With August just one day a way, it’s time to remind potential visitors that Ding Darling Days will soon be with us. This week-long, Oct. 19-25, is a truly extraordinary opportunity to experience all the nature that “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has to offer. Our recommendation is to make your booking now to be at the West Wind Island Resort in October.

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First, because this is the 25th annual “Ding” Darling Days event and promises to be the most rewarding ever.
Second, because the West Wind Island Resort island beach resort and inn is the closest Sanibel Island resort to Ding Darling NWR, making visits from here to the refuge about as convenient as it can get.
Third, as official sponsor of Ding Darling Days, West Wind Island Resort is eager to see as many visitors as possible have the “Ding” experience, regardless of where they stay on Sanibel Island.
With all humility, we feel West Wind Island Resort is the best place for Ding devotees to rest their heads at night. (And, when not being immersed in “Ding” nature, they can enjoy the nature of Sanibel’s extended shelling beach from a access point that is relatively sequestered.
See you in October.