The desire to escape winter’s chill and enjoy warmer days and a budding new season prompts the anticipation of Spring Break vacations. For many, heading to a beautiful sandy beach with family-friendly amenities will be the perfect way to spend a week or two.
This is not the college Spring Break destination of scenes depicted in “Animal House” or memories of your college days with scantily-clad co-eds, kegs and loud parties. The beauty of Southwest Florida and the luxurious rental vacation homes create a relaxing atmosphere, void of stress, full of nature and memories.
The first step of planning the family vacation is to decide where you want to enjoy Spring Break.
Spring Break Destination
The warm weather and pristine beaches of Southwest Florida makes the area the perfect spring break destination. Sanibel and Captiva islands top the list of popular Spring Break destinations inquiries by guests. The region attracts visitors from across the U.S. and a number of international locales as well. Sanibel Island is becoming known as a spring break destination for families. U.S. News and World Report ranked Sanibel No. 4 of “Best Florida Beaches” and No. 8 of “10 Best Family Spring Break Destinations.”
The top request by those looking to book accommodations during Spring Break is to find a vacation home or condo space near the beach with the ability to go shelling. In fact, Sanibel Island is recognized as the Seashell Capital of the World.
Catching Fun in the Sun
The beach is not the only way to take in the rays of sunshine in Southwest Florida. The area is the spring training home for two major league baseball teams with several others in nearby cities. Baseball fans flock to Fort Myers to catch the spring training games of the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park and the Minnesota Twins playing across town at CenturyLink Sports Complex-Hammond Stadium. Royal Shell is the official real estate company for the Boston Red Sox spring training.
Southwest Florida is home to a variety of family-friendly attractions for everyone to enjoy on vacation. Make it a family day exploring J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge or the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.
It’s up to you to decide if it will be a lazy day on the beach or if everyone will head out to take in the local attractions.
Schedule the Time
Next, decide how long your family vacation will last. Spring Break can cover a week or two on the calendar, so plan to book your accommodations for an average of seven to 14 nights. When it comes to reservations for Royal Shell vacation rentals, most are secured a year in advance. Generally these are from returning guests and are considered a rollover reservation from in-house guests. Reservation calls from first time visitors typically begin in October seeking accommodations for the upcoming year.
If your family’s Spring Break plans do not come together until a few weeks out, Royal Shell may be able to assist if a last minute cancellation becomes available.
Accommodating Spring Break Vacations
The number of people included in family spring break vacations is important when making reservations to ensure there is enough space to accommodate everyone. Guests of Royal Shell generally seek a combination of vacation homes and condos for their stay.
Typically, guests inquire about space to fit a family size for two to four people or multiple family groups of six to 14 people.
Book with Royal Shell
The Spring Break season is a great time to escape, relax and refresh. Here at Royal Shell we have an expansive portfolio of vacation rentals that will allow you to enjoy an anticipated family-friendly vacation in a little piece of paradise. Whether you have your sights on Sanibel, Fort Myers or Naples, we have accommodations to fit your needs during Spring Break.
Let us know how we can assist in making your spring break vacations memorable here in Southwest Florida. Our staff is available via telephone or live chat to assist in planning your family vacation. Come for a visit. Stay for a lifetime.