Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts: Share Your Story

First of all, we thank everyone again for the wonderful, touching outpouring of support and love for Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts and our very special islands paradise. Please keep your thoughts and prayers positive for us and for our community as we begin the recovery process.

While our team of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts management leaders have begun to create a plan of action to bring our resorts back to successful and exemplary operation as quickly as possible, we want to keep you in touch with each other by sharing memories or favorite moments at one of our resorts. Whether you recall vacationing with family at Beachview Cottages, or relaxing at the beach with your friends at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort, this is a space for you to recall those moments with each other: a place to share your story.

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    Guest Ambassador Assistance Program

    On behalf of all of our team members, we sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support we’ve received over the past several days in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Thankfully, everyone is safe, secure and accounted for. We have created a GoFundMe with 100% of the proceeds to benefit employees in need of financial assistance.

    Stories You’ve Shared!

    We are overwhelmed by the amazing stories of you and your families at our resorts. Our team is proud to have been a part of your special occasions, family vacations, and “just-because” visits. Below are stories that have been submitted by guests at Tween Waters, West Wind, Beachview, and Castaways Cottages.


    Christy L

    As a very young child, I started going to the Castaway Cottages. I have lots and lots of memories. I’ll tell you about 2 memories that stick out. First one is that I learned how to swim in the ocean with my grandpa. We were far our into the ocean, my grandma was at the shore yelling at my grandpa to bring me back to shore. Second one is that I’m on a post card. My mom, dad and I were walking down the beach and was approached by a gentleman and his little girl. The man asked my parents if he could take a picture of me and his little girl. And last memory I have is the sad one is, we put my grandma’s ashes in the ocean. I have meant to come back, but there’s always something that have prevented me from coming back. I love Sanibel Island and wish I could afford to live there.


    Jen B

    We had such a wonderful stay! It was a much needed, easy, peaceful vacation… almost in our backyard (we live near Ft Lauderdale area). We can’t wait to be back. God Bless.


    Joy K

    Our family had the best time at WWI this past summer. From the pool to shuffleboard to the beach, so many memories were made on that gorgeous shell strewn beach. We cannot wait to visit again when you’re ready for us:). Maybe consider adding a suite for larger families as well?#sanibelstrong


    Rebecca M

    Beautiful resort. Great service. Beautiful beach. So relaxing. Suppose to come again March 2023. So sad that will not happen. Thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Katherine F

    My husband first surprised me with a trip to tween waters for my 40th birthday. It was a first time for both of us to visit there. We loved it so much that we have come back several times with our children. We are now empty-nesters and it was our goal to return within the next year just the two of us again. It is STILL our goal. That place feels like home to us. It’s a little slice of heaven and we are so grateful to the staff and the history of your resort. We love you and we pray for you, we only wish we lived closer to help you rebuild such a special place.


    Kim M

    My husband Ian and I have been to Tween Waters in Captiva twice. It is our favorite place to relax, sit by the pool, enjoy the drinks, walk the beach, take bike rides and enjoy a sunset. We love it and can’t wait for you to reopen! We were planning on coming again in the Spring. See you soon!



    My family has been vacationing at Sanibel since the early 60’s when I was a wee little one. As an adult, I proposed to my husband at the Castaways in 1998, we’ve enjoyed numerous vacations, had two family reunions and just last year said goodbye to my mother with a beachside memorial service for her there. Castaways is part of our family mythology – from finding Junonias, dolphins swimming just feet away from us and kayaking with the manatees, it is common thread that helps hold our family together. We will be back when you are ready for us.