The holidays are nearly upon us which means season is also right around the corner. Traffic has already picked-up a bit, the shops and restaurants have more visitors. Part-time residents are trickling back and local golf courses are booking more tee-times. Great to see! There are some new restaurants on and off the islands. I’ll do my best to get out to try them all for you, and still visit my favorites including our own Starfish Grille.
Of course, one of the great virtues of Sanibel Island is the great number of things that don’t change: our mild climate, gentle gulf breezes, great local seafood, back bay fishing, loud tropical resort wear(and tasteful too), and slow-paced lifestyle. Our hotel, the Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, has improved our broadband, so our free internet access is greatly improved property-wide. Verizon wireless has added a new cell tower near us so your cell phone will get better reception. And Fort Myers International Airport has added new flights from several carriers. There is a new service from Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda thru Allegiant Air that offers some low fare direct flights just up I-75.
Remember for good information on visiting Sanibel & Captiva islands: a great resource is the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce website and for information for all of Lee County visit the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel website. These websites will give detailed information on accommodations, restaurants, attractions, Sanibel Luminary, and the Edison Pagent of Light celebrations.
Hope to see y’all soon. I’ll order us up some mojitos!