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The Sanibel Arms Vacation Guide

Five Island Paradises You Wouldn't Believe Are Hidden Away in Florida

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Florida is one of the top travel destinations in the world, pulling in a total of over 87 million visitors in just one year. While many families will choose to visit theme parks, some vacationers are heading to this sunny state in the hopes of getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation. For those who want to get away from all of the noise, these five hidden island paradises are the perfect escape.

Pine Island
Located just west of Fort Meyers, Pine Island is the perfect spot for a laid back, relaxing vacation. The little town is a fantastic island getaway, complete with local art galleries, infamous food, and prime island fishing. Plus, its beachfront condos offer a serene view, and its beaches offer a variety of fun activities for the whole family.

Cabbage Key
Cabbage Key is a fantastic spot for nature lovers. If you're looking to explore and get closer to nature, this is the place to do it. Dotted with hiking trails full of mangroves, gumbo limbo, and other exotic plants, you'll learn more than you can imagine. Not to mention the fact that you'll be seeing the beauty of it all firsthand!

Gasparilla Island
At least 42% of travelers report feeling more romantic while they're on vacation, and the pristine town of Boca Grande is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. This little slice of paradise boasts stylish shops and boutiques, as well as seafood restaurants of critical acclaim. Definitely a good place for a honeymoon!

Sanibel Island
Sanibel is the crown jewel and best-kept secret of Florida's collection of paradises. With 15 miles of pristine white beaches, a collection of island condos, and a population of 6,000 year-round residents, you may feel like you've stumbled into a simpler time. Sanibel's island condos are perfect for couples and families, and really give you the feel of being part of the island life. Sanibel is best known for the over 250 species of shells that can be found on its coasts.

Vacations should be relaxing and fun for the whole family, so why not take a break from the color and noise? Florida's little collection of island paradises is waiting for you!


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