Captiva Island

Captiva Island is located off the coast of southwest Florida in Lee County near Fort Myers. This island is often associated with the Sanibel. Both places offer an abundance of activities including biking, sailing, water sports, bird watching and also popular thanks to the beaches. Captiva was originally part of neighbouring Sanibel Island in the southeast but was severed in 1926 due to a storm surge which created a new channel, Blind Pass.

Sea Oats Captiva Island

Sea Oats Captiva Island

Sea Oats Captiva Island, Captiva Island

Sea Oats is a luxury private estate on Captiva Island and features 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, accommodating up to 30 guests. The main house is spacious and features seven large...

  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Maximum Guests: 30
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Location: Capiva Island
From £2,800per night
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Getting There

There are a number of options for guests departing the UK including flying into Fort Lauderdale from London Gatwick, or into Orlando or Miami. From Miami, it is approximately a three and a half hour drive, four and a half hours from Orlando and three hours from Fort Lauderdale.

 

Flying time: 8 and a half hours
Island Size: 4 miles long and 0.5 miles wide, encompassing 10.5 square miles.
Time Difference from UK: -4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer
Currency: US Dollar
Driving: Right hand side of the road
Airport: Orlando, Miami or Fort Lauderdale
Entry Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Drink the water: Yes, the water is safe to drink
Beaches: Captiva is surrounded by beautiful beaches and white sand.
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel but you should always check with your doctor. Pack your mosquito repellant.

One of Florida’s biggest draws is the year-round sunny, mild weather. In keeping with the “Sunshine State”, Central Florida maintains a comfortable average annual temperature and a mostly dry climate from October to May.

June, July and August are the hottest months with an average temperature of 30° and the coldest is January at 25°C.

Many consider March/April to be the peak season and October/November to be the low or shoulder season. March sees the highest number of visitors to the islands. September is usually the quietest month and some restaurants and other visitor services actually close for refurbishment or their own holiday time.