If an island getaway is your perfect choice for a vacation, then look no further than Sanibel, Florida. This island paradise has everything you might be looking for — beachfront properties with breathtaking views, water sports enticing you to snorkel, scuba dive, swim, of sale in the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, upscale stores to shop in, museums, tours and cruises to explore Sanibel, and all the fine dining you might crave. To help you plan your island paradise holiday, we’ve come up with the top beachfront Sanibel hotels that promise to make your stay unforgettable.
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Sunset Beach Inn
A short walk from the shell-covered, natural sands of Sanibel Island, Sunset Beach Inn is one of the most popular hotels among those who visit the island for water sports and beach activities. It’s an affordable choice, allowing for low-budget getaways, as the amenities include your own kitchenette, laundry services, and a choice between paying the daily or weekly rates.
With its vintage charm and oceanfront views, Sanibel Inn welcomes guests with casual yet chic rooms, varied dining options, from a casual barbecue to a more refined restaurant experience, all on the premises. Perfect for the water-loving, sporty travelers, the hotel offers biking, kayaking, and paddleboarding, along with membership in The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club during your stay.
Casa Ybel Resort
Another beachfront property that’s perfect for both solo travelers and those vacationing with their families, Casa Ybel Resort offers fully equipped suites with ocean views. Complementary Wi-Fi, your own balcony and kitchen with refrigerator, coffee maker, and dishwasher will help you enjoy the hotel’s luxury while keeping travel budgets in check. Casa Ybel Resort offers an exclusive slice of Sanibel Island, garnished with fine dining venues, an on-premises tennis coach, and bikes to rent to reach the nearby attractions. If that’s not enough, the full service spa, Olympic-size pool, and volleyball and basketball courts will surely keep you entertained.
West Wind Inn
Right in the heart of where it all happens in Sanibel, West Wind Inn is an affordable beachfront option for those visiting the island. With scenic Gulf views, its own restaurant—The Normandie Seaside Cafe, a poolside bar, and heated swimming pool, West Wind Inn guarantees a true island experience at low prices. When you have explored the inn’s koi pond and shuffleboard and tennis courts, head over to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, book a cruise, or opt for a live performance at Herb Strauss Theater.
Song of the Sea
This Sanibel hotel provides a cozy and tranquil stay, trying its best to become a home away from home for all island visitors. Song of the Sea greets its guests with complimentary wine, offering comfortable rooms or suites that are fully equipped for a comfortable vacation. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet access, bikes to tour the island, and outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. A stay at the Song of the Sea also includes access to The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club.