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Great Sanibel Island Accommodations
by Farrell Harber

Would you believe that a breathtaking tropical island is less than an hour's drive from Fort Myers, Florida?

Perfect vacations are found on Sanibel Island. Located just off the southwest coast of Florida, this barrier island offers activities, adventures and many ways to relax. Endless beaches remain unspoiled by tourists. This, combined with a veritable abundance of natural wildlife, promises the ideal retreat and refuge on Sanibel Island.

Sanibel has the infrastructure to support your every need and desire. A shopping district offers bargain fare and fashionable finds. Satisfy every craving at your choice of many fabulous restaurants. Accommodations are available to suit all types of travelers.

There are so many resorts and rentals available that it really is easy to find comfortable accommodations on Sanibel Island. Here are some of the best hotel and resort choices that Sanibel Island has to offer:

Beach Road Villas

Surrounded by natural vegetation and native wildlife, the Beach Road Villas offer the perfect tropical getaway. While just moments from the famous beaches of Sanibel, the water way at Beach Road Villas leads directly to the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico. Rent bicycles, beach wagons, umbrellas, hammocks, beach chairs, boat slips and more, right on the premises. Nightly rentals are available at Beach Road Villas.

Coquina Beach

Consider Coquina Beach for weekly Sanibel Island accommodations. Coquina Beach is located on the Gulf of Mexico in close proximity to some amazing golf courses. If you like to golf, you'll love this spot. The courses provide perfect year-round playing conditions.

Treat Yourself to Dugger's Tropical Village

Dugger's is one of the better-known properties, renting quaint cottages on Sanibel Island. Every cottage is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and is located directly across the road from the revered Sanibel beach. Dugger's Tropical Village is a prime location at an affordable price. When hunger strikes, take a short walk to the fabulous Riviera Italian restaurant.

Kick Back at Gulf Breeze Cottages

Gulf Breeze Cottages offer nightly and weekly Sanibel Island accommodation rentals on the island's east end. It's a combination of incomparable Florida charm with Sanibel's natural beauty, all in a location close to the beach, shops and restaurants.

Loggerhead Cay

Families love Logger Cay for the tennis court, shuffleboard and pool. Beautifully landscaped grounds make it the perfect spot for relaxation when you just don't feel like venturing to the beach. Great food and nightlife are nearby, including the critic pleasing "Ellington's Jazz Bar and Restaurant", winner of three "Taste of the Islands" awards and eight "Best of the Islands" awards. Weekly accommodations are available at Loggerhead Cay.

These are just a few of the many accommodation options you'll find on Sanibel Island. Thanks to the natural beauty and excitement of the island itself, you're sure to have a wonderful holiday no matter where you drop your suitcase.

About the Author

Columnist Farrell Harber loves writing for numerous web magazines, on parks and recreation and sports store topics.

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