Holidays in Captiva

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Once explored by pirates in search of buried treasure, Captiva Island is a secluded part of Florida, with soft sandy beaches, blue crystal waters and a treasure trove of seashells and flourishing plant life. Just across the bay from Ft. Myers—with great opportunities for water sports, restaurants and shopping in its downtown village—Captiva Island holidays promise to offer a deeply relaxing getaway in this Florida paradise.

Captiva Island Holidays: Travel Tips

Captiva Island is serviced by Bradenton Airport in Sarasota, Florida. Travel between the airport to the island via a local bus service, or hiring a car may be a good idea whilst in Florida, as this is a great way of getting around and exploring the surrounding area. The best time to visit is in spring, before the wet season begins in June. The timezone is GMT-5.

Captiva Island Holidays: Activities & Excursions

The best way to start on Captiva Island holidays is to wander along its beaches looking for shells. The island is considered one of the world's best for shelling, and on its glorious white beaches you'll find an array of beautiful shells that have been washed on land from the Gulf of Mexico. As the sun reaches its peak in the sky, take a dip in the blue waters to cool down.

Captiva Island is a perfect place for water sports, and offers fishing, golf, kayaking, canoeing and many more activities besides. Join a boating trip and meet the local dolphins just a few hundred metres from the shore, or take a sunset cruise for a romantic evening jaunt on the waters. There are a great number of restaurants on the island suitable for all the family , serving international cuisine and fresh seafood. Try the historic Old Captiva House Restaurant, serving classic meat dishes and island favourites such as seafood pasta in a white wine sauce.

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