We went to Maui last year and loved it, because it was scenic, wild, friendly, laidback, and unpretentious. The beaches and sea were beautiful, the locals were chilled, the interior spectacular.
We don't want to go straight back (we'll save it for next year) so are looking for an alternative. How does Sanibel compare with Maui?
The beaches, on first glance, don't look quite so good.
But what about the ambience, and the safety/crime, and restaurants, and the locals?
Is it considered exclusive, like some of the top-end Caribbean destinations, or sandals and shorts, like Hawaii?
Thanks for your help