For those wishing for an experience akin to that of the Sanibel Island locals, there are charming cottages and inns to stay at. Many are within walking distance of the beaches, if not directly on them, and have a historic charm and elegance all their own. Local markets and restaurants on the island allow you to dine in or out as you choose and give you the flexibility of scheduling meals for yourself and family.
Sanibel Island is a truly unique and beautiful oasis that will immediately charm you with its slower and more natural rhythms. How you experience them is up to you and how you want your vacation to feel.