Just wanted to post our trip report from this yr.
This is our 2nd yr on Sanibel. We stayed at a couple places... We really enjoyed Shell Island Beach club condo. It had great views.. was very bright and airy. We shelled most days and just spent time relaxing. We ate at ( I may spell these wrong) Matzaluna ( it was good) Cheeburger Cheeburger... it was ok.. not what I expected but loved the onion rings. We had good luck at the Island cow plus we like the laid back atmosphere. We liked the Mucky Duck except my daughters milk was sour and out of date.. not good.. ick.. but the rest was great. The kids loved the waves on Captiva and the water was more clear. We also had burgers at the Sanibel Grill and they were good.
We had Pinochio's Ice cream.. it was good but expensive when you have 5 people eating a big dish...:O I would say go to the grocery store and stock up and eat at the condo and then go walk to beach in the evening..( just my opinion)
We took a Captiva Cruise to shell. I enjoyed that. I love to shell. We could have stayed all day but did the 2 hr. It was just something different to do. I didnt take a very good shell bag and broke a huge sanddollar I found. It was fun and we found bigger shells. I would do it again.
We ended up carrying a backpack of shells home again. I am going to try to come up with some way of displaying them.
Anyway just wanted to let you know we enjoyed our stay. I like the Island life.. barefoot and relaxing. I am so glad I got out of bed at sunrise and took pictures as it was coming up (it comes up REALLY fast) and got some great pics of low tide and birds. Take alot of pics you dont appreciate them until you are home. I am not sure if we will go back each yr or try something different but I do really enjoy Sanibel for a family trip.