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.


    Dustin & Amy H

    We had so much fun over the years attending the crab races! We still have a couple of the famous “Nascrab” kazoos and a Tshirt. Even though we’d been vacationing in Captiva for 42 years, We never stayed at Tween Waters until this past January. We had a lovely room overlooking the Gulf and although it was record cold temps in SWFL, we enjoyed relaxing at the pool and beach, manatee watching, exploring the Island on bikes and eating at all our favorite restaurants. We can’t wait to be back!


    Jess G

    My family and I have been visiting the island for 30 years and we have been coming to Tween every year for the past 15 years. There are so many memories to look back on! My favorite memory of ‘Tween is getting married there last year on your beautiful beach. It was the perfect day, and we even got some lava flows at the pool bar in between the ceremony and reception :)

    (We’re excited to bring our daughter there for the 1st time next May!)


    Carol W

    My husband and I came to Sanibel for our first time about 10 years ago and stayed in cabin 28. We loved everything about it and have been back five more times since. Captain Joey is our favorite fishing guide and we’ve had so much fun catching with him, lounging on the beach and walking over to the Lazy Flamingo! We pray for all of your recovery and hope to be back when Castaways reopens. Here’s our February 2022 favorites pics!


    Andrea G

    My family is 4th generation Captiva vacationers. Nothing compares to Captiva Island and Tween Water’s. Whether it’s Jasmine greeting us at the Captiva house, or Alex serving us and enjoying his fun conversations . We have so many family memories made there. Last year Dan sang me Happy Birthday at the Serenity Pool on my birthday. My heart goes out to all the employees and those affected by the hurricane. We will be back as soon as you all are


    Diana K

    In March 2019 my then 20 year old daughter underwent bilateral bypass brain surgery (EDAS). In September 2019 she went for her 6-month follow-up. Her surgeries were successful and she was showing new blood vessels! We decided to celebrate. She chose Tween Waters to go and relax and celebrate. These are two pictures from then. One shows her favorite drink (Piña Colada) and the other is her and her dad parasailing. Thank you Tween Waters for helping us celebrate such an emotional time for our family.


    Kayla R

    Oh where do I begin. We have been traveling to the resort since 2014. We have had so many memories on the beach and at the resort. Our favorite building is the Gumbo limbo. The views are absolutely gorgeous all through the resort. The staff are amazing, especially when George worked there as the guest assistant, in which Nicholas now does an amazing job! 2017 our stay consisted of celebrating my sisters birthday, along with my engagement! My husband proposed there on the beach in front of Tween Waters. We then came back this Past August 2022 with our newest member of the family. Tween waters is a home away from home for us. We have shared so many memories at the resort and on the very beach there. We love everything about Captiva Island and Tween Waters!


    Tammy S

    My husband, my teenage daughter And I enjoyed our trip so much in 2018. This year we planned on coming back for a day trip to show the beautifully island to our older children as we had plans to stay in fort Myers beach. I’m so saddened by all this. God bless you all.


    The Krenger Family

    It was 1996… Our very first visit to Sanibel Island 🏝 Castaways! My husband was walking through very serious health challenge and not certain we could make the trip, but our pastor gave us his blessing. and his parents joined us! We Spent spring every year since never missed a year! Except for 2020 pandemic! Our son had planned his wedding but travel was canceled that March pandemic! we always keep in touch and are praying during difficult challenging weather seasons. We continued in prayer this year and when I called this year lines were shut down. We are booked and planning to return in March 2023 praise God amen! We love you all and special love to Ellen and Chris and the team at Castaways!



    We had the pleasure of visiting Beachview Cottages in May 2006. It was myself, my fiance and his parents. Little did they know that this trip to the beach would be one to remember.
    We had a surprise…. we had plans to get married on the beach! We enjoyed the week and our suprise was wonderful. Our 1st and only visit to the island will always hold a special place. These coordinates of the beach will always remind me of our time there.
    We have talked about taking our boys to show them around and just hadnt made the trip but now you can bet when it’s time for guests, we will be there! Thank you for the memories; we look forward to more.