AdPage.indd 1 1818 1213 PM p10 ON THE COVER Sanibel and Captiva islands are a vacation paradise where sky, sand water create the ideal setting. On cover Kayla Collier left Faith Martz head to pristine shore of Gulf Mexico for shelling, swimming relaxing. Photograph By Sammy Todd Dyess Photography West Palm Beach 2 GENERATIONS GENERATIONSMAGAZINE MAGAZINE 2018 GEN18_Inns.indd 1241 SOUTHSEAS.COM 3 GEN18_SSIR.indd 1252 14 8 GREETINGS 18 20 22 24 28 INVESTMENT The Island Lifestyle Tropical Living 40 GOLF TENNIS Game, Set, Match Joys Golf Work on Your Swing BEAUTY Rejuvenating Body Soul Make it Spa Day Nick Adams Wedding Bliss 29 CAMERA READY 30 SPECIAL OCCASIONS 44 61 34 AT HELM Sailing Vacation Cruises What Lies Beyond End Road Not Just Tech Savvy 36 CRUISE EXPLORE 38 TECHNOLOGY 39 46 Fun in Sun With YOLO Watersports SUP Makes Splash Pedaling Through Paradise Rendezvous Nature 64 EPICURIOUS 76 EVENTS A Guide Dining Out About 5 Reasons Kids Love South Seas Tips Advice Stay 48 SHOPPING 60 FOR KIDS CUISINE Hot Fashions Cool Finds An Ocean Experience Remember Doc is Always at Fords Rum Bar Grille 80 ACTIVITIES 82 GUEST INFORMATION 88 MAPS OF SANIBEL CAPTIVA 4 REGIONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR Bob Walter GENERAL MANAGER Shawn Farrell SALES MARKETING Verdell Ekberg 5400 Plantation Captiva, Florida 33924 239-472-5111 SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT Bill Wellman 937 East Drive Sanibel, 33957 239-472-3181 INN 863 239-472-2220 SONG SEA 541 239-472-1400 SEASIDE 3287 239-472-1700 SUNSET BEACH Brian Kautz 949 Sand Castle 239-472-3355 DUNES CLUB EDITOR PROOFREADER Patricia Letakis CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Leah Biery, Gina Birch, Klaudia Blogh, Mandy Carter, Jan Holly, Letakis, Kelly Madden, Beth Oliver, Tom Sharbaugh PHOTOGRAPHERS Adams, Dyess, Justin Friede, Daniela J. Jaeger, Chris Kovaz, Stromlund Friedrich N. Jaeger CREATIVE GROUP PUBLISHER TOTI MEDIA, INC. P.O. Box 1227 239-472-0205 FounderChairman Guy Tober, President Vice PresidentC.O.O. Stromlund, CONTACT US totimedia.comcontactus PUBLISHERS Times Islands RSW LIVING Bonita Estero GULF MAIN Cape Coral Copyright by Media, Inc. All rights reserved. No part this publication may be reproduced without written permission publisher. Opinions expressed contributors not necessarily those 6 951 7 From right General Manager, Inn, Sunset Song Sea Seaside Inn Dunes Tennis Club Regional Managing Director, Resort Inns S BRING YOUR DREAMS PARADISE TO LIFE unny skies, sparkling seas, silky stunning shells just allure Sanibel. Situated along Mexico, our four resorts--Sanibel Inn--celebrate life paradise. For first time, all properties were awarded Certificate Excellence TripAdvisor 2017. spacious accommodations awe-inspiring views provide island hideaway. Next door, exclusive charming perfect romantic getaway. its gracious, nostalgic style, honors vintage cottage character 1960s Florida. features tropical acres swaying palms miles shell-laden shoreline, mention spectacular sunset views. Guests any have Sport Social Membership partner property, Club. This benefit gives guests complimentary use courts driving range reduced greens fees club rentals, as well opportunity experience lifestyle with scheduled seasonal dinner parties, comedy nights, trivia live entertainment dancing. Nestled within wildlife preserve that has been sanctioned Audubon Society, 18-hole championship golf course was masterfully designed 10-time PGA Tour winner world-renowned designer, Mark McCumber. newly redesigned clubhouse, bright airy spaces connect nature, place relax drink or bite eat. We much grateful year. As many you know, Hurricane Irma came visit September but amazing team battened down hatches, we through minimal damage lot cleanup do. Dedicated getting doors opened again, extraordinary associates worked tirelessly recover, week pleased welcome back. To who contacted us encouraging words check us, thank you. You inspired helped keep moving forward. proud they do loyal consider friends, also