Only 5 miles long, Captiva Island holds more than its acreage worth of character and charm. It also holds some of the most expensive real estate on the west coast of Florida.
The rich and famous have been coming for years – since the days of Teddy Roosevelt and Charles Lindbergh. Today, names like Ted Koppel and Kevin Nealon sing out the exclusivity of the small resort island.
The mammoth, gated South Island Seas Resort occupies one-third of the island. Private mansions and a compact “downtown” area inhabit what’s left.
Easily walkable, its main commercial area takes you past sidewalk restaurants, beach shops, and upscale stores on the way to the beach.
The vibe is a little bit Key West, a little bit Palm Beach, and a spirit and personality unlike no other destination.