Why Captiva Island
- It’s a serene, quaint and peaceful island which makes it perfect for a romantic gateway.
- If you’re a shelling enthusiast then it’s a great place to visit.You can find variety of shells.
- Captiva cruises are incredible which takes you to neighboring barrier islands if you’re Interested.
- South seas island resort is a great place to stay..They have miles of beaches,restaurants,grocery stores,bikes,shuttle service inside resort area, shopping and it’s even close to Captiva cruises boarding deck which makes your trip relaxing.
- Food is divine.If you’re a seafood lover, there are ton of restaurants to give a try.My favorites are key lime bistro and Bubble room.
There’s a very interesting story behind our trip to Captiva Island. Last summer started with a refrigerator leak, which damaged our kitchen flooring. We decided to replace the original vinyl flooring with porcelain tiles, on our own. One thing led to another and we moved on to upgrade the entire kitchen.Proud of us👏. After everything, we thought we deserve a vacation.What’s more relaxing than lounging on the beach, right?🏝 So, I browsed quaint and beautiful beaches in the US. This is where I found this beauty called Captiva Island which is located on the south western part of Florida.
We booked our trip through Orbitz for 3 days and 2 nights in the month of October. We took an early morning American airline flight from Pittsburgh, PA to Fort Myers, FL, in order to utilize the day✈️. Fort Myers is the closest airport for Captiva. From airport, we rented a car, which took us around 1 hour to reach our destination, the South Seas Island Resort. The route from airport to our resort was very scenic which makes the drive even more enjoyable.South seas island resort have miles of beaches, great restaurants, beautiful pool with cabanas, spa services, shuttle service inside the resort and grocery stores so that you can pick up something and cook your own meal👍
On the first day, we checked into our room, got freshen up and headed to have a lunch as we were famished. We found this Crooked Snook Tiki Bar in the middle of the resort by the pool side which has a beautiful view of ocean and was surrounded by palm trees🏝. I ordered the coconut shrimp and my husband got himself a fish sandwich which was really delicious❤️. Later on, we headed to the resort’s famous Sunset Beach to lounge, stroll through the sand and do some shelling. Captiva is known for its shelling. Locals call it Sanibel Stoop meaning Shelling. For dinner, we been to this cute restaurant named Key Lime Bistro. Their sea food was great and I loved the Key Lime Pie .
Next morning, we lounged and soaked up the sun at the South Beach, another beach in the resort area. Also did some more shelling, swimming and strolling which was quite a fun.For lunch we carried with us two sandwiches from the grocery store which we ate on the beach. In the evening, we had this Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise🦈. Captiva cruises operates at a walkable distance from the resort which is very convenient. Our tour guide and Captain was an excellent narrator which makes our tour even more enjoyable. We spotted some Dolphins and Birds which was pretty amazing☺️. On our way back, we even witnessed the beautiful sunset of Captiva which truly made our day. After the cruise, we stopped at this Bubble Room which is a 1930s and 1940s retro themed restaurant for dinner. Food was awesome, especially those cakes were divine.
Next day, we made to the neighboring barrier island, Cayo Costa which is located to the north of Captiva. This island is filled with nature and famous for shelling.The surrounding views were breathtaking. We did some shelling and relaxed on the beach listening to the waves. After the cruise, we checked out of the resort and headed to the airport to catch the flight back home.
On our way to the airport, we stopped at the restaurant called The Island Cow for lunch which was pretty good. Our overall experience was amazing and memorable. Hope to visit there again soon. Please comment if you have any questions😊