We are planning a visit to Sanibel/ Captiva September 15-22 (I know late planning). We are torn between the two. I posted to the Captiva forum but figured I would see what anyone says here as well. We will have my husband, myself, and 5 kids ranging from 13 to 4. We usually do Atlantic Coast beaches but wanted a change. The kids love being in the water in any way they can be in. We also love nature and shelling and exploring. Since we are driving so far to get there we want this be memorable in a good way (sunsets, clearer water, wildlife, shells). Would you recommend Captiva or Sanibel? What is the best beachfront place to stay? Pools aren't necesary. Being close to the beach is important.