Sanibel Island

Treasures from the sea

Renowned for its shelling, Sanibel Island is the perfect place for couples to while the day away. Secluded stretches of sand and stunning sunsets seduce many couples, making it a top destination for a Florida beach wedding or resort honeymoon. Just bring your betrothed, and one of Sanibel Island's many beach wedding planners will take care of the rest. Eco-tourists, snowbirds and families will be drawn by its wildlife and range of more than 200 shell types scattering the shores.

Outdoor Focus

Collect shells along the shore, lounge on the beach, or partake in water recreation that won't disturb the natural environment. Highlights include:

Area Attractions

Take a trolley to Periwinkle Way to sample the unique shops, art galleries and restaurants - or, if you're the romantic sort, simply watch couples get married on the beach. Other highlights include:

Area Events


Enjoy a night of song at Sanibel's Schoolhouse (Music) Theater or a who-done-it at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers. The Big M Casino, which departs at Fort Myers Beach, offers casino gambling aboard a luxurious 162-foot yacht.


Sanibel has accommodations for every price range - full-service resorts, romantic inns, intimate bed and breakfasts, secluded cottages, efficiency hotel / motels, condos and RV camping. Try the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce for more ideas.

Need to Know

Shells and shorebirds make Sanibel Island a romantic delight. If you'd like to exchange vows or simply collect shells, a Sanibel Island escape might be right for you.

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