When was the last time you went on vacation?
If the thought of getting out to sunny Sanibel Island is making you see coconuts and swaying palm trees, it may be time! While vacations can have many additional costs attached, we’ve rounded up a few ways to save that money while preparing to return to Paradise.
1.Don’t drive to the beach
This may have you shaking your head in confusion, I get it. Sanibel and Captiva have a myriad of direct Gulf-front rentals, as well as rentals with a short walk or bike ride to Sanibel’s beautiful beaches. It’s cheaper to ditch the car and get some fresh air! All of Sanibel’s beaches have metered parking, and parking tickets are regularly checked by Sanibel toll enforcers. Save yourself the hassle of walking back to make sure your ticket has enough time paid, or from getting a dreaded $200 ticket. Book somewhere that’s close to your beach of preference, then walk or bike to the shore. We have a few properties to suggest here….
2: Visit in the Fall
Winter is of course the standout season on Sanibel, but the shelling conditions are just as great during the cheaper fall months. Pack a sweater and book your trip for October or November. You’ll have beautiful sunsets at a cool temperature, no crowds, all while still having that tropical Florida heat during the day.
3: Rent bikes by the week
Biking is a favorite way to get around Sanibel Island. You’ll save some coin if you rent a bike for the week rather than by the day. Sanibel has bike trails next to nearly all of its roads, trails that give way to beaches where cars aren’t permitted to park, past beautiful Gulf-front mansions and through the woods to Sanibel’s pioneer cemetery, which is not accessible by car. For more information on biking Sanibel Island, check out this blog post!