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

As every season comes to a close at the Island Inn, we happily embrace the long, lazy days of summer.
After a wonderful holiday season, beautiful winter, and busy Spring Break, we are gearing up for a spectacular summer.

Welcoming the Summer Season

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!

Saint Patrick’s Day at Traditions on The Beach

Join us at Traditions on the Beach for our St Patrick’s day party and fun celebration, Thursday, March 17th.
Enjoy music and dancing with our very own Irish “Piano Man” Joe McCormick.

Saint Patrick’s Day at Traditions on The Beach

The Island Inn and Traditions on the Beach is the perfect spot to bring your sweetheart for Valentines Day weekend!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Island Inn

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

Come celebrate New Years Eve with us at the gorgeous newly renovated Traditions on the Beach.

Traditions on the Beach – Newly Renovated

Chris Davison, Vice President of Operations at the Island Inn

Congratulations to Chris Davison and his staff for a great year at the Island Inn!

Chris Davison in the News!

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!

The News Press

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News-Press.com: Southwest Florida News

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

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