When you stay at Casa Ybel Resort in Sanibel, you'll be on the beach and convenient to Sanibel Historical Village and Museum and Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum. This beach resort is within the vicinity of Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and Sanibel Island Lighthouse.
Make yourself at home in one of the 114 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Conveniences include safes and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Treat yourself with massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, supervised childcare/activities, and babysitting/childcare.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort's beachfront restaurant, where you can dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of small meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Located in Sanibel, Song of the Sea is convenient to Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and Sanibel Island Lighthouse. This beach hotel is within the vicinity of Sanibel Historical Village and Museum and Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 30 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. 42-inch LCD televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Head down to the water and enjoy a day at the private beach, or take advantage of other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and barbecue grills.
A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free parking is available onsite.
With sautéed gator, housemade crab cakes, and coconut french toast, Sanibel Cafe doesn’t let guests forget that they’re dining on a tropical island. This selection continues the tradition of homestyle cooking that the café established when it first opened in 1978 as the Pancake and Omelette House. This stage of its life ended in 1984, and, like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, the eatery reopened as Sanibel Cafe. For more than two decades now, Sanibel’s kitchen has been keeping diners coming back with savory island-inspired cuisine for both breakfast and lunch.
In addition to signature items such as sautéed gator, morning diners fork into more traditional eats such as strip steak escorted by hash browns and stacks of pancakes that diners can scarf down or transform into smiley faces to convey the exact level of their happiness. At midday, the kitchen begins piling burgers and sandwiches with country-fried steak, charbroiled beef patties, fried shrimp, and grilled fish. Just like its seafood-laden kaiser rolls, the café’s decor pays tribute to its tropical location: joining hanging plants and cerulean pendant lamps, one-of-a-kind tabletops feature intricate patterns of fossilized seashells handpicked and patterned by artist Sue Stephens.
From a distance, the manatees, dolphins, and bald eagles that populate Estero Island make quite an impression. But the staff at Holiday Water Sports of Fort Myers Beach believes up-close encounters are not only the sole way to determine if the animals can talk, but also the best way to enjoy them. To that end, they guide tours and rent out myriad watercraft, from Yamaha 4 waverunners and 10-passenger pontoon boats to paddle bikes, which resemble oversized tricycles as they surge through nimbuses of sea foam. The staff hoists parasailers over their water-bound peers, letting out up to 1,200 feet of slack and allowing riders to plunge into free falls with houses and piers blurring into a cubist painting beneath them. Captains certified by the United States Coast Guard guide the ships back toward the sun-bleached sands, where the company’s rental umbrellas rustle in the breeze above lounge chairs.
With a stable of two schooners, Appledore IV and Appledore V, which split their time between Fort Myers, Florida, and Bay City and Mackinaw City, Michigan, BaySail's captains ferry passengers about the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico during leisurely and educational tours. The sea vessels depart from Bay City to wind along the Saginaw River and into open water, letting passengers soak up summer sun or, in the autumn, traveling upriver for spectacular views of changing leaves and scarecrows playing hooky on the riverbanks. Come winter, the Appledore V makes its way to Florida, where it seeks out the dolphin populations of San Carlos Bay. All of BaySail's excursions are interactive seafaring affairs in which passengers are encouraged to help to crew the watercraft, learn about fish brought into onboard tanks, and force seagulls to walk the plank.
Tampa Olive Oil Company vends gourmet olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and other culinary accessories designed to add depth and character to meals. Fruity or grassy olive oils from Greece, Italy, and Morocco sidle up to their flavored brethren, which are infused with aromas such as basil, truffles, or roasted peppers. Customers can use the oils to flavor hearty roasts and sautés or combine them with classic and flavored balsamic vinegars for a light, tangy salad dressing.
Other artisanal offerings, including spices, specialty oils, and scented sea salts, round out Tampa Olive Oil Company's selection of edibles. In addition, serving accessories such as oil sprayers, pour spouts, and dipping saucers help customers discontinue their usual practice of serving condiments through a fire hose.