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.



    We have spent many years visiting and our latest was my granddaughters first time to the beach. We always had a great time and Gael e recommended Castaways to my friends who also visit. I wish you the best and can’t wait to visit again.


    Lison M

    Our kids grew going to Sanibel and Captiva did summer vacations. . We later celebrated our anniversary there many years in a row.


    The Compton Family

    2012 was our first visit to the island and we instantly fell in love. It was the most relaxing vacation we have taken as a family. Our children now 24 and 20 were just 14 and 10 at the time. We have visited other gulf beaches but nothing compared to the beauty and friendliness of Sanibel/Captiva.
    Pictures “catching the sunset” from the causeway and our cottage so close we didn’t even need to take towels or sunscreen on the beach. We could run back as needed.
    The devastation has broken our hearts for the people of Sanibel and Florida. We will return to celebrate the rebuilding of this beautiful island.


    Rose A

    Before my future husband and I met, I discovered Sanibel on a solo vacation at Beachview Cottages, I fell in love! I made my bestie come down with me next, we stayed at Tween and again fell in love! We made annual girls trips. When I met my now husband, I introduced him to the islands and Tween and it became our spot! We were planning to get married at Tween and looking into options after we got engaged in 2017. Shortly there after we got a call about a child in foster care that needed adopting. My husband and I are both cancer survivors and could not conceive naturally, we knew we’d have to adopt. So even though the timing wasn’t perfect, we took all we had saved for a wedding, and with our family and friends help, went full speed ahead for the next 6 months to get Julianna out of the system and adopt our daughter. We lived in NY at the time and the baby was in Florida. Some of the times we’d have to come down to deal with the courts, we stayed a night or 2 at Tween to clear our minds. 6 months later we got custody of our daughter, got married by a justice of the peace in NY, and adopted Julianna! Eventually we moved to SWFL and made Tween our tradition with our baby girl. Our favorite time was Thanksgiving weekend for the tree lighting. Our next reservation was to come this November. Julianna’s favorite was that Tween has 2 hot tubs so she called one hers while Mommy and Daddy are in the other! Julianna is almost 6 years old and we have been married for 4 years, or as we like to call it our family-versary! We have so many core memories on Sanibel/Captiva, and especially at Tween. You all hold a very special place in our heart. When you are ready, we will be back to support you! #SanibelStrong


    Kara M

    Sanibel and Castaway Cottages has been a family favorite for years. Sanibel is also the first time I was ever on the beach, and I’ve fallen in love with the ocean ever since! My mom and I decided to recreate the same picture in the same place 20 years later. Praying for everyone on Sanibel and hoping to return soon.


    Rita P

    We have been coming to The Tween since 1989. We have so great memories of all the people that work there and made our vacations so special. We especially loved seeing the otters and the pina coladas and the many bands at The Crow’s Nest. . We were there when Princess Dianna passed and for the Halloween and Christmas celebrations. My son got engaged there 4 years ago and it was a beautiful family memory.. We are with you and will support and pray for The Tween Waters Family and people on the island and for restoration to all! Until we see you again, sending love and hope!


    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!


    Tina P

    We love vacationing to Westwind!! We have lots of memories there and just Sanibel itself !! We Celebrated birthdays and anniversaries there! We even come over to the WW from Ft Myers just to enjoy lunch and have a drink at the bar or to take a stroll on the beach!! Best place ever! We plan to be back as soon as we are allowed to get back on the Island!!