I 75 exit 131
Sanibel Island is perfect for sun holidays all year round as it is situated in south-west Florida on The Gulf Coast. . Sanibel island is quiet narrow with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and San Carlos Bay on the other side. Sanibel Island is an up-scale destination and prohibits the big names like McDonald's, Walmart, Pizza Hut and other multiples that you find throughout the States ,so most of the shops and restaurants are owner run giving a very low key, easy going, personal and friendly atmosphere to the island. There are cycle lanes everywhere. Crime does not exist. A great place for kids. Sanibel Island is joined to the mainland by a 5 km bridge. Over half the island is a nature reserve and you can cycle, drive or canoe through most of it. There are 3 beautiful golf courses on the island The Dunes, The Sanctuary and Beach View .
The famous Florida Everglades are just an hour away!
Fort Myers airport is 30 min from Sanibel.
Orlando is 3 hours.
Miami 3 hours
Ft.Lauderdale 2 hours.
Delta, Continental, American Airlines, US Airways, Southwest, Jetblue similar to Ryan-air fly from the major east coast cities direct to Ft.Myers from all major US cities.