Sanibel is one of the unique barrier islands of the world, having an east-west orientation when most islands are north-south. Hence, the island is gifted with great sandy beaches and an abundance of shells, winning awards for being the best shelling beach and one of the best beaches in Florida.
Sanibel retains its charm and natural beauty and makes it a unique tourist destination. A backdrop of nature’s unspoiled and enduring creations frames the quaint amenities of the hotels and resorts along the Gulf coast. They provide easy access to the island’s attractions enjoyed annually by visitors and residents.