Of all there is to enjoy every day at the legendary ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa, what will you treasure most? Perfectly nestled between our pristine, private Gulf of Mexico beaches and the natural beauty of Pine Island Sound, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa uniquely combines historic charm, luxury amenities, pure relaxation, and adventurous recreation in the best Captiva Island vacation destination. Yes, it’s all here. You should be too.

Dating from 1931, what began as a collection of fishing cottages now includes 137 units and cottages that vary from standard guest rooms, studios and three-bedroom suites to two- and three-bedroom historic cottages. Decorated in a coastal, revitalized Old Florida style, many of the 19 historic cottages are named after the resort’s famous past visitors including Anne Morrow Lindbergh, J.N. “Ding” Darling and Theodore Roosevelt.

While the rooms are comfortable and cozy, most come to ‘Tween Waters for the miles of pristine beaches on its Gulf of Mexico side. Captiva and its sister island, Sanibel, are known to have some of the best shelling beaches and sunsets in the world. Shouldn’t every day be this good?

Accessibility at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa

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(239) 472-5161

Navigating the Resort Amenities

Bellman are available upon request to help guests needing assistance around the resort via golf cart. Beach access wheelchairs are available to rent from Billy’s and other rental companies on the islands. The Serenity Pool has a stationary lift. The Family Pool and Whirlpools have lifts available upon request. There’s an elevator for access to the Spa and Fitness Center located on the second floor above the Family and Serenity Pools.


Please contact us at 1-800-223-5865 for more information on the below accommodations.

In 1931, a charming collection of fishing cottages first welcomed guests to this lush sliver of Captiva Island perfectly nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. Today, our historic resort welcomes you with quality, comfort, value and island hospitality with 138 accommodations options including one-, two- and three-bedroom cottages and suites, studios and guestrooms. Our ADA-compliant accommodations feature a luxury bath with grab bars, adjustable shower head and roll-in shower.

Notification Room Kits Available By Request

Vibrating Alarm Clock/Receiver with Hanging Door Sensor  

An alarm clock with signaler, bed shaker and built-in flashing strobe light to alert deaf and hard of hearing guests when the alarm clock goes off, the phone rings, someone knocks on the hotel door, or if a smoke/carbon monoxide alarm goes off in the room. How it works:  

Audio Alarm Sensor  

Simply place this by the hotel room’s existing smoke alarm, and if the alarm goes off, the audio alarm sensor will detect it and wirelessly send a signal to the all-in-one alarm clock/signaler which will then activate the flashing strobe and bed shaker.  

Telephone In-Line Handset Amplifier  

Plug this into the hotel room’s existing room telephone line to amplify call, making it easier for guests who have trouble hearing on the phone to hear their conversations. 

Plus, when you book direct with us online or via on-site reservationists at 800.824.0476, you enjoy our guaranteed best rates, easy reservation changes plus complimentary amenities like free standard wifi, free parking, free newspaper, free bicycle rentals, free paddleboard rentals, free housekeeping and much more.

Accommodations include:

  • Contemporary coastal resort accommodations with easy-going, seaside charm
  • Two outstanding restaurants and two pool bars
  • Explore relaxing and adventurous activities
  • Two on-site pools, two whirlpools and sun-protected children’s wading pool
  • Direct access to the beach and marina
  • Pet-friendly accommodations available
  • ADA accessible accommodations available

Our Accommodation Types


For a nostalgic feel, with all the comforts and privacy of today, choose our charming, beautifully appointed seaside cottages that have welcomed some of the world’s most celebrated names. A total of 19 unique cottages await you — Beachfront, Bayside or Courtyard — in 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom layouts.

Resort Suites

For a stay that’s as spacious as it is gracious, choose a beautiful and roomy Resort Suite ranging in size from 1 – 3 bedrooms along the bay or pool — offering a comfortable living center, contemporary kitchen, enclosed balcony, complimentary Wi-Fi and entertainment.  ADA-compliant Suites are available.

Beach View & Bay View Studios

Stunning water views await you with sunrises over Pine Island Sound, or sunsets along the Gulf of Mexico. Settle into a beach view or bay view Studio offering a cozy king bed, handsome partial kitchen, enhanced bath suite, plus complimentary Wi-Fi and entertainment. ADA-compliant Studios are available

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms offer a comfortable and contemporary island resort experience with views of the beach, bay or pool, conveniently close to resort dining and our sugar sand beach. A compact refrigerator, coffee maker, complimentary Wi-Fi are included. ADA-compliant Guestrooms are available.



Somewhere between vows of love and tears of joy, the kiss you’ll remember forever awaits your Florida beach wedding on Captiva Island, at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa. Here, unlike any other Gulf of Mexico sunset setting on Sanibel or Captiva, you’ll enjoy a happier-ever-after rehearsal, ceremony and reception — intimate groups to parties of 150 or more.

Please contact us at 1-800-223-5865 and specify that you are looking for information related to weddings.


For business as inspired as it is inspiring, welcome to the legendary ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on breathtaking Captiva Island, Florida. Whatever your next meeting — board retreat, sales seminar, business banquet or special event for groups to 150 — we’ll add the extra to your ordinary, and the well done to your job.

