We just returned from a week-long vacation at Casa Ybel Resort. We had a Wonderful time and I highly recommend it for young families. This is coming from someone that can be a tough critic! We have 2 children - 3 and 4. All the 2 BR suites are very nice - right on the beach, great views, updated, clean, wonderful for a young family. There is a large pool, kiddie pool and a fabulous pool bar- food and drinks are great - love the bartenders. Thistle Lodge is excellent for dinner and drinks at night. The only downside is there is no breakfast at the resort and the pool bar stops serving food at 5 (you can still eat in or get take-out from Thistle Lodge but you may be better served going to the local grocery store and stocking your kitchen). So if you want luxury, high-service, this probably is not the place for you. But if you have younger kids and want a nice relaxing vacation, I Highly recommend it. It's the perfect cross between a private condo and a resort. The hotel recommended a babysitter that we used multiple nights and she was fabulous. While in Sanibel, we went to many of the restaurants, went on an amazing boat ride with Captain Jack (Sanibel Island Cruise Line)---I would do it all again in a second and I am sure we will be back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Natural, secluded and exclusive, historic Casa Ybel Resort epitomizes the sanctuary, old-island spirit of Sanibel. Occupying 23 acres of beach front property isolated from commercial enterprise, the resort forms a sheltered getaway where romantic surroundings and outdoor recreation attract couples and families alike. Travelers have found respite and hospitality here since the 1890's. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Ybel Hotel Sanibel Island
- Casa Ybel Resort Sanibel Island
- Casa Ybel Sanibel Island
- Sanibel Island Casa Ybel