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“great vacation so far!!!!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Caribe Beach Resort
Lawrence, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great vacation so far!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great deal for military!! Use the AFVC. Not a fancy place but has everything you would ever need. There bikes, toys for kids, carts, pool, Jacuzzi,beach chairs, umbrellas, gas grills and many other things. Our room was about a 30 second walk to the beach and just a flight of stairs. Our son who was only 18 months had a great time at the pool, the small playground and the beach. Great deal for military!! Use the AFVC. Not a fancy place but has everything you would ever need. There bikes, toys for kids, carts, pool, Jacuzzi,beach chairs, umbrellas' gas grills and many other things. Our room was about a 30 second walk to the beach and just a flight of stairs to the pool. Once at the beach we could leave all our stuff out all day with no problems. Our son who was only 18 months had a great time at the pool, the small playground and the pool.

The only complain which was not a big deal was the small room. It is equipped with a Murphy bed, pull out couch, a dining room table, a breakfast bar, a bureau with a TV DVD player VCR, coffee table and a small kitchen. The good part was we could divide the room into two rooms with a divider. This was great for naptime for our little one.

The staff was helpful and informative. There is no maid service unless you pay extra so make your own bed. There is a coin operated washer and drier available.

All in all relaxing place for our family.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Milano, Italia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Very nice place, you can relax, enjoy the pool or the beach, enjoy the island and all his attractions. Bikes are complimentary and you can reach easily almost every place, including the general store that is just 5 minutes faraway.
Biking is very safe, you have always your roads in all island.
Beaches are very nice and clean, water is warm and wonderful shells are easy to find everywhere.
So "do not destroy, do enjoy !"

Room Tip: Try the little villa sea view, it is the best place of the resort.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank TripPlanner_1961
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We just happened to come across the Caribe Resort for the week we wanted- what a gem. It is not the newest resort on the island but it has everything you could possilbly need for a relaxing time away and it is on the beach. The staff are great- thank you Dawn at the front desk. It is such a quiet, lovely and quant resort. They provide bikes to ride, grilling is available and the shelling on the beach is great. We will be returning next year.

Room Tip: We stayed in an efficiency that was well stocked and overlooked the pool and the hot tub,
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank gracie29
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This was a very lucky encounter, we found this place on a whim while driving down the island.
Perfect, clean, simple, pool warm, beach front within seconds. We will go back! Go for a bike ride on the free bikes!!
Staff very friendly!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank lakebmom
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Southeast Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

A wonderful two weeks on Sanibel - right on the beach where we can view the sunrise and sunset from the exact same spot in front of the property. Great place for singles or couples since the rooms are smaller and there are not the ameneties that children desire. Very quiet and peaceful. Positioned just right for visiting J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Preserve as well as other nature walks and bike rides.

Room Tip: Rooms in the A building are generally quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank TraditionFlorida
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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Our family has been coming to Caribe since the 1970's for the following reasons:
-direct access to the beach in just the right spot to view spectacular sunsets
-free use of bikes, shuffleboard and loaner cupboard full of games and kids sand toys
-clean pool with BBQ's at the sides and brand new hot tub with indigo lighting
-deck box has beach chairs and umbrellas for the sun can be borrowed
-on site laundry machines if needed; drying racks provided
-well equipped kitchens with full weeks supply of coffee filters and dishwasher soap
-since we were here last flat screen TVs and free WIFI which is appreciated
-kids playground set and list of small geckos for them to chase after plus resident cats
-very helpful staff who host a weekly mimosa and bagel morning with NO sales pitches

These are the things that keep bringing us back year after year plus of course how special the island is since it doesn't have any nightjars, stoplights, minimal franchises and lovely boutiques and cafes.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank madkeen15
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We had been staying at a very large and lovely condo about 20 miles away, with no beach. We came to Sanibel for the day and knew we had to stay there for our sake and our kids. Went into the Caribe and they were very friendly and let us look at a few of the units to select which we preferred. We chose the one above the office in case our 2 year old woke up and cried as we did not want to disturb others. It was the perfect fit for us. Make no mistake, this is old school Florida, but we loved it. We had a bedroom with a full bath and a Murphy bed in the living room for sleeping. The kitchen was well stocked and there was a 1/2 bath in the hallway. The grounds were very nicely maintained and had lovely vegetation. The pool was perfect. Best of all, we were a short walk to the beautiful Sanibel beach for shelling. If you are expecting luxury, this is not the place for you. If you are there to be a beach bum and not worry about sand on your feet, this could be the place for you.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank SunnyIce
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Additional Information about Caribe Beach Resort

Property: Caribe Beach Resort
Address: 2669 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5911
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Caribe Beach Hotel Sanibel Island

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