10Best: 'Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island

  • Walk on the beach

    Paradise in the Gulf of Mexico

    Located between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort boasts 13 picturesque acres of
    luxury resort including an extensive stretch of sugary, white-sand beach – named "America's Most Romantic Sunset."

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  • Aerial view of the grounds

    At 'Tween Waters, There's Something for Everyone

    At the legendary 'Tween Waters Inn on beautiful Captiva Island, enjoy 13 gorgeous Gulf-tween-bay acres speckled with 137
    quality accommodations including historic one-, two- and three-bedroom seaside cottages, suites, studios and guest rooms.
    Miles of sugar-sand beaches. Olympic-size pool, hot tubs and children's wading pool. Day spa. Marina for launch, dock or rental. Fitness center, tennis, kayak and eco-adventures. Plus award-winning dining and nightly entertainment.

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  • Beachside lounging

    A Day at the Beach

    While the rooms are quality and comfortable, most visit ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort for the miles of pristine beaches.
    Captiva and its sister island, Sanibel, are known to have some of the best shelling beaches in the world. You’ll see many guests bent in the "Captiva Crouch," searching for the perfect specimens, while others are content to simply rent a cabana on the beach and soak in the sun.

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  • Room at 'Tween Waters Inn

    Stay in a Charming Seaside Fishing Cottage

    Dating from 1931, what began as a collection of fishing cottages now includes 137 units and cottages that vary from standard guestrooms and studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and historic cottages. Decorated in a rustic luxury style, many of the 19 historic cottages are named after the resort’s famous past visitors including Anne Morrow Lindbergh, J.N. “Ding” Darling and Theodore Roosevelt.

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  • Sunset on the beach

    'Tween Waters Welcomes Romance

    Whether you're getting married, honeymooning or simply getting away together, you'll find plenty of romance at 'Tween Waters Inn. Reserve a sunset picnic basket and enjoy the views as the sun dips below the gently lapping waters in what is considered one of the most romantic sunsets in the United States.

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  • Room with a view

    Luxury Amenities and Scenic Views

    ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort on Captiva Island offers a variety of quality accommodations, from standard guestrooms and studios offering contemporary interiors, to one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and cottages with enclosed balconies, kitchens, flat-screen televisions and more. Accommodations also offer courtyard views, bay views, where manatees play below or views of the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Spa

    Kick Back, Relax and Enjoy

    Even though this Captiva Island 81-year-old ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort has a deep history full of memories, it still delivers the amenities of any modern luxury resort. Try lounging at the Olympic-sized pool area with your tropical drink from the active Oasis Pool Bar, or head to the new Spa at ‘Tween Waters for a manicure, pedicure or hair styling, or enjoy a relaxing individual or couple’s message overlooking the property.

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  • Crab Racing

    NASCRAB Crab Racing

    For family fun and entertainment, Monday and Thursday nights from October to mid-August, young and old flock to the Crow’s Nest at ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort to view the popular NASCRAB crab races. Be prepared to get a little wet and be insulted by the comic host.

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  • Kayaking

    Outdoor Adventures Abound

    ‘Tween Waters Inn features a range of activities to keep things lively; the marina offers chartered boats and kayak rentals for
    island or deep sea fishing, shelling, touring, seaplane or eco-adventures. The Gulf and sound are also known for their stock of
    fish, dolphins and manatees.

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  • Old Captiva House

    Dine at the Best Restaurant on the Island

    Enjoy TripAdvisor’s best restaurant on Captiva Island, Old Captiva House, which boasts a menu of mouth-watering island
    favorites, including jerk-rubbed fresh grouper, fennel crusted seared ahi tuna, lobster ravioli and more; plus fresh-baked breads, pastries and other delights – all served with an extensive collection of fine wines, liquors and coffees. Or try a local favorite, the Crow’s Nest, with nightly specials including Prime-Rib Night, BBQ Night and Friday Fish Fry.

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