Located on Florida’s Sanibel Island, the gulf-front resort offers direct beach access to a mile-long stretch of white sand strewn with swaying palms and colorful shells. Guests have access to bicycles, kayaks, beach umbrellas, chaise lounge chairs, and other family activities, all included in the resort fee.
Guests at Sundial Beach Resort have access to the Sanibel Island Golf Club, an 18-hole course nestled in a tropical wildlife preserve.
Interact with marine life at the onsite coastal observatory, which boasts a 180-gallon aquarium and a 450-gallon touch tank.
There are several al fresco dining options. On Saturday afternoons, dine at the resort’s poolside buffet while listening to live music.
Sanibel, Florida: Shelling and Wildlife-Watching on White Sand Beaches
Sanibel is a barrier island famous for its stretches of white sand beaches, swaying palms, and turquoise waters. To get here, you can either take a boat or drive across the causeway that separates the island from Fort Myers on the mainland. Searching the beach for colorful shells during low tide is a popular pastime, particularly along the island’s southern shore, where the Gulf of Mexico deposits unbroken shells and sand dollars. Travel + Leisure called the beaches here a “shellers’ mecca.”
To the north, large populations of migratory birds and other native wildlife live at the JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Kid-friendly tours and activities include exploring a tidal zone inhabited by crabs and sea stars. On neighboring Captiva Island, you can set out on dolphin-watching tours to see the friendly marine mammals frolic in the calm waters of Pine Island Sound.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a Sundial studio, island view or coastal view one-bedroom residence, or two-bedroom island view residence
Dates into August
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
Taxes: 11% tax added at purchase
Additional fees: $30 daily resort fee plus tax paid at check-in
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.