Everyone on Sanibel actively supports and promotes tourism. Visitors to West Wind Island Resort not only are our life’s blood, but also some of our best friends. We dearly love to see you each year.

This spirit of hospitality is not limited to Sanibel. After all you have to get here and you probably will leave the island at one time or another for an off island event or excursion.

So Lee County has an awards program that recognizes and honors members of the county’s tourism industry who serve guests with acts and attitudes beyond what is expected. It’s called the E Awards, named after the Lee Visitor and Convention Bureau’s first Executive Director, Elaine McLaughlin .

If you are served by someone on Sanibel, or better yet, at West Wind Island Resort, who embodies the TRUE SANIBEL experience in their attention to your needs, please consider nominating them for an E Award.

Here’s where you can  learn more about  it.  or email sbehr@leegov.com.

We are very big on these awards because they incentivize even the best of us to try a little harder, do a little more, and everyone wins. So please make a note to recognize the people who treat you well with a nomination.