Attractions and Activities
Simply cross the street from your vacation apartment to enjoy beautiful Bonita Beach. About 100 yards north on the beach is Doc's Beach House, a local favorite restaurant. A favorite activity of many residents is to walk either north or south on the beach and view the beautiful beachfront mansions. Enjoy happy hour in the restaurant or at the tables directly on the beach. Wave runners, man-powered boats, and para-sailing is available at Doc's. You can even enjoy your own picnic meals at the chicki-huts on the beach.
or bike to one of the most pristine beaches in the world only
1 1/2 miles south of the resort.. Kayak and canoe rentals
are available. See many species of wildlife including land
tortoises and an occasional eagle. Harold
Saylor, a former park ranger, guides a nature walk every Saturday
morning at 9:00 am followed by a lecture. Nominal parking
fee. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Key / Carl Johnson State Park
Travel only 5 miles
north of the resort to the beachfront park on beautiful Lover's
Key. Kayak and canoe rentals are available. Nominal
Pass State Recreational Area
A beautiful beach
front state park that was voted as a National Gold Medal Winner.
Six miles south of the resort. Charcoal grills available. Nominal
entrance Fee. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
State Historical Site
A historical park
that houses the remnants of a religious sect that flourished
during the late 19th and early 20th century.
and Canoe Rentals
· Barefoot Beach Preserve is 1/5 miles south on Barefoot Beach Blvd.
· Lovers Key State Park is located on Lover's Key 5
miles north on Hickory Blvd.
· Estero River Outfitters is located 10 miles north
of the resort. Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle down the Estero
River Park (4 miles southeast) for boat launching
· Lovers Key (5 miles north) for boat launching
· Lots of boat rental establishments too numerous to
Golf is located 1 mile east of resort on Bonita Beach Rd.
A public pier that
extends 1000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico and is great for fishing,
sunning, and strolling. Sunsets are very popular. Pelicans are
always present begging for fish scraps from the fishermen. (13
miles south) Free. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
fun! A fishing pier (free) is on the northern part of the island.
and Captiva Islands
Once a haven for
pirates. My, how things have changed! Great restaurants, good
shopping, and beautiful beaches make it a great place to visit.
The islands have been developed with the environment in mind.
A drive through Ding Darling Park, located on Sanibel Island,
is worthwhile. There is a fee to drive across the causeway
From this 2 1/2 mile
elevated wooden nature trail, wildlife can be viewed in its
natural setting. Don't miss the wood storks nesting high in
the trees and the alligators sleeping in the swamp. Entrance
fee. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Gardens (formerly called Jungle Larry's)
of beautiful tropical plants and wild animals in captivity.