What to do on Sanibel Island

DATE: May 31, 2019

Here at Sundial, we know that vacation time is precious. We have a few ideas on how you can spend yours while visiting our resort and Sanibel Island. All you’ll need to do is clear your schedule and pack your bags! (Header Photo provided by themommynichols.com) Here at Sundial Resort Explore Nature with Sanibel Sea School Summer Camp Learn about [...]

Treasures of Sanibel Island

DATE: May 15, 2019

Although pirates Jose Gaspar and Black Caesar once roamed the blue-green waters of Southwest Florida pillaging and hiding their booty, not all of Sanibel Island’s treasure is buried. Here’s a list of “island treasures” ready and waiting for you to discover on your Sundial Beach Resort & Spa vacation. Mermaids are Real! European sailors told tales of the mythical half [...]

Manatee Appreciation on Sanibel Island

DATE: March 26, 2019

In honor of Manatee Appreciation Day, celebrated on the last Wednesday of March, we thought we’d share some of our favorite manatee facts and how you can see manatees for yourself right around Sanibel Island. Fun Manatee Facts: They spend half their day eating! Even though manatees primarily eat leafy greens, they can weigh up to 1,200 pounds. Just like [...]

Shelling Finds at Sundial

DATE: February 28, 2019

Shelling is one of those activities that has almost no age limit and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. We’ve had some particularly good shelling this winter and wanted to share our favorite finds. If you’re looking to learn more about shelling and what you can find on our beaches, sign up for a Discover Shelling class with [...]

82nd Annual Sanibel Island Shell Festival

DATE: February 22, 2019

Next month, Sanibel Island will play host to the 82nd Annual Sanibel Island Shell Festival. The Shell Festival is a three day educational, entertaining and fundraising event where all proceeds go to support marine education and conservation organizations in the area as well as scholarship funds to the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University Departments of Marine [...]

12 Things To Do This Spring Break On and Off the Resort

DATE: February 14, 2019

It’s almost that time of year again. With Spring Break around the corner, it’s time to plan your week-long vacation. If you are planning to visit Sundial or Sanibel, we have plenty of activities to keep you and your family entertained on the resort and the island.  Sundial Resort Five pools? No problem. Not only does Sundial have a large [...]

More Shell Crafting Ideas

DATE: January 29, 2019

Winter is one of the best times of year to shell on Sanibel Island. According to our resident experts at Sanibel Sea School: The winter months often bring strong weather fronts and, with them, great opportunities for shelling. When fronts arrive, there are usually strong winds that stir things up and create rough seas. The resulting waves wash many gastropods and [...]