Recipe from the Normandie Kitchen: Zing Zing Shrimp

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to embrace the Florida lifestyle than with fresh seafood? West Wind Inn’s executive chef and kitchen manager, Thomas Sisson, is sharing the recipe for his delicious Zing Zing Shrimp to help you make the perfect dish for your guests. We invite you to visit Normandie [...]

November 9th, 2016|Cuisine, home page|0 Comments

You’re Invited to Hallo’Tween: ‘Tween Waters’ “Nightmare on Captiva Drive”

Halloween is around the corner, and it’s time to decide how you will spend the spooktacular holiday weekend. What better way to enjoy the festivities than at the best Halloween party on Captiva Island: Hallo'Tween “Nightmare on Captiva Drive”! The fun will take place Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., at ‘Tween [...]

October 18th, 2016|Blog Post, Events & Entertainment, News|0 Comments

Planning a fall beach wedding on Sanibel Island

While the sandy beaches of Sanibel Island are popular destination year-round, the fall months are particularly enjoyable, boasting average lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s and 80s. These agreeable conditions make Sanibel Island a favorable destination for fall beach weddings. Although fall is a popular time for beach-goers, your loved ones [...]


The 2016 Island Hopper Songwriter Festival, a two-week event throughout the beaches of Captiva and Fort Myers is kicking off on September 23 and runs through October 2.  We invite you to enjoy exclusive performances from many nationally-acclaimed songwriters at venues across our islands—with West Wind Inn as the perfect spot to relax and retreat [...]

August 25th, 2016|Blog, Blog Post, Events & Entertainment, News|0 Comments

Meet West Wind Inn’s Featured Couple: Melanie and Dustin Burke

Sanibel Island offers an idyllic setting for beach weddings, and whether you desire a casual beach atmosphere or a more formal affair, we can turn all of your dreams into reality. At West Wind Inn, your wedding day will be created your way, a perfect reflection of your preferences and style. With this in mind, [...]

August 17th, 2016|Blog, Blog Post, Weddings & Events|1 Comment

Essentials for a Kid-Friendly Beach Day

Sanibel Island’s white sand beaches and the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico offer an idyllic setting to relax and enjoy a beach-lovers’ paradise. However, parents with young children may see a day at the beach as a daunting task due to the sometimes unpredictable nature of kids. Never fear, your beach aficionados at [...]

July 28th, 2016|Blog, Blog Post|0 Comments
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