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Take a Day Trip to Sanibel Island

July 06, 2020

Just 15 minutes away, Sanibel Island is the kind of stunning tropical oasis that will give you that extra slice of paradise during an already relaxing vacation. What makes Sanibel so special is the incredibly unique barrier islands orientated east and west (most islands are situated north and south). This makes for long, winding beaches ideal for uncovering the island’s famous, and award-winning seashells. And while there aren’t any coral reefs here, several artificial reefs and shipwrecks provide fun snorkeling and diving opportunities. Grab a bite at a local restaurant, rent bicycles to explore the nearby nature and wildlife preserves, and browse the beach-themed boutiques for unique gifts to bring back home. Long after your trip to Fort Myers and Sanibel Island has passed, you can cherish the eclectic seashells and reminisce on your dreamy day in paradise.

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