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Think Florida and think blue skies and warm Gulf waters blending together on the horizon. Think perpetual sunshine, natural white sand beaches and pristine, uninhabited islands. Think of days spent island hopping on a charter cruise, evenings spent wandering unique restaurants and boho galleries. This is Florida how it's meant to be, and thankfully how it remains on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

Known as Florida's unspoiled island sanctuary, this subtropical paradise is a favourite holiday spot for many. In addition to the beautiful natural environment, active travellers can take advantage of golf, tennis and watersports as well as some unusual attractions. From here you can also explore the Sanibel and Captiva islands, connected to the mainland by an alluring three-mile-long causeway. Sanibel is known worldwide for its shelling and its reputation as one of the finest shorelines in North America. Continue north on the way to Captiva Island, located toward Sanibel’s northern tip, to explore the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge which is home to many exotic species of birds and plants.

With Tampa 200km away, Miami 250km and Orlando 315km away, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel are easily accessible. Also, the conveniently located Southwest Florida International Airport is less than 30 minutes away from most hotels on the beach, offers easy arrival, hassle free rental car pick up and return and connections from most US airport hubs.

Sun-drenched beaches, fascinating wildlife, exciting activities and gourmet dining – The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel has it all!

Top 5 Experiences

  • Go Island Hopping – Sanibel and its little sister, Captiva, are just two of the many unspoilt barrier islands that dot like tiny jewels in the Gulf of Mexico. Others include Cabbage Key, Useppa, Boca Grande and Cayo Costa.
  • Relax and enjoy miles of pristine, white powdery sand beaches with clear, glistening, shallow waters and romantic sunsets. Sanibel and Captiva islands offer the best shelling anywhere; shell collecting is a classic on Sanibel and Captiva, blend in with the others and practice the 'Sanibel stoop'.
  • Wildlife – This idyllic part of Florida offers an amazing abundance of wildlife just waiting to be spotted. Watch the loggerhead sea turtles, manatees & Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in their beautiful natural habitat.
  • Art – Visit one of the many art galleries and paint a coconut at Leoma Lovegroves in colourful Matlacha on Pine Island.
  • Edison & Ford Winter Estates – located in downtown Fort Myers (otherwise known as the city of Palms) includes almost 20 acres of tropical gardens and the largest banyan tree in the U.S. Visit Edison's laboratory and museum or take an Edison Electric launch for a river cruise along the Caloosahatchee River.

Sightseeing & Tours

  • Edison & Ford Winter Estates – Travel back in time and explore the steps of one of the most brilliant minds. Payable locally from £13pp.
  • Key West Express – Climb aboard this catamaran cruise to the Florida Keys and spend a day soaking up the Floridian sunshine. From £112 per adult and £54 per child.

Key Attractions

  • Edison and Ford Winter Estates
  • J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
  • Shopping at Miromar Outlets and Tanger Outlets
  • Great Calusa Blueway
  • Lovers Key State Park
  • Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery