Things to do on Sanibel Island

Today, Oct 30, 2014

Endless Sanibel Island Activities at our Gulf-Front Luxury Resort

Experience the very best of Sanibel Island at the historic Casa Ybel Resort. Whether your dream vacation includes lounging on the beach, touring the island by bicycle or playing sports with the family, our 23-acre resort allows you to be as active as you desire.

Perfect your backhand with our on-site tennis pro. Experience the tranquility of Gulf Stand Up Paddle Boarding or discover the colorful seashells that carpet our white sand beach. Casa Ybel Resort offers a variety of beach rentals from private cabanas to umbrellas, tables and boogie boards for your enjoyment. The centerpiece of our tropical playground, the resort's Olympic-sized swimming pool, overlooks the Gulf and offers the perfect place to cool off, with a hand-crafted cocktail from Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill. Families visiting Casa Ybel on vacation will also appreciate our separate children's pool, perfect for "tadpole" swimmers, along with the resort's numerous sport courts, family programs and kid-approved dining.

Casa Ybel's Recreation Concierge

Our Recreation Concierge is at your service to create a fun-filled itinerary, complete with fishing, boating, and championship golf, during your stay at our Sanibel Island resort. Allow us to plan a sunset sail for two, dinner reservations at Thistle Lodge or a private sightseeing tour. Contact us prior to arrival or any time during your stay for assistance with spa services, transportation, babysitting and other Sanibel Island activities you wish to experience during your time with us.

  • Recreation Concierge
  • Olympic-Sized Beachfront Swimming Pool
  • Access to 14 Miles of White Sand Beach
  • Beach Rentals (Umbrellas, Tables, Cabanas & Boogie Boards
  • Bicycle Rentals (Helmets & Locks Upon Request)
  • Access to 20+ Miles of Island Bike Paths
  • Seaside & In-Room Spa Services
  • Six Tennis Courts
  • Resident Pro for Lessons & Clinics
  • Junior Clinics & Tennis Camps
  • Partner Matching Services
  • Boating & Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Basketball Court
  • Two Shuffleboard Courts
  • Croquet & Horseshoes
  • Casa Kid's Club and Children's Pool
  • Nature Sanctuary
  • Nearby Water Sports & Championship Golf Courses

Looking for even more things to do in Sanibel Island? You'll find championship golf courses, an array of water sports and a variety of family-friendly attractions just minutes from the resort. The warm waters off Sanibel Island are ideal for parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing, and our Recreation Concierge is happy to help with reservations and information about off-site excursions.

Casa Kid's Club & Family-Friendly Activities

Designed for children between the ages of four and eleven, Casa Kid's Club offers three-hour programs for our younger guests that include indoor and outdoor games, craft projects and other fun-filled activities under the supervision of our friendly staff.

In addition to the Casa Kid's Club, the resort's Recreation department offers activities throughout the afternoon for our younger guests. Children between the ages of four and six can participate in age-appropriate activities such as crafts and story time, while kids ages six and older can enjoy a wider variety of Sanibel Island activities from tie-dying t-shirts and painting sand dollars to lizard hunts and more.

The Recreation schedule also features programs that teach children to appreciate the natural beauty and unique wildlife of Sanibel Island. For a current activities schedule, please stop by the Front Desk or call extension 1319.

  • Baby-Proofing - All of Casa Ybel's suites feature safety outlet plugs and night lights. Upon request, we will remove any items from your suite that might be unsafe for your baby. Cribs, Portable Cribs, and High Chairs are also available. Please contact the Front Desk to make arrangements.
  • Children's Wading Pool – Our swimming pool is the heart of the resort's playground and is open from 9am to dusk. Our wading pool is available for "tadpole" swimmers.
  • Babysitting - If you need a babysitter during your stay, our Front Desk staff will assist you in arranging a caretaker to meet your needs.
  • Board Games – Enjoy quality family time with the variety board games available through the Front Desk or Recreation Department, including Monopoly, Clue, Chutes & Ladders, and many more.