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Sports & the outdoors
A  vacation based at Colonial Pointe can be whatever you want it to be. 

The islands and their beaches are perfect for relaxation.  Beautiful white sand with space for everyone, even at holiday periods, and warm water to splash around in to your heart's content.  This part of Florida is less developed than most, and still has many wild places where you can walk for miles and enjoy the scenery & wildlife.  You would never dream you are in the same state as Disneyworld & Miami.

But if you want more to do, this area is perfect for that too, for adults and children alike.  There are plenty of places to go to occupy enquiring minds, and you can boat & fish to your hearts content.  Fort Myers Beach is where the organised beach sport is - parasailing, volleyball, etc.  And within a 2 hour drive there is much more than you could ever do in one vacation - the Everglades, Busch Gardens, Sarasota and Naples, wonderful aquaria, Arcadia's rodeo, and top class sport aplenty.

We've recently taken to kayaking, which is a great thing to do for all the family.  There are lots of places to hire a kayak, including Lovers Key State Park, near Shell Pointe on the way to Sanibel, and Tarpon Bay on Sanibel.  Tarpon Bay is great for beginners, they do an easy guided tour.  Manatee Guides link manatee / dolphin watching to kayaking - a great experience. To find out more about the beaches, wildlife etc just click on the links on the left of this page.

And here's a link to the local tourist guide - as well as being useful, it's also beautifully designed and will really get you in the mood.