Captiva Island Vacation Rentals
Captiva is considered the sister island to Sanibel to the south. Captiva has the reputation of being a laid back island getaway in Southwest Florida. Visitors can travel to Captiva Island either by boat or vehicle. The village of Captiva is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico connected to Sanibel by a bridge over Blind Pass.
Charming & Captivating
Take a bike ride around to get to know the quaint island. Of course Captiva, like Sanibel Island, is known for attracting a vast array of beautiful seashells. Come explore the island and the beautiful white sandy beaches like Captiva Beach and Turner Beach.
Couples looking to have an island wedding may consider exchanging vows at the Chapel-By-The Sea initially built in 1903 as a school. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places. The chapel season each year for church services and weddings typically from early November through the month of April.
The island is a popular vacation destination and the peak season for visitors is December through April. Captiva takes on a festive feel starting Thanksgiving weekend through the end of December as the entire island is decked out for the holidays as part of the Captiva Holiday Village.
The warm temperatures thanks to the Florida sunshine makes Captiva Island an excellent choice destination to relax and enjoy a fun time away year round.
The Water Calls
Captiva Island is a great place to try out water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding and parasailing. Rent a boat and spend the day sailing on your own soaking up the Southwest Florida sun. Or take a fishing excursion cruise or a romantic sunset cruise with a number of local vendors and have a memorable day.
Captiva on the Wild Side
Get in a little nature watching while visiting Captiva. Visitors will find an array of wildlife like an extended family of American Bottleneck dolphins who call the area home. Manatees can be spotted in the warm waters of the estuary of the Pine Island Sound enjoying the lush vegetation. The island is a paradise for bird lovers who can find a variety of species including white pelicans that migrate from the Rocky Mountains to winter on Captiva. They are the real snowbirds coming the Florida annually.
Featured Captiva Island Vacation Rentals
And yes, Captiva Island has world class accommodations to fit your vacation lodging needs. The northern tip of the island is home to the sprawling 330-acre South Seas Island Resort with exquisite views of the Gulf of Mexico. Royal Shell lists a number of available vacation properties at South Seas including several beach villas. The island is also home to a number of breathtaking vacation rental homes appointed with stately amenities to ensure a luxurious stay.