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Irish and Easter Fun at ‘Tween Waters Inn

March is a magical time at ‘Tween Waters Inn. In addition to a St. Patrick’s Day party at Crow’s Nest on the 17th, and a spectacular Easter buffet at Captiva House on the 27th, there are lots of ways to celebrate spring and ‘get lucky’ with fun happenings around the island all month long.

The Lions Club of Sanibel and Captiva has its annual arts and craft festival the weekend of March 17, 18 and 19. It takes place from 9am to 5pm at the island’s Community Center and the suggested entry donation is $5.

See the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at the Children’s Spring Festival, Saturday, March 26, 2016. Egg hunts, a giant slide, pony rides, games, crafts, face painting…all the things a kid would love. Hours are 10am to 1pm at the Community Park on Periwinkle. Activity armbands are $10.

Easter Sunday, you’ll find a bountiful buffet at Captiva House from 11:30am to 6pm. The displays are a feast for the eyes and the carving station and buffet will please even the pickiest eaters.  Call for reservations, 239-472-5161, ext. 421.

The Sanibel Farmers Market happens every Sunday through April, but it’s far from typical. In addition to fruits and veggies, you’ll find a plethora of culinary delights, from brick-oven pizzas and BBQ to lobster rolls and German bratwurst. Hours are 8am to 1pm.

Consider yourself lucky? Here are two things even the locals wish for:

See the elusive green flash. Just as a rainbow is created under certain conditions, a green flash is an atmospheric event. It is caused when light refracts, usually in a cloudless and cool sky. It will only last a second or two so don’t blink as the sun’s last rays are setting into the water, right in front of the resort.

Find a Junonia. You’ll make everyone green with envy if you find one. This gorgeous seashell is on every sheller’s bucket list. You can even get your picture in the local paper if you find one.

I wish you the luck of the Irish this month and every month, and Easter blessings.

 

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Holiday Fun on Captiva Island

It’s the most wonderful time of the year on Captiva and Sanibel – yes, yes, fall IS wonderful but the winter holidays are right around the corner – and the time to book your stay is NOW. It is truly magical on the island around the holidays…palms trees are wrapped in twinkling lights, carolers sing the classics, there’s a perfect bit of chill in the air (average high is 76° and the average low is 55°) and then there’s Captiva Holiday Village.

Captiva Holiday Village is a holiday celebration, Captiva style. No matter what weekend you visit during the holidays, there is something tropically spectacular for you to enjoy. They’ll be things like fireworks, concerts, a decorated golf cart parade, street dancers, a lighted boat parade and the nearly famous Marching Mullet Band Parade. In all, it’s five weekends of holiday fun for all ages and it all kicks off on Thanksgiving weekend and runs through New Year’s.

Of course, one of the highlights of Captiva Holiday Village is ‘Tween Waters Inn and their holiday lights and decorations. The annual tree lighting event is the evening after Thanksgiving but you can see the lights nightly through the beginning of January 2016.

Captiva House and Crow’s Nest will be featuring special holiday menus and menu items for you and your family so you can have a true taste of the holidays as well.

(Please note that Thanksgiving is about sold out at ‘Tween Waters Inn already so make reservations for your December/winter break/holiday/New Year’s island vacation today!) I hope to see you there.

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