We are open and the beaches are waiting for you!

CURRENT STATUS

Royal Shell is accepting reservations and guests for any length of stay.
Welcome back! We can’t wait to see you!

For information about how Royal Shell works to keep you safe, please visit our Guest Safety page. 

                                                 

Please note: Masks are required in Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, and Collier County when indoors at public places and businesses.

  • On Sanibel Island, children five years old and younger are exempt. 
  • On Fort Myers Beach, children six years old and younger are exempt. There is a $50 fine for not wearing a mask in public; $500 for any businesses not using masks.
  • In Collier County, the mask mandate does not apply to Naples or Marco Island. Children eight years old and younger are exempt. Violations may incur fines of up to $500.

GOVERNOR DeSANTIS LIFTS MORE RESTRICTIONS

On September 14, Emergency Order 2020-10, issued by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, went into effect. The order rescinds a previous one issued in June, and allows bars to once again reopen at 50% capacity.

On August 5, DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-192, lifting all travel restrictions on visitors from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. People from those areas had been advised previously to self-quarantine for two weeks. The governor previously issued Executive Order 20-139, which outlines the plan for Phase Two reopening.

CITY OF SANIBEL, AND LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES LIFT MORE RESTRICTIONS

For the current status of Sanibel’s reopening plan, go to Sanibel’s Current Status. Sanibel’s restrictions differ slightly from the state’s restrictions.

For more information regarding minimum standards to ensure guest safety, go to Sanibel Proclamation 20-036 and scroll to Exhibit A.

For Lee County updates, go to Lee County’s COVID-19 page.

For Collier County updates, visit Collier County’s COVID-19 page.

The Royal Shell team always works diligently to accommodate you and make your vacation as memorable and safe as possible.

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CHECK-INS FOR THIS WEEKEND

  • Royal Shell offices are open for contact-free in-office or drive-through check-in and check-out. We continue to practice safe distancing and are fully operational. 
  • All Sanibel and Captiva check-ins for this weekend will be at the Sanibel office, 1547 Periwinkle Way.

Please note: Email is best. Due to the number of calls and emails we are receiving, please do not call and email. For the fastest response, please email us at info@royalshell.com. For guests whose arrivals are not impacted, there is no need to call or email.
We’ll see you when you get here!

THE BEACHES ARE OPEN!

Lee and Collier County beaches and beach parking are open. Please continue to follow social distancing and safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, please visit our page to find out Which Southwest Florida Beaches Are Open.

NEW CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE REPORTED ON SANIBEL

On September 15, the Florida Department of Health reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Sanibel. The total number of cases reported on the island since March 26 is 49. This is the number of cumulative cases, not current active cases. There have been fewer than five cases reported on Captiva Island. Check the Florida Department of Health website for more information. 

Lee County still holds smaller case numbers than other areas in Florida and is considered safe to visit. Most of the cases in Southwest Florida are in areas where we do not have vacation rental properties.

The Florida Department of Health updates its COVID-19 reports to include the number of cases per day by city, in addition to the number of cases per county, and statewide totals. The City of Sanibel home page provides direct access to these daily reports. The Florida Department of Health does not provide the City any information other than what appears on these reports.

We appreciate your patience while we deal with the pandemic. The safety and well being of our guests, owners, and employees are our top priorities.

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