Five Sanibel Island Resolutions for 2016

DATE: January 5, 2016

Thinking about resolutions for the new year? You’re not alone. Lots of people make resolutions about fitness, dieting and the like.

But as we make our way into 2016, we’ve got a different set of resolutions for you. Why not consider five Sanibel Island resolutions for the new year? These are resolutions you’re sure to enjoy as you get to know Sanibel Island a little better.

Shelling at Sanibel

There is no better beach for shelling than Sanibel Island. Picture miles of pristine white beaches loaded with treasures from the sea for you to collect. While almost all beaches are sure to have shells, you won’t find another beach quite like Sanibel Island.  Want to learn more about your beach finds? The Sanibel Sea School offers exhibits, kid’s classes and private family or group sessions where the marine educators can help you solve the mysteries of the sea.

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

What? You’ve never been to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge?  This is a must for your 2016 travels. With more than 238 species of birds, 32 different kinds of mammals and more than 50 types of reptiles,  this 6,300-acre Florida refuge offers bike and walking paths,  winding canoe trails,  great bird watching spots and a four-mile scenic drive.

visit sundial this new year

Make Reservations for Shima

You’ll want to be sure to make plans to dine out at Sanibel Island’s newest restaurant, Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar. It’s the island’s only Japanese steakhouse, providing an authentic Japanese experience as your meal is artfully prepared before you. This is the perfect dining spot for you and your family or friends.

Book a Stay at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Voted the “Best Staycation” by The News-Press Best of Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Poll for two years in a row, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is known for its full line of amenities for its guests. Enjoy fully equipped, one-, two- or three-bedroom accommodations, five swimming pools and Jacuzzi,  HydroGrid® tennis courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as kayaking, paddleboarding, bicycles and more. With golf, fishing and boating excursions available too, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa can make sure your stay is unforgettable.

Visit Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Take a trip back in time to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village where you’ll enjoy this collection of seven historic buildings that brings the early days of Sanibel back to life.  Each of the buildings have been restored to its original state, giving a visitors a glimpse of early pioneer life on the island. The story of Sanibel is told from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It hosts more than 10,000 visitors each year.

What do you think of these five Sanibel Island resolutions for 2016? Which one do you plan to do first? What others would you recommend? Comment below or reach out to us on any of our social channels.  We’d love to hear from you.

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