Aaw — I think we’re in love!
Hi Ocean’s Reach!
We had a great time and our grandkids are already talking about going back next year!
We hope that even though we are on the wait list, something will come up so that we can be headed back to one of our all-time favorite spots.
I’m sending a photo of Gigi and Darby on Valentine’s Day.
Have a wonderful and busy season ahead!
The ever-popular Diner’s Delight coupon booklets — better known as the “Kiwanis Books” — are here!
A key fundraising vehicle for an assortment of Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club scholarship programs, the Diner’s Delight coupon books feature promotional offers for more than two dozen favorite island eateries, valid May 1 – December 20, 2018.
This year’s participants include:
1. Blue Giraffe
2. The Bubble Room
3. Captiva House – ‘Tween Waters Inn
4. Crow’s Nest – ‘Tween Waters Inn
5. Doc Ford’s – Sanibel and Captiva locations
6. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
7. Il Cielo
8. The Island Cow
9. Island Pizza
10. Jerry’s Cafe
11. Joey’s Custard
12. Lazy Flamingo – Sanibel
13. Lazy Flamingo – Santiva
15. Normandie Seaside Cafe – West Wind Inn
16. Sanibel Deli
17. Sanibel Fresh
18. The Sanibel Sprout
19. Seabreeze Cafe – Sundial
20. Sunset Grill
21. Sunshine Seafood Cafe / Keylime Bistro / RC Otters / Cantina Captiva
22. Thistle Lodge – Casa Ybel Resort
23. The Timbers
24. Totally Baked
The 2018 Diner’s Delight coupon booklets are available for $40 each on a first-come, first-served payment basis. As in past years, we anticipate that they will sell out quickly, so buy yours soon!
You may purchase them via cash or check through the Ocean’s Reach front office while supplies last.
Checks should be made out for $40 per booklet and payable to Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club.
We regret that we can no longer “hold” books for any guests without prior payment. Please mail your check to Ocean’s Reach, 2230 Camino del Mar, Sanibel FL 33957. Once your check is received, we will be keep your booklet safe and sound until you arrive.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-336-6722 .
Longtime guest Marion B., from New York, NY shared this photo with us that she calls “Confab at Frannie’s Preserve” — How delightfully fitting!
The Frannie’s Preserve Extension Trail, the latest new trail from our friends at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, has quickly become a favorite for guests of Ocean’s Reach.
It’s an easy bike ride to its entrance at the back of the Sanibel Community Playground on Periwinkle, and once there, you can enjoy the almost two-mile trail that winds through viewing ponds, wetlands, dense canopied buttonwood forest and West Indian tropical hardwood hammock.
Faithful fans of Traders who have been eagerly awaiting the opening of its spin off restaurant — T2 — can now head over to The Village Shops and enjoy the new, more casual and slightly smaller restaurant for themselves.
T2 is more intimate than “big Traders,” and notably has outdoor, pet-friendly seating. Its menu shares some of Traders’ trademark dishes, but makes sure to highlight a unique character all its own.
As it notes on its website, “Traders2 offers new delicious dishes, like trendy tacos and savory flatbreads, in addition to their coastal-inspired classics.”
The restaurant, which also offers a full bar and gift shop, is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It’s a great spot for lunch, dinner or anytime in between!
For more information, call 239-558-8919 or visit t2traders.com.
Deeply rooted in Florida’s landscape, palm trees of all shapes, sizes and colors have made their way here over the years. Though hundreds of exotic palms have been imported to Florida, only a dozen are native to the state.
Click here to read a fascinating and informative article from Florida Weekly, written by Evan Williams.