Island Inn Voted Best Hotel & Inn

The Island Inn was recently awarded 2016’s ‘Best Hotel & Inn’ on Sanibel & Captiva Islands in an […]

Voted 2016’s Best Hotel & Inn

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

SPEND 4TH OF JULY IN PARADISE!

Island Inn Sanibel Dining Room

Even more upgrades have been made to Traditions on the Beach, with new furniture, fixtures and artwork now adorning the […]

ISLAND INN IMPLEMENTS MODERN COMFORTS IN TRADITIONS BAR & LOUNGE

Anglers from all over the country jump in line to participate in the 2016 “Ding” Darling Tarpon Tournament held […]

ISLAND INN SPONSORS 5TH ANNUAL “DING” DARLING TARPON TOURNEY

March Giveaway Contest

The Island Inn is offering a blissful two night stay on Sanibel Island anytime from April 1st, 2016 […]

The Island Inn & the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Partner for a Giveaway!

Artist & Founder of Ultimate Mosaics , Wilson E. Lopez, creates exclusive designs that are certified and copyrighted to ensure the authenticity […]

Artist Spotlight – Spoonbill Mosaics

Sea turtles are among the world’s oldest living creatures, having inhabited Earth’s oceans for more than 65 million years.  These […]

Witness The Fascinating Journey of the Sea Turtle

Take a dolphin watching tour. To your advantage, dolphin tour operators are often “locals” who know the most likely places and times for observing dolphins.

How to See Sanibel Island Dolphins

Are vacations relaxing? They’re supposed to be, but are they really?  How many times have you heard people say they […]

How Can A “Type A” Personality Relax On Vacation?

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.

Make your reservation directly with Island Inn (on our website or by calling 1-800-851-5088) and save 15% on your total bill of $50 or more at our fabulous restaurant – Traditions on the Beach!

Book Directly with Island Inn and Save 15% on your Bill at Traditions on the Beach!

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!

Melinda Graham was commissioned to redecorate the guestrooms and cottages to reflect what the Inn represents to so many people today – a beautiful, cozy, home away from home on the beach – without losing its charm or history.

National Interior Designer Enhances Charm of Island Inn

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

Residents and visitors begin returning to the islands and, although this has been a very busy summer, we’re looking forward to seeing our old friends.
Thanksgiving is less than a month away and we’ll be hosting many guests for the holiday.

Fall has Arrived

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

Born Photo Shoot on Sanibel Island: Island Inn

Born Shoes, the leader in comfort fashion footwear, selected the Island Inn for its photo shoot for the Spring 2012 Line – Infinite Summer.

Born Shoes, which are 100% hand made from natural products, chooses locations that have the same natural, earthy feel as their shoes. This is Born’s third photo shoot in Southwest Florida, and it will not be their last hosted by the Island Inn.

Born Shoes Photo Shoot at the Island Inn

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

Last Year's Winning Photograph

Like Mollusks? Enjoy photography? Well, your in luck! Sanibel Island’s Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is holding a competition on who can capture the best photograph of a live mollusks.

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Photography Competition

Sanibel Island Beaches Top the Charts

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the beaches of southwest Florida are among the nations cleanest. See video of the report here!

Sanibel Island Beaches Top The Charts!

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