F E AT U R S 8 LIVING ON ISLAND TIME TWEEN WATERS Check in for a true tropical escape 12 RELAXATION AND RECREATION WEST WIND RESORT Find your own piece of paradise at this special spot on Sanibel Island 16 A QUAINT ESCAPE BEACHVIEW CASTAWAYS COTTAGES Enjoy vacation with vintage charm and todays amenities 6 GREETINGS 18 VACATION RENTALS Captiva Vacation Rentals helps visitors find their perfect D PA T M N TS 20 33 GOLF Play round stunning setting the Golf Club 34 SPORTS 35 PETS SPECIAL OCCASIONS Say I do style Beach Resorts Head to courts tennis, pickleball, beach volleyball Tween Waters 22 CAMERA READY 23 BEAUTY SPA Creating photographs videos that capture milestone moments 30 Theres room inn dog 36 EPICURIOUS 50 SHOPPING guide dining Book pampering The Spa 26 ways escape, relax, restore Day Spa. Jerrys Foods 28 TO YOUR HEALTH Handy information if you ever need doctor MARINAS 32 CRUISE Where boating, fishing, other water excursions Explore Southwest Florida by boat makes grocery shopping easy customers no matter which method they choose 52 Shop till drop Pelicans Roost Ship, Shore More 54 Sealife CongressTM reflects island living 56 Priscillas offers uplifting unique gifts made women 57 Coco y Cabana stocks apparel aims spread joy love 58 home gift items Suncatchers Dream 2 IN-ROOM MAGAZINE 2022 60 ENVIRONMENTAL Tips coexisting nature 61 SHELLING Treasures from sea 62 NATURAL WONDERS How many these creatures will spy during visit 64 PLACES OF INTEREST 66 WORSHIP 67 EXPLORE Get out explore islands bicycle 68 Sunny Adventures is gateway wonders Floridas world 70 Admire Islands natural beauty Tarpon Bay Explorers 72 always something new see J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge 74 Visit one-time homes two legendary inventors Edison Ford Winter Estates 76 EVENTS Top events not miss 77 SANIBEL CAPTIVA BEACH RESORTS MAPS 80 THE ISLANDS 3 TONY LAPI Chairman Board DOUG BABCOCK Chief Executive Officer 239-472-5161 sanibelcaptivabeachresorts.com Resort Director Operations Resorts, Michele Berger 15951 Drive Island, FL 33924 tween-waters.com West Wind 3345 Gulf Sanibel, 33957 239-472-1541 westwindinn.com Beachview Cottages Property Manager, Rick Boyd 3325 239-472-1202 beachview-cottages.com Castaways 6460 Road 239-472-1252 castaways-cottages.com General Jackie Royka 2400 Palm Ridge Road, 11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, 239-472-5050, 877-388-5050 sancapislandvacationrentals.com GROUP PUBLISHER Daniela J. Jaeger CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jason Jones EDITOR PROOFREADER Beth Luberecki CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Klaudia Balogh, Emily Benson, Francesca Block, Steve Corbin Kevin Haslam, Luberecki, Lisa Wilson PHOTOGRAPHERS Nick Adams, Corbin, William R. Cox, SALES MARKETING INC. P.O. Box 1227 239-472-0205 totimedia.com Friedrich N. Jaeger, Founder Guy Tober, PresidentC.O.O. CONTACT US totimedia.comcontactus PUBLISHERS Times RSW Bonita Estero GULF MAIN Cape Coral Living Copyright TOTI Media, Inc. All rights reserved. No part publication may be reproduced without written permission publisher. Opinions expressed contributors are necessarily those W Choose Your Island. Beach. Style. rentals, we can offer guests choices casual Old cottages full-service resorts beachfront condos or luxurious homes. Both feature toprated dining, including Tripadvisors top-rated restaurant, all-new House, re-created reimagined cuisine. We also private Mexico beaches, environmentally friendly heated cooled pools, marinas, day spas, abundant sports, more. Yes, host fun-filled experiences, its all here Plus each our properties excels as wedding destinations, ideal small meetings conferences. Our history dates back 1925, when Bowman Grace Price purchased property now later began serving overnight 1931. That gives us hospitality spans nine decades still going growing stronger every day. take pride history, passionately committed quality, environmental wildlife preservation, community involvement. cherish past, believe present, commit better future. characteristics led named 2019 Business Year Chamber Commerce. From us, want thank selecting very important