Things to Do on Sanibel Island this Spring

Things to Do on Sanibel Island this Spring

Are you and your family coming to Sanibel Island this spring and are looking for a few things to do? If the answer is yes, then allow us at Blind Pass Condominiums to share a few things you can do this spring on the island. Staying in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be able to get out and enjoy your vacation a little more. Let’s look below at a few things that you can do this spring here on the island!

Water Fun

Things to Do on Sanibel Island this Spring

One of the best things about Sanibel Island isn’t just the beautiful sands, but it’s the fun you can have on and in the water. You can do some things with a bit of water fun; look for shells as you sit in the water and comb for shells. Some of the best shells can be found that way, and it’s cooling on a hot day. You can also do a little snorkeling, which will allow you and the family to see fish in the Gulf of Mexico and shells you may not see closer to the shore. Just be sure to be safe as you are doing it if you do it alone.

 

Spend the Day at the Beach

Things to Do on Sanibel Island this Spring

Another great thing about staying on Sanibel Island during the springtime is the beaches.  Did you know that when you stay with us at Blind Pass Condominiums, all our units do include things for the beach? Some of the items you will find in your rental are beach towels, beach chairs, a beach cart to carry everything down with you, a cooler, and a beach umbrella—no need to worry about packing those up in the car before leaving on vacation anymore. The only things we can recommend you bring with you are plenty of sunscreens, bug spray, and sand toys for the kids to play within the sand.

While there are many other things that you can do this spring here on Sanibel Island, we just wanted to mention these few with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to stay in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family as we hear all about the fun adventures you have while on vacation!

Beach Bag Essentials for your Sanibel Island Vacation

Beach Bag Essentials for your Sanibel Island Vacation

Do you have a vacation planned to Sanibel Island this year? If the answer is yes, then we understand that spending the week sitting on the beach soaking up the rays is just what you need.  Staying in one of our 3-Bedroom condo rentals will keep you close to the beach but having the right things in your beach bag will allow you to enjoy your vacation. We have compiled a list to help you get ready for your next vacation to Sanibel Island below.

Beach Bag Items

Beach Towels

When you are on vacation making sure you have packed everything before you leave home is essential. So be sure to pack a towel for everyone in your family whether you are going to sit in the sun or swim in the ocean. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help each member in your group remember which one theirs is. Another great thing that you can do to each towel is sew pockets onto the end of the towel. This way you can keep your sunglasses and phone close by while you play.

Sunscreen

Beach Bag Essentials for your Sanibel Island Vacation

The sun on Sanibel Island can be very hot so sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc. Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn. If you happen to get a little too much sun while you are on vacation, remember to pack a bottle of aloe as well.

Bag for Sand Toys

Anytime you go on vacation with kids, you have to bring a ton of sand toys with you. We understand bringing sand back with you into your vacation rental is not necessary and can be quite a hassle. So, if you pack a mesh bag such as a laundry bag or a bag specifically for beach toys can help eliminate the mess. Just throw the sandy toys into the bag, give it a good shake or two and leave the sand behind at the beach.

Sunglasses, Hats & SPF Shirts

Bringing sunglasses and hats can be very useful for anyone who visits the beach. The sun is much hotter than it is in the north, so we want to make sure that your eyes and face are protected. Having sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Don’t forget to pack one for everyone in the family. Another great thing to have for your kids are a SPF shirt that they can wear when you feel they are getting too much sunscreen. This can be helpful in keeping their skin from burning but also a great thing to help keep them cool during the day. Be sure to get one for each kid and you might find a few that are in adult sizes too. 

Baby Powder

Beach Bag Essentials for your Sanibel Island Vacation

This is one item that you may not have thought about, but it is a must whenever you visit the beach. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach for help. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too. This is perfect for everyone in the family and not just the kids.

There are many other things that you can pack into your beach bag, but these are the must have items for your next vacation. If you haven’t made your vacation to Sanibel Island yet, check out our 3-Bedroom condo rentals today. We can’t wait for your family to come and vacation with us!

