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“Carefree Couples” by Chelle Koster Walton

Let the Music Move You at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort

What’s on your favorite vacation playlist? If, like us, you vacation often at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island, the music playing in your head, sparking fond memories, comes from the live musicians who entertained you. Who got you moving out on the dance floor. Who turned your day at the pool … Read moreLet the Music Move You at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort

A Rare Dining Experience for a Short Time Only at ‘Tween Waters

If blessings can come in disguise and good things in small packages, The Canoe & the Kayak club at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island ranks as both. I consider it a blessing that the resort’s main kitchen and Old Captiva House are undergoing renovation, not only because it promises a new … Read moreA Rare Dining Experience for a Short Time Only at ‘Tween Waters

Getting Out of the Weather at ‘Tween Waters, Captiva Island

Late summer on Captiva Island, Florida, can mean bouts of intense sunshine tempered with short afternoon showers. When avoiding the raindrops or taking a break from the sun, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa is perfectly poised with solutions. My favorite get-out-of-the-weather strategy takes me shopping and spa-ing right on property. Maybe work a little … Read moreGetting Out of the Weather at ‘Tween Waters, Captiva Island

Sunrise, sunset at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort

“Sunrise, Sunset:” One of my favorite songs from my all-time favorite musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Sunrise, sunset: One of my favorite reasons for staying at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island. True to its name, it settles comfortably between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. For water lovers, that … Read moreSunrise, sunset at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort

GREEN AT ‘TWEEN: ‘TWEEN WATERS ISLAND RESORT TAKES EARTH-FRIENDLY MEASURES

Don’t get me started on the topic of plastic straws! Yes, I’m talking about that little plastic tube that gets used for an average of 10 minutes, but, because it is not recyclable, takes 100 years to decompose in the environment. In the meantime, it ends up in the stomachs of sea turtles and other … Read moreGREEN AT ‘TWEEN: ‘TWEEN WATERS ISLAND RESORT TAKES EARTH-FRIENDLY MEASURES

A Cocktail-Lover’s Guide to ‘Tween Waters on Captiva Island

Personally, I love good wine and, when lounging poolside, a top-shelf gin with tonic to refresh. The wine and cocktail lists at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island keep my thirst well quenched, but also offer a full suite of martinis, frozen drinks, signature craft cocktails, and local beers. Sunny Sipping Starting … Read moreA Cocktail-Lover’s Guide to ‘Tween Waters on Captiva Island

New wave hits ‘Tween Waters culinary scene on Captiva Island

At the restaurants of ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa, I’ve been watching what’s old become new and what’s new turn back to old. Let me explain. It began two years ago, when the then-new Food & Beverage Manager Laurent Bosc identified a need to freshen things up – both in the kitchen and dining … Read moreNew wave hits ‘Tween Waters culinary scene on Captiva Island

Music to your ears: Jamming at ‘Tween Waters Inn

Captiva Island holds a reputation for some of the best music to be found around Southwest Florida, and you can thank ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa for that. For as long as I can remember, our visits to Captiva have been orchestrated by a party-down visit to the Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille, … Read moreMusic to your ears: Jamming at ‘Tween Waters Inn

Living the top-rated life on Captiva Island at ‘Tween Waters Inn

Recently, Coastal Living magazine published its 2018 list of 20 Best Places to Live on the Coast. Captiva Island made the top 10. My only surprise at that was: It should have placed number one. But of course we’re talking about a board of “experts” who don’t know Captiva Island like I do. And the … Read moreLiving the top-rated life on Captiva Island at ‘Tween Waters Inn

Live History at ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort on Captiva Island

Step back 80-plus years to the days of rumble seats and airplanes landing on the beach — without having to leave the grounds of ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island. Begin your day steeped in history with breakfast at the Old Captiva House restaurant, which dates back to the resort’s origins … Read moreLive History at ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort on Captiva Island

Enjoy Past “Carefree Couples” Articles by Michelle Anderson

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Here Is January!

During the winter season on Sanibel and Captiva Islands in Southwest Florida life is simply cool and as easy as a breeze. . Aside from the temps and the weather we enjoy every year at this time, life around the Islands also gets a little busier and a lot more fun. Because of the beautiful … Read moreThe Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Here Is January!

