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Captiva or Sanibel?

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Captiva or Sanibel?

Active family of 5 with three teenagers looking to spend spring break on the gulf. Hoping to find a happy medium with beautiful views, peace & quiet, access to bike paths, beach, town, etc..

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1. Re: Captiva or Sanibel?

If those were my specs, I would go for Sanibel.

Beautiful views - both

Peace and quiet - Captiva is not as busy as Sanibel, but road to Captiva can be busy during season

Bike Paths - Sanibel, Captiva the road is basically shared with cars

Beach - both have great beaches, but Sanibel gets my vote, Captiva Beaches have been renourished due to washing away several times in storms

Town - Sanibel has a good mix of shops and restaurants, grocery stores and a movie theater, Captiva has some really nice restaurants and shops, small mom and pop markets

Stay on Sanibel, visit Captiva

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2. Re: Captiva or Sanibel?

Sanibel sound like the choice but you can see more details at:


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3. Re: Captiva or Sanibel?

If you have 3 teenagers then I would opt for Sanibel. Jump on a bike and a short ride there is alot to do. But definately go and visit Captiva because it is beautiful.

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