Sanibel, FL, is many people’s idea of heaven; it is a lush, tropical island surrounded by white sandy beaches and tall swaying palms while a pleasant breeze brings the smell of the sea and endless summer. This tiny barrier reef island in the Gulf of Mexico of less than 7,000 inhabitants has a colorful history with proud Calusa Indians, pirates, Spanish adventurers, and buried treasure all playing their parts. More than half of the island is protected, and the largest area is located within the J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors on their day trip or weekend getaway can enjoy unique restaurants, and more.
25 Best Things to Do on Sanibel Island, Florida
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