The Sanibel Arms Vacation Guide
Staying in Sanibel? Be Sure to Check Out the Island's Best-Kept Secrets!
There's no doubt that Sanibel Island is a wholly unique vacation destination. For one thing, it's protected by a strict building code that prohibits buildings taller than three stories. There are only two that are higher on the entire island, both of which were built prior to that code being enacted. So it's no surprise that when people stay with us -- in the finest beachfront condos Sanibel Island has to offer -- they feel like they've stumbled upon a hidden Floridian paradise.
But while Sanibel is considered to be one of Florida's best-kept secrets, the island has quite a few secret spots of its own. Here are just a few you should be sure to seek out when you stay in the best beachfront condos Sanibel Island vacationers can find.
USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef
If you want to get up close and personal with Sanibel marine life, scuba diving can be a lot of fun. One of the most unique dive sites is the USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef, in which a real 1934 World War II ship plays host to all sorts of fish and other marine species. It's the first-ever war ship made into an artificial reef and serves as a memorial to U.S. veterans. Many divers describe this as their best personal dive. While it'll take a whole day, there's no better way to become acquainted with all of the beauty of the gulf.
The "Mini Zoo" at Periwinkle Park
Want to stay on land but still see some awesome animals? Sanibel Island may not have its own zoo, but Periwinkle Park does have its own exotic animal display, which include all kinds of exotic and native birds -- more than 400, in all. Toucans, macaws, flamingos, parakeets, and cockatoos are just a few of the 90 different bird species you can see here. You also might spot some brown and ringtailed lemurs! There's even a bird show on most weekday mornings, which will allow you the opportunity to hold some of the birds yourself. It's a great place to bring the whole family, especially since you can ride your bikes through the park, too.
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
If you're craving a bit of culture, we've got you covered. This landmark started off as a one-room schoolhouse in the late 1800s, but it's now home to the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, a 90-seat venue that brings in Broadway touring companies, concerts, comedy shows, art exhibits, classic film screenings, and more. Both full-time residents and vacationing families rave about the offerings here. Whether you're looking for a fun way to spend the evening or an escape from a rainy day, BIG ARTS always has something going on!
When you stay at the best beachfront condos Sanibel Island has to provide, you'll certainly never run out of new places to explore. To get started on booking your vacation, contact Sanibel Arms today!