Travelers who are looking to enjoy a romantic getaway for two with plenty of sun, sand, and beautiful surf to go around will find it when they set off to enjoy Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Whether you’re looking to spend time in nature, explore amazing dining stops, or savor the view, a Sanibel Island romantic getaway that includes time on Captiva Island too is sure to inspire. Here, it’s just as easy to spend quality time on the shoreline as it is to add shopping, entertainment, and exploration to the itinerary. When travelers head this way in the name of a romantic adventure, they’ll find a combined 15 miles of coastline at their fingertips as well as more than 25 miles of nature trails and over 50 types of fish to discover when you’re out on the water together.
A Place to Explore Amazing Landscapes in Good Company
Captiva Island and Sanibel Island are often referred to as sister islands as they sit just 30 minutes apart by car. It’s hard to imagine visiting one without enjoying time on the other as combined, they create for an unforgettable vacation experience. If you’re looking for an extra relaxed and tranquil romantic getaway, Captiva Island has a reputation for serenity that’s hard to top. The beaches are a delight and come with few crowds to contend with. Couples who are looking to make it a romantic getaway with shorelines and a fun island vibe will find it waiting for them on Sanibel Island. Here, nature is as appealing as the shopping and dining. It’s also a top destination for shelling adventures.
Add to the Beach-Going Fun
Spending time on the sand soaking up the sun and views is a top activity for couples to enjoy when they make time for a romantic getaway in this direction. Those who find they connect best over time spent in nature won’t want to miss out on exploring the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island while they’re in town. This stunning oasis is a great place for birding and there are also options to book private hiking and biking tours as a great way to get a feel for this gorgeous 6,300-acre refuge. Make sure to swing by the Sanibel Lighthouse if you’re a couple with a shared passion for history. You can’t climb to an observation deck here, but you can take spectacular photos at this lighthouse which dates back to 1884 and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Booking a sunset cruise is a wonderful way to end any romantic day on Captive or Sanibel Island.
Dine in Style
Finding routes to infusing fantastic flavor into your romantic getaway is a must. A Sanibel Island favorite is Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille located on Island Inn Road. Open from 11:00 am until 10:00 daily, this inviting seafood restaurant is a great place to settle in with the one you love most and enjoy selections ranging from Caribbean delights to South American favorites. The handcrafted cocktails are sure to inspire, while the view is green and lush, and the service is notoriously friendly.
Book a Luxurious Romantic Retreat for Two
When you find yourself heading this way in the name of a romantic journey, the team at Dream Vacation Rentals is here to make sure you have incredible accommodations to match. Reach out today to learn more about our luxurious rental options available and how we can help you make more of every single getaway moment.
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