Transportation Service from Southwest Florida International Airport:
Rental Car Agency on Sanibel-Rent Local or One Way:
Hertz 239-395-4571. Or 800-227-4653 1015 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel @ BP Station
As you drive through Ft Myers while approaching Sanibel you will pass at least 2 Publix grocery stores in Ft Myers. We always stop for groceries at a Publix in Ft. Myers before going over the bridge to Sanibel.
This Publix is the closest to Sanibel:
20321 Summerlin Rd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Open Every Day 7am - 10pm
Then during our stay in Sanibel if we need additional groceries we go to Jerry's or Bailey's which are on the island. They are both great stores. Jerry's is closer.
Bailey's: Corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road
Jerry's: 1700 Periwinkle Way (at Casa Ybel Road)
Crossing the toll bridge into Sanibel:
The toll charge is $6 which you pay when entering Sanibel.
There is no charge when leaving the Sanibel bridge.
If you have a rent a car with a device for Florida Tolls, ask them if it works the Sanibel Causeway Bridge.
The Sanibel/Captiva Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center:
If you are arriving between the hours of 9am-5pm your first stop after crossing the Sanibel bridge should be the Sanibel/Captiva Visitors Center. Turn right at the second driveway. We stop there every visit! Pick up a free copy of:
The Island Sun (a weekly newspaper published every Friday): http://www.islandsunnews.com/Read_the_Island_Sun.pdf
Saniblel-Captiva Islander (another free paper published every Wednesday): http://www.captivasanibel.com
Sunny Day Guide:
Sanibel/Captiva Chamber of Commerce Annual free colorful magazine.
Sanibel & Captiva Dining Guide:
This is a link to other publications you can have mailed to you before you leave for Sanibel, or you can pick them up at this Visitor's Center.:
Sanibel-Captiva Guide Book:
If you want to read an excellent guide book we recommend Sanibel Captiva Handbook.
We keep a copy of it in the condo for our guests to borrow.
If you want your own copy ahead of time it is about $16.95 including shipping and worth it!
Or you can buy it on Sanibel: www.sancapbook.com
There are a lot of cute shops on Sanibel...too many to mention!
Some of our favorites include:
Periwinkle Place (A shopping center)
2075 Periwinkle Way
Tahitian Gardens (A shopping center)
1975 Periwinkle Way
Olde Sanibel Shops (A shopping center)
We shop here when waiting for a table at the delicious Over Easy Café.
They?ll give you a buzzer/pager that lets you know when your table is ready.
630 Tarpon Bay Rd
Tower Art Gallery
751 Tarpon Bay Road
Original art from local artists. Next to a great restaurant Il Tesoro.
If you eat at the Lighthouse Café it is in-between 2 shops which help pass the time if you have to wait for a table for breakfast.
The gift shops attached to Ding Darling Visitor?s Center and the Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum (3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road) are also very good.
If you are looking for tropical/beach-theme unframed art work to take home the Sanibel Art & Frame store at the intersection of Tarpon Bay & Periwinkle (Olde Sanibel Shoppes Center) has a large selection.
Savings Tip: The back of the Sunny Day Guide has a coupon for almost every store on the island! Our favorite coupons are for a free reusable tote bag at Baileys and/or Jerrys. It is handy on the beach and is a great souvenir to take home.
Computers & Internet Access:
We have high speed secure wireless internet in our condo. If you do not have a computer, Royal Shell will let you use their computer (for free) in their lobby (Mon.-Sat. 8:30am-5pm). You can print a boarding pass there too.
Also, the Sanibel Public Library (at 770 Dunlop Road 239-472-2483) has computers for visitors to use. Even if you do not need a computer we highly recommend a visit to the Sanibel Library.
US Post Office on Sanibel at 950 Dunlop Road. 239-472-4648
Royal Shell will also receive mail for you if you need something sent to you.
Rentals-Baby Gear-Pack & Play- High Chair -Special Needs-Etc.
Royal Shell can help you prearrange the rental of extra items that you may need.