an integral experience. love challenge integrating natural setting gracious guests. Those familiar resorts notice how continually polish exterior spaces. Lusciously maintained landscaping brings properties, new brick walkways bridges now wind throughout Inn. offer two food beverage experiences poolside Time light fun cocktail while Dantes offers more substantial breakfast fare full menu creative dishes coalfired oven. And whether yearn tool around one bicycles, take waves paddleboard, poolside, ready serve Shopping dining favorite activities islands. corner from Periwinkle Way, easy access so wonderful shops restaurants like ones found Place, can find everything most stylish resort wear fine jewelry collectibles beauty spa services. across bridge, Outlets best values than brands. It my hope visiting your vacation, quick getaway social event outstanding develop lasting memories during stay Island. behalf entire team, dedicated providing every guest idyllic experience, I staying us. mini-vacation when return home, Facebook page see what up to. look forward seeing again soon. LEFT PHOTO BY NICK ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY RIGHT DANIELA JAEGER 9 1242 PATRICIA LETAKIS f name hotel indication youre store in, then comprise wont disappoint. Their names alone magical Sea, Boutique-like set Island, these inns slightly different experiences, thing common truly tranquil service. Overseeing operations general manager Wellman, man impressive background hospitality industry, clearly being proactive enhancing overall He talks about polished lusciously he says, bring properties. further enhance settings, updates, such made regularly. Weve invested heavily desired eye appeal expect get their accommodations, notes. grounds, updating maintenance gorgeous trees garden areas, pool areas beach--we want always ensure no small detail goes unattended, really seem appreciate 10 11 THEINNSOFSANIBEL.COM Centered L-shaped heated framed feathery palms, largest 93 rooms, suites two-bedroom condos. pool, paths scrub 600 feet beautiful beach strewn thousands seashells. Here chairs, umbrellas towels await loll sands day taking view glistening Gulf. However same watery vista only enjoyed shore, room well. some exercise after lounging will on-site tennis steps away. When comes dining, experiences. cocktails, Restaurant coal-fired search Old seaside charm beachfront hideaway, nestled near Lighthouse. character, 32 including cottages kitchens. even shuffleboard court, play game popular Floridas heyday. Extra special touches include basket fruit, breads, juice coffee provided morning stay-- and, course, waking sand. Romantic melodious, top choice couples honeymooners prefer intimate accommodations. guestrooms--all which kitchenettes--are decorated terra-cotta tiles, Indiesinspired furnishings plantation shutters private, enchanted retreat. receive bottle wine upon arrival, morning, continental served terrace. hot tub, avail themselves round nearby Club, rates. 12 Set foliage 350 sandy white beach, spot gazing over Mexico. But before ends, plenty pools island. two-story buildings, reminiscent mid-century modern architecture, home guestrooms suites. property welcomes pets limited number pet-dedicated rooms. Considered wide amenities, tennis, rental kayaks paddleboards, grills beachside barbecue feasts. family-owned group resorts, know importance exactly looking for, explains. dont try everyones destination, rather cater families original, authentic unlike other. editor Media. 13 JAN HOLLY LIFESTYLE Own thrill sea sky--and wise investing anibel Marty Stokess blood. His grandparents Jake Pearl Stokes, early homesteaders. sheriff officer. Martys father raised Owing his dads military career, spent childhood far islands, beckoned him home. Driving causeway still me thrill, Stokes said. birds, breeze, salt air. living here. lsland unbeatable. longtime real estate agent Properties, works closely wife, broker Joni loves sharing clients. subtropical wonderland, homes co-exist inhabitants 330-acre protected sanctuary. Sightings manatees, dolphins, egrets, pelicans osprey routine, panoramic Pine Sound, Intracoastal Waterway breathtaking. 