This just in… it’s a New Year.

And as your official outdoor adventurer of 2019, I’m making it my duty to peel you away from the lemmings who’ve greeted the arrival of another January 1 with another cadre of ineffectual resolutions.

You know the type. They vow to eliminate any trace of carbs from their diets and solemnly swear to spend every non-sleeping, non-working moment on the treadmills at the nearest Planet Fitness.

But by Valentine’s Day, they’ll already be pining for atonement.

Here at the Tween Waters Inn, though, we approach our resolutions a little differently.

Rather than making promises we know we’ll never keep, we’re approaching the newly christened 12 months with only one objective – to answer yes to the question, “Shouldn’t every day be this good?”

Toward that end, we’re taking the day’s buzzword – RESOLVE – and mapping out a 2019 agenda.

Commit yourself to this plan, one letter at a time, and we promise a calendar-full of contented smiles.

R – Relax and unwind in the Spa at Tween Waters
Licensed professionals and massage therapists create 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. 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.

E – Exercise in any number of ways
Active enthusiasts find a lot to love about the resort, too. Pick up a tennis racket and volley away on private courts. Pedal a bike along the peaceful shore or breathtaking Captiva Drive, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and a private beachfront. Step, jog and lift in the guest fitness center. Or walk the beach, peaceful sunup to majestic sundown.

S – Soak up the sun at a Gulf-side beach
While the rooms at the resort are comfortable and cozy, most visitors 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 in the world. You’ll see many guests bent in the “Captiva Crouch,” searching for the perfect specimens for hours on end.

O – Open up a tab at the Oasis Pool Bar
Hungry? Thirsty? Wet? Then hop out of the pool and seat yourself to a tasty lunch at the Oasis Pool Bar. Here you’ll find just about everything under the sun (or under the umbrellas) – grilled sandwiches and fresh salads, ice-cold beers and fruity blends, even frozen treats for the kids. They’re all served with a splash of warm, friendly smiles at no extra charge.

L – Lay down a few bucks at the Captiva Crab Races
It’s a resort tradition that spans almost 25 years – so on your marks, get set and make sure you go to the hilarious, one-of-a-kind Captiva Crab Races at Crow’s Nest Beach Bar & Grille, hosted by the one and only Commissioner Tim. It’s a laugh riot you don’t want to miss – plus half of the proceeds are donated to United Way.

V – Visit The Marina for ways to ride the waves
With the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Pine Island Sound to the east, adventure is calling at The Marina at ‘Tween Waters. Resort guests enjoy deep sea or near shore fishing. Island hopping and stopping. 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.

E – Eat a great meal at the Old Captiva House
Experience Captiva’s most outstanding dining – named No. 1 on TripAdvisor – for delicious fresh seafood and sushi. And as renovation and enhancement of the landmark Old Captiva House restaurant continues, guests are invited to enjoy the same taste in a new location at the Canoe & Kayak Club overlooking Roosevelt Channel on the resort’s eastern shores with seating indoors or outdoors.

Have a great 2019 everyone!