Between both barrier islands Sanibel and its’ smaller sister island to the North, Captiva, there are 15 miles of beaches, 22 miles of bike paths, 50 kinds of fish, 230 kinds of birds, 250 shells and ZERO traffic lights.
The only automobile access from Sanibel to Captiva is over a small bridge along Turner Beach on Sanibel-Captiva Road. The road, now called Captiva Drive, provides a scenic journey past magnificent gulf-front estates surrounded by giant cacti, bright bougainvillea, and other plantings busting with tropical colors.
The road ends a few miles North in the alluring village of Captiva. Residents and visitors enjoy casual beachside restaurants like The Mucky Duck, and other dining spots including the famous Bubble Room along with places to rent bikes and boats and trendy boutiques.
South Seas Island Resort of Captiva occupies the Northern end of the island. Popular with families, this private retreat is also a 330 acre wildlife preserve. There is an assortment of accommodations; charming villas and cottages, private homes and comfortable hotel rooms.
Like Sanibel there is a wide inventory of homes, condos, and cottages on Captiva. Each property comes with the special solitude and gracious beauty of tropical island living.