Bali Hi is an incredible piece of beach front property on Captiva Island. It truly is an Estate but there's nothing pretentious about it! My husband and I had our wedding at Bali Hi and wouldn't have changed it for the world. The property is impeccably maintained both inside and out. We had 12 guests stay on the property and there was plenty of room for more. My favorite aspect of the property is that there are so many different venues within in it. From the pool area to the huge back porch, to the beach firepit, and what truly feels like your own private beachfront on Captiva, the property is a gift that keeps on giving. Inside the house has everything you'll need for cooking and entertaining, plenty of storage, and a variety of spaces to hang out. We loved using the stereo which flooded the outside with music day and night. The landscaping is absolutely beautiful and made our wedding backdrop spectacular. Super clean and well maintained. We felt that the owner and property managers accommodated us completely and also left us alone to have the property to ourselves. The location is perfect because it's still close to Sanibel and a 5-minute drive to anywhere else on Captiva. I would recommend this property to anyone! - Fitch Wedding December, 2018
"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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The gentle lapping of waves. The reassuring call of shorebirds in the distance. A cool, salty breeze rushing through your hair, just as the radiant sun sets into the horizon, right between you and your true love.
Private Estate Tropical Beach Wedding Location
Does this sound like your dream wedding? Just like the vast ocean meeting the sand to become the shore, two hearts becoming one is a special and captivating event that you will want to cherish forever. Surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and exotic wildlife on Florida’s Gulf coast, you will find your Captiva Island wedding at Bali Hi to be a dream come true. Few beach destinations can compare to the unspoiled, pristine yet private beauty of Captiva Island, Florida. On a private estate far removed from public beach parking and the hustle and bustle of life, whether you decide on a large ceremony, a small one, or somewhere in between, the moment will be yours at Bali Hi.
Beautiful Wedding on Captiva Island's White Sandy Beach
Haven’t started planning yet? We will ensure your Captiva Island wedding at Bali Hi is as special as it can possibly be. We are happy to refer you to wedding planners, photo and video specialists, caterers, and any other services you may need to make your wedding ceremony and reception perfect. Looking for a special honeymoon spot? We have just the place – be sure to visit our page for Coquina Cottage, Captiva’s most charming and romantic cottage on the Gulf!
Captiva has tropical vistas, sugar sand and majestic wildlife; there is hardly a better destination for a beach wedding. For the couple wanting the perfect beach setting to cast their vows, you need look no further than our elegant Bali Hi estate! With over two acres of beautifully landscaped property, 155' of Gulf frontage, and sleeping arrangements for up to twenty guests, you will not find a more accommodating property on Captiva. Whether you are looking to have a large reception or intimate ceremony with immediate friends and family, Bali Hi can host the wedding of your dreams.
Private Beach Weddings on Captiva's pristine white sand
Bali Hi estate is not just a gorgeous home! By renting through Our Captiva, you will experience a commitment to excellence and quality of guest service unparalleled by the rental agencies and other property management groups on the island. Our friendly office team and maintenance staff will ensure that you white beach wedding goes as smoothly as possible.
Perfect Wedding Location and Honeymoon Get-A-Way on Florida's Gulf Coast
We promise you that a wedding at Bali Hi will be a sublime experience to remember forever. Don’t take our word for it: feel free to visit our guest book gallery and see what past guests have had to say about the Bali Hi experience. If you are visiting the area, please call us toll-free at 888-395-0852 to schedule a tour.
A wedding at Bali Hi brings memories that will last a lifetime. There’s no better ceremony on the Gulf Coast than a Captiva Island beach wedding. Our large estate gives you privacy as you exchange vows on our beach. The natural beauty of the island surrounds you and yours as you make your pledge to love and support one another. A Bali Hi wedding is perfect at any time of day. From a sunrise wedding, to the mid-day sun, to a sunset on the beach, the time is yours to pick and cherish forever. We also provide a beautiful gazebo surrounded by lush greenery native to the area if you prefer our beautiful gardens to the gently breaking waves of the Gulf Coast; most of our guests find Bali Hi's shore perfect for their wedding.
Preparing for your Captiva Island beach wedding at Bali Hi is easier than what you think. Over the years, we have met caterers, photographers, videographers, and florists in the Fort Myers/Sanibel-Captiva area whom we can recommend upon reservation. We will work with you to make your beach wedding one of the most memorable moments of your life.
And when the ceremony is over, our 800’ deep property gives you plenty of room to serve guests inside and out. The fully equipped kitchen bar can double as buffet table or open bar. The breakfast nook is the perfect spot to keep your wedding cake until it’s time to cut.
