Places to Stay

The Sanibel Lighthouse is an iconic landmark at the east end of Sanibel Island. You can’t climb the 130-year-old lighthouse, but the grounds are always open for walks along the boardwalk and nature trails. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Things to do on Sanibel, Florida

Frequently featured in the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in the USA, Sanibel Island is a tiny barrier island reached by a causeway from Fort Myers, Florida. This laid-back island is 12 miles... Read more | Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant Sanibel Island, Florida

Sample Award-Winning Dining and Stunning Gulf Views at Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

Sanibel is frequently described as an upscale retreat on an unspoiled island. This is certainly reflected in the exclusive atmosphere and ambiance at the Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant at Casa Ybel Resort. Follow... Read more | Watersport activity on Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Things to Do on Vacation in Fort Myers, Sanibel & Captiva Island Florida

Everyone’s ideal vacation looks a little different. From exploring history, seeking thrilling adventures, or simply just lounging poolside with a drink, one size does not fit all when it comes to a Florida... Read more
Thistle Lodge beachfront dining Sanibel Island Must Do

Casa Ybel Resort & Thistle Lodge Restaurant Review

I recently had the opportunity to stay at Casa Ybel Resort, one of the only true beachfront properties on Sanibel Island.  The resort, which sits on 23 acres, is positively stunning as are... Read more
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