event. If first visit, few tour properties, come soon. Its mission passion make stay wonderful possible. elcome Were thrilled youve chosen share vacation, family reunion, wedding, business event aim exceed expectation. At simply put deliver warm, friendly, memorable resort experience guests. through four truly among Tripadvisor. In fact, were proud proclaim Official Captiva. These wonderful, historic travel brands include Resort, Cottages, fast-growing highly successful Rentals. With more than 400 guest accommodations total today CEO LLC Doug FOOD BEVERAGE Laurent Bosc GM, PRESIDENT CHAIRMAN, Tony Lapi CEO, Babcock OPERATIONS PHOTOS COURTESY BY GINA BIRCH t has adventure, relaxation, award-winning entertainment hub it all. For nearly century, been hosting ranging famous neighbors next door. stretches Pine Sound east west, tropical, beautiful slice perfectly uniquely nestled between waters. picturesque grounds tranquil, foliage, flowering plants, lots swaying palms. Guest range well-appointed rooms suites three-bedroom cottages, some date 1930s. one restaurants island, House. upscale-casual restaurant seafood driven but variety flavorful cuisine tantalize tastes. Crows Nest Bar Grille only known gourmet comfort food cocktails lineup. Youll almost night week, live music drag queen bingo. added monthly concert series featuring artists across country. Music sometimes found pool bar, where sip fruity festive while grouper sandwiches, fresh salads, burgers, temperature pools remains steady 85 degrees regardless weather, thanks geothermal technology. commercial, geothermal-heated -cooled islands, says Babcock, chief executive officer top management An aerial view 9 marketing organizations Florida. gratifying looks faces step so refreshing. who arent looking party noise exuberant children adults, Serenity Pool just what ordered--a calm retreat. But refreshing, highlight any Waters. blue, sand white, shells scattered along shoreline incredible. When youre done shelling try parasailing over riding WaveRunners. Paddleboards kayaks available free guests, eco-guides often duty tours Roosevelt Channel Sound, youll Marina book fishing charters neighboring barrier sunning, shelling, swimming sunset cruises. sunsets best see, called most romantic America Boat rentals care captain vessel. offering new. recently created luxury adventure packages honor folks have spent 10 time such President Teddy Roosevelt, Pulitzer Prizewinning cartoonist Darling, author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, aviator Charles Lindbergh. valuable perk Rewards book. 250 value, full discounts both local restaurants, retailers, attractions, companies. This waterside visually beautifully compact navigate. quick walk beach, accommodations. dont feel like walking, bicycles exploration. all-encompassing, virtually anything visitor might need, pristine refreshing top-notch entertainment. You even get married here, hold number events. Once check in, never leave. Family- pet-friendly, type getaway talking about years re-create generations. Gina Birch media personality lover wine contributes regularly Media. 11 f an enviable location, Resort. Beautifully west end within residential area stretch packed hotels. fewer people walking shoreline, section themselves, bit times. Just appealing close proximity beach. Unlike resorts, there long, laborious hike sandy dunes reach prime sand. Most enjoy beaches clear blue water. Besides lounging around pool, relaxing under umbrellas swinging waterfront hammocks, popular activities here. And plenty discover, heaped thousands seashells shape, size, color. fun games hand stacking blocks life-sized Jenga game. chess set lifesized checkers, cornhole shuffleboard appeals ages. Those wanting activity little physical given use stand-up paddleboards SUPs well ocean kayaks. shallow waters hop fall off. Winds staff help schedule trips, WaveRunner tours, adventures sister adrenaline-raising preferred. Bicycles fantastic way traffic backed up, faster mode transportation well. Bicycle complimentary northern perimeter lies directly Sanibels scenic, shared-use path, 25-mile system paved trails convenient traversing main