What to do on Sanibel Island

DATE: May 31, 2019

Here at Sundial, we know that vacation time is precious. We have a few ideas on how you can spend yours while visiting our resort and Sanibel Island. All you’ll need to do is clear your schedule and pack your bags!

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Here at Sundial Resort

Explore Nature with Sanibel Sea School

Summer Camp

Learn about local wildlife at the Sanibel Sea School. While Sanibel Sea School offers Sundial guests access to classes year round, summer is a special time for week-long day camps that allow for more learning and exploration. This year’s camp themes include: Doin’ the Dewlap, Leave Nothing but Footprints and Munching Molars. Dicover more about this captivating camps today!

Paddleboarding Tours

Explore nature from atop a stand-up paddleboard, guided by the experts at Sanibel Sea School. Depart on your tour right from Sundial and learn the basics of paddleboarding before embarking on your nature adventure. Discover more about WhatSUP with Nature paddleboarding tours.

Hit the Courts

Play pickleball on one of our twelve Plexicushion courts or play tennis on one of our six state of the art HydroGrid clay courts. Lessons and clinics are available at our beautiful waterfront facility, voted the Best Pickleball in Southwest Florida. Our tennis facility, awarded Best Tennis on Sanibel & Captiva Islands, is the best playing surface in paradise.  Sundial tennis is great for all ages and skill levels. Visit our full-service Pro Shop for all your athletic apparel and equipment needs.

Woman in a nail salon receiving a manicure

Spa Day at Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique

What’s a vacation without relaxation? Get pampered in paradise at the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa and Boutique, a full-service spa and certified Redken salon. Whether you’re in the mood for a message, a rejuvenating facial, cosmetic consultation or a luxurious mani-pedi, the spa team is here to put your mind, body and soul at ease.

Out and About on Sanibel Island

Blue Heron

Visit with Nature at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Visit the 6,300-acre J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that’s home to 238 species of birds, more than 50 types of reptiles and 32 different kids of mammals. Bird watch, bike, walk or canoe through the trails and paths of the scenic refuge. They offer a variety of FREE programs every week and every visit is a chance to spot a new local inhabitant.

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Photo from Adventures in Paradise.

Take a 3-hour Tour from Port Sanibel Marina

Rent a boat or take a sunset dolphin cruise at Port Sanibel Marina. The marina also offers expert-guided fishing charters, dolphin watching, shelling cruises and more. Find out what the water has to offer while you venture outside the resort. Discover more about our marina partners.

Tee Up at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

Visit our neighbor, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa guests get playing privileges at the spectacular 18-hole championship course set within a stunning wildlife preserve. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the fantastic fairways and gorgeous greens. On a course this beautiful, you might not even mind spending some time in the sand trap.  A full-service Pro Shop and a unique aqua driving range are also available. Discover more about our golf partners.


We have so many fun ways for you to spend time on your Sundial vacation that tour only regret will be wishing you had more time to spend! Book your next stay and learn more about all that Sundial and Sanibel Island has to offer.

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