18-year history makes uniquely qualified help clients dream homes. knowledge niche market exhaustive, state-of-the-art technology, pinpoint accurately gauge future trends, ever fingertips. During economic downturn 2008 2009, experienced, decline, sideways movement, Because retiring baby boomers starting invest now, prices up. sees dramatic price increases term, likely go down. Now good time buy, said, adding, start spike. calls Properties lists superb investments, because pay themselves--and some. refers leasing opportunities offered Resorts Owner Services Program. Participants plans earn significant income, enclave, located tip pristine, Demand short-term, rentals high, both out season. programs terms stipulate owners cede control Customarily, entitled residency weeks season nine off Such limits maximize revenues owner resort. plan responsible maintaining interiors. Revenues shared between according percentage. lease guarantees revenue allowance resort, making budgeting easy, maintains repairs interior leased units, excluding HVAC system heater. Both come membership Resort, value worth 10,000 year 3,500 each thereafter. incredible benefit, amenities cant matched. includes golf, adult pools, great Many visitors fall buying 15 Holly extensively regular contributor income. --Marty Realtor, Real options villas condominiums, private 16 TOP PHOTOS COURTESY HILTON GRAND VACATIONS theme park-sized waterslide, H2Whoa slides long chute jet-propels kids into pool. They Members-only Harbourside Grill, Pointe Scoops Slices. ID ticket door other location, either residences south North End, members hop trolley. There need drive. trolley runs minutes, drop gate. Outside gate restaurants, resortaffiliated Starbucks, plus Captivas historic Mucky Duck, Sunshine Caf Cantina Captiva. Along Andy Rosse Lane, main street, boutiques, art galleries, watersports-equipment stores outdoor entertainment. teem activity, Theres something Prospective buyers locations. Seabreeze Bayside Villas open Sounds panorama. Villas, Homes adjacent beaches. Marina heart marina seat provides harbor. Lands sought-after neighborhoods, residents Sound north beaches south. courtyard, or, courts, said smile. exception Estate Homes, association, insurance roof, sewer, trash pickup, landscaping, elevator maintenance, accounting management. vary neighborhood neighborhood, associations eliminate ownerships headaches, Prices substantially. In current market, entry-level priced under 300,000, sell 655,000 755,000, Our luxury condominiums 2.5 2.6 million, line. Looking advice purchasing stop Stokes. promise honesty, in-depth personal service, turn dreams luxurious, reality--and mission 239-472-1994 877-3323382, 17 TROPICAL P Its matched built 1884. Turner Beach, crash continuously breakwater, Blind Pass front door. Gulfside City Park Tarpon Bay picnicking, Bowmans spots serious shellers. accessed bicycle foot 25-mile-long shared-use path. cyclists committed sanctuary nature. Islanders work sustaining habitat, Suarez result surroundings. describes her company, family firm, one-stop shopping. management, management construction, sales, she assist before, purchases. Clients pick phone call me, am it. matter problem, solution. companies advantage technological digital marketing offers. global coverage. put it, prospective European. reach them easily new, advanced technologies. 