Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

1451 Middle Gulf DriveSanibel Island33957USA
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About Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

The stunning Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is located on the beautiful tropical island of Sanibel and is perfect for vacationing families or a romantic getaway.

Each of the rooms at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is furnished with a kitchen, TV with cable and DVD player, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, and a safe. Guests can choose from a studio, one, two, or three-bedroom suite with views of the ocean or island.

Resort amenities include, volleyball/tennis/pickleball courts, poolside cabana, five heated swimming pools, bike, kayak, and paddle board rentals, spa, sea school, and an on-site grocery store.

This resort has five on-site restaurants: Sea Breeze Café, Turtle’s Pool and Beach Bar, and Slice of Paradice, Shima Japanese Steakhouse, and Shima Grab-N-Go.

There are many nearby attractions for guests to enjoy, including Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Big Arts Center, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.


1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL, 33957, USA
Telephone: +1(239)4724151 | Fax: +1(239)4728892 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

It's right on the beach

Guests were thrilled to be able to walk right out on to the white sand beaches. Not only were the views stunning, but the resort made it easy to enjoy a variety of water activities, with kayak and paddle board rentals, beach cabana service, and staff that were helpful with recommendations of fishing carters, dolphin tours, and more.

It's great for families

For many guests this was the perfect spot for a family vacation, with several making it an annual tradition. The two and three-bedroom suites make it easy for everyone to sleep comfortably and allow mom and dad to have a private bedroom. With resort amenities like volley ball and tennis courts, five heated swimming pools, and tiki bars, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

The food is excellent

Nearly everyone who ate at the resort's restaurant agreed that the food there is outstanding. Their cola marinated steak and the burger topped with jalapeño poppers received particularly rave reviews.

Negative Reviews

It's a little worn down

Many guests complained that the resort is getting a bit tired. They found small, primarily cosmetic issues with the rooms and common areas, such as peeling paint on the cabinets, flat pillows, frayed carpets, and cracks near the ceilings. They also felt that some of the furnishing and décor were dated.

There's a lot of bugs

Though most admitted this is a common occurrence in the tropical area, a few guests were bothered by the number of bugs like no-see-ums flying about the resort. Several complained that the bugs would fly in every time they opened the door to their room.

It's a bit pricey

While most guests were perfectly happy with the accommodations, a fair number felt that the resort charged too much for the quality and amenities of the resort. They expressed that they wished it had either been a little bit nicer, or cost a bit less.

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