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What Businesses Are Open on Sanibel Island?

What Businesses Are Open On Sanibel Island? Florida’s Sanibel Island took a large toll from Hurricane Ian, but business are bouncing back and “The Island” is returning to the beautiful tropical getaway you remember. Is it perfect? No. Is it still paradise? Absolutely! We at Sanibel Island Inn have worked hard to restore our terrific […]

Sanibel Hotel Open After Hurricane Ian

The First of Any Open Hotels on Sanibel Island

Information for Guests – Know Before You Go! The Island Inn reopened its doors as the first hotel on Sanibel Island to receive guests post-Hurricane Ian. Thanks to major capital investments made over the past decade in our property’s infrastructure and coastal resilience, we are proud to continue to offer a beachfront oasis on Sanibel […]

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Hurricane Ian

To our loyal guests who have shown unwavering love and compassion for our historic piece of paradise, First and foremost, we are happy to report that the Island Inn Family (staff) are all accounted for and we sincerely thank you for the amazing number of prayers and well wishes we’ve received in this regard.  Steve […]

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Best Hotel Sanibel Has to Offer! Island Inn Wins 2022 Award for ‘Best Of’…

NOTICE: Some information on these pages are pre-Hurricane Ian and may not be fully up-to-date. Wondering what the best hotel Sanibel has to offer is? The Island Inn was recently awarded the 2022 ‘Best Hotel & Inn’ on Sanibel & Captiva islands in an annual polling of area visitors & residents completed by the Sanibel […]

Sanibel Island Florida: Paradise on the Gulf

Sanibel Island Florida: Paradise on the Gulf

Imagine an island retreat nestled in the warm, tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Picture a destination big enough to offer a variety of exciting activities and opportunities for solitude, but small enough to avoid the hassle of the sprawling resort towns. In your imagination you just conjured up Sanibel Island Florida, truly a jewel in the Gulf region.

Sanibel Island Vacations

Sanibel Island Vacations Offer More Than Beach Time

For generations, people have been heading to Sanibel Island for vacations. Sanibel and Captiva are scattered with many attractions geared toward lovers of nature, nightlife, history, art and fine dining.

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Sanibel Bird Watching Ranks Top 10 for Birding Around the World in 2018

Millennials are super into birding now. Here are the best places to go birding around the world: 9. Sanibel Island, Florida, United States Photo: J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Official) Sanibel Island is home to 245 bird species, including the bright pink roseate spoonbill which roam the wetlands. The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ensures that waders, singers, and peckers […]

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Sanibel Luxury Suites – Introducing the New Matthew Lodge

The historic Island Inn, the island’s oldest hotel (Est. 1895), is excited to announce the Matthews Lodge Luxury Suites on Sanibel. The Inn’s latest investment is in the replacement of the Matthews Lodge, a 12 unit concrete block building built in 1961, with the brand new Matthews Lodge, which offers 12 Gulf View Luxury Suite accommodations. […]

Untouched by the Storm – Sanibel Island is the Perfect South Florida Destination

We are all extremely thankful that Sanibel Island and the Island Inn were spared the worst of the Florida-wide storm early this September. While we had a bit of cleanup on the beach immediately after the storm, our accommodations remain spotless and our beaches world-class. Since the storm, many of our long-time regular guests, as […]

Sanibel & Captiva Beaches Serve as Nursery for Florida’s Sea Turtles

It’s Sea Turtle season on Sanibel Island; and for all of us at the Island Inn, this brings to mind another example of how we choose to balance our responsibility to the island’s ecosystem with our responsibility to our guests. From May through October each year, female sea turtles crawl onto our shores, seeking a […]

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Come on Down – Sanibel Weather is Fine!

Technically speaking, summer is over. Fortunately, the weather on Sanibel Island doesn’t seem to concern itself with technicalities. You might not be concerned either, especially if you are spending part of this fall or winter stretched out on Island Inn’s beach with warm sand under your heels.

Sanibel Beach

Friends of Sanibel Work to Protect Island’s Beaches

It’s pretty quiet here most of the time, and when you come to Sanibel’s Island Inn, we want you to have a carefree time on our beaches. It’s interesting for many of our guests to discover how much work it takes to have this opportunity for profound relaxation!

Sanibel and Captiva Island Resorts Serve up Island Culture

Sanibel and Captiva Island Resorts Serve up Island Culture

Many of our Island Inn resort guests say that staying on Sanibel or Captiva Island has ruined all of the other beach spots for them. At Island Inn, we’re happy that’s true.

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Island Inn: The Best Choice Among Sanibel Island Resorts

You have many choices when deciding where you’ll vacation in South Florida. Those who wish to experience the unique and wonderful mix of southern and island culture know the secret ingredient is Island Inn.

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Sanibel Island Path Updates Nearly Complete

Construction on major updates to the Sanibel Island shared pathway are nearly complete. Popular with both residents and visitors, the pathway is a great way to explore the Island and get around.

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Sanibel Sea School

The Sanibel Sea School is a great hands on way to learn about Sanibel Island’s marine ecosystem.

Sanibel Island Beaches Top the Charts

Sanibel Island Beaches Top The Charts!

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the beaches of southwest Florida are among the nations cleanest. See video of the report here!

Learn About Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island enthusiasts welcome the City of Sanibel’s release of the first video in a series of four about the history of Sanibel Island. Please click here to view “Sanctuary Islands: The Sanibel Legacy”

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Junior Sailing Program to be Launched

The Sanibel Camber of commerce has teamed up with Heidrick and Company Insurance and Risk Management Services, the Captiva Islands Yacht Club and ’Tween Waters Inn Island Resort….

Beach Attendance up for June

Beach attendance on Sanibel Island Beaches were at record highs this past June. Up 24 percent, the beaches saw more than an $80,000 dollar increase in revenues for the month of June.

Sanibel Island Fishing Dramatically Improved

Starting June 29, 2010 the US Army Corp of Engineers will be reducing the flow from St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries from 3,000 cfs to 450 cfs.