New Year, New Resolutions

I really don’t like making resolutions because I’m not very good at keeping them. This year however, I have a fool-proof plan. Yes, I want to lose a few pounds and be more active. I also want my kids to spend more time outdoors and less time in front of a screen. And alone-time with … Read moreNew Year, New Resolutions

There’s No Need To Pack A Lot When You Are A Guest At ‘Tween Waters Inn

On trips to Captiva Island you can travel light and be sure to take advantage of the perks! . When you wake up lots of things around the resort are waiting for your convenience and enjoyment. Rooms with kitchen amenities have coffee makers and are outfitted with coffee to use during your stay. Specialty coffee … Read moreThere’s No Need To Pack A Lot When You Are A Guest At ‘Tween Waters Inn

Identifying The Prize Shells In Your Bucket

When a shell is unbroken and naturally colorful, it’s considered a prize shell in my book. . The private beach at ‘Tween Waters Inn offers guests a beautiful stretch of shelling coastline on one of the most famous beaches in the world. You will find all kinds of shell species recognized as native to the Southwest … Read moreIdentifying The Prize Shells In Your Bucket

Savoring Your Island Favorites And Relaxing Go Hand In Hand

Getting away from it all, visiting new or familiar places, a little fresh air and simply taking it easy does wonders for an appetite that may have been sagging. Visitors to the Islands often report that they start to let go of their stress while traveling along the Sanibel Causeway and taking in the beautiful … Read moreSavoring Your Island Favorites And Relaxing Go Hand In Hand

Some Shuffleboard Excitement Is Perfect For Today!

. It’s true. Just watch how the competition of the game makes the playing more fun! . Times may have changed but we discovered that shuffleboard has not changed on a visit to ‘Tween Waters Inn. Walking around the first evening we noticed a Shuffleboard Court beside the tennis courts near the pool. The area located … Read moreSome Shuffleboard Excitement Is Perfect For Today!

Plan To Stay Cool When The Sunshine Is The Brightest!

‘Staying cool’ around the resort when the sunshine is bright — is a vital skill or perhaps, even an art.   Many ‘Tween Waters Inn guests on Captiva Island visiting Southwest Florida have ‘sunshine’ at the top of their list for ‘why’ they travel here to spend their spare time. With so many things to do outdoors my husband, Eric and … Read morePlan To Stay Cool When The Sunshine Is The Brightest!

Relax Completely In One Of 19 Vintage Cottages

Do something just a little different this trip and delight yourself in a new way at ‘Tween Waters Inn. Thinking back over the years, my time spent staying in a cottage almost anywhere was a treat! The ‘Tween Waters cottages are all one-of-a-kind. Originally constructed in the 1930’s, they are fully refurbished and individually appointed to ensure a special, beachfront holiday … Read moreRelax Completely In One Of 19 Vintage Cottages

Relax, Chill, And Perhaps Do A Little Dance!

At the end of almost any day, but everyday at ‘Tween Waters Inn it’s time to relax and enjoy the evening. My husband and I are usually ready for a cold drink, cold beer, a fine wine or favorite cocktail after being on the beach and around the resort during the day. When we’re visiting we look forward to having dinner together, … Read moreRelax, Chill, And Perhaps Do A Little Dance!

We Look Forward To Quiet Time At The Spa

A day or two dedicated to just enjoying the Spa at ‘Tween Waters Inn is always an important part of our stay at the resort. Just like you do, we live busy everyday lives that allow little time for simply relaxing. The opportunities to dedicate our time to indulging in a leisurely pace come, few and far … Read moreWe Look Forward To Quiet Time At The Spa

About Chelle

Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton writes about travel and food for hundreds of markets from USA Today to CruiseCritic.com and WGCU Public Television. She has written more than a dozen guidebooks on Florida and the Caribbean. She and her husband, Rob, raised their son, Aaron, now 25, on Sanibel Island and today enjoy twosome getaway time, vacations with family, and travel with fellow “empty nesters.” They love to bike, hike, kayak, boat, and stay active, and Chelle will be sharing their ‘Tween Waters adventures and indulgences with you.

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