Captiva Village is the focus of activity on Florida’s Captiva Island, yet a million miles distant from everyday humdrum. Situated at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and just offshore of Fort Myers, the island offers sunshine, sand and outdoor adventures galore.
Or if you would rather chill out on a deck with the cool drink before doing some shopping and dining, Olde Captiva can accommodate you as well. There are fine shops, a general store, art galleries, fabulous restaurants and quaint beach grills.
Additionally, the Captiva Island Inn offers accommodations right in the heart of the village. The beach, dining and shopping are all within a short stroll. And, it’s just a short drive to wildlife tours, fishing, kayaking, boating and paddle boarding. Don’t worry about bringing gear. The village has several outfitters and marinas that can provide everything needed for the activities.
Access to all the activities during a weekend or a full week in one of the inn’s rooms, cottages or house is limited only by your desire to take advantage of the fun and action.
A leisurely bike ride around the island, shelling on the beach or a nature drive at nearby J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge quickly can acquaint you with “island time.” You can hire a local guide for some snook or tarpon fishing, or just wet a hook for those fish on your own in Blind Pass at the south end of Captiva.
Captiva Island Inn also offers the Es-Car-Go shuttle to village dining and shopping. This jeep-drawn tram relieves visitors of the need to even bother with driving and parking.
For beach-style dining, try the Keylime Bistro, or R.C. Otter’s Island Eats. For a fine dining experience, there are The Green Flash Waterfront Restaurant or The Olde Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn.
For a more eclectic experience, drop in at the Bubble Room Restaurant, where its “always Christmas.” Or to dine indoors or out while watching the fabulous Captiva sunset, try The Mucky Duck on the beach.
Regardless of which side of Captiva Island appeals to your senses, everything you need is in easy reach from the Captiva Island Inn!