Effective March 29, 2020, executive management of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts has announced that ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa will voluntarily close to April 24, following Federal, state and local Coronavirus Health and Safety Guidelines. The date coincides with City of Sanibel mandates on rental lodging. The resort’s restaurants — Old Captiva House and Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille — will remain open for carry-out breakfast and dinner service.
“Our management team and our mission have always made the health and safety of our employees — as well as the general public — our top priority,” says Doug Babcock, Chief Executive Officer. “We felt that as leaders in hospitality management and marketing here in Southwest Florida, we needed to show leadership at a time it matters most. While this is a voluntary effort on our part, we believe that it’s the safe, smart effort that reflects our commitment to our guests, our community and our outstanding staff.”
“We felt that as leaders in hospitality management and marketing here in Southwest Florida, we needed to show leadership at a time it matters most. While this is a voluntary effort on our part, we believe that it’s the safe, smart effort.” — Doug Babcock, Chief Executive Officer
All Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts properties are currently accepting reservations for April 25, 2020 and beyond. This includes ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa (www.Tween-Waters.com or 800.223.5865), West Wind Inn (www.WestWindInn.com or 800.824.0476), Beachview Cottages (www.Beachview-Cottages.com or 800.860.0532), Castaways Cottages (www.Castaways-Cottages.com or 800.375.0152) and Sanibel Captiva Island Vacation Rentals (www.SCVacay.com or 877.388.5050).
“As a principal of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts for 44 years, we’ve been through a lot of challenges — be it hurricanes, the 911 tragedy, the 2008 meltdown,” notes Tony Lapi, Chairman. “This Coronavirus situation is obviously one-of-a-kind, and we strongly feel the best course is to err on the safe side.”
Recently, SCBR’s 4 resorts launched a “Rest Assured” campaign that allows guests with current reservations at any Sanibel Captiva Beach Resort to reschedule for a later date, or if necessary cancel the reservation, without fee if done within 24 hours of date of reservation. SCBR advises that guests needing to modify their reservations email or telephone the Reservations Departments at the respective resort.