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“Family Fun” by Jill Martin

Getting High Over Captiva.

'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa is excited to announce that now, we can take your Captiva beach vacation experience to new heights! That's right, parasailing has come to 'Tween Waters Inn — and getting high over Captiva is as easy as making your reservation at Captiva Water Sports at our Marina! Rates are ... Read moreGetting High Over Captiva.

Vacation Upgrades Worth Springing For

Whenever I’m planning our family vacations, I try to find a few things we can do to make them extra special. You know, those added little things that make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. At ‘Tween Waters Inn, here are my top picks of extras and upgrades worth springing for: Beach Cabanas Sure, you … Read moreVacation Upgrades Worth Springing For

Nighttime Fun at ‘Tween Waters

My boys tend to be more night owls than early birds, so we’re always looking for things to do in the evening. Luckily, there are several activities (even on a barrier island) to keep your crew happy after the sun goes down. Karaoke at Crow’s Nest Got a Lady Gaga in the making, or a … Read moreNighttime Fun at ‘Tween Waters

I Spy Wildlife on Captiva and Sanibel

Do your kids love animals? You just won’t believe all the wildlife you can see on Captiva and Sanibel, even right onsite at ‘Tween Waters Inn. Here are some of my family’s favorites along with a few tips on where you’re likely to see them: Snowy Egrets These snowy, white birds have bright yellow feet … Read moreI Spy Wildlife on Captiva and Sanibel

Celebrating Earth Day at ‘Tween Waters Inn

Although we only celebrate Earth Day once a year, every day at ‘Tween Waters Inn there are lots of green initiatives taking place. Some have even nicknamed the resort “Green” Waters Inn due to its many ecological efforts. For starters, the Olympic-size pool is heated and actually cooled (in the summer) using geothermal technology. “We … Read moreCelebrating Earth Day at ‘Tween Waters Inn

Coffees, Ice Cream, Smoothies & More at ‘Tween’s Beans Coffee Shop

Last weekend, I met my brother Jeff and his family at ‘Tween Waters Inn for a little rest and relaxation. We were catching up over cheeseburgers at the Oasis Pool Bar (sitting at that hidden high top table mentioned in Michele Anderson’s blog), enjoying the warm, March weather when the afternoon sleepies started to set … Read moreCoffees, Ice Cream, Smoothies & More at ‘Tween’s Beans Coffee Shop

Race In for Fun: Captiva Crab Races

Honestly, my kids are not enthusiastic about many things, but there is ONE thing in particular that gets them excited every time—the Captiva Crab Races. Every Monday and Thursday at 6 pm at the onsite Crow’s Nest restaurant, you can join the silliness and help raise money for the United Way. (There is also a … Read moreRace In for Fun: Captiva Crab Races

‘Tween Waters Inn Tree Lighting Ceremony

“Can we do this every year, Mama?” asked my youngest son as we stood on the beach with sand between our toes. It was 2012, the fiery sun had just set and the sky was turning dark — which meant it was finally time for the grand lighting of the ‘Tween Waters Inn Christmas tree! … Read more‘Tween Waters Inn Tree Lighting Ceremony

Fall Fun Around ‘Tween Waters

There is so much happening this month on Captiva and at ‘Tween Waters Inn. First of all, October is the start of the fall season and that brings great rates (like stay two or more nights Sunday through Thursday and get an additional free night)! October is also when the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge … Read moreFall Fun Around ‘Tween Waters

How to Keep Cool with Hot Family Fun at ‘Tween Waters Inn

It’s summertime! For our family, that means it’s time for Michael and I to pack up the kids, and several bottles of sunscreen, and head to the ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa. With its location on a barrier island that jets into the Gulf, the average high temperature is 85°F, but come June, … Read moreHow to Keep Cool with Hot Family Fun at ‘Tween Waters Inn

About Jill


Jill Martin was born and raised in Miami. Along with her “adrenaline junkie” husband and two boys 16 and 10, she loves living, experiencing and sharing her love of Florida.