Spend Valentine’s Day on Sanibel Island this Year

Spend Valentine’s Day on Sanibel Island this Year

Are you looking for something unique to do with your loved ones for Valentine’s Day this year? If the answer is yes, then look no further as we have the perfect solution for you. Spend this Valentine’s Day on Sanibel Island in one of our 2 Bedroom condos with your loved ones. Let’s look below what you and your loved ones can do this Valentine’s Day here on the island.

 

Romantic & Fun Dinner

Spend Valentine’s Day on Sanibel Island this Year

Taking the whole family out to dinner this Valentine’s Day will be extra special when you take them to The Bubble Room—decorated to remind you of the 50’s as you enjoy some of the classic foods that you’d find in a diner. Choose a couple of appetizers that the whole family will enjoy while you wait for the main course to be brought out. Some of the menu options you can choose from are Some Like it Hot Hot Hot, South of the Border, and Alice in Wonderland. With every entrée, you will also receive their world-famous bubble bread and sticky buns to enjoy while you wait. And of course, you’re not going to want to miss out on dessert where you can choose a slice of Red Velvet Cake, Jamaican Rum Cake, and Key Lime Pie!

 

Shells, Shells & Shells

Spend Valentine’s Day on Sanibel Island this Year

Sanibel Island is known for being the shell’s capital of the south, and we would have to agree with that. You can check out the shells that you can find here on the beach of the island by heading over to the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. They have so many different exhibits that everyone in the family will want to learn about. The museum has also brought back the Beach Walks, and you don’t want to miss their aquarium gallery they have! So many new memories can be made while you visit this incredible museum this Valentine’s Day.

While there are many other reasons why you should spend Valentine’s Day on Sanibel Island this year, we wanted to share these few with you. If you haven’t booked your getaway to stay with us at Blind Pass Condominiums, now is the time. We look forward to hearing all about your romantic and fun getaway to our beautiful island!

Don’t Wait to Book Your Vacation Rental on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island Condo Rentals-Sanibel Island

 

Did you know our condos are booking up very quickly for the upcoming year?  Don’t wait to make your selection as they are filling up fast! Blind Pass is also known lovingly called the Tropical Gem of Southwest Florida. As just one of the many barrier islands within the Gulf, Sanibel is characterized by clear skies and warm balmy weather for the most part of the year! If your looking for for the best time to visit us at Sanibel Island, there isn’t one! This is because the island is a gorgeous place to visit throughout most months of the year, it just all depends on your own preference for activities.

In addition, Blind Pass takes the Covid 19 virus very seriously and we have added extra precautions to make sure you and your family are safe! Providing a clean environment for incoming guests has always been a commitment and priority for Blind-Pass.

did you know? Sanibel Island condo rentals

  1. Did you know we take the Covid-19 Virus seriously with our cleaning measures?
  2. We fog the entire unit after a guest leaves and before our new guests come in!
  3. We have an entire list of key steps our employees must follow in order to insure your continued safety in regards to this virus. This includes frequent handwashing, cleaning all knobs, door handles and any frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  4. From December to April is From December-April, Sanibel has the best weather the entire year with cooler days and less rain, when compared to the summer months
  5. You can take a free guided walk at  Sanibel Island’s Gulfside City Par for a guided exploration of the Perry Tract. You will learn about the ecosystem and don’t forget to bring a bag to hold all of the shells you collect in the Shell Capital of the World!
  6. You can visit the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It provides a rich educational experience for kiddos and adults alike and is perfect for bird watching!
  7. Bowman’s beach is one of the most popular beaches to visit when visiting Sanibel Island and by booking a condo rental at Blind-Pass, you have direct access to the famous Bowman’s beach. Other visitors whom DO NOT stay at Blind-Pass, have to deal with parking issues and its quite a hike for them to make it to the beach. There is a quarter mile or so walk from the parking lot to the beach, in which you’ll cross a wooden bridge over freshwater.
  8. You will find the most unique shells on the beaches on Bowman’s Beach and the locals are proud of it!
  9.  You can visit the iconic, Sanibel Lighthouse! It is one of the most picturesque spots on the island. The lighthouse can get quite busy at time with other visitors, so make your plan accordingly.
  10. Biking is a popular way to get around on the island! It will allow you to explore the untouched spoiledness of all Sanibel Island has to offer! There are many bike rental to choose from on the island. 