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Blueway ArtFest Hopper Songwriter Fest Galloway Tri HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST SEBRIE IMAGES 77 Sam Night Independence Show Festival Holiday Village RANDY KAMBIC 78 LIONS 100 crafters. Parking entry donation. Proceeds charities scholarships. TURTLE March-October counting nest volunteers--many Foundations SAM ISLANDS NIGHT June CenturyLink Sports Complex-Hammond Stadium combines celebration Miracle baseball Free tickets. INDEPENDENCE parades, patriotic shows rides. Cruises, front-row fireworks display. mile-long parade, followed treasure-hunt rally Market. Rally participation performers write songs stars country music. Performances admission. GALLOWAY TRI sprint-length quarter-mile 10-mile run 5K 13. Children, 11-13, swim mile. Adult supervision. GREAT CALUSA BLUEWAY year-round trail, winding sequence bays, rivers, backwaters shorelines Dolphins, 300 spotted 190-mile tunnels mossy oaks flowering plants. DAYS weeklong activities, nature-related narrated tours, puppet show, bikingbirding stuff enthusiasts. LUMINARY December holiday draw entertainment, Santa. consecutive HOLIDAY VILLAGE festivities tree lightings golf-cart visitor parades Mullet Jensens caroling Chapel BAILEYFEST activities. fee. 79 REASONS LOVE Named Families Parents magazine, L earning becomes heck pint-sized families. bucket hour tide. Older kayaking dad forest rocks Slides pass, T-dock harbormaster. CAMP SKULLYWAGS program 3-11. pirate-inspired name, inquisitive swashbuckling. under-sea explorations, mad science experiments, whacky Full- offered. SCOUT Points Discovery ScoutAbout map, hints discovery wristband once collected 15, welcomed Wall Fame Skullys Interactive Center. post Instagram SouthSeas. age, Center friends. crafts toddlers parents coconut painting tie-dyeing older Wii tournaments teenagers. 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HISTORICAL MEMORIAL LIBRARY 11560 239-533-4890 leegov.comlibrary aboutbranchescv library system, Internet resources sources. 950 239-472-4648 pioneer 19th 20th centuries, antique Model truck, schoolhouse, Sears Roebuck catalog CAYO COSTA STATE PARK 941-964-0375 floridastateparks.orgcayocosta park overnight tent sites cabins sleep Directions Way continue eastern Built 1884 102 feet, landmark opensteel structure entered. listed Register Historic Places. Today, beams electric promises Originally 1901, schoolhouse church Sundays. houses Christian ministry November April. PUBLIC 770 239-472-2483 movies, magazines computer lab, inviting customer-focused help. Everyone LODGING Dear Guests, ARE WE DOING invite join environmental commit planet place. feedback suggestions, person electronic survey checkout. recycle glass, aluminum, plastic, newspaper, cardboard toner cartridges, batteries, fluorescent compact bulbs. percent post-consumer content copy paper. toilet tissue chlorine-free fiber. recycled, paper chlorine-free. low-flow shower heads, faucets toilets. sightseeing enjoyment. carpool. printer paper, notepads. plantings. utilize cleaning chemicals. boardwalk plastic. linen-change towel-reuse program. energy-efficient outdoors. participant Lodging Program , 2004 Environmental Protection DEP intent recognizing conscientious facilities state. rapidly growing encourages industry conserve protect resources. covers all-inclusive initiatives specific protecting preserving environment. efforts impact TURN OFF WHEN USE RAISE THERMOSTAT LEAVE ROOM PARTICIPATE TOWEL-AND-LINEN REUSE PROGRAM LET KNOW OBSERVE DRIPS LEAKS REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE HELP MAINTAIN SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT HOW SHARE IDEAS GREENING STAY CAN recycling containers bathroom vanity. plastic metal cans housekeeper Additional floor recyclable newspapers trash. air conditioner, windows closed. unit, adjust thermostat higher temperature. unit. wish pleasant Thank supporting efforts. 