Sundial’s Top 10 Successes of 2014

DATE: December 30, 2014

1. Best Full Service Resort Award – two years in a row!

Sundial’s greatest accomplishment was being awarded the “Best Full Service Resort” for the second consecutive year in a row by the annual “Best of the Islands awards. From onsite dining and activities for all ages to tennis and water sports, we have everything that a guest would want all here on our property.


2. Best Staycation Award

Sundial placed 1st for “Best Staycation” by The News-Press Best of Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice poll in the category for “Fun, Recreation, Relaxation – Staycation”. Guests staying at Sundial can enjoy a multitude of onsite amenities and activities without having to leave the property. When you cross the causeway into your Sundial Beach Resort & Spa island paradise, you’ll enjoy a multitude of onsite activities: kayaks, paddleboards, tennis courts, bikes & surreys, golf privileges, live entertainment, spa services, plus multiple Gulf-front restaurants and two bars.

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3. Best Resort Award

It doesn’t get much better than being “The Best!”. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa’s Sanibel Island setting is the perfect place for couples and families to get away and stay, voted the island’s “Best Resort” in the 2014 Best of the Islands awards. Come stay with us in paradise and book you reservations online or call one of our expert vacation planners at  866-565-5093!


4. Best Happy Hour Award

You haven’t done Happy Hour until you’ve sipped on a cocktail, oceanside at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, voted “Best Happy Hour” in the area by the Best of the Islands awards. Happy Hour at Sundial is held twice daily:

  • 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Turtles Pool & Beach Bar
  • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Sea Breeze Café

Check out our “6 Happy Hour Favorites” and join us for the “Best Happy Hour” on Sanibel Island!

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5. Kay Casperson Spa Opened

Sundial’s Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa opened its doors on the third floor of the resort earlier this year. The Spa has an amazing array of luxurious skincare products and cosmetics, vitamins and wellness items, inspirational apparel and accessories, and an incredible selection of jewelry, gifts, candles and so much more. Stop by the spa and let the Lifestyle Consultants give you a lesson in beauty basics using samples of Kay’s hypoallergenic cosmetics and skincare products!

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 239-395-6002 ext. 3702 or email


6. New Onsite Tennis Professional

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa recently announced the addition of Tennis Professional Erica Cossairt, a certified United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Professional and a nationally certified personal trainer. Sundial offers a variety of tennis instruction and programs for all ages.

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7. New LOGO

Sundial welcomed a slew of improvements to transform the property including the launch of a new logo! The resort is excited for what is to come in the new year.

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8. E Awards

CaraOur employees aren’t just great at serving our guests. They’re superstars. We have the nominations to prove it. Twelve of Sundial Resort’s employees were nominated during the Lee County Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards “E-Awards” Ceremony on September 9th, 2014. 

We would like to congratulate all 12 of our nominated team members and recognize the achievement of Director of Owner Services Cara Pennetti, the winner for superior service in the Accommodations category. We are so proud of Cara and all of the employees who were nominated!

9. Top destination for Beach Weddings on Sanibel Island

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa’s gorgeous beachfront backdrop and serene natural surroundings are the perfect setting for any color scheme. Here at Sundial, we are committed to helping brides plan the most romantic day of their lives. We invite you to tour our world-renowned beach-side oasis, perfect for brides looking to say “I do” in paradise.

For appointments and information, contact Alicia Wenturine via email or call 239-395-6009.

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10. New Paddleboards

Sundial guests can always expect adventure and tons of onsite activities during their stay at Sundial, and this year we added paddleboards to our array of onsite amenities. Paddleboarding is a great workout for kids, couples and families. Guests can retrieve the boards from the Activities Hut starting at 8 a.m. each day, but they must be returned by 5 p.m.

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We want to thank all of our loyal visitors and the local Lee County community for bringing Sundial so much success in 2014.

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