Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Weekend

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Are you looking for a peaceful, scenic spot to enjoy Mother’s Day weekend? This year, head to Sanibel Island to enjoy sunsets and beautiful beaches full of shells and water activities. The island has just what you need to enjoy the perfect Mother’s Day weekend.

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Sanibel Island offers the amenities you need to relax on Mother’s Day weekend.

Spend Time On The Water at Sanibel Island

Mother’s Day is meant to celebrate mothers while giving moms a break from the daily routine. Sanibel Island offers the amenities you need to relax while also keeping children occupied. The island offers boat cruises and tours from Port Sanibel Marina, wildlife trails and amazing sunsets. Take the family out on a rental boat for brunch on the water in The Intracoastal Waterway. Search for dolphins at sunset or try your hand at fishing in the Caloosahatchee River and other fishing spots. The family can also have fun kayaking together.

Mother’s Day Dining and Shopping Options

Moms shouldn’t be lifting a finger to prepare meals on Mother’s Day weekend. There’s enough waterfront dining options to keep the moms in your life relaxed while enjoying fresh seafood.

The Lighthouse Restaurant and other dining establishments are ready to serve moms on their special day whether it’s for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is also offering a Celebrate Mom Mother’s Day Brunch that’s open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8. The brunch buffet menu also includes iced shellfish and a dessert table. For reservations, call 239-395-6017. Sanibel restaurants are known for their creative cocktails and beers on tap, so lift a glass and toast mom this weekend!

Be sure to Shop on Sanibel by exploring the quaint shopping district of four shopping centers off Periwinkle Way. Shopping ranks as one of the top five pastimes on Sanibel Island, so do some shopping on Mother’s Day. You deserve it!

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Mother’s Day is meant to celebrate mothers while giving moms a break from the daily routine. Enjoy the day at the beach on Sanibel Island.

Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Beach

Sanibel Island is known for its powder white sand beaches and is one of the best places in the world to go shelling. Hunt for seashell treasures with the little ones and be prepared to beam when the kids present you with homemade seashell necklaces that will make Mother’s Day and your Sanibel Island trip a memorable one.

If you plan to head out, check our beach tips for families to make sure your Mother’s Day on the beach is stress free.

Enjoy the Wildlife

Sanibel Island is a treasure trove of conservation trails, parks, boardwalks and natural preserves with a display of colorful flowers and wildlife this time of year.

Try the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge for bird watching, canoeing and biking. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation also has four miles of walking trails for great views of wetlands and tropical flowers.

Mom and daughter in the water

Enjoy a day on a rental boat and in the Gulf of Mexico with your family for Mother’s Day this year.

Book Your Visit

A vacation rental is what you’ll need to enjoy the weekend or longer on Sanibel Island. You can book a furnished condo that comes complete with a functional kitchen at Royal Shell Vacation Rentals and you can book all your water activities, rent a boat or go on a boat cruise or tour  at Port Sanibel Marina! Give us a call at 239-437-1660 to plan your trip today.