3 Things to Do on Sanibel Island if it Rains

Are you and your family planning a vacation to Sanibel Island soon, but you’re afraid it’ll rain? Have no worries, as we at Blind Pass Condominiums have you covered. Staying in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look below at three things you can do if it rains while you’re on vacation.

Explore the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

father showing starfish to his little son

The museum is the one good thing about coming to the seashell capital of the United States (or in Florida). They have recently renovated it and now offer more for everyone to enjoy. Here you’ll be able to see what shells you can find on the beach and learn more about each one. Don’t forget to check out their touch pools and other fun exhibits they have there. Bring home a little souvenir to remember your rainy day adventure from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

Do a Little Shopping

Another great way to spend the day if it rains is to shop around local shops. Sanibel Island is full of fun shops that you have to check out. You’ll be able to find a few unique pieces of artwork over at the Watson Macrae Gallery. This shop is located at The Village Shops and while you’re there, grab a bite to eat at The Island Cow. The other shops at The Village Shops are Macintosh Books & Paper and T2 Gift Shop.

Watch a Movie

family mother father and children watching projector, TV, movies with popcorn in the evening   at home

Why not watch a movie together if you don’t feel like leaving your vacation rental? Pop some popcorn in the microwave or use the stovetop for a little extra fun with the kids. Put a movie on that everyone will want to watch or find something on the TV. We can promise you’ll enjoy spending the time together as you relax and watch a movie.

There are many other fun things that you can do on Sanibel Island if it rains, but we had to share these. If you haven’t booked your next trip to stay at Blind Pass Condominiums, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear which of the above was your favorite.

Where Sanibel Island Located?

Have you heard of people taking vacations to Sanibel Island but you’re not sure where it is? Allow us with Blind Pass Condominiums to share with you our location and why it’s a great area of Florida. Staying in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals will allow you and your family some time to reconnect. Let’s look below and learn a little about where Sanibel Island is located.

Where in Florida?

map of florida showing where sanibel island

Sanibel Island is in Southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and about 20 minutes southwest of Fort Myers. We are on a barrier island of the mainland and our quaint island is about 12 miles long and only about 3 miles wide. You will notice that a good portion of the northern side of Sanibel Island is habituated by the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. We promise that our island is the perfect spot for spending your family vacations on for years to come.

Shelling Capital of the Southeast

Seashells many sea shells shelling foreground on Sanibel Island, Florida during day on Gulf of Mexico shore and bokeh background of colorful blue water ocean

Another big reason that Sanibel Island is a great place to visit is because we are known as the shelling capital of the Southeast. You will notice that our white sand beaches and crystal-clear water will help you find some unique shells you may not find anywhere else, except for the Caribbean. And it’s only natural for our island to have a museum dedicated to shells called the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. We promise that once you visit the museum, you won’t want to visit any other imposter museum again.

Sanibel Island is the perfect island to sneak away from life back home, enjoy the island life and live it up looking for unique shells. If you haven’t booked your vacation to stay with us at Blind Pass Condominiums, give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you explore our beautiful island here in Southwest Florida!

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!