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Sanibel Luxury Suites – Introducing the New Matthew Lodge

The historic Island Inn, the island’s oldest hotel (Est. 1895), is excited to announce the Matthews Lodge Luxury Suites  on Sanibel. […]

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Fall Into Paradise Photo Contest

It’s time to celebrate the season of Fall at Island Inn! Whether you’re walking the Sanibel beaches & […]

Untouched by the Storm – Sanibel Island is the Perfect South Florida Destination

We are all extremely thankful that Sanibel Island and the Island Inn were spared […]

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Things To Do During Your Island Inn Sanibel Vacation!

Whether you are planning a weekend getaway with friends or a long vacation with family, Sanibel Island is […]

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Sanibel Beach Read Recommendations

When traveling to Sanibel for a vacation you’re probably thinking you’ll relax, soak up some sun, take walks […]

How To Spend 4th of July on Sanibel Island!

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

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Island Inn Sponsors Classes with ‘Adopt-A-Class’ Program

On May 17 & 18th the Island Inn sponsored a group of 4th grade students from Tice Elementary School in […]

Introducing Matthews Lodge Luxury Suites

Take A Live Tour! Watch the Video Above…

The historic Island […]

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Sanibel Sea Turtles

Summer is right around the corner here at the Island Inn! The change of the season brings long […]

Island Inn 2016 Easter Egg Hunt

The Island Inn’s 2017 Easter Eggstravaganza!!

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

The […]

Women in History at the Island Inn


Women’s History Month is a great time to offer thanks to the […]

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We’ve Saved You a Seat! Say Cheese!

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

Island Inn Voted Best Hotel & Inn

Voted 2016’s Best Hotel & Inn

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


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

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


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

March Giveaway Contest

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

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

The Island Inn Fall 2015 Softball Team

The Island Inn Brings Home the Championship!

The Island Inn softball team brought home the 2015 Fall Co-Ed Championship! The City of Sanibel’s Co-Ed Softball […]

The Annual Shell Festival is Here!

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

Artist Spotlight – Spoonbill Mosaics

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

Witness The Fascinating Journey of the Sea Turtle

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

Are Vacations To Sanibel Island Good For Us Physically?

Many Island Inn guests say that Sanibel Island is just what the doctor ordered. It turns out, that might be more than a figure of speech.
Holiday stress or bitter-cold weather, the negative effects of the winter season can become quite debilitating. The winter weather may already be taking its toll on your body. Here are a few ways to detect the early warning signs and suggestions for overcoming the winter blues.

Is a trip to the beach healthy?

Travelers today are looking for a wide range of adventures. Some even seek out opportunities to push themselves physically, either […]

How to See Sanibel Island Dolphins

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.

Is a Sanibel Island Vacation Good for You Physically?

Vacation time is a big deal. In our careers, time off is the most important factor we consider, next to […]

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

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