What a wonderful experience during our stay at Bluefin, which is such a true paradise not far from our home in Orlando. Having vacationed in both North and South Captiva before, we knew what to expect of the island amenities prior to our arrival, which is exactly what we wanted. We have two young children (8 months and 3 years old) so we purchased the additional baby and kids package - which I must say was very pleasant and was really generous with what was provided. We pre-cooked a tremendous amount of food so that we could maximize the beach and pool time for the week, which we had no problem bringing over on the NCIC ferry.
The house was really beautiful and had all kinds of tech gadgets that really made the week that much more comfortable - such as docking my iPhone in the dock by the pool and having a control to run my play list through the outdoor speakers. Maybe the Wii in the bunk room for the kids? Or the automated pool and spa heater? All of the AV and tech is what you would expect in a million dollar home.
We spent the mornings on the beach with all of the provided Tommy Bahama chairs, umbrellas, and kids beach toys. We ate our lunches by the pool where we had all of the lunch supplies stocked in the outdoor kitchen (with a BIG ice machine for all of those poolside frozen drinks :-)) We spent most of the afternoons by the pool while the kids were napping in the house, and we did napping of our own in the hammock and outdoor swing bed.
Our evenings were wonderful, we prepared big meals for dinner with the entire family in the gourmet kitchen while enjoying the sunset through the panoramic beach side windows. After putting the kids to bed, we would pull more bottles of wine out of the wine fridge and finish the night off on the 3rd floor screened porch with the iPhone playlist.
I did go and rent some fishing poles for the week and unwound by fishing off the beach a few days. I did catch some Trout, Flounder and Pompano - which we enjoyed one night. Lots of Manatees swimming along the beach and I left a few sandcastles for you to see next time you are there!
Can't wait to go back! Thanks Mandy for a wonderful experience that will surely lead to us coming back.
Rooms, Pool, Kitchen, Location
Leaving the island
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.