Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Wins BEST WATERFRONT DINING and BEST STAYCATION in all of Southwest Florida

DATE: July 31, 2015

That sense of expectation – that looking forward to goodness – is what drives some of us to peer beyond the horizon of just average, of normal living, of the mundane every day. And it’s only by excellence and a scrupulous focus on achieving the best that we are able to rise above the crowd.

We at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Florida’s premium full-service resort in tropical Sanibel Island, understand that sentiment; it’s our aim in providing the finest amenities and services to our guests. That is how we recently became recipients of top honors in several categories in The 2015 News-Press 25th Annual The Best of Southwest Florida contest. Our efforts have reaped the accolades from the majority of voters in this reader poll, and for good reason.

As our guests enjoy this tropical paradise on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, we strive to make their time with us something memorable and grand. It is, after all, life’s special occasions that matter most.

Sundial Wins Top Honors

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Takes First Place

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa won first place in the categories of Best Staycation and Best Waterfront Dining, and was voted Runner Up for Best Resort. Sundial has achieved the award of Best Staycation two years in a row leaving them with a consistent track record for being #1 under that category. Our partners – Port Sanibel Marina and DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant – won for Best Boat Rental Runner Up and Best Wine List Runner Up, respectively.

More than 65,000 votes were cast in the contest. This was one splendid puzzle that came together with perfection. Considering the vast offerings we provide our guests – amenities, activities, location, accommodations – it’s little wonder we achieved this honor. We provide all the comforts and amenities of a luxurious cruise (and more) while maintaining firm footing on solid terra firma.
Not to boast (too much), but here are a few culinary reasons why readers chose Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Best Waterfront Dining: Sitting at Slice of Paradice, Turtle’s Pool & Beach Bar and Sea Breeze Café, diners have extraordinary views of the Gulf of Mexico

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Wins Top Honors

Sea Breeze Café – which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner – gives diners a panoramic Gulf view and offers  fresh local seafood, daily specials, and innovative entrees. Here you will find outdoor terrace and dining room seating options.  Slice of Paradice offers guests casual fare for either take out, delivery,  or to enjoy at the poolside dining area. Turtle’s Pool & Beach Bar, a tiki establishment with outdoor seating, serves casual favorites and specialties. Slice of Paradice is open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sea Breeze Café is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Turtle’s Pool & Beach Bar is open11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Wins Top Honors

Here is a list of the resort’s activities and amenities that help to make Sundial the #1 Staycation spot in all of Southwest Florida:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboards
  • Bicycles (tandems, surreys, kiddy-trailers, training wheels)
  • Beach umbrellas and chairs
  • A spa overlooking the Gulf; beach umbrellas and chairs
  • A marketplace
  • Waterfront Cabanas
  • HydroGrid® tennis courts with a tennis professional and tennis programs
  • Activities programs
  • The new fitness center
  • The Sanibel Sea School
  • Five heated pools
  • Long stretches of beautiful beaches


We thank all those who voted in The 2015 News-Press 25th Annual The Best of Southwest Florida contest. We appreciate your vote of confidence. Are you looking for the finest experiences the Sunshine State has to offer?  Sundial Beach Resort & Spa celebrates the best things in life. For more information, visit

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