Sanibel Island is near Fort Myers in Southwest Florida, but it’s unlike any other place in the world. There are no traffic lights, no chain restaurants, no neon signs, no streetlights, over 7,800 acres of conservation land, 22 miles of bike paths, 15 miles of white sand beaches, and some of the best shelling in the world. Eat at Sanibel favorites like Gramma Dot’s or the Lighthouse Café. Be a beach bum and enjoy miles of undisturbed beaches, and the clear emerald-turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and end the day with a vibrant sunset. See wildlife and migratory birds at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Think of the seashells you might find. After all, the island is known as the seashell capital of the world! Or get on Island Time and go at your own pace. There’s always something to do and somewhere new to explore. And the best part is that you’ll be in paradise!