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.
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.
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.