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The Perfect Fit — Getting Your Workout In While On Vacation at ‘Tween Waters

Olympics Beach Volleyball

I’ve really been working on myself this year, which includes working out each work day. So when it comes to vacation, I’ve made it my goal to not skip workouts. While ‘Tween Waters does have a beautiful fitness center located near the spa and free to use with any stay, it feels like a shame to walk on the treadmill when there’s so many fun ways to stay active while on vacation. So how do I get my work out in, and still have fun enjoying paradise?

Tennis: Tennis is a great aerobic workout and an even better way to enjoy the outdoors while still getting a pretty consistent aerobic exercise. Rent rackets and balls at the front desk or bring your own!

Beach Volleyball: Grab some friends and head to the beach for this seriously intense workout. If you dig into it, this can be a huge workout on your quads and even a little aerobic when you play a little three on three. Beach volleyballs are available at the front desk.

Walk or bike down the beach: ‘Tween Waters rents bikes by the marina that you can take on a nice ride along the miles and miles of road and pathways on Captiva Island (note: Captiva Island does NOT have sidewalks, so biking on the beach sometimes is safer and harder work! It’s also the reason they do not rent children’s bikes). If you’re not much of a biker, you can make the four mile trek there and back by foot to Blind Pass for the best shelling on either island.

Kayak or SUP: If you’re seeking to tighten that core, you’ll find kayaking or SUP (stand up paddle boarding) is the perfect fit. These balanced activities have your ab muscles tightening and contracting to keep you in place — and if you’re like me, crashing into the water with your lack of balance and trained muscles!

Lap swimming: Let’s not forget that ‘Tween Waters is home to an Olympic-size pool, perfect for early morning laps. The pool can get busy during the day, but as soon as it opens, it’s a great time to jump into position and get your laps in before the party begins. This is my kind of workout — both aerobic and low-impact — plus I can enjoy a cocktail from the Oasis Pool Bar after my workout.

Now that I’ve worked off some calories, it’s time to rest and relax, and then maybe earn some of those calories back at Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille or Old Captiva House! Yum!

 

 

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‘TWEEN WATERS INN LAUNCHES NEW INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

newwebsite‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort launched a new website at www.tween-waters.com today, dedicated to enhancing the visitor’s trip experience to Captiva Island. The new site maintains current content as well as new and expanded content, however boasts a more interactive web 2.0, new messaging, new packages and promotions, and QwickClick VideoTours featuring activities, dining, and fun at the resort.

Introducing new pages such as an image gallery and video tours, the design was focused on creating an experience that would not only be aesthetic, but also more user-friendly and interactive. With easy navigation tabs, the website gives users the ability to book reservations, review the resort, share experiences, view rooms, contact the resort or check rates, while maintaining many of the “fan favorites” such as the beach cam and Tidings blog. Interactive novelties such as the two-minute QwickClick videos allow visitors to receive a more up close and personal introduction to some of the ‘Tween Waters Inn amenities without ever leaving the computer chair.

“Visiting the new website is an experience,” says Jeff Shuff, General Manager of ‘Tween Waters Inn. “It’s not just a place to book reservations or find rates. It’s a place to discover your next big adventure. We are really excited to deliver added value to our customers so that visitors can make informed decisions about their vacations.”

The ‘Tween Waters Inn website was first remodeled in 2004, increasing online reservations and revenue substantially. The resort plans for the new design to continue to increase reservations, but also awareness of the resort with search engine optimization through the site’s novel use of viral video, interactive media and social media. While the enhancements to the website are significant, the location has not changed: www.tween-waters.com.

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‘TWEEN WATERS INN SIZZLES WITH “BOUDOIR WEEKEND”

bombshellWith “America’s Most Romantic Sunset” (as proclaimed by Travelocity) as the backdrop, Captiva and ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort will turn up the heat August 27 – 30, 2009, with a unique “Boudoir Weekend”, including a sexy boudoir one-hour photo session, romantic waterview studio for two and stunning sunset all wrapped into one very sultry package.

The steamiest getaway around, the ‘Tween Waters Inn “Boudoir Weekend” offers a two-night stay for two in a waterview studio for only $399. The “Boudoir Weekend” (choose your two nights, Thursday and Friday, or Friday and Saturday) also includes a one-hour intimate photo session with renowned Naples-based photographer, Vanessa Rogers; professional makeup and professional hair styling; plus continental breakfast buffet each day. And if guests want to indulge more, you can add a third night for only $100 more. For reservations, call ‘Tween Waters Inn at 1-800-223-5865. To schedule a photo shoot time, call Vanessa Rogers at 1-239-580-7677.

Vanessa Rogers received her formal training in photography from New York City at the Fashion Institute and continuing education at the School of Visual Arts. A commercial artist by trade, serving major tourism and magazine clients, Rogers is also partner in Bombshell Studio of Naples.

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News-Press Features Crab Races – A Captiva “Can’t Miss” Event

CrabRacesThe Crab Races at ‘Tween Waters Inn are known to be the “stupidest thing you’ve ever seen” according to its host Commissioner Tim Jardis. ‘Tween Waters Inn doesn’t think they’re that stupid, and neither does United Way, who has received more than $150,000 from these crazy races. But we aren’t the only ones who think the NASCRAB Crab Races are a hoot! Check out what the Fort Myers News-Press was cheering about here. To see the Crab Races Live and in action, don’t miss the cool QwickClick video on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/tweenwaters.

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‘TWEEN WATERS INN FINDS SUCCESS ON FACEBOOK

twi-facebook‘Tween Waters Inn is gaining Facebook fans like a snowball on a hill (except we’re on a beach and there’s no snow): fast and growing. We’ve recently joined Facebook and, in eight weeks, have swelled to almost 1,500 passionate fans of our legendary island resort. The Facebook fan page covers exclusive offers, new offers, events, videos, photos, opinions, and much more! If you’ve never been to Captiva Island but want to know what you’re missing out on, check out the video tour. If you have been to ‘Tween Waters Inn, and loved it so much you want to share it with others, post your photos to the fan page.

What’s better than a head’s up on all the comings and goings at ‘Tween? Invite your friends, because when ‘Tween Waters Inn has 2,500 Facebook fans, we’re going to offer up something special to FANS ONLY. Plus, once you’re a fan, you are entered automatically to win a two-night Waterview Room stay at the resort Florida Travel + Life Magazine calls “Captiva’s Must Stay.” So take the Facebook plunge and “fan” us here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Captiva-FL/Tween-Waters-Inn-Island-Resort/61256748840?ref=mf.

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IN THE NEWS: Captiva is for Lovers

istock_000000786091largeMaybe this isn’t news to all of you who’ve honeymooned, celebrated anniversaries or simply shared a vacation of a lifetime at the legendary ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort, but another noted travel writer has planted a kiss of praise on Captiva Island and ‘Tween Waters Inn. As Libby McMillian writers on Examiner.com, “Southwest Florida’s tiny Captiva Island is easy to reach and really provides that ‘other-world’ feeling so necessary for unplugging.

The minute you cross the last tiny bridge, come onto the island and witness the Gulf in front of you, you know you’re somewhere special.” She goes on to give ‘Tween Waters Inn three plugs as the place to play and stay on Captiva. View the entire article here or, better yet, come see for yourself with our new Three-Night Delight Values and Five-Night Celebrate Rates that save you 20%-25% January through April!

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