Packing Tips for Captiva Island – Paradise on Earth

Packing Tips for Captiva Island – Paradise on Earth

May 11, 2019 Off By Danny White

Captiva has a folklore about its name. It is believed that Jose Gasparilla, a notorious pirate was held captive on this island for ransom. It is hard to say whether this folklore is a fiction or a fact. Nonetheless, it does not matter but according to history Captiva was a section of Sanibel, which was separated with narrow channel [Blind Pass]. The only access by car to Captiva Island is via Sanibel-Captiva Road. Therefore, this is a little ecosphere separated from crazy modern world existing, today.

It is a thrill to plan your trip to Captiva Island. Advance flight bookings allow to get good discounts. Look for Captiva Island rentals online and choose from the plethora of options available. Check out the summer specials or weekly rates for cottages, inn, resorts, and more.

What to pack?

It is Florida, so obviously you will need bathing suit, flip flops, and sunscreen. However, there are still several other things needed to make your stay more comfortable on the island.


  • The bowman’s beach is not a nude beach now, so you can get detained. Bring your favorite swim suit.
  • The sun is intense near water, so bring breathable cotton clothes.
  • Lightweight clothing is recommended because humidity level is very high and clothes like jeans can feel heavier and weigh you down.
  • Clothes that dry quickly are lightweight.
  • Bring flowy tops, sundresses, capris, and even shorts.
  • For a nice dinner in the evening pack a beautiful outfit.
  • A breezy ensemble for spending a golf day in Sanibel is also ideal because there are three great golf courses.
  • Even in summer, the evenings can get chilly at times. Pack a sweat shirt or sweater to enjoy your evening walks along the beach.


  • Bring comfortable flip-flop pair or beach shoes.
  • Sneakers will be great for going around on a bicycle or even walking.

Other comforts

  • Pack sunscreen to avoid sunburns.
  • Bug spray helps to keep scratching and itching away. Just spray it as you go out in the afternoon or at night-time.
  • Hat is great to keep sun out from entering your eyes, when you bike or walk. It even conceals the salty and sweaty beach hair.
  • Beach towel.
  • If you are travelling with kids then sand bucket and toys.
  • You can rent the beach chairs, umbrella, and even snorkeling gear.