.O. Box 249 Captiva Island, Florida 33924