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Captiva – lavish estates and lush resorts

By Staff | May 28, 2009

Known for its lavish estates, bustling village area and exquisite beaches, Captiva is perhaps best known for it’s nightly gatherings to watch the setting sun.

Visitors here enjoy strolling along Andy Rosse Lane, perusing the many fine restaurants, art galleries and specialty shops offering one-of-a-kind fashions and finery.

For sea-faring folks, a day out on the water can be arranged by McCarthy’s Marina (239-472-5200) or Captiva Cruises (239-472-5300), which offer group tours for shelling or dolphin watching and trips to nearby intriguing islands like Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa or Useppa.

For one of the most luxurious accommodations in the region, try South Seas Island Resort and Yacht Harbor (866-565-5089) — a 330 acre resort — located on the northernmost point of the Island.

Whatever you seek in a vacation, you’ll find right here on the tranquil, relaxed islands of Sanibel and Captiva on Florida’s Gulf coast.