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Caribe Beach Resort

2669 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Caribe Beach Resort
Ranked #24 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to change our Spring Break plans at the last minute, and chose Sanibel as our destination. Condos are generally rented Saturday to Saturday, and that didn't suit our schedule. Hotels were outrageously expensive. During one of my email exchanges with Kenoyer property management (they manage the Caribe as well as some condos on Sanibel), I found out they... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I am one of the original timeshare owners of an efficiency by the pool. I always stay approximately the same time each year since inception in July-Aug. We live in Florida in a resort town so sometimes we day trip to the island. Every time you leave the island you pay $6 to return so plan on being there -... More

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new jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was a very pleasant surprise for a small resort. Management could not have been any more helpful or nice. Beautiful pool and hot tub in the pool area. Grilling facilities all around resort. Nice footpaths leading to beach. Beach was incredible, very clean and shells everywhere. We had an efficiency which had a murphy bed - one of the... More

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Idaho
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is an older resort. But only 30 steps to the beach and water. No amenities, other than a very nice pool and hot tub. Good place for couples or maybe families with small children. Teenagers would be bored here. They provide a beach umbrella and chairs. I agree with other reviews....if you are looking for pricey amenities, then go... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Like other reviews, I agree with the vintage term. What I loved---location, free bike rental/beach chairs/beach umbrella/even stuff for kids, wonderful landscaping, friendly staff, short stroll to the waves, deep pool. What needs work---units need work around the doors (very old) which allow cool air to escape and sugar ants to enjoy scraps. For two the studio is more than... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

If you want to be waited on hand and foot - go elsewhere. If you want a comfortable, affordable Family style vacation in an old school Florida Beach lifestyle - this is the place. It's a timeshare - we booked thru the Armed Forces Vacation Club into the "A" building (closest to the beach except for the Spinnaker cottage) but... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

It may look a little old and a little tired, but its located RIGHT ON THE BEACH! You can leave your unit any time and walk right on the beach and start collecting shells in minute. I’ve had a timeshare there for over 25 years and the management company has always maintained and tried to improve the facilities. The pool... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Caribe Beach Resort is a charming, beautiful reflection of what I imagine a top notch motel was on Sanibel back in the 60s and before. It is a small resort...only about 26 units in all on a beautiful piece of property right on the Gulf. Most units are studios with a murphy bed and pullout sofa. Our studio was perfect... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our stay seriously marred by the uncaring attitude of Nan, who is Pres. of Kenoyer Real Estate, the booking company We arrived later than intended on Sun night to find the resort office closed and no information anywhere for us, although we had pre-paid over $900 for our stay. There was a pager # to call "in case of emergency".... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

like gas grills, sports equipment and bikes, usually charged extra at other similar locations. Quiet sunset facing right on beach, best value on Sanibel . Yes sizes of efficiency units are small, but try to find equal space for the same price anywhere on the island: you cant. As far as empty units, most are owned by timeshare owners and... More

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Also Known As:
Caribe Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Caribe Beach Hotel
Address: 2669 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
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#13 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island

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