Are you seeking to bask in the glow of wedded bliss and enjoy your honeymoon? Or maybe you need a place to relax and re-connect with your partner? A visit to Sanibel Island and Fort Myers is just what the love doctor ordered. Pack your bags while we guide you on the seven romantic activities for couples on Sanibel Island and Fort Myers.
Go to the Beach
Relaxing and perfect. Sanibel Island and Fort Myers offer some of the best beaches and shelling opportunities in the nation. Stick your toes in the white sand, listen to the calm waves of the Gulf of Mexico lapping on shore and feel the cool salty breeze gently hitting your face. Take deep breaths and repeat over and over with your partner. Nothing in the area can help you unwind and re-connect with your partner more than a relaxing day on the beach.
Connect with Nature
Sanibel Island and Fort Myers have one of the best conservation areas in the country when it comes to preserving land and wildlife in a tropical setting.
Make sure you visit spots like the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which contains a variety of natural wildlife amidst mangroves, lakes and mashes. Read our guide on the best places to take pictures on Sanibel Island for must stop places to visit on the nature trails.
Visit the Edison & Ford Estates
Two of the greatest inventors of our time realized early on that Fort Myers and Sanibel Island was the place to be. Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford enjoyed winters in the warm Southwest Florida climate. Visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates with your partner and enjoy an estate garden tour.
Admission to the estates is $20 for adults, $15 for teenagers ages 13 to 19 and $11 for children ages six to 12. Admission includes tours of the property and buildings of the Edison Ford Museum. The museum contains a collection of inventions that both Edison and Ford worked with in their winter laboratories.
Catch a Sunset
Grab a drink and find a spot on the beach to catch a beautiful sunset on the beaches of Sanibel Island and Fort Myers. Nothing is more romantic and calming than watching the sun drop below the Gulf of Mexico while you take in the natural beauty of the area.
Check the sunset time and head to one of the following popular sunset spot locations:
Do Some Shopping
There are so many great outdoor shopping areas on Sanibel Island and in Fort Myers.
In Sanibel Island, make sure you visit Shop on Sanibel for some fantastic shops and restaurants where you can spoil your partner. The Edison Mall is a great spot to hit up in Fort Myers.
Visit the Butterfly Estates
A scenic and soothing place to visit, The Butterfly Estates in Fort Myers is a great place to unwind, enjoy nature and have fun with your partner as you peruse the grounds and let beautiful winged friends take a stroll with you on your hand, arms and shoulders.
Rent a Boat
If you’re seeking to enjoy nature, the water and the scenery all in one package, rent a boat with your partner to experience the Sanibel Island and Fort Myers area from the water. You can rent a boat or schedule a boat cruise or charter at Port Sanibel Marina. If you and your partner enjoy fishing, you can also schedule a fishing charter. Book a fully furnished condo at Royal Shell Vacation Rentals or Sundial Beach Resort & Spa to enjoy a long getaway. Sundial guests receive 30 percent off boat, canoe and kayak rentals. Call (239) 437-1660 to plan your trip today!