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Captiva Island Beach Vacation Tips and Info

Terns at the shoreCaptiva Island, Florida is a small tropical island four miles off the south gulf coast of Florida. Surprisingly remote, Captiva Island really feels like a Caribbean getaway instead of a barrier island. Mangroves hug the streets, and there aren't any traffic lights on the island. Fifteen miles of sugar white sand wait for you on Captiva and the neighbor island Sanibel. Captiva Island beach houses are big, beautiful villas and cute, cozy beach houses perfect for family adventures or intimate retreats.
There's a lot to do on your Captiva Island vacation. Though the island is a little remote, the quiet, pristine quality of the island makes it a great tropical getaway.

Here's a Couple Tips for Your Trip:

  • Relax at the Beach! On Captiva there's more than enough beach to go around and these tropical shores are perfect for swimming, shelling, and sitting around!
  • Take a Trip through the Ding Darling Nature Preserve! It's the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, and can be explored by car, bike, or kayak! Ding Darling plays host to huge populations of migratory birds and is a sight to see!
  • Snorkel, Scuba, and Search for Fish! Captiva hosts a variety of water vessels for you to rent, taking you out into the gulf where you can see dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, and a variety of tropical fish! Snorkel or scuba while you're here, and experience that wonderful tropical ocean water!
Captiva is home to a number of cute and eclectic local stores, and your family won't want for charming local restaurants or other delicious island cuisine while you're here. Come to Captiva and experience Florida as it used to be with a Captiva vacation rental. If you are looking for the perfect location for your dream wedding, Captiva Island is home to several amazing beach homes to choose from. Sea Oats is a luxury oceanfront home which is perfect for your beachside wedding. Enjoy a catered reception on the grounds of this luxury villa, and say your vows on the shore in Captiva Island, Florida!