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Why Visit Sanibel & Captiva Islands?

Sanibel Island in FloridaThere are SO many reasons to visit the Sanibel & Captiva Islands, whether you’re looking for a retirement destination, a seasonal home, or you just need to get away for a while. You’ll find beautiful beaches and a laid back atmosphere with plenty of shelling, bird watching, and water sports opportunities to enjoy. The sister islands have received a multitude of awards over the years and here’s just a glimpse of those accolades.

2018 Travel & Leisure: The Best Small Beach Towns for People Who Want to Escape the Crowds (Sanibel Island)

2018 U.S. News: Sanibel Island #3 in Best Florida Beaches

2018 U.S. News: Sanibel Island #6 in Best Relaxing Getaways in the USA

2017 Coastal Living: Sanibel Island Named Best Beaches for Shelling

2017 Expedia: 25 Friendliest Cities in America (Sanibel is #5)

2017 National Geographic: 21 Best Beaches in the World (Sanibel Island is #7)

2017 Culture Trip: The Most Beautiful Spots In Florida (Sanibel Island tops the list)

2014 Coastal Living: America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2014 (Captiva Island is #2)

And the list goes on! You can view more Sanibel & Captiva awards here.

If you have any questions about the islands or if you’d like to learn about local real estate opportunities, call Kingfisher Real Estate at 239-472-4411.

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    Outdoor Dining on Sanibel & Captiva Island

    Outdoor Dining in FloridaIf you love the outdoors, you’ll want to explore some of these great outdoor dining spots in Sanibel & Captiva, Florida. Find fantastic patios, beautiful views, and a variety of foods to suit everyone’s taste.

    Sanibel Restaurants

    Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille

    If you’re looking for a sports bar with gourmet food, you’ll find it at Doc Ford’s! From sports heroes to world travelers and Randy Wayne White, you’ll discover some famous - and not so famous - people here.

    The Island Cow

    Enjoy outdoor games, live entertainment, tropical beverages, and delicious comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. Best of the Islands Award Winner for 14 years and counting!

    Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

    This award winning upscale restaurant provides exquisite Floridian and European culinary masterpieces, once enjoyed by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

    The Clam Shack

    A casual family owned restaurant featuring fresh New England seafood with daily specials and a kids menu.

    Blue Giraffe Island Dining

    The menu includes island-inspired cuisine with seafood, chowders, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and more. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

    Cip's Place

    Named after long time Islander Jimmy Cipriani, the restaurant is still the kind of place he would want to go to find great food and good times in a casual, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere.

    Captiva Restaurants

    Keylime Bistro

    Located in Historic Captiva Island Village, the bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll find live music, a full service bar, and a variety of options on the menu.

    Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

    Officially opened in August 2013, this is Doc Ford’s newest location. Award winning restaurant with fresh local seafood and live music.

    RC Otter's Island Eats

    You’ll find around 100 items on the menu, live music, and a game room. This restaurant is in the heart of Old Captiva Village with easy access to lots of great shops.

    Cantina Captiva

    Choose from a variety of unique and spicy Mexican/Southwestern dishes along with some traditional favorites like fajitas, tacos, and burritos. Sit back and enjoy a refreshing margarita with your meal.

    Barnacle's Restaurant

    Unwind under the tiki hut with a fresh fish meal and a cold beverage. For dessert? Homemade ice cream, of course!

    Sunshine Seafood Café & Wine Bar

    Offering a great assortment of seafood items, this casual cafe specializes in fine dining. The menu has lighter fare options as well as heartier meals.

    If you’d like to get information on Sanibel & Captiva Island real estate opportunities, contact Kingfisher Real Estate today!

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