Superior Management For Superior Service


The executive management team of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts LLC is led by Tony Lapi (Center, left), President and Chairman of the Board. Tony also serves on many local and regional tourism boards, and has served as Chairman of the Board of VISIT FLORIDA, the most respected tourism promotion organization in the United States.

Doug Babcock (Center, right) serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, and brings a wealth of financial and management knowledge and experience from more than a decade working on Wall Street. Doug also serves on the board of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce.

Jackie Royka (Left) serves as General Manager of Sanibel Captiva Island Vacation Rentals. Michele Berger (Right) serves as Director of Resort Operations for ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa, West Wind Island Resort, Beachview Cottages and Castaways Cottages.

Choose your island. Choose your beach. Choose your style. And we’ll make it spectacular.



The year was 1926. Perhaps inspired by the stories of Teddy Roosevelt fishing the backbay of Captiva, sports fishermen began to regularly journey to a narrow stretch of this unique, wonderful Florida tropical island where — in literally just a few minutes — you could cast east into Pine Island Sound, or west into the Gulf of Mexico. Five years later, this place — aptly named ‘Tween Waters Inn — welcomed its first overnight guests. And a history of hospitality that spans two centuries was born.

Fast forward to 1976, and along came one Tony Lapi of Rochester, New York. With partners, ‘Tween Waters Inn became the first lodging brand under the then-newly formed “Rochester Resorts.”

Today, that company has grown to become among the best, largest and most successful destination marketing and management organizations in Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Southwest Florida: Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts.

Led by Doug Babcock, Chief Executive Officer, and Tony Lapi, President and Chairman of the Board, the company’s portfolio includes ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa of Captiva, along with West Wind Island Resort, Beachview Cottages and Castaways Cottages of Sanibel — plus Sanibel Captiva Island Vacation Rentals, in total more than 450 accommodations. SCBR also operates five dining options, including destination restaurants such as the landmark Old Captiva House, Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille, plus Normandie Café. In addition, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts offers guests two marinas, fitness center, weddings and meetings facilities, and a day spa.

Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts is proud to be actively involved in our community, and commits hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to island causes — particularly causes that protect and champion the oceans, our barrier islands ecosystem and environment, as well as the wildlife and oceanlife with which we share this precious planet. The organization is equally as proud of its 250-plus employees, many of whom have served the firm more than 25 years.
In the end, Mr. Lapi and Mr. Babcock would tell you that Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts has built its success on a clear and singular mission: “To deliver a warm, friendly and memorable island resort experience that provides value to our guests, resulting in a desire to return.”