Sanibel Island serves up a subtropical paradise year round, but if you are visiting Sanibel Arms West for the holidays this year you’ll find yourself in a paradise transformed. The holiday season in Sanibel can be an especially memorable time, whether it’s between friends, newlyweds or with family and friends. The glorious shelling beaches, sunsets and breezy days lead to balmy, temperate nights under the twinkling stars and holiday lights.

You’ll find many options for an enjoyable meal on Christmas Day.  Whether you are looking for an upscale, refined dining experience or a low key, relaxed time, you can find the right spot to satisfy your palette.  We gently urge you to call ahead and make reservations if available.

Enjoy a deluxe holiday buffet by the sea at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa.  With four seating times to choose from, and an expansive menu including local and traditional holiday flavors, everyone is sure to fill up.  Another fabulous choice is the Thistle Lodge, bringing the best in beachfront dining with a gourmet menu to satisfy every palette.  

For casual elegance, try the Jacaranda seafood patio lounge.  With live music nightly, seafood, steaks and an expansive wine list, this could be just the spot to celebrate the joy of the season.  Another great bet is Sanibel’s first dining room, Traditions on the Beach, that provides superior service of Sanibel style contemporary cuisine in a relaxing, beachfront setting.  

We look forward to welcoming you for an especially memorable time on Sanibel, be it for the 2016 holidays or anytime.