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Weddings at Bali Hi Estate

We just recently got married at the Bali Hi estate and it was beyond perfect in every way! The property is so beautiful and has so much to offer. For the wedding we had about 60 guests, a live band, and the ceremony right on the beach and it was spectacular. All of our guests just raved about how beautiful and fun it all was. Our Captiva is extremely helpful all along the way with answering questions and giving me as much information as possible while planning from over a thousand miles away! During our stay, we took full advantage of all the property has to offer - enjoying time at the beach, using the fire pit, hanging in the gorgeous pool area, and having meals on the deck! I highly recommend this property for weddings or just for an amazing vacation. We will definitely be back! The pictures can't even do it justice, it is truly a gem! -  Baldwin Wedding May. 2017
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BEST DEALS - PEAK SEASON!   Best Rates of the Year!  - Captiva and Sanibel's Award Winning Beach is waiting for you!  The holidays are upon us and so are some great rates. Bali Hi Estate - Your own Private Resort 'like' ON the Beach!!
    • May 20 - June 2    $14,300 for 7 night stays - MEMORIAL WEEK
    • June 2 - 30             $13,200 for 7 nights
    • June 30 - July 7    $14,400 for 7 nights JULY 4th WEEK                $
  • *Sleeps 12-22, large pool, 150' beach frontage, children's play area, tropical paradise, kayaks, sundeck, gazebos.
  • *Prices are for Main House Only.
  • *Guest House can be added for Cost.
  • *Preferred rentals are generally Sat-Sat - Call Us if you need different!
MARINA VILLA 905 - Gorgeous Harbor Views!
    • May 6 - May 12 $1780 for 6 nights
    • May 18 - May 25   $1,890 for 7 nights
    • May 26 - Jun 2       $2,250 for 7 nights MEMORIAL WEEK
  • *Sleeps up to 6 - End unit overlooking harbor inlet.
  • *Gorgeous views, Pool, short walk to beach, dolphin sightings daily.
  • *South Seas Resort Special Amenities NOT included.
  • *Docking Available through SSIR Harbor Marina.
  • *Preferred rentals are generally Sat-Sat.
Coquina Cottage - Tropical Paradise ON the beach!
    • Apr 21 - May 12    $2,420 for 7 nights (one suite)
    • May 27 - June 2   $3,290 for 6 nights MEMORIAL WEEK (both suites)
    • June & July lots of availability
  • *Sleeps up to 4 adults / 4 children under 12 in two separate suites.
  • *Pets Welcome.
  • *Price is quoted for one suite only unless otherwise indicated.
  • *2nd Suite can be rented for 75% discount for privacy (non peak season).
  • *Preferred rentals are generally Sat-Sat.
- Call 888-395-0852 (or) Email: * Need a short stay? Ask Us! * Specials are exclusively for specific time periods and generally for late bookings or last minute cancellation specials. Special rates do not apply to dates outside the specific time period of the special.
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Captiva & Sanibel shelling Top 10

Captiva Island Captiva Island shares the distinction of being 1 of Florida’s Shell Islands. Captiva is generally the spot to find the larger of the intact shells. Turner Beach, though not good for swimming because of fast currents, is the perfect spot for a shell-hunting adventure. Just be sure to leave any live shells on the beach or risk breaking the strict shelling laws. At sunset, head to Captiva Beach at the end of Captiva Drive to take in a spectacular sunset. Sanibel Island  Along with Captiva, Sanibel is a unique barrier island with east-west orientation that differs from the typical north-south layout. This east-west designation has helped Sanibel earn its reputation as one of the Shell Islands - prime spots along Florida’s coastline for gathering perfectly intact shells in every shape and size. Hit the beach with a bucket, shovel and small net and stroll the beach at low tide to peruse the ocean’s bounty of conch, cockles and scallop shells. Bowman’s Beach is the quietest and most remote stretch of sand in Sanibel, while a historic lighthouse beckons visitors to take a stroll on the rustic boardwalk at Lighthouse Beach. Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Florida The wealth and variety of shells have made Sanibel and Captiva Islands top American destinations for seashells. The islands are actually made out of shells, like some fascinating work of shell art created by nature over thousands of years. When locals dig gardens in their backyards, they often find conchs, whelks, scallops and clam shells mostly perfectly intact. People come from all over the world to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, drawn by the song of the seashell. Every March there is a special annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, where shell collectors and artists proudly gather to show and compare their collections and designs.  Shells are the dominant motif in islands décor and boutique gifts. The islands rank tops in the world for shells because of geography. Sanibel Island does the twist as it parades along the coastline among a string of other more orderly, straight-and-narrow islands. The east-west torque of Sanibel's south end acts like a shovel scooping up all the seashells that the Gulf imports from The Caribbean and other southern seas. All of the Gulf-side beaches on Sanibel and Captiva Islands are great for shell hunting. You will find a lot of conch shells, junonia shells, lightning whelks, cockle shells, tulip shells, sand dollar shells and coquinas shells.
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Ding Darling 2017 Tarpon Fishing Tournament

To celebrate the history of the first documented tarpon caught on a rod-and-reel in “Ding” Darling’s Tarpon Bay in 1885, Doc Ford’s and the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge have partnered to host this sixth annual “care, catch, and release” tournament on the weekend of May 19, 2017. Registration is $500 per team of four, 100 percent of which goes back to the anglers in cash awards. Stay tuned for details on registering. In the meantime, have a look at last year's results.
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