Sanibel and Captiva
Sanibel Island © Invertzoo
Those who are searching for the tranquillity of the beach will delight in the Florida Gulf coast resort island of Sanibel, and its smaller sister, Captiva. The slow pace of island life rarely heats up where the main event is the magnificent sunset. The families and romantics who holiday here come to enjoy the beaches strewn with seashells, the warm Gulf waters, the huge variety of wildlife, and the fabulous fresh seafood. These islands have no high-rises or honking horns, instead they offer all the amenities to make for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. There are art galleries, award-winning restaurants, live theatre, and the occasional musical performances. The more exclusive of the twin islands is Captiva, connected to Sanibel by a bridge. Captiva is the smaller, characterised by wealth and quiet charm, topped off at its northern end by the luxurious all-inclusive South Seas Resort.