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Sanibel Panorama

Sanibel Panorama, By Noel Benadom (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Discover pristine beaches, outdoor adventure, and a relaxed island paradise on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. To learn more about the area, click here.

Things to Do

While you are in the area, there is no shortage of things to do. Click here to view a detailed list of local attractions, find out about area tour guide services, and other activities including Biking, Bowling, Jet-Skiing, Mini-Golf, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Volleyball and Kayaking. Check out the list below showcasing only some of the many things to do in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island!

Babcock Ranch 

  • Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp
  • Babcock Wilderness Adventures
  • +1 800 500 5583

Coastal Biplane Tours 

  • Aerial Sightseeing
  • Classic Air Ventures
  • +1 888 852 9226

Dolphin Watch 

  • Captiva Island
  • Captiva Cruises
  • +1 239 472 5300

Everglades Day Safari 

  • Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale Area
  • Everglades Day Safari
  • +1 239 472 1559

Kayak Trail Tour 

  • Tarpon Bay
  • Tarpon Bay Explorers
  • +1 239 472 8900

Edison & Ford Winter Estates 

  • Historic Homes
  • Edison Botanic Research Laboratory
  • Museum


Southwest Florida International Airport

Distance to Hotel: 35 minutes; 21 miles

(239) 768-1000
Located in Lee County, off Exit 131 (Daniels Parkway) on I-75, providing direct access to Sanibel-Captiva via an easy 45-minute drive. The airport serves nearly all major airlines. Click here for directions from the airport to the hotel.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

Distance to Hotel: 2 hours 18 minutes; 142 miles

(305) 357-6100
Located 4 miles south of Fort Lauderdale; take I-75 west. Click here for directions from the airport to the hotel.

Miami International Airport

Distance to Hotel: 2 hours 37 minutes; 161 miles

(305) 876-7000
Located 5 miles northwest of Miami; take I-75 west. Click here for directions from the airport to the hotel.

Orlando International Airport

Distance to Hotel: 3 hours 24 minutes; 222 miles

(407) 825-2001
Located 7 miles south of Orlando; take I-4 south to I-75. Click here for directions from the airport to the hotel.

The 24th International Pepper Conference will be taking place in Fort Myers, located in Southwest Florida, USA.

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