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  • 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 [...]

  • Sundial Swims to Support CHR Mardi Gras Event

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  February 13th, 2018

    Happy Mardi Gras! Along with our king cake and beads to celebrate this holiday, Sundial was proud to take part in this year’s Community Housing & Resources 6th Annual Mardi Gras Fundraising Event. Not only did our swim team take home the gold this year at the annual competition, we also get to be a part of the good that [...]

  • Sundial Adopt-a-Beach Results

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  January 17th, 2018

    In 2017, Sundial participated in the inaugural Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Adopt-a-Beach program. By participating in this program, we helped to protect nesting environments for both sea turtles and shorebirds by sponsoring the study of the parcel of beach directly in front of the resort centre. Last year was a record-breaking year for turtle nests on Sanibel Island, with a [...]

  • Shell Crafts: Gift a Piece of Sanibel this Holiday

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  December 15th, 2017

    Anyone who has visited Sanibel knows this to be true: there are a lot of shells! But what do you do with all the shells you’ve collected once you get home? How about crafting them into fun and festive holiday décor and gifts to share with your family and friends? We’ve collected a few ideas that we hope you will [...]