by Stephen Jermanok
This historic resort was the spot where Ding Darling worked on his naturalist cartoons and the place where author Anne Morrow Lindbergh penned her book “A Gift from the Sea” over the course of one winter. One visit to this narrow spit of land on Captiva, nestled between the beach and the Gulf, and you’ll be spinning your own tales. To call the 138-room resort an inn is a great misnomer. It’s an eclectic grouping of cottages, suites and rooms. Wake up to a gluttonous breakfast (included in the price), and then swim in the pool or Gulf waters, play tennis, go sea kayaking, or simply build a sand castle.
Our Editor Loves
- Cottages, suites and rooms available
- Great family activities
- Breakfast included in price
by Janet B
Cottage was very comfortable and resort was beautiful. Easy access to beach with beautiful view of gulf and sunsets. The bay hosts dozens of manatees, hermit crabs, pelicans, birds and boat rental was good. Kitchen had many basics for cooking and is perfect for a couple and our dog. Location for travel was excellent. Turner beach for shelling, swimming and fishing was fun and northern beaches excellent for swimming.
I had a great time at 'Tween Waters Island Resort. The location is great and I was there as part of a fishing tournament over the weekend. The staff is friendly and accommodations adequate. I would definitely stay here again.