Captiva Island is a barrier island connected at the far end
of Sanibel by a bridge. Captiva is one of the most exclusive
islands in North America and is one of the worlds finest holiday
Captiva is located on Florida’s fantastic Southwest
Gulf coast just 3 ½ hours drive from Miami and 4 hours
from Orlando. Southwest Florida’s International Airport
at Fort Myers is 30 minutes drive away.
Captiva is unlike any other holiday destination in Florida,
it has the feel of a tropical island, and a million miles
away from Disney. It is only 5 miles long and up to ½
mile wide, it is unique and unlike any other area in the USA.
Over 80% of the Islands’ (Sanibel & Captiva) are
a nature reserve, including the world renowned J.N Ding Darling
National Wildlife Refuge. There are no traffic lights, bill
boards or street lights. No building is allowed to be higher
than the tallest trees. The speed limit on the island range
from 15 to 35mph, a single lane road runs the length of the
Captiva has a tropical year round warm climate and lush tropical
vegetation, wild life is in abundance with Ospreys, Eagles,
Pelicans and numerous sea birds, as well as Dolphins and Manatees.
Tropical Breeze is located just 2 houses from the beach in
Wightman Lane which is in Captiva Village. Captiva’s
beaches have been voted in the top 5 in the USA.
One factor that ensures that Captiva is exclusive and its
beaches never busy is that you are not allowed to park cars
on the roads on the island. Parking is only allowed at the
few public car parks or in restaurant car parks.
A short walk from the house is Captiva village which is a
lovely mix of restaurants and shops. At Tropical Breeze you
really can park the car and not use it for days on end.
Captiva’s unique west facing position off the coast
of Florida means that you have all the benefits of the glorious
beach and the fun of the sea as well as incredible sunset
views. A short walk away on the east coast is the Roosevelt
Channel with its inland fishing and boating.