If you're looking to trade in the hustle and bustle of the city life to dip your toes in the sand, then look no further than Sanibel, Florida. A Sanibel Island vacation for kids is just what you and your family need to unwind and relax. Breathtaking beaches and spectacular views are just the beginning of your journey into paradise. This place will fulfill your fantasy of what island life at its finest has to offer.
Before you hit the sand and the surf and the many other Sanibel Island activities, you'll need to find a place to set your bags down. One such place is the Sanibel Inn, a kid-friendly hotel in Sanibel. The hotel features large, spacious rooms with nature-inspired themes, your own kitchenette and a screened-in balcony. Other amenities include a babysitting service, an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site restaurant. Located right on the beach and situated near the Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, you'll start each day of your Sanibel Island vacation with the sweet smell of fresh flowers and the sound of the ocean's splashing waves.
Another wonderful option for your Sanibel Island family vacation is the Casa Ybel Resort. This kid-friendly resort offers plenty of activities, including an on-site playground and kids club, swimming pools, a kiddie pool, bikes, a basketball court and a restaurant. The rooms also feature screened-in balconies for a bug-free atmosphere while you take in the terrific views.
Looking for fun things to do in Sanibel Island? Check out Periwinkle Way, a beautiful thoroughfare lined with shops, galleries and afternoon cafes. Also, just a short ride away is the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, with a variety of historical buildings brought to this location to preserve them. You'll enjoy taking a walk in these wonderful and fully restored relics while learning about their origins. If you love history, the Sanibel Island Lighthouse is a historic landmark. Although the lighthouse itself is inaccessible, the beach surrounding it will make for some great family photos. Don't forget the camera!
If you're interested in marine life, a Captiva Cruise is a Sanibel Island tour you won't want to miss. Take in the salty ocean air and gorgeous surroundings, and if you're lucky you'll get to watch the dolphins play. The Adventure Sea Kayak Wildlife Tours are some of several family attractions in Sanibel, with tours including dolphin watching, sunset cruises and tours for new and full moons.
Around every corner, you'll find many things to do in Sanibel Island. With Mother Nature evident every place you go, a Sanibel Island vacation has a little something for every member of the family. Beautiful beaches, quaint settings, boutiques, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and a variety of outdoor Sanibel Island activities in a serene environment will make your vacation a perfect one for you and your kids. Hotels such as the Island Inn on Sanibel Island provide a great night's rest, and one thing is for sure: You'll want to return as soon as you can!