by Stephen Jermanok
With 270 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominium units overlooking a gorgeous stretch of beach in Sanibel, Sundial offers everything you want for a family beach vacation. All rooms have screened-in balconies overlooking the water, as well as full kitchens. The resort also features two restaurants — the more upscale Beaches Bar & Grill and the casual, poolside Crocodial’s — 12 tennis courts (including some clay courts), an adjacent 18-hole PGA golf course and Sunny’s Kids Club for children, ages 4 to 12. But, the highlight for kids is the Environmental Coastal Observatory Center, a 450-gallon touch tank with horseshoe crabs, conches and other salty critters to pick up.
Our Editor Loves
- Full kitchens available
- Great beach view
- On-site family dining
- Water Sports
- Onsite Dining
The Sundial is the real deal folks! If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, The Sundial is your place. From beautifully manicured grounds to fresh maintained pools and beach front, this place has it all. Four onsite restaurants and all inclusive bike, kayak and paddle board access make it to where you don’t even have to leave (If you don’t want to).
For all of the reviews complaining about the ocean, The resort has no control over the red tide, but with everything else they offer, we didn’t even miss not swimming in the ocean. Baileys onsite grocery makes grabbing any essentials you might need a piece of cake, and the tennis and pickle ball courts are awesome!
The beach bar is a necessary visit. All of the bartenders are great but Mike and Jason are our favorites! The Cuban sandwich and Pina Coladas make the best lunch. Shima, the on site hibachi and sushi restaurant, is also a must do! You literally can’t go wrong with anything in the menu.
The level of professionalism you’ll experience with Sundial staff is just icing on the cake making your stay better than you could have ever imagined. These people are doing something right!! This was our 5th stay and every time we think it can’t get any better, the folks at the Sundial price us wrong... they always outdo themselves! Bravo and Thank You for another perfect vacation.
by Butch K
Not only were the accommodations more than we expected but the dinning choices throughout were exceptional. We found everyone to be very friendly & reasonably priced.
Walking on the beach & seeing the sunrise is amazing! We loved seeing the birds throughout the day, there is such a variety. Also getting the Sanibel stoop While picking up shells!
We also visited ding darlings, saw manatees, the bird show & visited beautiful Captiva.
We stayed in Condo305 of the sundial resort absolutely beautiful, would highly recommend it. Very tastefully decorated & the view is fantastic.