Captiva Island is renowned for its stunning white-sandy beaches, covered with an abundance of seashells, with over 20 miles of bike paths, more than 45 varieties of fish, and 230 different types of birds that call this Gulf Coast region home.
Captiva Island is a beautiful barrier island situated off the west coast of Florida, at the end of the road north of Sanibel Island. It has become a great weekend destination for families and romantic couples wanting to spend a quiet weekend among unspoiled natural beauty.
The region has a rich history that includes pirates that once roamed the island. Pirates used the island to make repairs to their boats and also detained female prisoners.
The island offers a number of outdoor activities that include parasailing, jet skiing, canoeing, and charter fishing. Biking is almost certainly the most popular activity for visitors on Captiva Island. Bikes can be rented from most any shop on the island. The many bike trails lead visitors through beautiful wildlife refuges were wildlife and plants can be spotted.
Captiva Island is unlike any other tropical island. It has no major hotels, fewer stores and restaurants and that's absolutely part of the charm. Because it is situated near Sanibel Island, visitors have easy access to everything that both islands have to offer.
Accommodations vary from condos and resorts to homes, small inns and cottages. Captiva and Sanibel Island offer visitors with a shopper's paradise with hundreds of outstanding shops to explore. Visitors will find island shops ranging from fancy boutiques to individually owned craft shops.
People visiting the island for the first time will find the area restaurants diverse, not only in the menu, but also in the friendly atmosphere.
At the end of the day, share in each others company while taking in the beautiful Florida sunset. For more information, visit http://www.sanibel-captiva.org/