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The beaches are pristine and full of powdery, white sand. The Gulf of Mexico is a sparkling sea of blue and turquoise. Likewise, the shoreline is awash with the world’s best seashells. One-of-a-kind sunset experiences await your presence on the beach. Surely, this is Sanibel and Captiva islands prior to Hurricane Irma’s brush with Florida. However, we are talking about the current condition of the islands. In less than 10 days after Hurricane Irma this slice of island paradise was open and waiting for you.

Sanibel Island Relaxation is Happening Now

Relaxing on Sanibel Island after Irma

Sanibel island is paradise in Southwest Florida and it is open for visitors to enjoy.

Cleanup crews for the islands and Southwest Florida have done a masterful job with recovery efforts. Sanibel Island visitors and residents alike are informed with the area’s cleanup effort updates online daily. In addition, updates that prove the area is open for beachgoers and island relaxation immediately include:

  • The beaches are clean and are as beautiful as ever. Beach accesses are open for your use.
  • Vegetative debris cleanup is in full swing as crews work seven days a week.
  • Power is restored to 99.9 percent of the area.
  • Popular island restaurants and amenities have power and are open for business.


Royal Shell Properties are Available

Sanibel Island beachfront vacation home

Sanibel Island’s beautiful beach homes await visitors.

Sanibel Island’s beachfront vacation property and others with waterfront access were spared major damage in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
These properties are available now for your next vacation getaway. A last-minute shift of the storm to the east spared Sanibel and Captiva  from major damage. Our more than 500 vacation rental properties on both islands are up and running and 100 percent operational. Even better? Many of the vacation rental properties on the island managed by Royal Shell are equipped with hurricane-impact windows; coupled with walls designed to meet the latest building codes to withstand hurricanes.

Sanibel Island beach after Hurricane Irma

Sanibel Island is open for visitors to enjoy the beautiful beaches in paradise.

“Our beaches had little damage…the sun is out now and we’re back to the business of delivering to our owners and guests the treatment they expect and deserve,” said Royal Shell Vacations President and Managing Broker Michael Polly. “We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers.”
As a result, Royal Shell’s fleet of 50 vehicles filled with maintenance and housekeeping staff worked to assist renters and repair air conditioners and WiFi to keep all of our properties working to exceed your expectations. Thus the same staff members are ready to serve your individual needs the second you cross the threshold of your island home away from home.

Enjoy Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

Island hopper Fest Logo for 2017What better way to celebrate the endurance of Sanibel Island and Southwest Florida than by attending the 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. The event will go on as scheduled Friday, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1 on the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. Consequently, nothing stops the music or this type of festival. The festival meanwhile features 85 nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters. Come enjoy 159 performances in 24 unique intimate venues. Review schedules and ticketed events to map out your festival schedule.

Book Your Southwest Florida Stay Today

So what are you waiting for? The beach is open! The boutique vacation properties, catering to unique lifestyle experiences, await your Southwest Florida vacation. Royal Shell Vacation Rentals can specifically assist in reserving accommodations to fit your individual needs on the islands and in other areas of Southwest Florida. Choose from a vast portfolio of private, single family homes or condo units available for a week or two or up to a month or more. Many of the vacation rentals Royal Shell manages enjoy beachfront access and other luxury amenities.


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