Sanibel is an island and city in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,382 at the 2020 census.

Located about 30 miles off the coast of Fort Myers, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island, Florida is the perfect getaway vacation destination

It is a barrier island—a collection of sand on the leeward side of the more solid coral-rock of Pine Island.

At least five sections of the Sanibel Causeway — which connects the barrier islands, including Sanibel and Captiva

Roughly 200 households did not evacuate ahead of the storm, the mayor said. About 40 people were rescued off the island Thursday

At least 2 dead on Sanibel Island, which is cut off from Florida’s mainland after Ian’s storm surge severs causeway

 Hurricane Ian has left at least two people dead on Sanibel Island and ripped away several parts of the causeway that was the island’s only access to Florida’s mainland.

12 of whom had sustained injuries. Sanibel City Manager Dana Souza reported the two fatalities.

Sanibel and Captiva offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the island’s unspoiled beaches to its rich wildlife and lush foliage, something about this place will stay with you forever.

When you arrive on Sanibel Island, don’t forget to stop by the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, your most trusted source for local tourist information.