BEACHES OF FORT MYERS & SANIBEL — Much of every day life in The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel revolves around one ‘Islandology’, which encourages both visitors and locals to take the time to enjoy all the things the destination has become known for.
Located in Southwest Florida, just a short drive from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) where Air Canada and WestJet offer direct service, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is home to endless white-sand beaches, lush wilderness and exotic wildlife. Void of high-rises and big-city crowds, it’s where to go to charter a fishing boat, embark on a shelling tour, or kayak through mangroves.
The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make for a fun day island hopping or relaxing on the beach, and is also the reason why shelling has become the destination’s favourite pastime. Sanibel Island is known as the shelling capital of the world, thanks to the hundreds of shells that wash ashore each day.
Nature is also a large part of ‘Islandology’, with hundreds of uninhabited islands dotting its coast, each with its own ecosystems and wildlife. The J.N. ‘Ding’ darling national Wildlife Refuge is a must-visit, home to hundreds of species of exotic birds and sea life.
Aside from nature, Southwest Florida has its own unique blend of city life and island living. Downtown Fort Myers’ River District has its own thriving arts and theatre scene, with several galleries and theatres. After hours, visitors will find nightlife activities, delectable cuisine and delicious drinks prepared by expert mixologists.
As for accommodations, guests will also find a variety of lodging options to suit their budgets, whether it’s traditional hotels and resorts or a vacation rental. Add in affordable rates, amenities and easy transportation and travellers have all the ingredients needed for the perfect getaway.