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What do guests say about Tropical Breeze
posted: 05/02/08 by Kate Daws
If you look on the website under Other Information then Guests Comments you can see what families who have stayed at Tropical Breeze think of it.. More...
Monthly Weather Update
  Sun(hrs) Temp(°F)
Captiva 8 89
London 5 65
September averages shown.

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 locations.

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 island.

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.