TripAdvisor named Sanibel as one of its Travelers’ Choice 2010 winners in the beach & sun category. A TripAdvisor award is the real deal as winners are derived from millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions on the TripAdvisor website.
Sanibel has almost completely erased the damage caused by Hurricaine Charley and is back firing on all cylinders as a world-class destination.
TripAdvisor sums up the Sanibel experience quite succinctly:
Most vacation spots are either relaxing (Tahiti) or family-friendly (Orlando). Sanibel Island, however, is that rare place which is both. Spend a quiet afternoon shell-collecting, or find a hotel with a kids’ program so you can enjoy a trip to the spa or a round of golf.
I have to agree with TripAdvisor that Sanibel is truly a fantastic place to visit and an even better place to call home.
For many Southwest Florida residents, their first experience in the area was a vacation on Sanibel or Captiva. My first visit to Lee County was a week-long vacation at SouthSeas on Captiva Island. It is truly easy while enjoying the beach to forget about the snow back home and visualize making Southwest Florida your permanent home.
If you have pondered making Sanibel your permanent home, now may be a good time to take a look. Sanibel real estate prices have compressed, although nowhere near the off-island levels of surrounding Lee County communities. From Sanibel gulf front resort condos to homes on golf courses, there are a diverse variety of Sanibel real estate options currently available.