If you prefer outdoors, the beach garden, gazebo and patio area has plenty of room for tables and chairs. Perhaps you and yours may want a cocktail hour outside and the main dinner inside. We have a floor plan available to plan out the wedding island style.
You deserve the best, and we will do everything we can to make the perfect wedding in the most perfect place for a wedding.
Best Restaurants on Captiva!www.sanibel-captiva.org/sanibel-island-restaurants/Lazy Flamingo on Santiva (Just before the bridge to Captiva). This restaurant is technically in Santiva, but close enough and definitely worth being included. It is a family friendly bar/restaurant that is known for its novelty menu item “you catch it, we cook it”. They will prepare fish that you have caught! But don’t worry if you’re not a fisherman, there is still plenty of fantastic choices on the menu. Local Faves: the Conch Fritters and the Teri-Hot Wings, little ones love the kids meals served on a Frisbee that you can take home. The Mad Hatter - This small romantic restaurant is located in Santiva, just over the bridge from Captiva. It has beautiful sunset views and is known for its emphasis on local and organic foods. New American cuisine is the theme, with dishes like Black Truffle Sea Scallops and Black Grouper. Reservations are recommended. www.madhatterrestaurant.comSunset Grill - also located in Santiva, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can sit outside or inside, they have children’s menus available as well and breakfast is served till 3pm for the late risers. www.sunsetgrillsanibel.comCrow’s Nest at ‘Tween Waters Inn - The bar opens at 4pm, but no food till 5pm. A great place to catch a game on TV and the restaurant (that opens at 5pm) serves delicious appetizers and upscale bar food. Local favorite appetizers are the seared Ahi tuna, and the braised pork ribs. The kiddies have their own menu that includes mini cheese pizzas and local ice cream. www.tween-waters.comThe Old Captiva House - Open for breakfast and dinner, don’t let the dated décor fool you, the food is REALLY good. Local favorites are the Captiva Bouillabaisse and the Tropical Island Snapper Wrap. www.tween-waters.comBubble Room - Probably Captiva’s most famous restaurant! It is a themed restaurant from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, complete with “bubble scouts” as your servers. Seriously kitschy and hugely popular, you have to see it to believe it! www.bubbleroomrestaurant.comCantina Captiva - Enjoy unique and spicy atmosphere while savoring the fine Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. To complement the evening choose from an array of imported and domestic beers and wines, not to mention refreshing margaritas. Cantina CaptivaKeylime Bistro - The Award winning Keylime Bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is sure to tantalize the most demanding palate, with a full bar and live entertainment featured 7 days and nights. Local Favorite: the smoked salmon eggs Benedict for brunch! KeylimeBistroR.C. Otter’s - another family favorite, Award winning RC Otter's Island Eats is a place for the whole family! Located in the Heart of Old Captiva Village, you can enjoy live music daily with dining inside and outside. They cover the tables in white paper and give the kids crayons for creative entertainment. RC Otter'sSunshine Seafood - a very romantic atmosphere and award winning food. Come and find out why Sunshine Seafood Cafe Wine Bar of Captiva was voted 1st Place in Gulfshore Life Magazine as Best Kept Secret. This casual and lovely cafe specializes in fine dining with a very respectable wine list. You have your choice of dining inside or outdoors. Reservations are suggested. Sunshine Seafood and Cafe Accepts reservations
Captiva Pizza, Yogurt and Gifts - This is a take- out/delivery shop. It has SERIOUSLY GOOD pizza! It also has lovely gifts, souvenirs and old fashioned candy. www.captivapizza.comMucky Duck - Beautiful Sunset dining, nightly entertainment and the only restaurant on the beach! They have a great beer selection, fresh seafood, and a webcam that your friends and family can check out while you wave to them from the courtyard, with the setting sun in the background. Can we say jealous? www.muckyduck.com Does not accept reservations
The Green Flash - Located on the bay side of Captiva, and known for its beautiful views. The Green Flash has a Lunch and dinner menu, and the option of dining by boat. Try the local legend: the Green Flash Sandwich. www.greenflashcaptiva.com
Does not accept reservations
Doc Fords Captiva -Right at the entrance to South Seas Island Resort, this is a second location (first one is on Sanibel) for this very popular, excellent restaurant. The name comes from the title character of local author Randy Wayne White’s detective series. The cuisine is truly fantastic! The restaurant is historic Captiva themed, with images of the old days when Captiva was a small fishing village. www.docfordscaptiva.com Accepts reservations
Latte-Da - serves Seattle’s Best coffee, espresso and locally made “Queenie’s Ice Cream” hands down the best ice cream ever made.
Starbucks - located at Chadwick’s square, across from the South Seas entrance.
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.