Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Voted the Best of the Best

DATE: September 11, 2015

Looking for vacation paradise? Want to find the best place on the map for your next excursion? According to two recent surveys, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is definitely the place to go.

This year, the annual News-Press Best of SWFL Readers’ Choice Poll awarded Sundial Beach Resort & Spa first-place honors in the category of Best Staycation and Best Waterfront Dining, as well as Runner Up for Best Resort. This is the second year in a row Sundial Beach Resort & Spa received the Best Staycation recognition.

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa partners – Port Sanibel Marina – won for Best Boat Rental Runner Up. More than 65,000 votes were cast in the contest.

Voted Best of the Best

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa offers guests the superb culinary choices at Slice of Paradice, Turtle’s Pool & Beach Bar and Sea Breeze Café, which provide extraordinary views of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sanibel-Captiva Islander, a popular island newspaper focusing on local arts and entertainment, also published its annual contest results gauging top readers’ choices late last month.

Top wins include:

  • Best Chef, Chris Menassa;
  • Best Server, Eddie Beaubrun;
  • Best Bartender, Abbie Sprouse;
  • Best Tennis Courts
  • Best Full Service Resort

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has won the newspaper’s Best Full Service Resort honor three years in a row.

At Sundial, guests never have to leave this self-contained resort. With three restaurants (two bars) with al fresco and Gulf-front dining and partnership with Baileys Marketplace, guests never go hungry. Three of their amazing staff members were also nominated for Best of the Islands awards.

About Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, located near Fort Myers on the barrier island of Sanibel off the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, is a unique tropical island destination with miles of shell strewn beaches. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has 12,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space and 11 event spaces able to accommodate up to 300 guests, making the resort a premiere destination for both leisure family travel and guests traveling for business, special occasions, conventions and conferences. The amenity-rich property also boasts six new HydroGrid® clay tennis courts, onsite professional personal tennis instruction, special adult and junior training programs and three onsite restaurants with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort also includes multiple heated swimming pools, children’s activities, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique, Sanibel Sea School at Sundial, Bailey’s Marketplace and a nearby world-class golf course. The resort and its pristine beaches serve as a perennial favorite for Florida resort weddings. For additional information, call 239-472-4151 or visit

RLR Investments L.L.C. and Columbus Hospitality Management have assumed leadership of the resort; and with decades of experience managing hotels and resorts around the country, are devoted to providing the highest level of hospitality service.

Start planning your Sanibel Island adventure at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa! To book your exclusive accommodations, book your stay online or call one of our expert vacation planners at 877-736-4320. We look forward to your stay with us.

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