Red Tide levels declining on Sanibel

The latest Red Tide Status Update from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission shows that while red tide is still present in the waters off Sanibel, the number of samples testing with high or medium levels has declined by greater than 25% over the last week.  This is the largest weekly decline in red tide levels for any county on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  We look forward to seeing this trend continue until our […]

Resilience in the face of red tide outbreak on Sanibel

In recent weeks it seems that all of the news coming out of Sanibel Island and Southwest Florida regarding the red tide is bad. However, there are plenty of stories of heroism, resilience, survival, hope and recovery, if you take the time to look.  Admittedly, in the first weeks of the recent algae bloom it was hard to find any silver linings, with dead sea life and our sick waterways impossible to ignore. But after […]

Sanibel Beach Conditions and Water Quality

Sanibel Beach Conditions Sanibel Island is surrounded by water, so the Sanibel beach conditions are important to any island vacation. Our team at Select Vacation Properties understands your concerns about water quality and we take the comfort and safety of our guests very seriously. We all live and work here, and  these waters are a huge part of daily life for our families and children as well.  When it comes to beach conditions, we recommend […]

Sanibel Island ban on single-use plastic straws

  The Sanibel City Council recently approved a Sanibel Island ban on single-use plastic straws.  This eco-friendly decision is in keeping with Sanibel’s long tradition of being a steward of the environment.  There will be a final hearing on August 7, at which time the ban will be signed, and will go into effect 12o days later.  Plastic straws have long been a danger to sea life and contribute to the massive amounts of plastic […]

Five Cool Beach Hacks for Your Summer on Sanibel

(17 May 2018) With summer right around the corner, use these great tips to get the most out of your day at the beach! 1. Keep your sunscreen in the cooler… not only will it protect you from the sun, it will cool you down each time you re-apply! 2. Freeze juice boxes and throw them in your cooler. They will stay cold longer, keep your other items cold, and the kids can eat them […]