83 ENVIRONMENTAL COEXISTING mosquito bites. pharmacist product recommendations itching persists. Easily recognizable, arching spikes oats stiff stems. Motorized vehicles, carts prohibited dunes removed hand. fires allowed Jet Skis PRECAUTIONS JELLYFISH jellyfish harm untouched. Stings animal welts, rash itching. Seek medical symptoms persist. reduce pain, pour vinegar affected area, soak ALLIGATORS feed alligators. SHELLS LOGGERHEAD TURTLES STINGRAYS stingray observed year-round. months, cownose rays migrate coast Rays gentle creatures, usually move way. painful sting, shuffle. shallows, shuffle vibrations barbed, immerse seek RED DRIFT ALGAE algae blooms normal occurrence ecosystem, timing predicted. produces mild odor exacerbate respiratory conditions allergies bronchitis, dangerous humans. Decaying nutrients habitat species, instead removing LAW PROHIBITS TAKING SHELLS. PLEASE CONSERVE PRECIOUS RESOURCE. INCLUDES URCHINS, SAND DOLLARS STARS. Violators subject 500 jail offense. RECYCLING following newspapers, office boxes. read Sheet in-room container. stack equals 30-foot tree. ton saves 380 tons oil. glass gallons fuel. May Oct. Lights Turtles. Why confuse nesting females disorient hatchlings. curtains blinds closed balcony facing turned dusk. clear castles holes. tracks notify desk report scientists loggerheads, leatherbacks, green vulnerable threatened Endangered Species Act. assistance keeping greatly appreciated. FLORIDA MAINTENANCE PESKY CREATURES NO-SEE-UMS MOSQUITOES aggravating winged pests sunrise. defense insect bites cool, loose-fitting Insect repellants contain DEET effective, cause irritation. No-see-ums screens, shut prevent entering no-see-ums designated Specifically, ordinance prevents raking debris seaweed, grasses, dead shellfish, etc. deposits tides enabling source. protected, oats. tall, perennial grass strong, extensive, underground root helps erosion. federally sunburn harmful effects UV rays, covering whenever wide-brimmed hats least SPF limit exposure direct sunlight dehydration. CHAIRS UMBRELLAS chairs first-come, first-served basis. unable reserve Chairs unattended reassigned advised reasons prevailing greater hour, issued removed. TREASURES FROM shallow-water found. WHY plateau extends acts shelf gather. Winds, storms deliver lower moons mean lowest, charts, moon charts storm, best. nastier windier TIMING tide, Junonia Fig Conch Lace Murex measures inches. photo. WHERE LOOK high-tide shells, broken rolling surf. Shells slowly muddy tidal wet, crouch hands prohibits collecting alive, Never shell. Banded Tulip Aka attached roots eats oysters. Measuring inches long, dark lines encircling Spiny Jewel souvenir, brown, spines pairs joined. 85 NATURAL WONDERS AWESOME spy Bottlenose Otter Osprey RIVER OTTER river otter semi-aquatic mammal webbed tail one-third length body. features, swimmer thrives wetland habitats, estuaries. prey crayfish, snakes, crabs, Weight pounds January April artificial platforms, telephone poles radio towers. 3.5 Wingspan 5.6 BALD EAGLE bald eagle ROSEATE SPOONBILL spoonbill flamboyant wading body, orange tail, scarlet shoulders featherless, greenish head. spoon-shaped bill sweeps forth invertebrates. 3.3 YELLOW-CROWNED HERON OSPREY hawk aquatic raptor entirely Ospreys Spoonbill GREATER FLAMINGO flamingo occurs vagrant Bahamas, Indies Cuba. extremely legs. tricolored white, orange-pink black. yellow-crowned heron feeds night, foraging crabs crayfish. Groundnesting shorebirds benefited herons appetite ghost nestlings. 1.5 Bald Eagle Greater Flamingo 86 WILLIAM COX BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN generally mph. surfaces jump above normally diver, 850 hold 6.5 450 majestic waterdependent nests water--usually pine tree--from May. Most eagles July. 9.5 Heron Magnificent Frigatebird Ibis WHITE IBIS ibis wetlands, fields lawns. invertebrates inland nestlings tolerate intake salt. REDDISH EGRET reddish morph. morph common. bird, flies stabbing birds. forages wetlands. searching stand motionless outstretched attempt attract creates--a technique canopy feeding. ounces SNOWY snowy size, perches branches, logs stumps surface drops feathers fish, stabs dagger-like beak. EASTERN SCREECH OWL smallest owl. owl illustrates morphs, gray preys mammals, insects. observe rests thick hunts dusk dawn. 8.5 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD frigatebird flying summer. steals seabirds plucks crustaceans surface. Occasionally 90 TRICOLORED Tricolored Snowy Egret Screech Owl 87 324 312 89 Untitled-1 1918 814 1212

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