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  • Sundial Brings home 7 Awards from 2018 Best of the Islands

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  September 26th, 2018

    Yesterday, we had the privilege of hosting the 2018 Best of the Islands Awards, which gives islanders the opportunity to vote for their favorite local businesses and organizations to be recognized within the Sanibel-Captiva community. We were honored this year to receive 7 awards: Best Full Service Resort – 6-time winner Best Gulf Front Dining Best Pickleball Courts – 2-time [...]

  • Sanibel Sea School’s New Class for Youngsters

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  September 4th, 2018

    With shell-lined beaches, waters rich in marine life, and temperate weather year-round, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect place for your child to have a hands-on learning experience about the environment. You might already know about the Sanibel Sea School Sundial campus and its exploration classes for children 6-13 years old. Now, due to an overwhelming number of [...]

  • Shopping on Sanibel Island

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  August 28th, 2018

    Everyone knows you visit Sanibel Island for its beautiful beaches and an endless array of seashells. But sometimes you just need to step away from the Sanibel Stoop and find a special keepsake to take home, or even pamper your pooch. For all that and more, Sanibel offers its own unique brand of island flair for all your shopping desires! [...]

  • National Seashell Day – Know Your Shells

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  June 21st, 2018

    One of the best parts about taking a beach vacation is getting to bring a piece of that trip home with you in the form of a shell. It is no secret, Sanibel Island is one of the best places in the world to go shelling and even us locals haven’t gotten tired of it! In honor of this year’s [...]

  • Sanibel Sea School Summer Camps at Sundial

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  May 25th, 2018

    Did you know that during the summer, Sanibel Sea School offers day summer camps at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa? This summer, kids from 6-13 will be able to learn about mangrove tree crabs, ninja needlefish, and bivalves while exploring the shores and waters of Sundial. Learn more about what these fun and fascinating camps have in store from Leah [...]

  • International Museum Day on Sanibel

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  May 18th, 2018

    Happy International Museum Day! To celebrate this educational day, we thought we’d share some of the best museums and attractions you can explore near Sanibel. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Located right on Sanibel Island, this shrine to all things shell is a perfect museum option for kids and adults alike. See some of the rarest shell specimens and get up close [...]

  • Turtle Season 2018 is Here

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  April 30th, 2018

    Sea Turtle nesting season officially begins May 1 and continues through the end of October. The season hasn’t even officially begun and the first nest of the season has already sprung up. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SSCF) discovered a Kemp’s Ridley nesting site earlier this month. The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle is the smallest and most endangered sea turtle in [...]

  • Earth Day on Sanibel Island

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  April 20th, 2018

    Happy Earth Day! Here on Sanibel Island, experiencing, enjoying and protecting all that nature has to offer is very important to us. As many people know, 2/3 of Sanibel Island is dedicated preserve and refuge land.   However, protecting the island’s most native inhabitants isn’t just limited to the refuge lands. Learn more about some of the great organizations that help [...]

  • Dolphin Tours and National Dolphin Day

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  April 12th, 2018

    In honor of National Dolphin Day, celebrated April 14, we thought we’d share some of the best ways to observe and learn more about these magical creatures. Fun Facts: Dolphins range in size from 4-12 feet on average. Dolphins are extremely intelligent and social creatures. Dolphins communicate with each other using squeaks, whistles, body language and even head-butting. Bottlenose dolphins [...]

  • Birds to Spot on Sanibel

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  March 20th, 2018

    Everyone knows that Sanibel Island is one of the greatest places to find shells. But did you also know that the island is home to a variety of bird species? Below, you’ll find J. N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge’s list of the top birds to keep an eye out for during your next visit to Sanibel Island.  Note: While all [...]