Monthly Archives: February 2012

Randell Research Center

If you are planning on staying with us in mid-March, here’s a neat excursion to take: Just across the Pine Island Sound, the non-beach side of Sanibel, lies Pine Island and the Randell Research Center. It’s a major resource for

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Sanibel Shell Fair

The Annual Sanibel Shell Fair starts on March 1 and finishes March 3. It’s a great event for everyone, but especially for shell collectors. http://www.shellabration2012.com/ has more info. It’s about as big a deal as happens on Sanibel. Shell collectors

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Lee County supports Tourism

Everyone on Sanibel actively supports and promotes tourism. Visitors to West Wind Inn not only are our life’s blood, but also some of our best friends. We dearly love to see you each year. This spirit of hospitality is not

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Sexy Sanibel

Sorry for the risque’ tease in the headline. But it is relevant. Readers Digest has named the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel as its 9th sexiest vacation destination. Since Sanibel beaches are the best, and West Wind Inn is

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Stacie Krupa at The Corner Grille

Stacie is a talented artist. If you are here and staying on Sanibel at West Wind Inn, this event is just down the road, at the corner of Tarpon Bay and Periwinkle Way.

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What does Frommer love about Sanibel?

Following on from our previous posting about Arthur Frommer’s love for Sanibel, it occurs that we could speculate on what he likes best about visiting “this idyllic haven of white-sand beaches” Check. West Wind Inn has one of the most

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The Other Side of the Beach

Most of us visualize the beach as if looking out to sea. But there is another view of the Sanibel beach. That is looking at it from a boat on the Gulf. Fortunately, the Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron is out there

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"DING" Darling" NWR opens Bailey Tract boardwalk

Guests staying at West Wind Inn have a TRUE SANIBEL experience available to them. Bailey Tract boardwalk has been reopened, using recycled plastic for boards. Bailey Tract is 100 acres of interior wetland of freshwater plants and wildlife. A walk

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Jazz Lovers Alert

There is nothing like jazz on a Sunday afternoon on Sanibel Island. And BIGArts is serving it up on February 12, 19, 26, March 4, 18, April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 3:00 PM These are outdoor concerts

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Arthur Frommer loves us.

Very recently, we found out that world traveler and vacation guru, Arthur Frommer, announced his top ten places in the world to visit. We were not surprised to find Sanibel Island on the list. We were surprised to see Sanibel

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