Travel Rankings & Advice

Sanibel Island Travel Guide

Sanibel Island

This secluded Fort Myers offshoot is considered even more low-key, quiet and quaint than its Gulf Coast neighbor, and that's saying a lot. Casual is the order of the day on Sanibel Island; a shabby chic vibe permeates the Periwinkle Way galleries, restaurants and shops; seashells cover every sandy and linoleum surface. In fact, the abundant seashells have become this island's (and its smaller sister, Captiva's) claim to fame. You'll find ... continue» Read More

Best Airfares to Sanibel Island

Find the best fares from Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak & more – in one place!

When to Visit Sanibel Island

The best time to visit Sanibel Island is December to April, the peak season. Trips during these five months will be more expensive than at other times, so start planning early. Still, this is when you'll find idyllic beach weather. The late fall is a good time to secure a room deal and do a little shelling in the now chilly gulf water. Avoid the hurricane season altogether -- if you want to visit in summer, then plan your trip for May or June, before the threat of bad storms.

Read More Best Times to Visit Sanibel Island»

Next Steps: Sanibel Island

You might also like...

  • Fort Myers Fort Myers
    • Better for families
    • Even more "Ding"-like reserves and nature centers
  • Outer Banks Outer Banks
    • Lighthouses galore
    • Beaches for families, lovers and sports fans
  • Naples Naples
    • Less shabby, more chic
    • A good golfing getaway