Category Archives: Island News

sanibel island weather

What’s The Weather Like On Sanibel Island?

Sanibel Island is home to gorgeous pink flamingos, encapsulating that ideal romantic and tropical image. A beach can be found within walking distance from any point of the island. During the hot summer months, Sanibel Island gets that healthy and wonderful ocean breeze that blankets the island, from one beachside to the other. This is a true paradise. What can... Read More »


Buy A Vacation Home On Sanibel Island

With its lush wildlife refuges filled with tropical species, pristine beaches with world-class shelling, and refreshing privacy, Sanibel Island is one of the most memorable and exotic islands on Florida’s coast. This alluring destination has become highly sought after by vacation home buyers in recent months for many good reasons. Below you’ll find five of them, giving you a good... Read More »


People Love Sanibel

THEY KEEP COMING And the way they get here is mostly through the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Their first-quarter passenger traffic was 10% higher than last year and many of them ended up on Sanibel or Captiva as renters and potential buyers of island real estate. Lee County growth has resulted in the airport becoming one of... Read More »


Sanibel Island Shopping

Going on a shopping spree on Sanibel or Captiva is a lot of fun and a unique experience. You’ll be visiting relatively small, locally owned shops in charming outdoor malls surrounded by the islands beautiful flora. Whatever it is you want to buy there is a shop that sells it and whatever brand you prefer they will have it. There... Read More »


Sea Turtle & Marine Life Mortality – All Time High

You may or may not have heard about the red tide/algal bloom chaos that is going on in Florida, chances are you have since it’s pretty hard to ignore at this point. Below are just a few things that would be useful for the community to know in regard to the bloom and tips on what you can do to... Read More »


Sanibel Public Library

This little gem of a library has won awards and pleased its constituencies year after year. It entered an eBook challenge last year and won. The challenge was called a Digital Dash contest and was sponsored by Overdrive, an eBook vendor. The library’s members borrow and read over 2,000 eBooks – more than any other contestant. The library won $500... Read More »


The Sanibel Charter is Safe

Every now and then the island administration appoints a committee – the Charter Review Committee – to review the island charter and recommend whether or not any of the language should be changed. The current Sanibel Charter Review Committee has been meeting since last December to discuss the language in the various articles. The committee has not recommended any changes... Read More »


F.I.S.H. Food Drive

F.I.S.H. food drive is happening now until May 31st and is being held by the Sanibel & Captiva Island Association of Realtors Communication and P.R. Committee. For those of you who may or may not know F.I.S.H. is a human services organization located on Sanibel and they have been around for 30+ years with a focus on ‘neighbors helping neighbors’.... Read More »


Coral Reef Restoration Lecture

Have an interest in helping save coral reefs or would just like to learn more about the threats harming coral reefs? Check out the free program this Friday, April 6th with guest speaker and scientist Dr. Erin Muller. There will be two lectures, 10am and 1pm and will be held at “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Don’t miss out on... Read More »


Getting Involved On Sanibel

Living on Sanibel is more than just owning property and enjoying the many island pleasures. It is a quiet, caring bustling residential community that has a point-of-view –  one that has thoughtfully managed the development of the island and preserved its natural beauty with a commitment that is widely admired. Sanibel is a frame of mind – an idea that... Read More »