corridors. Dont pedal closest refuge minutes bike. place native vegetation look fly, crawl, slither. alligator two. While lush, subtropical ambience hasnt changed much since opened 1968, 103 updated furnishings, flooring, amenities, come. spacious balcony, enjoying cup coffee morning, glass night, shady read Guests garden views, designed large, line sight. Studios space fully equipped kitchen cooking vacation. Dining Upper Deck Bar. alfresco seating frozen drinks It spots catch picture-perfect sunset. served comes Normandie Seaside Cafe, upscale. menu features plethora dishes numerous meat options healthful choices. kinds resort, checkers shuffleboard. After head cocktail bite eat. itself oasis. koi pond sits behind front office. topped footbridge surrounded lush decorative rockwork. Butterfly Garden another favorite explore. enter via bougainvillea-wrapped arbor. Look red-bricked pathway follow various sculptures, hidden fountain, huge central palm, plants shapes, sizes, hues, hibiscus, coreopsis, oleander, wild lime, coffee, plumbago. celebrations, five attractive group venues accommodate banquets, weddings, corporate retreats, conferences, meetings, parties. Parking Wi-Fi addition, stays hotel rather third-party site, 250-plus laid-back, paradise. 14 O ffering comforts home, blend modern amenities. provide close, access Gulf-front locations. charming one-, two-, re-imagined inside out. Known bright colors red, yellow, green, inspired Caribbean shades lavender teal lighter, calmer, beachy look. interiors appointed furniture, bathrooms, granite countertops kitchens. screened porches reserved parking, pet-friendly leave four-legged members behind. Beachview, yourself. either side Sandy Drive, shell-strewn street dead-ends pristine, facilities adjacent There 38 Castaways, existence 1940s. Children used vacations returning own. Sitting narrow strip before Blind Pass, beachside bayside marina. marina seekers aboard excursions. world, let guides Cayo Costa. uninhabited north accessible boat. sport, offshore ledges reefs trip calmer bay. Anglers seek tarpon, snook, redfish, trout, depending upon season. customize fulfill desire, simple lunch island. Sunsets spectacular land, theyre steps away Nearby takeout leisurely meal. pace canoe paddleboard. rental bicycles. Biking paths wide plentiful, leading shops, preserves. nostalgia reset reconnect. Here, remember when...again. Charming quaint, appeal vacationers vibe 17 RENTAL Offer Something Everyone sland getaways one-size-fits-all kind adventure. wealth resorts. know outstanding resort-style service. Rental homes, short- long-term rentals. They quaint brightly painted extras screened-in porches, hardwood floors, style. Grand, decor wide-open spaces available, bigger walls shared strangers large gatherings, reunions, Want secluded foliage privacy, independence, flexibility, homey feeling. thats whether means bungalow multilevel structure enough entire privacy mom dad. SCIVR second-largest vacation-rental company 100 wide-ranging inventory, South Seas member includes Spa, Cottages. company. team professionals possible independent condo basking great service afforded whose bags unpacked resort. unparalleled booking inclusion exclusive Renters renters bursting One SCIVRs roomy businesses islands. photography, spa services, provides value. owner considering renting town, doesnt needs renters. concierge-service approach applies owners well, resulting increase satisfaction sides. concierge assigned homeowner property, invaluable attention detail. 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Topped lump-crab salsa, gluten-free. Lobster Crab Crusted Scallops show-stopping entre. Jumbo diver scallops caramelized, seared perfectly, then generous mound jumbo lump crab meat. dish finished drizzle citrus butter sauce. cioppino award winning unbelievable, according Nelson. saffron risotto cake middle, pretty delicious. figures menu, beef, duck, lamb equally brilliant. Lamb chops brushed pomegranate molasses glaze, until crisp outside. Add port demi-glace, parmesan garlic mashed potatoes, veggies, die for, Nelson gushes. 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