In 1921 a hurricane passed over Captiva Island and literally cut it in half. Today "Upper" or North Captiva Island is a remote barrier island destination off the coast of Fort Myers, Florida. There are roughly 300 homes on North Captiva, and no cars are allowed on the island. Access is only by boat or small plane and most residents travel across the island by golf cart. North Captiva is a beautiful tropical beach vacation destination
perfect for the family looking to "get away from it all" without breaking the bank or leaving the country.
Tips for Vacationers in North Captiva:
- Order Groceries Ahead: North Captiva has only four restaurants, and no grocery shopping on the island. Expect to pay a small fee ($10-$12) to get your groceries purchased and packaged for your beach house. The restaurants are fantastic, but you may have to head down to Captiva Island to get more food. A small price to pay for the feeling of privacy that can only coming from being on a mostly isolated island!
- Inquire about Club Access: There are two community clubs on the island - the Safety Harbor Club and the North Captiva Island Club. Members -and their guests- can enjoy the facilities which include swimming pools and restaurants.
- Relax: Captiva is a tropical wonderland! It's undeveloped and sparsely populated which makes it perfect for a secluded getaway.
This Charming "Key West" style destination is free from tourists, strip malls, hotels, or noise. This is one of the best kept secrets in Florida. The soft, white sand beaches are perfect for barefoot walks, shell gathering, and sunbathing. The clear, crystal blue waves that roll in from the Gulf of Mexico are warm and perfect for swimming and water sports. Book a North Captiva Island rental today and see what all the hype's about!
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