The sparkling white sand beaches and cool Gulf breezes that caress ecologically preserved Captiva Island, Florida, will draw you in and keep you coming back to vacation here year after year. Just four miles long and about a half-mile wide, this gorgeous little stretch of paradise sits next to its big sister, Sanibel Island, on Florida's Gulf Coast. Captiva Island, Florida, has a few well developed beach resorts, where plenty of comfortable vacation rentals such as oceanfront houses, cabins, cottages, condos, villas and apartments offer comfortable accommodations. Experience these islands' natural attractions, such as the "Ding" Darling Natural wildlife Refuge and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Center, as you make your way down "San-Cap" Road and onto Captiva Island. Captiva and Sanibel Island, Florida, are world renowned vacation destinations for their unmatched shell-covered beaches. These barrier islands are uniquely east-west oriented, making a natural scoop for shells that tumble in on the tides.
There are multitudes of other activities on Captiva Island, Florida, as well. The fishing here is great, where snook tarpon, redfish and sea trout are abundant and waiting for bait. There are sailing, jet skiing, kayaking and just about any other water activities imaginable for your ideal vacation experience. Plus, golf, quaint shops, restaurants filled with fresh seafood, and historical and ecologically educational experiences are everywhere. Just try to get bored! Captiva Island, Florida, has ideal beach resorts for romantic getaways, family vacations or even weddings. Vacation rentals such as oceanfront condos, villas, apartments, cottages, cabins and large houses are available for accommodations. With temperatures settling in around the mid 70's, winter is the busy season (as you can imagine) so make your plans early if you plan to vacation during this time of year! There are deals to be found starting in late spring, and more in August, when it gets torrid. There is always a nice breeze off the Gulf, so don't let the heat scare you away. Get your thrills from a stunning Gulf sunset rather than a roller coaster on your next vacation in Florida. Captiva Island, Florida, with its splendid beach resorts dotted with vacation rentals such as oceanfront condos, vills, apartments, houses, cabins and cottages, just might be the place that captivates you, too.