On Donax Street, a few hundred yards away from our hotel, a new cell tower is now operational. Currently it serves only Verizon customers but eventually the other carriers will gain access. AT&T is already in negotiations. Yes, big news for us on the island as cell services has been spotty at best. So now Holiday Inn Sanibel Island provides great internet access both wired and wireless through-out our property; even out at the Star Bar, sun deck and pool area and your cell phones will have a clear signal. Not that you have to turn them on, but if you choose to; you may contact the folks at home and work and let them know you are enjoying the beach life!
As we enter into summer season we are a good venue for small beach weddings for parties of 40 or less people. Catering is provided by our fabulous restaurant the Starfish Grille; they also offer a private room suitable for parties of 40 or less. Please contact our sales department directly at 239-472-3453 to arrange your wedding or event.
This blog is about vacation planning. Here’s some tips:
In the summer season best(lowest)rates are on Sundays thru Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays have much higher demand thus higher rates. If you have the option you will find the best rates during the week.
Gulf view rooms are at a higher rate because they face the pool and the Gulf of Mexico. If you spend most of your time out on the beach it probably doesn’t matter to you if you sleep in a room without a gulf view. It will save you some money and still you are only steps away from our beach. Of course, I understand to be able to look out over the gulf from your room is an outstanding feature.
Shelling, the activity of collecting sea shells, continues to be one of the great draws to our islands. This can be accomplished by land or by sea. You can walk the beaches at low tide or after a thunderstorm and collect the bounty that has been left along the shoreline. Or take a shelling charter to the little islands that are only accessible by boat: Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key.
The 4th of July, Sanibel Island celebrates Independence Day with a parade right down Periwinkle Way in the morning and a fireworks display at the Dunes that evening. You folks are certainly welcome to come on over and enjoy the celebration!