So much to love at Pointe Santo!
Why thousands of people return each year
Relax and Unwind
A wide open, beautiful beach, with visits from dolphins and pelicans
Lush green grounds with sparkling gulf waters, a pool, a hot tub, and a lagoon to welcome you
Tranquil views from your private screened lanai or your strolls along the sand
And the joy of discovering those treasured shells to take home from our world class shelling beach
Cross the causeway and you’ll leave your cares behind.
Connect with Nature
Feel your body relax as you watch the birds darting back and forth from the rolling waves
Watch the turtles and fish under the lagoon bridge, waiting to be fed
And the birds drying their wings on the rocks in the sun
While the dolphins off shore make their graceful arcs
Sanibel has many nature-oriented destinations, all within a ten-minute drive from Pointe Santo.
The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge occupies a third of Sanibel Island, providing a habitat for thousands of species of plants and animals. Visit the Visitor Center. Drive through in your car or on a tram tour. Visit Tarpon Bay Explorers to rent a kayak or canoe and paddle through the Refuge on water trails.
The Bailey Tract – part of the Refuge – is a short walk from Pointe Santo.
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is one of the nation's leading wildlife rehabilitation hospitals for Florida's native and migratory wildlife. It provides medical care for more than 200 species and about 4,500 injured, sick and orphaned wildlife patients every year, with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat.
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is the only museum in the U.S. devoted solely to shells and mollusks.
The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on the islands and the surrounding watershed. Visit its education sites and preserves to learn more about this unique island.
Join your soon-to-be friends in beach volleyball or borrow our tennis rackets or pickleball paddles to work off last night’s delicious dessert
Rent bikes and ride to the Lighthouse, savor a homemade ice cream cone or cycle through Ding Darling
Find your own special place on more than 25 miles of bike paths
Fish from our wide white sandy beach
Just a short drive for golf, parasailing and windsurfing
Kids won’t want to leave their new friends, the pool and the beach
They’ll have shell crafts to take home and stories to tell
Movie nights give them time away from the family
And areas for grilling, shuffleboard and flying a kite will leave them with happy memories of your family together
Sanibel has restaurants of all types, from simple family dining to upscale fine dining
Sanibel is a great place for shopping. You’ll find dozens of unique stores and galleries – not the chain stores you’ll find everywhere else.
Sanibel’s shopping areas have plenty of parking, handicap-accessible shops and restaurants for your dining pleasure.
Bailey’s Center with groceries, souvenirs, Sanibel’s movie theater, and more is within easy walking distance. Many other shopping centers are less than a ten-minute drive or 20-minute bike ride.
Take the family on a boat ride around the islands. The Sanibel Thriller cruise departs from Sanibel Harbor just off Periwinkle Way. Other boat tours leave from Captiva and Port Sanibel Marina just across the Causeway.
View the Pointe Santo Webcam
Our webcam takes you on a live tour of our beautifully-landscaped beach-front complex. You’ll see all of the buildings, adults and kids swimming in the pool, lounging in the hot tub, shelling on our wide and deep beach. You may see kids feeding the fish and turtles from the bridges, and their parents
cooking dinner on the grills.
View the webcam here.