Welcome to Our Island Playground From the Official Beach Resort of Sanibel Island.

West Wind Island Resort is conveniently close to many island attractions and activities on both Sanibel and Captiva — and is the closest resort to J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Gardens and CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife). Welcome to our island paradise!

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Fun Here, There, and Everywhere.

Here’s another fun-filled bonus when you book direct here or at 800.824.0476: we call it Resort Rewards, and it’s your $250-value coupon book to great savings on dining, entertainment recreation, apparel and more at every Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts property and local partners — ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa of Captiva, West Wind Island Resort, Beachview Cottages and Castaways Cottages of Sanibel. That includes adventures like parasail, waverunner, kayak, boating, sailing, fishing, fitness center and spa services. You’re a VIP with us, so enjoy!

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For fresh beach reading lists delivered straight to your inbox every new season, subscribe to the West Wind Book Club! 
Member Benefits:
• 15% discount at MacIntosh Books, a local independent bookshop
• Pre-order books for pickup at check-in 
• Connect with fellow readers through private Facebook Group
• Participate in free on-site book exchange
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Exclusive Guest Pleasures at West Wind Island Resort on Sanibel Island

Free Stand Up Paddleboard

Paddle out into the clear, teal waters of the Gulf of Mexico on your complimentary stand-up paddleboard (SUP). The SUP rack is located near the Upper Deck at the West Wind Island Resort pool. Be sure to keep an eye out for playful dolphins who just might want to join you on your excursion.

Free 2-Hour Bicycle Rentals

Biking Sanibel is an island favorite pastime for both guests and residents. At West Wind Island Resort, you’re just a few minutes from J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) and Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation gardens. So get up and go every day of your stay!

Rest, Relaxation and Sunshine

Our pristing, private beaches and perfectly temperatured geothermal pool are calling your name, inviting you to relax and unwind under the Florida island sun. Read a book, sleep, swim — and always remember sunscreen! 

Exclusive Discounts to Island Golf

Stay 2 or more nights and you receive our $250 Value Island Rewards Coupon Book — complete with exclusive guest discounts to Sanibel Island Golf Club and the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Contact them directly or if you prefer, contact our front desk for assistance with scheduling your tee time.