Sanibel is #1 on Frommer’s List

Everyone at Sandalfoot Condominium loves Sanibel Island and we’re happy our guests do too! We know all about the amazing and beautiful experiences this island offers but now the world can know it too! We have some exciting news to share with you today – Sanibel Island was picked as the #1 Top Tourist Destination on Arthur Frommer’s List! Below is the news report from NBC2 – click on the image to view the video report.

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Sanibel Island is the number one travel destination in the world, according to travel guru Arthur Frommer, the mastermind behind Frommer’s guidebooks and budget travel magazine.

Frommer recently ranked his ten favorite places to visit and listed Sanibel first above destinations like Bali and Paris.

Sanibel Island residents are celebrating the top honors from such a respected travel writer.

The island has won many travel awards and high rankings, but this carries special weight because it is Frommer’s personal favorite.

“I thought it was sort of a hidden treasure for a long time,” said visitor Kay Liebenow.

“Well, it just ensures that I’m going to be able to stay here for the rest of my life and hopefully my children will continue to live here and enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth,” said Michael Billheimer, owner of Lighthouse Cafe..

The ranking gives Billheimer and others who work on the island a sense of security.

Frommer cites the island’s natural beauty and home for rare birds found at the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

“To be picked number one, to be a part of Sanibel Island, we always knew we were number one but it’s nice to have backing from someone with that much prestige,” said Toni Westland of the refuge.

The Sanibel Chamber of Commerce says in just these first few weeks of season, they’ve already seen a record number of people at their visitor’s center.

According to the Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Southwest Florida region is coming off of record year for tourism tax collections.

Call 1-800-725-2250 to book your vacation now!

Sandalfoot Condominiums offer you the finest Gulf front beach rentals on Sanibel! Wake up each day in one of our fully furnished, one or two bedroom condos, and hear the sound of beachfront waves caressing the shore. Each rental condo offers you beach views with all the comforts of home. The Gulf of Mexico shores and fabulous shelling are just waiting for you and your sandals!



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