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Summer is quickly coming to an end and when better to escape to the beaches of Sanibel? Fewer crowds, shorter lines and one of the most anticipated events of the year are waiting for all of our late summer vacationers!

Feel the electricity across Sanibel Island and her neighboring island of Captiva as the Island Hopper Songwriters Festival returns to Southwest Florida for the third year. Join the island community and Sanibel Arms West  as we savor the sounds of our favorite songwriters directly in the heart of paradise.

The festival, occurring on September 23- 25, 2016, brings the artists and creative minds behind your favorite songs directly to you on neighboring Captiva Island.

After a short ride down San-Cap road, wander from venue to venue in quaint downtown Captiva as you enjoy your favorite songs by those who originally created them!

Enjoy performances by dozens of star-studded performers set to play against the tropical island backdrop of Sanibel-Captiva. Get up close and personal with singer-songwriters who have penned No. 1 hits for such artists as Jake Owen, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Celine Dion and Ariana Grande.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the voices, backstories, and personalities of the songwriters in intimate island settings.  All venues are easily accessible, and within walking distance.

Click here to view a full list of performers.

The official event schedule can be viewed here.

End your summer on a high note, swaying along with the palms to the melodies of your favorite tunes. Take advantage of our Back to School Blowout Special Aug 20 – Oct 21, 2016 (Excluding 9/2-9/4). We have Garden Views starting from $160/night for 3 or more nights, Partial Views starting from $180/night for 4 or more nights, Gulf Fronts starting from $220/night for 5 or more nights—all are waiting for YOU!


Book online or give us a call at 1.800.950.1138.