We are so excited to welcome you to our beautiful properties! Below is a suggested itinerary to help you prepare for your stay. While Uber and Lyft do run in the area, we recommend renting a car to best enjoy all that Southwest Florida has to offer. For even more information about our beautiful area, please refer to our website and view the “Area Guide” tab.
What to Do:
4:00 – Check-in – please refer to instructional email sent a week prior to your arrival for more information. Settle in and change for a swim.
5:00 – Afternoon swim at the private beach or pool, watch the sunset.
6:00 – Return to the condo and dress for dinner at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille. Casual dress is appropriate, allow approximately 15 minutes for travel.
8:30 – Stroll Time’s Square Fort Myers Beach, have a drink at The Salty Crab.
Walking Fort Myers Beach and Pier
Lover’s Key – State park teeming with wildlife, daytime only.
Day 2 – Sanibel Beach DayWhat to Do:
- 8:00: Sanibel Island is minutes away from Sanibel Harbour Resort and is world-famous for its shells and beaches. Popular with both locals and tourists alike, we recommend getting there early to secure your spot on the beach. Don’t forget sunblock!
- 12:00: Lunch at Cip’s place, then rent a bike to cruise around the island. With over 25 miles of bike trails, there’s plenty to see.
- Dusk: Lighthouse Beach for a sunset swim, you’ll usually see dolphins frolicking in the waves around this time.
- 7:30: Head to the Island Cow for dinner. The laid-back atmosphere is perfect after an busy day and the crab cakes are delicious.
- 9:00: Back to the condo for a quiet night in, sit on the balcony and enjoy the sounds of nature.
- Pro Tip: If you forgot your sunblock earlier, white vinegar will take the sting out of sunburn. Dab it on and let dry before applying aloe, allow time for aloe to dry before dressing. The only thing worse than a sunburn is peeling clothes off of your burnt skin.
The Island Trader – A unique antique store filled with history
Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
Blind Pass Beach
Where to Eat:
The Bubble Room (Captiva) – Famous for the fun atmosphere and enormous cake.
Cheeburger Cheeburger – Stop by the original location for a milkshake and kitschy 50’s fun.
The Mad Hatter – “Alice in Wonderland” themed upscale restaurant.
Day 3 – Downtown Fort Myers & The Edison Ford Winter EstatesWhat to Do:
- 8:00: Breakfast at CRaVE on your way to the Edison Home, drive down McGregor to see the historic houses and get that “old Fort Myers” feel.
- 9:30: Take a tour of the Edison Ford Winter Estates and learn about two of the most famous inventors of our time – Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Wear comfortable shoes as there’s lots to see and don’t miss out on the garden!
- Be sure to check the website for the schedule of upcoming classes – there are many on gardening, history, and the flora and fauna of our lovely state.
- Lunch: Drive into the heart of Downtown Fort Myers and stop for lunch at The Standard. After lunch, stroll through our beautiful River District. There’s plenty of shopping along First Street, including several interesting antique shops.
- Parking can be tricky and the meter maids are extremely punctual. We recommend parking in a garage if you plan to walk around.
- 2:00: Check out The Butterfly Estates to see a variety of butterflies that are native to Florida. Proceeds from this organization go to support the conservation of native species and educate the public about the important role they play in our ecosystem.
- 8:00: If you love a good ghost tour (who doesn’t?) schedule a tour to learn about some spooky Fort Myers history.
- 9:30: Recover from your night of fright with a drink at City Tavern or Barrel Room. Both are laidback, casual bars within walking distance.
Remedies Parlor – Quirky antique and crystal shop, famous for their wine tasting nights.
Florida Repertory Theater
Ivy Cottage – Antique store packed full of treasures.
Where to Eat:
Downtown House of Pizza – The best pizza in Fort Myers, always busy and open late.
10TwentyFive – Great for brunch, enjoy the bottomless mimosas on their rooftop patio.
Firestone – Check out the rooftop Skybar at night for a party with a view.
Oasis – A classic, casual diner with all-day breakfast.
Day 4 – Relaxing Day at the BeachWhat to Do:
- 9:00: What’s vacation without a little relaxation? The Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa is open to the public and offers a number of fantastic treatments. As a bonus, purchasing a treatment at the spa also grants you access to the Marriott pool and fitness center for the day (subject to change, blackout dates at discretion of the Marriott). Book a treatment and soak in the tranquil spa atmosphere.
- 11:00: Grab a book and lay out on the beach (again, sunblock is crucial). Take a swim in the beautiful Sanibel Harbour and watch for dolphins, they’re frequent visitors.
- Lunch: Take a walk to the Bimini Bait Shack at the entrance to the property for lunch – it’s a guest favorite.
- 2:00: Switch things up and hang out by the pool, either the condo tower pool or the Marriott if you have the pass. If you’d like a little more activity in your day, stop into Holiday Adventure Tours on the Marriott property and rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the harbour.
- 5:00: Back to the condo to dress for dinner. Take a sunset dinner cruise on the Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht (reservations required).
- 9:00: Not ready to turn in for the night? Go for a game of mini golf at Castle Golf or Pop Stroke, both within 20 minutes of the resort.
The sunset – whether you opt for the dinner cruise or not, make sure you don’t miss our gorgeous sunsets.
Nature trail – there is a short nature trail on property (approximately 20 minutes) that’s a great way to see some of our native wildlife.
Day 5 – CheckoutWhat to Do:
- 8:00: We hope you’ve enjoyed your stay with us! Please refer to the checkout email for departure instructions. Checkout time is at 10 AM, if you are not leaving until later in the day, you are welcome to continue using the beach and pool provided you remove all your belongings from the condo.
- 10:00: Checkout time! If you’re leaving later in the day, we recommend stopping by Sanibel Outlets. There are plenty of shopping and dining options, as well as a play area for the kids. If you’re flying out of Southwest Florida International Airport, you may enjoy stopping at Gulf Coast Town Center or Miromar Outlets. Both are minutes from the airport and have tons of shopping and dining options, playgrounds, a movie theater, and much more!
Thank you for choosing Resort Harbour Properties, we hope to welcome you back soon! Be sure to check your email for specials and promo codes!