Sunset on Captiva Island

Sunset from South Seas looking at the Pine Island Sound

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (megbiram) you might have seen that I was on Captiva Island the weekend before last for a few days in the sun (and a little tropical rain as well).

We stayed at the South Seas Resort at the very top of Captiva, which is a great place to go with a family. Lots of pools, slides, things to do, and very kid friendly.

If you’re considering heading to Captiva Island, read on for some of my suggestions.


7 things I recommending doing while on Captiva Island


1. Watch every sunset

Even if you think it’s not going to be amazing, it probably will be. I saw some of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen. The colors were beyond. Pinks and purples that reflected off the water like an iridescent dreamland. The type of beauty that you can’t even begin to capture on camera — it’s just so beautiful in person.


The Bubble Room // Captiva Island

2. Eat a giant piece of cake from The Bubble Room

We didn’t a meal eat there although many people recommended the food as well. The decor inside (and out) is very intense so if that’s not your thing I’d just recommend getting the cake to-go or eating outside. We tried the Buttercrunch Ice Cream Pie, Orange Crunch, and the Jamaican Rum Cake and our favorite was the Buttercrunch Ice Cream Pie (Butterfingers are my favorite candy bar). Great place to take kids.


Shells on Captiva Island

3. Go shell hunting

Sanibel and Captiva are known for their shells. There are tons of them on the beaches and sandbars, there’s even a phrase for when people are shelling, it’s called the “Sanibel Stoop” because people are always bent over picking up shells.


Sunset Beach on Captiva Island

4. Spend time on the gorgeous beaches

Even though there are tons of shells, there is also good sand for basking in the sun, so no worries for those who favor reading on the beach. We enjoyed time at Sunset Beach on the South Seas property where they have chairs, umbrellas, a bar, and a bathroom. Continue reading…