Sanibel Frequently Makes 'Best Of ' Lists

Sanibel Island is one of the most amazing places in all of the world. It is no surprise to those who live here or come to vacation often that Sanibel Island frequently makes best-of lists or categories year after year. In the year 2020 for example, Sanibel Island ranked in several best-of lists on the U.S. News website Travel section. U.S. News is well known for producing several “Best of” lists for countless categories. They are ranked 50% on voter input and 50% on editor criteria.Sanibel Frequently Makes "Best Of " Lists

Here are some of the “best of” rankings that Sanibel earned in the year 2020 from U.S. News Travel:

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Rainy Day Fun in Sanibel Island Florida

There is always some level of rain in the state of Florida, we are currently rounding the corner into what is known as rainy season across the state. While rain is needed to help maintain the lush natural environment that makes Florida so beautiful, sometimes the rain can put a damper on your Sanibel Island adventure plans.

The good news to the rain in the summer is that it is usually predictable with guaranteed afternoon thunderstorms allowing you to make a loose plan for your days. Some storms are stronger than others and it is always a good plan to have something to do to get you out of the heavy rains.

Here are some of the most fun Sanibel Island activities that will keep you dry while you are waiting out the rain:

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Eating Your Way Through Sanibel

To many in Florida, Sanibel Island is considered a vacation getaway for Floridians and out of stators alike. Sanibel is also home to a fortunate few that live this amazing tropical island lifestyle all year long. Regardless of if you frequently visit Sanibel, or live in this paradise permanently, there are several great places to enjoy a bite to eat. Some of which you may have not yet discovered.

Here are some of the best places to grab a bite on the island of Sanibel, some are lesser-known gems that you may be excited to discover.

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Sanibel Island is a 2021 Most Charming Small Town

So many people love Sanibel Island and for good reason. It has always been one of Florida’s greatest gems and the national magazine Travel and Leisure agrees. Travel and Leisure recently named Sanibel as one of the most charming small towns in Florida. Sanibel made a list in the publication with 10 other Florida cities rated as “the best small towns in Florida with populations of 15,000 or less.”Sanibel Island is 2021 Most Charming Small Town

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Periwinkle Place on Sanibel Island Florida

Periwinkle Place is one of the most beautiful spots to enjoy a day of shopping or a yummy meal on Sanibel Island. Some say it is like strolling through a park. It is a great way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Periwinkle Place encompasses 7 acres of park-like setting among shady banyan trees with covered walkways and attractive water features. A way to get outside and enjoy the surroundings for a few hours while grabbing a bite to eat or finding something fun and special to treat yourself with.

Periwinkle Place is listed as one of the top attractions and high-rated shopping destinations by locals and visitors alike all across Lee County. Many people would say it is one of the highlights of visiting Sanibel Island. There are several great local shops that offer a beautiful atmosphere and a wonderfully diverse variety of special and unique items. If you are hungry there are several amazing dining options ranging from relaxed...

Sanibel Island Real Estate, Just Sold

Compass Point #213
Compass Point is a luxury, Gulf Front condominium complex on Sanibel Island. Condo offers 2 BR/2 BA with a spacious floor plan. Remodeled bathooms and kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Covered parking and plenty of storage. Amenities include, sparkling community pool, tennis courts and a boardwalk to the beach. Sold 1/4/13 for $510,000
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Sanibel Real Estate, New Listing

The Dunes
Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA home surrounded by lush landscaping with gorgeous views of the lake & wildlife. This home offers lovely wood floors, nice light island colors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, top of the line appliances, great room with vaulted ceiling & large wall of windows overlooking the lake, formal dining, screened lanai, screen enclosed heated pool and spa. Large interior storage down stairs, laundry room, 2 single car garages, rolldown shutters, corrugated shutters and wood for storm protection. Great family community offering golf, tennis & a clubhouse with restaurant. Close to island amenities, shopping, & beaches. Some furnishings negotiable. Asking $799,000