As you can see, Sanibel Island has tons of things you can do while you visit with us at Blind-Pass. Also if you want to get an overview of our properties and what it has to offer check out this short video.  

Be sure to check our condos for rent in Sanibel Island Florida. 

Enjoy Christmas Vacation on Sanibel Island

Enjoy Christmas Vacation on Sanibel Island

Are you looking for a good Christmas gift to surprise you family with this year? Christmas time on Sanibel Island is a wonderful time to come and visit with the family. While many people in the north are dealing with cold weather and snow, here you will be enjoying the warm weather. Many families love to come to Florida during the holiday season because of how beautiful and special this time of the year is. Let’s look at why you should spend Christmas vacation on Sanibel Island this year.

Trade Snow Days for Beach Days

If you happen to live in the north where the streets are covered in snow and ice, you will find the weather in Florida to be perfect. Here trade your snow days for beach days. Who wouldn’t want to spend the day soaking up the sun and possibly getting a small tan while on vacation? With the temperatures in the high 70’s, you and your family can enjoy a few days on the beach. Spend the day in shorts and a t-shirt and the evening in a pair of jeans while you enjoy a night out.

Festive Boats & Palm Trees

Enjoy Christmas Vacation on Sanibel Island

Here on Sanibel Island we like to decorate our boats. You and the family can go look at the Christmas lights around the island as well as the festive boats. Many of the local boat owners like to deck their boats out with holiday cheer. You and your family can go see several boat parades and you will be able to walk around the marinas to see the boats light up the water. And when you have seen the beautifully decorated boats, head over to several local neighborhoods. You will be able to see the beautiful lights decorating the palm trees. Sanibel Island takes decorating for the holiday season serious every year!

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

If you are looking for a fun holiday event to enjoy with the kids, head on over to Fort Myers. Here you will be able to visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Holiday Nights. Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had winter estates in Fort Myers. From now until January 3rd, 2021 at 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, you and your family can enjoy live music, food, drinks and Santa. Please note that they will be closed on Christmas Day, so the staff can enjoy a day with their family.

Enjoy Christmas Vacation on Sanibel Island

There are many other reasons why you and your family should spend Christmas vacation on Sanibel Island, we thought that these might help make your decision a little easier. This year we want you and your family to be able to relax for your vacation in a 2 Bedroom condo. We hope to see you this coming December and Holiday season.

 

3 Bike Trails to Explore on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

3 Bike Trails to Explore on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to vacation to Sanibel Island soon? If you do, then allow us to share three bike trails with you that you can explore while you’re here. Staying in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals will allow your family to bring your bikes along with you. Let’s take a peek at three bike trails that you can explore on your next vacation to the island.

JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

3 Bike Trails to Explore on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

If you and your family love to look at wildlife, then head on over to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Your family will be able to bike along a 4-mile trail that will allow you to see birds, alligators, and other wildlife. You will have to pay $1 per cyclist to enjoy the path, but it will give your kids to enjoy seeing some of the refuges differently.

Sanibel Lighthouse

Another great location where your family can explore the island via a bike is at the Sanibel Lighthouse. Grab some breakfast over at the Lighthouse Café before you head off to view the lighthouse. The trail leading over to the lighthouse is nicely shaded, and you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot. Be sure to check out the fishing pier while you are checking out the area.

Shipley Trail

3 Bike Trails to Explore on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

Shipley Trail is located on the eastern part of the island and is something like you’ve never seen before. It’s a great location when you can not only ride your bike but also you can walk along with it too. Some of the wildlife you may spot along the trail are an alligator, woodpeckers, herons, and more. You will also be able to visit the Bailey Homestead, which is close to the trail and your family, to learn some history.

While there are many other trails located around the island, these we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to Sanibel Island, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you explore the island via your bike soon!

