Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts

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Letter from Doug Babcock on Hurricane Ian


Dear Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts friends and fans, 

This past weekend, the legendary ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa proudly unveiled our new outdoor advertising — just moments from the Sanibel Causeway on approach — that promises travelers they’re “just 12.8 miles to amazing.”

While that mileage is accurate, you’re in a way even closer — because you’re simply a click away from the amazing vacation, wedding, reunion or business outing that awaits you at the Official Beach Resort of Captiva Island (and the only full-service resort on Sanibel or Captiva!).

It’s February, and we’re in full beach season mode here at ‘Tween Waters — warm sunshine, easy breezes, pristine private beaches and breathtaking sunsets. So click now to “look ahead and book ahead” for spring, summer and fall — or a Valentine’s-themed February getaway — for your best rates and dates.

Here’s more great news to share:

  • The one and only Oasis Pool Bar (along with many of your favorite servers and smiles) is back with great food, beverages and fun (serving 11 am – 6 pm daily).
  • Love a little island java on your balcony, beachfront or poolside? Captiva Coffee House proudly serves Starbucks© every day!
  • Hearty breakfasts are back with a full breakfast menu at Old Captiva House!
  • Plus sushi lovers everywhere, take note:
    • Sushi is back at Old Captiva House Thursday-Monday for lunch (11.30 am – 2.00 pm) and dinner (5.00 pm – 9.00 pm) while quantities last.
    • Or for special orders, email with a 48-hour notice.

While Captiva has no curfew, Sanibel’s curfew remains in effect, with a checkpoint to enter the islands from midnight to 6 am. Be sure to have your ‘Tween Waters reservation and photo ID if traveling off island during these hours.

Welcome to amazing! You’re just a click away.

Doug Babcock | President & CEO

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SCBR Team Relief Program


Remember all those smiling faces in our restaurants, at our pool bar, welcoming you at the front desk, housekeeping your guest quarters? Here’s your chance to say thank you, and more importantly, to help another.

To provide additional support to our valued team members, SCBR has funded and created a GoFundMe account with 100% of the proceeds to benefit employees in need of financial assistance. And you can help us help them. Thank you!

Important FAQs


Day passes are $100 per vehicle per day valid from dawn to dusk. No more than 4 to 6 people per vehicle. Non-refundable. To request a day pass, complete the form at the bottom of this page: One of our friendly team members will contact you to confirm your day pass and collect payment.

Yes! ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island is open to the public and you can drive across the Sanibel Causeway or arrive by boat to the resort.

We’re thrilled to share that our legendary Captiva Island beach resort, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa, is now open and accepting reservations. Lodging reservations can be made online at, or by calling 239.472.5161.

For West Wind Island ResortBeachview Cottages and Castaways Cottages, we’re assessing damages to better understand a reopening timeline. Rest assured that Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts is ready and committed to rebuilding all of our four beach properties into a renewed, reimagined, reenergized form of themselves.

The Sanibel Captiva Island Vacations team is actively seeking island homeowners who need help reopening their rentals. The team has more listings reopening each week and are now accepting reservations.

If you are traveling to the resort by boat, you do not need a hurricane pass to stay overnight at ‘Tween Waters. Booking a boat slip in advance is strongly encouraged. Call 239.671.0499 or complete a boat slip request through our online form. You can stay overnight in your boat or book a room at the resort. To book a hotel room, please book online at

The boat ramp at ‘Tween Waters is not operational and launch off from ‘Tween Waters is not an option.

‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island is open to all guests starting Saturday, December 17, 2022. Lodging reservations may now be made online at, or by calling 239.472.5161.

The Marina at ‘Tween Waters is open to boaters for overnight stays. To request an overnight slip, please complete the online form or call 239.671.0499.

West Wind Island Resort, Beachview Cottages and Castaways Cottages on Sanibel Island remain closed. Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts is ready and committed to rebuilding all of our four beach properties into a renewed, reimagined, reenergized form of themselves. We are grateful for your patience.

Our resilient reservationists are finally able to begin refunds thanks to the hard work and efforts of our IT team and system partners. We thank you for your continued patience as we begin with those impacted from the week of the hurricane.  

At Beachview Cottages and Castaways Cottages, all guests with upcoming reservations will be contacted. Our phone systems are still down. If you have not received a call yet, rest assured that one of our amazing and resilient reservationists will be in touch with you soon. Please refrain from chargebacks with your credit card company as it complicates and delays the process.  

‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa has power and water! There is internet, however it is intermittent and not guaranteed.

The Sanibel Causeway temporary bridge is now open!

Yes at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island. Please submit an event inquiry here:

Book your stay up to one year in advance.

No resort fee when you book direct through our website or by phone at 800-223-5865.

For Guest Rooms, Studios and One Bedroom Suites: Cancellations must be made up to 14 days prior to arrival date and there is a $35 cancellation fee. Within 14 days of arrival, cancellations are non-refundable and will result in a charge for one night plus tax. Within 14 days of arrival, if you need to shorten your stay, you will be responsible for all nights booked. The rate may vary when modifying your arrival, departure and / or number of people.

For Cottages, Two-and-Three Bedroom Suites: Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to check in date with a $35 cancellation fee. 30 days prior half of your remaining balance is due and at that time you are non-refundable. We do offer deposit protection on the 30 day call as well. Rates may vary if you modify your dates of arrival or departure or your number of guests.

We take a one night’s deposit at the time of booking.

No, we do not charge resort guests that have a reservation for parking.

Yes, for information regarding our ADA-compliant accommodations, please visit or call 800-223-5865.

We’re 37 miles from the airport, which is approximately 1-hour. Google Maps directions are here:

No, we do not offer airport transportation.

Check-in is at 4pm. Check-out is at 11 am.