With cool breezes, gorgeous sunsets and white sandy beaches, the coastline of a tropical paradise is also the ideal place to hold a family reunion trip.Follow our tips to plan the perfect family reunion Sanibel Island trip.
Whether exploring natural beauty or seeking some family friendly adventures, you’ll find plenty of exciting things to do on nearby Sanibel Island.Historians believe that Sanibel and Captiva were formed as one island about six thousand years ago, as sediment that rose from the sea after being shaped by centuries of storm activity.Dating as far back as 2,500 years, the native Calusa Indians were the first-known residents of the island.After the Sanibel causeway was built to replace the ferry in May 1963, the residents asserted control over development by establishing the Sanibel Comprehensive Land Use Plan in 1974 helping to maintain a balance between development and preservation of the island's ecology.A new, higher bridge, permitting passage without a bascule bridge (drawbridge) of tall boats and sailboats, was completed in late 2007.Whether you are looking to relax, indulge in a couple cocktails, try a new activity or explore the island, there is something for every couple, listed below.
Couples can relax and escape with a 50-or-80-minute massage from our onsite Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique, discounted at 20 percent off through the month of February.
Due to easy causeway access, Sanibel is a popular tourist destination known for its shell beaches and wildlife refuges. The Island hosts the Sanibel Historical Village and a variety of other museums and theaters, as well as many non-profit organizations like the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, and the Sanibel Sea School.
More than half of the island is made up of wildlife refuges, the largest being J. In August 2004, Hurricane Charley hit the island causing mandatory evacuation for the residents and resulting in the most storm damage to the island in 44 years.
The sooner you agree on a date, the better off you will be.
Planning 12 months to 18 months out is not too early.
The population was 6,469 at the 2010 census, with an estimated 2012 population of 6,741.