Our Top 3 Places to Eat Lunch on Sanibel Island

Our Top 3 Places to Eat Lunch on Sanibel Island

Do you and your family have plans to vacation on Sanibel Island soon, and you’d like to try some new restaurants on the island? If the answer is yes, allow us to help, you share our top 3 restaurants to grab some lunch. While staying in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals, getting to eat out can be a special treat, especially if it’s breakfast. Let’s look below at our top 3 places to eat lunch at Sanibel Island.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

Our Top 3 Places to Eat Lunch on Sanibel Island

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is an excellent restaurant on the island that offers many different things to try. Some of the appetizers you can grab are Captiva Crab Cakes, Seared Tuna, Fried Calamari, and Caribbean Jerk Tostados. The main entrees are pretty impressive: Dry Rubbed Ribeye, Island Style Shrimp & Grits, Cedar Plank Salmon, and Deep-Water Mahi Mahi. Doc Ford’s also has soups, salads, and a raw bar you can enjoy. You will find that they have quite an impressive indoor and outdoor dining area to enjoy the beautiful views!

Schnapper’s Hots

Our Top 3 Places to Eat Lunch on Sanibel Island

Schnapper’s Hots is another excellent restaurant that is a hidden gem located on Sanibel Island that we have to share with you. For right down to earth food, then you will have to give them a try. Some of the items that you will find on their menu are Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings, Chicken Sandwiches, and so much more. We can’t forget to tell you about their Hand-dipped Milk Shakes, Floats, and their Old-Fashioned Sodas they offer. We promise that Schnapper’s Hots is like you’re stepping back in the ’50s and will make you want to visit for years to come.

Blue Giraffe

Our Top 3 Places to Eat Lunch on Sanibel Island

If you’re looking for a unique restaurant and is known by the locals as having some of the best food, then this is the place for you. The Blue Giraffe has several things on their menu that you may not find anywhere else on the island. One of the menu items that we think is pretty unique is the Grouper Ruben, which includes grouper and the classic things that make up a Ruben. Some of the other individual items you will find on the menu for lunch is Blue Giraffe Fish Tacos, Cuban Sandwich, Brutus Wrap, and Fish & Chips. This is a restaurant that you will have to try when you stay with us at Blind Pass Condominiums!

While there are many other great restaurants to grab lunch on the island, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family on your next vacation and hear what you thought of these places.

Fall is a Great Time to Visit Sanibel Island

Fall is a Great Time to Visit Sanibel Island

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to Sanibel Island this fall? If the answer is yes, then we want to let you know that fall is a great time to visit the island. Staying with us at Blind Pass Condominiums will allow you and your family to enjoy your vacation. Let’s look below at why fall is a great time to visit Sanibel Island this year.

Perfect Fall Weather

Fall is a Great Time to Visit Sanibel Island

One of the best things about vacationing to Sanibel Island during the fall months is it’s a little cooler and sometimes less humidity. Yes, we said it less humid. This can be a great thing because if you have ever visited the south in the past, you may realize that the summer months can bring on a lot of humidity. This means that it will feel hotter than it is. The temps during September here on the island should be around 90° during the day and a low of 74°. October brings a little cooler weather of 86° during the day and 69° during the night. While September can get a little more rain than October, it’s still fewer days compared to the Spring and Summer months.

Turtle Season

Fall is a Great Time to Visit Sanibel Island

Another excellent reason for visiting Sanibel Island during the fall months is that it’s still Turtle Nesting Season. While you may see several nests around the area that are roped off, you may happen to see some of the turtles scurrying to the water. This is a great spectacle to see, and we promise it may make you tear up a bit. There are a few things to remember while you are on the beach during this time.

  • Please Remember to Keep Your Distance! This means that if you happen to see a turtle or hatchling, don’t go up and touch them. Give them space just as if you would want to have.
  • We recommend that you don’t flash any kind of light at the turtles, hatchlings, or nests.
  • If you happen to dig any holes on the beach during the day, be sure to fill them back up.

While there are many other reasons why you and your family should visit Sanibel Island this fall, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to stay with us in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope to see you this fall and enjoy the weather and fun with us!

