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Tween Waters Island Resort and Spa on Captiva Island

During the winter months, one of my preferred retreats is Captiva Island, Florida. Living in Atlanta, where the cold is mild and snow is a rare occurrence, a beach getaway always sounds appealing.

Whenever my husband and I venture to Captiva Island, our lodging of choice is the ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort. Nestled across 13 acres of stunning beachfront and back bay landscapes, the resort caters to families, couples, meetings, and weddings alike. Boasting 137 quality accommodations, including 19 uniquely themed cottages, one, two, and three-bedroom suites, as well as contemporary guest rooms and efficiencies, ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort offers a diverse range of options.

Established in 1931, the resort recently achieved the prestigious designation of a national historic landmark in Florida. The Old Captiva House, the fine dining restaurant within the inn, still exudes the original charm from its initial construction — with picturesque white French doors, hardwood floors, and the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico sunset streaming through western windows.

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Activities at Tween Water Island Resort and Spa

Just steps away from the Inn lies the bay, providing convenient access to water sports and deep-sea fishing tours. During our visit last December, we opted for a deep-sea fishing tour, resulting in some unexpected catches. My husband landed a blowfish, while I reeled in a lizardfish, a species I had never encountered before. Ultimately, our haul included a few grey snapper fish, skillfully prepared for our dinner by the chef at the Crowe’s Nest Bar & Grill.

Situated as the inn's casual dining restaurant and bar, the Crowe’s Nest Beach Bar & Grill serves as a beloved local island hangout spot, complete with nightly entertainment.

Captiva House image at Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa

Old Captiva House

Filet Mignon dinner at Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa

Filet Mignon

Dining at Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa

Spicy Tuna

Sanibel Stoop

I love collecting shells on the beaches of every destination we visit. My collection boasts shells gathered from various corners of the world. Without a doubt, Captiva Island and its nearby neighbor, Sanibel Island (just a quick bike ride away from Captiva), stand out as paradises for shell enthusiasts. The term “
Sanibel Stoop” was playfully coined by the locals on Sanibel Island, observing tourists with backs hunched over as they meticulously search the beachfront for shells. For any avid shell collector, a journey to Sanibel and Captiva islands is an absolute must-do!

Sanibel Shells

Sanibel Shells

Friendly Staff and Knowledgeable Staff

The team at Tween Waters Inn Island Resort is exceptionally friendly, with a considerable number of staff members having dedicated years to the establishment. This longevity is a clear indicator of their commitment to the facility and their regard for the hotel's management.

While you're there, don't miss the chance to savor one of their signature drinks!

Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa

Captiva Sunrise

About Tween Waters Island Resort and Spa

The legendary ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa is on beautiful Captiva Island. It is across 13 gorgeous Gulf-tween-bay acres, where guests can enjoy 137 quality accommodations including historic one, two, and three-bedroom seaside cottages, suites, studios, and guest rooms. From pristine, private sugar sand beaches to the west, to the natural beauty of Pine Island Sound to the east, guests are in the middle of the best swimming, sandcastle building, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, biking, dining, and much more — at the Official Beach Resort of Captiva Island.

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