Sanibel Island Attractions and Things to Do

Wondering what to do in Sanibel Harbour during your vacation? Whether it's shopping, sports, nature, dining, entertainment, or relaxing at the beach, our local area guide is your key for the best things to do near Sanibel Island. Check out the many great activities we recommend throughout this corner of Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. The fun things to do in Sanibel Harbour and the local area are almost limitless!

Grocery Stores

One of the joys of staying in a vacation rental home is having a kitchen and cooking your own meals. Here is a selection of some of our favorite grocery stores, including a number of health and specialty food stores.

Local Craft Breweries Near Fort Myers-Sanibel Area

Experience the craft brewery culture and take in its laid-back lifestyle at one of Ft. Myers’ many breweries. Stout or lager, pint or flight, the choice is yours and there are quite a few to choose from. The local craft brewery scene has exploded in the Ft. Myers area, giving craftsmen the opportunity to hone their skills and travelers a taste of the local lifestyle.

Upcoming Sanibel Events and Attractions

While enjoying your luxurious vacation rentals you’ll find many exciting activities, attractions, and Sanibel area events. No trip to South Florida is complete without sampling some of the unique local experiences you’ll encounter there. Before you travel to Resort Harbour Properties to enjoy our luxurious vacation rentals, take the time to look over some of the exciting activities, attractions, and Sanibel area events. Simply browse the selections below to find plenty of fun things to do in Sanibel Harbour, FL.

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

Pamper yourself at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa. Stay in shape during your vacation in their state-of-the-art fitness center. The Spa is a great way to spend a relaxing, tranquil afternoon. You can also enjoy tennis matches and learn from pro and USPTA- and USPTR-certified instructors. Top off the evening with a beautiful Sanibel Harbour Resort dinner cruise at sunset. Check out the amazing amenities and activities that the resort offers:

Beaches - Relaxation, Sunsets, Shelling & More

The Gulf coast of Florida has beaches unlike anywhere else in the world. Located between Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, our vacation rentals in Sanibel Harbour, Florida are the ideal location for quick access to the warm waters of the Gulf. With 7 beautiful public beaches in the Fort Myers-Sanibel area to choose from you’ll find there is no shortage of fun activities in the Florida sun!

Sanibel Island Bike Rentals: The Perfect Way to Tour the Island

Just across the causeway from Resort Harbour Properties, you’ll find Sanibel Island bike rentals and scooter rentals to explore the local area and enjoy the great South Florida weather. There are many great bike routes and 25 miles of trails to be found on the island, leading bicyclists past gorgeous Gulf-facing mansions, the historic Pioneer Cemetery, the famed Lighthouse Cafe and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. A bike rental on Sanibel Island also allows you to experience the sun, surf, birds, alligators and more, all while getting a fun workout during your stay at our vacation condos.

Boating/Water Sports & Activities

No visit to South Florida is complete without taking a trip into the water or out to sea. You’ll find there is something for almost everyone close by our Fort Myers vacation rentals. Options for water sports in the Fort Myers-Sanibel area are nearly limitless, from fishing and ocean cruises to swimming with the dolphins and kayaking off the shoreline.

Sanibel Golf Courses & Tennis Resorts

Whether you want to golf on an island with a picturesque backdrop of sand and blue ocean waters, or prefer a country club atmosphere with plenty of greenery and sparkling lakes, there are plenty of opportunities at the Sanibel golf courses and tennis resorts near Fort Myers, FL when you book your stay at one of our South Florida rentals! Simply choose from one of our recommendations below for the best golf courses near Sanibel Harbour.

Fort Myers Historical Sites & Museums

If you’re looking to experience both history and culture during your vacation to South Florida, you’re certain to find both close to our resort. When you step outside our Sanibel Harbour condo rentals, you’ll discover that there are more than a few Fort Myers historical sites and museums to see in Southwest Florida. Whether you’re looking for historic homes, great science museums, or something that is unique and distinctly Floridian, here are a few unforgettable destinations to check out on your next vacation.

Local Sports Attractions

One of the great features of South Florida is MLB Spring Training! You can enjoy Fort Myers spring training during your stay at our vacation rentals in Sanibel Harbour. Both the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training locations are close by. But that’s only the beginning of the local sports attractions near Sanibel Harbour. You’ll also find other Sanibel sporting events such as Miracle Baseball and hockey in Fort Myers with the Everblades.

Performing Arts & Movie Theaters in Fort Myers, Estero, and Sanibel Island

There are many options for entertainment near our Sanibel Harbour vacation rentals. Simply browse through our listing of performing arts centers and movie theaters in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. If you’re looking for first run movie options, check out the Regal Coconut Point Stadium 16 in Estero, the Ft. Myers Beach Theater or the Regal Bell Tower Stadium 20 in Fort Myers. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy musicals, symphonies, and other live events. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre pairs a fun, Broadway-style show with a full lunch or dinner.

Restaurants - Family/Fun Dining

Restaurants near Sanibel Harbour Resort

If you’re looking for great places to eat in the Sanibel-Fort Myers area, we’ve got them! In addition to the resort restaurants on-site, there are many excellent restaurants near the Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, as well as on Sanibel and Captiva Island. Many offer dining at or near the waterfront. Simply browse through our list of recommendations below.

Fine Dining in Fort Myers and Sanibel

Resort Harbour Properties has a list of some of the best selections for fine dining in Fort Myers and Sanibel, FL. For locations, phone numbers, and menus, simply choose from the restaurants in the Fort Myers-Sanibel area listed below. No trip to our South Florida vacation getaway would be complete without great options for dining!

Shopping Malls and Outlets in Fort Myers & Sanibel

If you’re like most people who come from up north, you probably think shopping at a mall involves traversing a large 3 or 4-story building abounding in escalators. Well, a shopping mall in the Fort Myers-Sanibel area is a little different! Experience Southwest Florida shopping at its finest, with our beautifully constructed outdoor malls. At the Estero and Fort Myers outlet malls you can walk in and out of your favorite stores while enjoying the Florida sun and open airways! All locations are conveniently close to our rentals in Sanibel Harbour.

Sanibel, Fort Myers, Everglades Wildlife & Parks

Besides pristine beaches, Southwest Florida is also known for its abundant wildlife and nature parks. If you’re a nature lover, the Everglades are a once-in-a-lifetime experience you simply cannot pass up! These unique tropical wetlands are home to exotic species of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals of all kinds. You will not find these creatures in other parts of the US outside a zoo. They are only equaled by the 1,392 unique plant species to be found. Day trip safaris, cruises or airboat rides are recommended. Make sure to pack your hiking shoes in anticipation of exploring Sanibel area parks, Sanibel Island wildlife refuges and sanctuaries, nature tours, and the famous Everglades.