Island Inn 2016 Easter Egg Hunt

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Kick off your Easter Holiday with the Island Inn on Saturday, April 15th!

The […]

The Island Inn’s 2017 Easter Eggstravaganza!!

Sanibel Islander Ferry Replica
Island Inn Company Photo on BIG Chair

If you’ve been to the Island Inn lately, you might have noticed a giant new addition, our oversized […]

We’ve Saved You a Seat! Say Cheese!

Summer season has arrived and the Island Inn awaits! Bring the whole family out to the Island Inn […]

SPEND 4TH OF JULY IN PARADISE!

The 79th Annual Shell Festival will take place at the Sanibel Community House March 3rd– March 5th. Doors will open on Thursday & Friday from […]

The Annual Shell Festival is Here!

Sanibal Island's 2012 Festival Weekend

The Island Inn is getting ready and so is Sanibel and Captiva Island. One of the favorite island festivities among many residents and visitors alike for more than two decades is the Luminary Festival Weekend.

Sanibel Island’s 2012 Luminary Festival Weekend

The Island Inn on Sanibel is proud to announce that we are a Silver Sponsor of the F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here – the human services organization on Sanibel and Captiva) 10K Race on Sanibel Island.

Island Inn is a Silver Sponsor of the F.I.S.H. 10K Race on Sanibel Island.

The Island Inn is proud to be hosting Sanibel’s Party of the Year! The Shell Museum’s annual benefit is a firm favorite on the island and this year promises to be even more spectacular than ever. Book your stay directly with the Island Inn during this time and receive a 20% discount on “Under The Sea” gala tickets!

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum’s annual “Under the Sea” benefit on January 29, 2012

Sanibel offers first-class kayaking and paddleboarding. Canoe & Kayak Magazine and Paddler Magazine both list Sanibel as a top destination for great weather, abundant wildlife, world-class beaches and proximity to other hot spots such as Captiva and Pine Island.

Kayak and Paddle Board Your Way Around Sanibel Island!

The Island Inn has bikes available to rent on the property. Visit the front desk for more information.

Sanibel and Captiva islands are a great place to trade in your afternoon car ride for a relaxing bike ride along the trails. With an average elevation of four feet, the islands’ geography makes biking practically effortless.

Pedal Power

Sanibel Island’s Annual Sanibel Thanksgiving Celebration will take place on Sunday, November 20th at the Sanibel Community House starting at 6:45pm. All are invited!

Thanksgiving – November 24, 2011

The Island Inn now has kayaks and paddleboards available to rent, directly on the beach! Paddle along the coast and enjoy the warm water and the beautiful view from the other side of the beach. Visit the front desk for rentals and more information.

Kayaks and Paddleboards Now Available!

Sanibel Island is renowned as one of the leading shelling capitals of the world. The islands geographic location provides shell hunters with not only a large quantity of shells but shells high in quality and selection. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Shellabration Fair on Sanibel. The Shellabration Fair celebrates Sanibel Island shelling heritage.

Shellabration on Sanibel – 75th Annual Shell Fair

Refuge celebrates ‘Ding’ Darling Days October 16-22

This year for the 22nd Annual “Ding” Darling Days, Oct. 16-22, J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island adds new daily theme days to the calendar, plus character meet-and-greets on Family Fun Day. The Island Inn is located 2 miles from “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge.

Refuge celebrates ‘Ding’ Darling Days October 16-22

Sanibel Island Shared Pathway

Construction on major updates to the Sanibel Island shared pathway are nearly complete. Popular with both residents and visitors, the pathway is a great way to explore the Island and get around.

Sanibel Island Path Updates Nearly Complete

Captiva Triathlon

The Island Inn on Sanibel has rooms and cottages available for the upcoming Captiva Triathlon on Sunday, September 18th. The Inn, which is offering a 10% discount during this time, has select accommodations for all competing triathletes and their families.

Beautiful and Restful Rooms by the Beach Available for Triathlon Weekend

Tarpon Fishing on Sanibel Island

Tarpon bring fisherman to Sanibel Island year after year to experience the thrill of the catch. Come down to Sanibel Island and enjoy a fishing experience you will never forget!

Sanibel Island Tarpon Fishing

Ding Darling Refuge Sanibel Island

I-Nature Trail at J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is breaking ground on the technology front with the roll-out of the new i-nature trail.

I-Nature Trail at J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Island Inn's Beach

The Sanibel Sea School is a great hands on way to learn about Sanibel Island’s marine ecosystem.

Sanibel Sea School

Eric Taubert from the The Southwest Florida Barometer wrote a great review of Traditions on the Beach. See the video blog below the review excerpt.

Traditions on the Beach Review

Tarpon Fishing on Sanibel Island

Some of the worlds best Tarpon fishing can be found right here on Sanibel and Captiva, and year after year Island Inn guests return for this annual Spring Event.

May & June Means Tarpon Fishing here on the Islands!

Learn about the Island Inn by reading Eric Taubert’s awesome write up in The Southwest Florida Barometer and by watching the included video blog.

Island Inn in the News!

Sanibel Island enthusiasts welcome the City of Sanibel’s release of the first video in a series of four about the history of Sanibel Island. Please click here to view “Sanctuary Islands: The Sanibel Legacy”

Learn About Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island Nutcracker

Looking for some holiday entertainment on Sanibel Island? Look no further than the many performances put on by BIG ARTS.

Holiday Entertainment on Sanibel Island by BIG ARTS

Bailey Matthews Shell Museum

Come celebrate the 15th year anniversary of the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum this weekend! To kick off the celebration Bailey Matthews Shell Museum is offering FREE admission Saturday, November 20, 2010.

Free Admission to Bailey Matthews Shell Museum!

Sanibel Island Veterans Day

Island Inn would like to say thank you to all those who have served and those who serve today.

Thank You Veterans!

Taste of the Islands, Sanibel Island

Sanibel Islands “Taste of the Islands” is back for its 29th year Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 12pm-5pm at Sanibel Community Park! Admission is $5 at the gate and children under 10 are free.

Sanibel Islands “Taste of the Islands”

Blue Heron Fishing Sanibel

Check out a picture of the Great Blue Heron snapped by Island Inn guest Ty Shimko. That’s one unlucky fish!

Great Blue Heron Fishing

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Wow! What a magnificent bird! This picture of a Great Blue Heron in flight was taken by Chris Dunwody as the bird flew over the Gulf.

Great Blue Heron

Visit the Tarpon Bay Explorers Touch Tanks and aquarium displays…..

Tarpon Bay Explorers Touch Tanks