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Guide to the Island Hopper Songwriter’s Festival

September 24th, 2014|Blog Post, Events & Entertainment|

Island Hopper Songwriter’s Festival, a two-week event throughout Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers beaches, is kicking off this upcoming weekend! We invite you to enjoy exclusive performances from more than 40 nationally-acclaimed songwriters at venues across our islands—with West Wind Inn as the perfect spot to relax and retreat between the non-stop entertainment.With FREE performances [...]

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Preventive Maintenance Repairs to The Sanibel Causeway

August 18th, 2014|Blog, Blog Post|

If you are arriving on Sanibel Island in the next few weeks for a beach vacation or getaway at Sanibel's West Wind Inn island resort, you may incur some minor traffic delays on the Causeway. Lee County, which owns the Causeway and collects the tolls for its use, has contracted with a firm to make [...]

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Ho-hum. Another award for Sanibel.

August 11th, 2014|Blog, Blog Post|

Let us take that back. Every time Sanibel Island gets an award it means some Islanders worked very hard and have been recognized for it. In this case, it's the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). SCCF received the Conservation Organization of the Year award by the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) at the 77th annual conservation awards [...]

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25th annual “Ding” Darling Days

July 31st, 2014|Blog, Blog Post|

With August just one day a way, it's time to remind potential visitors that Ding Darling Days will soon be with us. This week-long, Oct. 19-25, is a truly extraordinary opportunity to experience all the nature that “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has to offer. Our recommendation is to make your booking now to be [...]

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Beach Chairs

June 10th, 2014|Blog, Blog Post|

Occasionally, we read questions online about “beach chairs”. Are they available? Are they for rent? Should I buy some inexpensive beach chairs at Kmart and donate them to a thrift shop when I leave Sanibel to go home Different hotels, inns and condo associations have different arrangements. At West Wind Inn Sanibel beach resort, we [...]

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Sanibel Island: A Beautiful Jewel

April 28th, 2014|Blog Post|

DON RICHTER of Danville, Illinois, writes in praise of Sanibel Island in his local newspaper, The Commercial-News. His observations of Sanibel's charms match those of almost everyone who visits here. We hear the comments regularly from guests at Sanibel's West Wind Inn beach resort. They regard West Wind Inn as the "jewel" in the jewel. Don's story [...]

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