Romantic Sanibel and Captiva Islands for Weddings and Honeymoons

A lighthouse on Sanibel and Captiva Island

If there is anything more romantic than a tropical island, I can’t imagine what it would be. Romance seems to roll in on every wave and drip from each palm tree. Sanibel and Captiva Islands have been the scenes of marriage proposals, weddings and vow renewals for a long time and there is no doubt that they will continue in that vein.

What isn’t essentially romantic about beaches filled with exotic seashells, palms swaying in gentle ocean breezes, private and very intimate cottages or luxurious hotels and resorts, romantic bistros, sailing charters, private massages and the sun sinking into the Gulf of Mexico each and every evening right on schedule in a blaze of glory? The answer is absolutely nothing…there is not one thing about Sanibel or Captiva islands that doesn’t ooze romance!

Sanibel and Captiva Islands on the map:

There are many couples who come to Sanibel and Captiva Islands for a romantic interlude and then return year after year after year to renew those romantic feelings that can be captured no where else on earth.

Here are just a few suggestions for romance on Sanibel or Captiva Islands:

Captiva Cruises: There is a sunset cruise offered that is nothing less than the ultimate in romance. There is live music and a full cash bar.

Captiva Island Inn: You can rent a room, a suite, a private cottage or a whole house for one night or for an entire week and that romantic sunset is right there for you to enjoy every single night of your stay.

Sanibel Day Spa: What a place! The Sanibel Day Spa has been catering to brides, grooms and bridal parties for many years now so they know just how to make a day so special that it will never be forgotten.

You don’t have to enlist any help. Sanibel and Captiva islands are romantic all by themselves but here are a couple more suggestions for that really big day:

Casa Ybel Resort: They have been hosting weddings for more than a hundred years. They really have it down pat. The romantic beach manor called Thistle Down was built by a groom for his bride at the turn of the century. Casa Ybel Resort is so well organized and so proficient at planning and pulling off a wedding the only things you must supply are the bride and groom.

North Captiva Island Club Resort: This resort is so private and so quiet that there is simply nothing to compare it to. Cars are not allowed so all that you are likely to hear are the sound of the birds and the sound of the waves breaking on the beach. There is a complete wedding planning service available that includes everything including the wedding photographer and transportation (by Rolls Royce golf Limo cart of course…no cars, remember?) Yes, it is an extravagance and a memory that can be cherished for a lifetime.

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