Discover The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel on a beach break, Florida multi-centre or fly-drive holiday. Whichever of the islands you choose to stay on, you'll experience a relaxed holiday filled with Floridian charm and beaches. Fort Myers Beach invites you to enjoy a buzzy atmosphere with restaurants lining the beachfront. A short drive away, Sanibel offers an insight into a more natural Florida with the largest mangrove ecosystem in the country, countless stunning shells and spectacular sunsets. Next door Captiva Island is even more remote. To the north of Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral is home to a maze of canals and is also an attraction for birding enthusiasts, with the most burrowing owls in the state.
Tear yourself away from the beach to enjoy some attractions the area has to offer. See alligators and manatees in the J. N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, explore some of the 100 barrier islands on a guided boat tour and learn about the lives of Edison & Ford Winter on their estates (the creator of the lightbulb and car). As with the rest of the USA, shopping is great here, head to the Tanger Outlets by Sanibel or mall in Bonita Springs.
Explore beyond the beaches with a day trip to Key West via the Key West Express, a daily catamaran service (approximately 3.5 hours each way). For a longer holiday, incorporate Fort Myers & Sanibel into a larger Florida itinerary visiting Orlando and Miami or Naples and St Pete for further beaches.