Let’s put it this way: It’s nearly impossible not to find romance on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, home of sunset beach scenes straight out of a love story and outdoor adventures that are bound to bond. Base your couples’ getaway at one of the area’s many awesome beach resorts, and from there, explore the nearby sweet spots. Here are some suggestions.
Step one: Open the door. Step two: Step onto the sand. It’s that ridiculously easy at Beach Cottages of Sanibel, part of the Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts group. No footwear required. Sand between the toes encouraged.
At Blind Pass, which separates Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Castaways Beach & Bay Cottages gives access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the sheltered waters of the pass. It also has its own marina, meaning kayak and paddleboard rentals and fishing charters are available for the adventurous. Farther down the Sanibel coast, Beachview Cottages says it all in the name — the draw here is a stretch of sand of unparalleled beauty. And both properties offer the simple pleasure of a cottage you share together.
Do this: Rent a bike at either resort and explore Sanibel Island’s 20 miles of shared-use paths for shopping, lunching, and museum-hopping.
The centerpiece of Casa Ybel Resort, near Sanibel Island’s southernmost shoulder, is Thistle Lodge. It resurrects the historic property’s early-1900s legacy and hosts an intimate, fine-dining restaurant that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and the beach blanket that hugs it. The bar whips up craft cocktails and pours local craft beers and, on weekends, stays open late with DJ music...
Source: Matador Network