3 Family-Friendly Restaurants in the Sanibel Island Area You Have to Try

3 Family-Friendly Restaurants in the Sanibel Island Area You Have to Try

Do you have a family vacation planned to Sanibel Island this year? If you do, then we want to tell you about 3 Family Friendly Restaurants to check out in the area. Staying with us at Blind Pass Condominiums will allow you and the family to be close to some of these fantastic restaurants. Let’s look below at where we recommend your family eat at while on vacation to the island.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

3 Family-Friendly Restaurants in the Sanibel Island Area You Have to Try

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille has to be many of our guests’ favorite restaurants that are around town. At this restaurant is where you will find some great flavors from around the Caribbean. Some of the foods that you will find here at Heat Island Chicken Wings, Soups, Salads, Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail, and Steak. There is a beautiful kid’s menu as well that has all of the favorites from chicken nuggets to pizza. We promise that this is a great restaurant to give a try here on Sanibel Island on your next visit.

The Clam Shack

Another great place to eat at while on vacation to Sanibel Island is The Clam Shack. Here you and the family will be able to enjoy some delicious food together. Some of the things you’ll be able to choose from are Fisherman’s Platter, a Clam Bake, and more. The kids will have a great selection as well on the menu that includes Grilled Cheese, Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Fried Shrimp. The seafood that you will receive is cooked like you will find it in New England states. Give the Clam Shack a try on your next vacation to Sanibel Island!

Blue Giraffe Restaurant

3 Family-Friendly Restaurants in the Sanibel Island Area You Have to Try

The Blue Giraffe Restaurant is a local favorite and visitors as well. Not only can you and the family eat here for breakfast, but they serve lunch and dinner too. Located in the heart of Sanibel Island is where you will find this family-owned restaurant. Some of the foods you will find on the menu are Food Truck Tacos, Egg’s Benedict, Tacos, Cuban Cuisine and more. The choices are endless here and we can tell you that the kids will love it too. Don’t cook while on vacation and instead head to this restaurant one day.

While there are many other family-friendly restaurants in the Sanibel area, these we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to stay with us at Blind Pass Condominiums, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories!

3 Things to do this Summer on your Sanibel Island Vacation

3 Things to do this Summer on your Sanibel Island Vacation

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to visit Sanibel Island this summer? We at Blind Pass Condominiums can help you with our three things you can do on your vacation. Staying in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals will keep your family enjoying your holiday a little more. Let’s look below at what your family can do on your next vacation to Sanibel Island.

Shell Hunting

3 Things to do this Summer on your Sanibel Island Vacation sanibel island shells

Sanibel Island is known as the best beach for shelling because of the amounts of shells you will find here. We understand that this is a high activity that anyone can do, including the kids. We have a few pointers on how to see some of the best and most unique shells on the beach. Be sure to get some mesh bags for shelling or mesh beach bags. Then you can comb through the shells you will find on the beach. Also, if you have your swimsuit on, then go on into the water some and dig a little bit. We promise that you will find some unique shells in the water and some of the best. Just have a good time as a family looking for some great shells to take home.

Painting the Shells

Another fun activity that a lot of locals and visitors love to do is painting the shells they find. One way that you can paint the shells is by grabbing some sharpies and having some rubbing alcohol. Color the shells with designs or just coloring them a little bit with different colors. Then you will want to grab a little bit of rubbing alcohol and drip some of it onto the shells. This will not only make a fresh design but will give each shell a unique look to it. Another way you can paint is by using acrylic paint and adding a protective coat onto the shell to make sure the design is sealed in. This is a great activity to do on a rainy day here on the island!

Take a Ride on the Water

3 Things to do this Summer on your Sanibel Island Vacation

One of the best amenities that we offer to our guests is complimentary use of our kayaks and canoes. This is an excellent activity for the whole family to get into as you can see the different wildlife from the water. Be sure to take a camera with you as you float down the Clam Bayou together. The various animals that you may locate on the ride are ospreys, herons, fish, and even a few manatees.

There are many other things you can do this summer while you are vacationing to Sanibel Island. These are just a few that we wanted to mention to you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to stay with us in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories this summer!