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  • 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 [...]

  • Celebrating the Sanibel Lighthouse

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  August 3rd, 2017

    August 7th is National Lighthouse Day and, here at Sundial, we want to celebrate by showcasing the historic Sanibel Island Light, also known as the Sanibel Lighthouse. In operation for 133 years, the lighthouse is located on the eastern end of the 12-mile-long island we call home. The lighthouse was first opened on August 20, 1884, over 50 years after [...]

  • Turtle Time with the Sanibel Sea School

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  July 21st, 2017

    Meet Brooke and Carley from Sanibel Sea School and learn about the amazing turtles that nest here on Sanibel every year. SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) recently found and marked a turtle nest right on our beaches at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa (one of several nests on our beach). This Loggerhead Turtle nest is one of many you’ll see around [...]

  • Sundial Goes Green

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  June 30th, 2017

    We here at Sundial love the environment and want to help preserve it and ensure that we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint. We appreciate the beautiful, natural world around us, and want to continue to cherish it and nurture it. Here are some of the ways we are working to become green and eco-friendly: Re-use laundry [...]

  • Sundial and Sanibel #1 Choice for WGN Chicago’s Early Summer Travel

    Author:  Jordan Barnes   |  Date:  June 5th, 2017

    We were so honored to be included in a recent travel story on Chicago’s WGN 9. Travel expert Kendra Thornton gave a list of great destinations for early summer travel and chose Sundial and Sanibel as her #1 pick! Check out the video and start planning your early summer vacation today. Book your summer escape. Watch the video