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What to do in Captiva in the rain?

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What to do in Captiva in the rain?

Any suggestions on what to do in Captiva if it happens to rain when we are there? We have been there before and we love it...but other than staying in our room or going out to eat, is there anything else to do in Captiva if we get bad weather?

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1. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

Go shopping in Sanibel. There are plenty of shops available.Or you could even drive to the outlets just over the Sanibel Causeway.Or you could go to the small movie theater on Sanibel on Tarpon Bay Road near Bailey's.Or go surf fishing.(the fish don't know it's raining.)

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2. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

Great suggestions...thank you. We are going this weekend and there is a chance of rain, so great to know that there is a movie theater on Sanibel!

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3. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

1. Take a nap, nothing more relaxing than being cozy inside with rain outside.

2. Read a great book.

3. Go to the shell museum.

4 Go get ice cream.

5. Put on clothes you don't mind getting wet and go down to the beach, watch the ocean, feel the wind and rain and marvel at the different energy of the water and the beauty of the swirling sky (don't do this with any thunder/lightning present of course!).

6. If you're feeling energetic or restless, drive into Ft Myers and hit the Bell Tower cinemas for whatever new movie just opened.

7. Sit on the front patio if your rental has one, sipping something delicious, and let your mind wander. Or let your mind empty out till you feel only relaxation. (Then see suggestion #1!).

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4. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

Stand on the beach buck naked shaking your fist at the sky while screaming threats at the deity of your choice. This not only gives you something to do but also provides tons of entertainment for the neighbors.

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5. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

Thanks for the great suggestions! Now I know we won't be bored if it rains, there are plenty of things to do :)

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6. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

If there is no thunder and lightning, we like to swim on the pool when it is raining.

But reading a book is what I do mostly ;-)

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7. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

Yes, we are only there for the 3 day weekend, so we will probably not leave the Captiva/Sanibel area. But thanks for all the suggestions...we will be leaving early in the AM and so I printed them all out :)

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8. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

"Corona, that might get you another run in with the law"

Which is why I only recommend it to others.

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9. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

Sanibel has a movie cinema that plays current films.

No need to leave the islands.

http://www.islandcinema.com/

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10. Re: What to do in Captiva in the rain?

Glad to see this! We leave tomorrow for a week there and it looks like rain every day, sadly. :(