Captiva and Sanibel Top Picks

Southwest Florida’s Sanibel and Captiva Islands voted as being in the top 15 islands in the United States by Travel+Leisure readers. Captiva is #12 and Sanibel is #13. “Located on the Gulf Coast, this island is known for its low-key vibe and beaches with abundant seashells. Many travelers opt to rent a vacation home, but there are also a handful of family-friendly hotels, including the South Seas Island Resort, which offers a marine-life–focused day camp for kids.”

Our personal favorite is Tween Waters Inn (“between bay and beach”) on Captiva.