Captiva Island Travel Guide
alison hagerup beach
south seas plantation island resort
tween the waters
Ocean, sand, sunsets...beautiful!
In a nutshell
Relax, kick back and Enjoy!
OK, now some of you dont care about birds, I know, but when a 4' bird walks in front of you, you cant help but notice, and appreciate it. You just don't get that where we live. With miles and miles of refuge nearby, you get all kinds of wildlife on the beach!
Some people are storm chasers, we are sunset chasers. We highly recommend this activity. Key West has nothing on this island! We saw some of the best sunsets of our lives here! The whole Lee Island Coast is a tropical delight. For more on this island, please see tropicdiver's page too!
alison hagerup beach
alison hagerup beach is only one of two public beaches on captiva island. the other is turner beach at blind pass. this beautiful gulf coast beach is located on the north end of captiva island next to the south seas plantation resort.
So many things!
- NASCRAB Racing at The Crows Next at 'Tween Waters Inn (only on certain nights so call ahead)- The Shell Museum: absolutely darling, wonderful staff and actually quite interesting- J.N. Ding Darling Refuge: while you can theoretically walk and/or ride your bike, we paid the...
The beaches of Captiva
Captiva has some beautiful white sand beaches. Due to the city's efforts to preserve and conserve, you'll find a shoreline flanked by pristine white sand. Its possible in the off season of summer to find a deserted portion of the beach for yourself. Many people believe the...
Sanibel is consistently voted #1 for shelling, and maybe I'm looking in the wrong places, but I've always been so much more impressed by the shelling on Captiva.Low tide will yield the best results on any given day. The best times of the year to shell are after winter storms...
Captiva's Village Center
It's quaint and fun at night.... bright colors with appropriate lighting.. all within walking distance. Keylime Bistro has live saxophone and guitar music that's good. a+ atmosphere. Open 8am until midnight daily. 1-239-395-4000
Tween Waters Inn Capitva Island
2 Reviews and 600 Opinions tween the waters is a historic inn built in 1931 on captiva island. the 13 acre property has a small...
south sea's plantation's land's end village: captiva's best accomodation
South sea's is a very upscale resort on Captive.Land's End Village a fabulous part of it, right on Red fish pass.Luxury condos, pool, tennis, fishing, a/c, beach, golf, restaurants, golf cart rentals,shuttle to all parts of the resort,everything you could think of.
The Bubble Room
the bubble room is one of the most unique restaurants and bars in florida. the bubble room has a very interesting decor. there is a toy train that runs through the restaurant suspended from the ceiling. the waiters are called bubble scouts and wear whimiscal scout uniforms. the bubble room serves...
the Mucky Duck: great surf and turf
The Mucky Duck's a great little place right on the beach, with exceptional seafood. Grouper, red snapper, yellow fin tuna ad infinitem. Lunchtimes, there's a terrific oyser bar with endless salads. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There are always specials off the...
The Old Captiva House: Elegant
Absolutely wonderful, wonderful food/service/atmosphere, you name it. We enjoyed a succulent pecan encrusted mahi-mahi, veal chop stuffed with gouda and rosemary stuffing and creamy blue crab chowder. Our server was attentive, the atmosphere was relaxing and intimate with...
Key Lime Bistro: Charming!
Small, local, friendly with cheerful colors, great food and excellent service. We enjoyed their Crab Spring rolls and Pesto Lobster pasta while listening to the live band. It has a nice indoor/outdoor feel to it and was definitely easy to get to and find from our Inn. Dinner...
Trapper's: Not quite local
Trapper's isn't quite local and it isn't quite international... it's a nice combo of both. While they do serve the typical local grouper, crab, etc. they also have a fabulous Pan-Asian/Pacific Rim selection. Classy, modern decor, excellent service and great prices. For...
Island Cow: Moo Cow.
Clean, great prices, excellent food, convenient location, definitely very popular. We enjoyed the crab cake burger and gumbo for about $25 for two people. Definitely want to get there early as it is quite popular and the tables fill up fast, especially the outdoor ones.
The Crows Nest: Good Bar Grub
We were there the night of the NASCRAB Races and had so much fun. We thoroughly enjoyed the Grouper and Coconut Shrimp, approx price: $49 for two people. It's a dark bar-type atmosphere, casual dress but absolutely a riot when things get rolling. We were there during the...
The Mucky Duck: The Mucky Duck
The Mucky Duck is another Captiva institution. It is one the west side, facing the Gulf of Mexico, and the sunsets that can be viewed here are one of the main reasons to visit. The food is pretty standard fare, with a lot of seafood, chicken or steak choices. You won't find...
If you love love a good sunset, come to Captiva! Enjoy the close of the day, so beautiful, even the birds come to watch! You will have to enjoy most nightlife somewhere else. This is a quiet family/couple type place. Go across the bridge to Ft. Myers for much night life!
Keep it simple
Construction and zoning ordinances prevent any buildings over three stories. This helps preserve the ocean views and keep Captiva Island looking like the small town paradise that it is. You'll notice a lot of brightly colored buildings though, much like the Bubble Room,...
captiva, fl in dec
captiva, off of ft myers is great in december. it is still warm and few tourists. there are no waits to get in the restaurants and plenty of beach and pool chairs. also no traffic and good deals. we like tween waters inn a lot
hot days and the beach
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