At ‘Tween Waters, you can choose from a variety of meeting venues with a variety of styles, from black tie to flip flops. We can host your event in a beautiful banquet center with deck opening to the Gulf of Mexico, an executive boardroom with a view of Pine Island Sound, in our historic Old Captiva House restaurant or even a catered event poolside. Good for small groups and up to 130 guests.

Plus, no other resort on Sanibel Island or Captiva Island brings you all this with top-rated TripAdvisor food and beverage, plus amazing hospitality and customer service. What else would you expect from Captiva Island’s best beach resort?

Please contact us at 1-800-223-5865 and specify that you are looking for information related to meetings.


From the Gulf of Mexico west to Pine Island Sound east, adventure is calling you at The Marina at ‘Tween Waters on beautiful Captiva Island. Located in a waterfront setting with miles of mangroves to one side and miles of sugar sand beaches to the other, Marina hotel or dock guests at ‘Tween Waters enjoy docking for the sunrise and setting out sea for breathtaking sunsets, all in one stay.

Resort guests enjoy deep sea or near shore fishing. Island hopping and stopping. Beach shelling. Breathtaking sightseeing. Eco-adventures among mangrove keys and nature’s beauty. Even up-and-away adventures over the islands. With boat rentals, expert guides, a variety of water sports and things to do on Captiva, there’s no questioning our name, ‘Tween Waters.

Contact us at 239-472-5161 extension 440, or email us at marina@tween-waters.com for more information on our marina.


Here’s a little thought for food: at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa, you’ll enjoy something for every taste and everything, exceptionally tasty. Be it garden breakfast or poolside lunch, casual family dinner or gourmet delight, the true flavor — and flavors — of Sanibel and Captiva Islands are here for you to enjoy.

For casual dining in a fun-filled atmosphere of crazy crab races and live music, there’s Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille. If fresh Florida cuisine in a historic, romantic setting is more your desire, find yourself at Old Captiva House. And in be’Tween it all, lunch is always awesome poolside at our Oasis Pool Bar.

Best of all, it’s all served with a gorgeous side of water — Gulf of Mexico style.

For more information on the below restaurants, please contact us at 1-800-223-5865 for more information.

Old Captiva House

Old Captiva House is one of the top island dining destinations for its classic styling, contemporary design, breathtaking beauty and mouthwatering cuisine. And this National Registry of Historic Places landmark is ready to welcome you and your family to experience it all, for breakfast or dinner.

You’ll enjoy an exciting menu of Florida-fresh favorites, along with the highest standard of service to be enjoyed on the islands.

Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille

For casual and family-friend fun, with a brilliant view of the Gulf of Mexico and spectacular sunsets — join us at Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille. Here, we’ve dialed up good times with a playful combination of great food and great fun. For classic island foods and beverages, served with smiling faces — along with live music on weekends and the famous Captiva Crab Races you’ve gotta see to believe — make way to Crow’s Nest.

Oasis Pool Bar

You love great food and drink with your fun in the sun? Park yourself at Oasis Pool Bar (located at our Play Pool) for the biggest beach burgers, freshest grilled grouper, tastiest salads and tallest beverages — served table side or, if you’re comfy just where you are, right to your lounge chair. You’ll love our friendly staff, tropical tunes, Songwriter Saturdays (in season) with live music and other poolside fun. Just don’t forget to hydrate frequently in the Florida sun, and hang for happy hour.


Tucked away at our Serenity Pool, the Hideaway is your perfect Caribbean-style pub — where you can escape to enjoy tropical beverage delights in a lazy-day setting (complete with swing seats!). Come, toast the good life.


Put body, mind and spirit in wonderful harmony — and welcome relaxation — with The Spa at ‘Tween Waters.

Refreshed and re-energized under bright new management, The Spa at ‘Tween Waters and our licensed professionals and massage therapists are expert at creating a magical day that will transport you to your bliss — individual or couple, in-spa or in-room, even the bride-to-be and her entourage. Your delightful options include traditional, creative, even romantic massage therapies. Healthful, fragrant body treatments. Deep-cleaning and laugh-line-cleansing facials. Beautiful, pampering manicures and pedicures. And to top it off, hip and stylish salon services for women and men.

Whether you’re looking for a girl’s weekend, relaxing couple’s weekend to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, a bridal party looking for the perfect wedding day preparation or simply on vacation enjoying a little something to do, enjoy The Spa at ‘Tween Waters. Spoil you, or someone you love, or both of you today.

There is elevator access to the Spa at ‘Tween Waters and on-site fitness center which is located on the second floor near the Family Pool.

Please contact us at 1-800-223-5865 and specify that you are looking for information related to spa treatments.


From Airport or I-75, travel west on Daniels Parkway. Daniels becomes Cypress Lake Road; continue west on Cypress to Summerlin Road. Turn left onto Summerlin and follow to Sanibel Island. On island, turn right (west) at Periwinkle Way. Travel to Tarpon Bay Road (stop sign) and turn right. Travel to Sanibel-Captiva Road (stop sign), turn left. You’re almost there, watch your speed; only 10 miles to paradise: 15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island.


For additional amenities, please contact our reservation office directly at 239-472-5161 or by email resv@tween-waters.com

Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa

Physical Address

15951 Captiva Dr

Captiva, FL33924

(239) 472-5161

Email Address


Hours of Operation:

24 hours, 7 days a week


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