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Best place on Captiva or Sanibel

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Best place on Captiva or Sanibel

Looking to book the best resort on Captiva and Sanibel for April. 2 familes with kids ages 7-12. Cost is not a factor. Looking for a great location, nice amenities including a restaurant, activities, clean and upscale. Not looking for a stand alone condo unless it is part of a resort. Suites would be nice. Thanks.

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1. Re: Best place on Captiva or Sanibel

There are 4 'resorts' on the islands. Casa Ybel, Sundial, Tween Waters and SSR on Captiva. Casa Ybel and SSR have upscale elements and amenities.

I want to caution you that San-Cap is nothing like Naples or Boca Raton. It is extremely laid back, no high rises, lots of mom and pop business and much of the island is a nature preserve.

Sanibel and Captiva are very nice, actually pretty expensive to visit. BUT people love it here, and are willing to pay the high prices NOT for the luxury of the hotels or restaurants but for the naturalness of the islands. The beaches are not groomed, left in their natural state for the protection of wildlife. You will not find white sandy beaches, but beaches covered in shells. There is not a lot of night life, restaurants are casual with a couple of exceptions.

You can find luxury accomodations on both islands, but they are fairly different from Boca or the high end resorts in Naples or Marco. After reading some of your prior posts, I want to make sure you know these things. What in particular are you looking for?

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2. Re: Best place on Captiva or Sanibel

South Seas Resort on Captiva Island has private luxury homes for rent within the resort with all of the amenities, activities and services.

Here is the link:

southseas.com/luxury_home_and_villas/luxury_…

If you should decide to rent outside a resort, there are plenty of upscale gulf front homes to choose from. Maid and Chef services can be arranged for your week.

Here is one of the nicest, newest homes available, completed in August 2009:

royalshell.com/vrmgr/…

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3. Re: Best place on Captiva or Sanibel

Amplifying on Sunnyvaca's post.. The full service 4-5 star resorts one finds in the Caribbean or major tourist areas (with top level amenities, activities, on-site restaurants, etc.) simply do not exist on Sanibel. The closest is South Seas at end of Captiva.

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