Is Sanibel Island like the Caribbean? Coastal Living Magazine Thinks So.

Why plan a trip to the Caribbean when you can experience white sandy beaches and glimmering blue seas right here in Southwest Florida! No need to splurge on flights and travel costs, all you have to do is cross the causeway and get cozy in one of our beautiful cottages to get into that “island” state of mind.

Sanibel Island has been named by Coastal Living Magazine on their list of “10 Florida Beaches So Beautiful You’ll Think You’re in the Caribbean.”

Here’s what the the No. 1 online authority for those captivated by the coast had to say about our barrier island:

“Certainly by now, almost everyone knows that Sanibel Island is the undisputed shelling capital of North America. Every collector’s dream, you don’t have to go all the way to the Caribbean to discover hundreds of colorful sea shells. On 15 miles of beaches that wrap around this isle in the Gulf of Mexico, there are more than 250 different kinds of shells. It’s such a popular pastime, that the act of bending at the waste to retrieve a shell is referred to as the ‘Sanibel Stoop.’”

When you make Gulf Breeze Cottages your beach home away from home, direct beach access provides you with the perfect place to soak up the sun and celebrate the natural wonder of Sanibel.

Though Sanibel didn’t make the top five, our neighbors to the north, Captiva Island and Cayo Costa did! Only car or boat ride away from our accommodations at Gulf Breeze Cottages, guests can enjoy all three beaches that made the list. Our tip: Enjoy the sunrise on our beach and then head to Captiva or Cayo Costa for sunset (or vice versa).

Coastal Living had this to say about our neighboring islands:

“Funky, quirky Captiva Island has a distinct artsy vibe—exactly the kind you might expect to find in the Caribbean—and the beaches are pure perfection. Legend has it that renegade pirate Jose Gaspar built a prison on “Isle de los Captivas” in the early 1800’s where he kept prisoners “captive” for ransom. Today, you’ll wish you had the lock and key to throw away so you can stay in this island haven forever.”

“A former fishing ground for the Calusa Indians, Cayo Costa Island offers a rich history and nine miles of undeveloped shoreline and sugar sand beaches. Dating back nearly 4,000 years, several Native American shell mounds are located on archipelago, which means “Key by the Coast.” Now a Florida state park, the island is only accessible by boat, and it’s completely off the electrical grid. Interestingly, there are about two dozen private homes on the island, three of which you can find on VRBO. The state park also has campsites and rustic cabins available for vacation rentals, the perfect opportunity to unplug and recharge.

This winter, we invite you to join us on Sanibel Island, your very own Floribbean paradise. We are currently offering our “January Early Booker Sale” promotion. Stay with us from January 2 – January 31, 2019 and enjoy 15% off on the Efficiencies, the Beach House and Duplex #2.

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