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Bailey's General Store (in 1961) on Sanibel Island, FloridaBailey’s General Store, Sanibel

Since 1899, Bailey’s has served the residents and visitors to Sanibel, Captiva and surrounding islands. There’s no need to go back to the mainland when you need special items or groceries. Whatever you need Bailey’s is your store on Sanibel Island. Do you want a stress free first day here in Paradise? You can have your groceries waiting for you with our Vacation Grocery Package. And for Birthdays, Anniversary’s or Weddings, order our Special Occasion Package. Delivery is available. See Bailey’s General Store web site for more information.

The Island Store

Pick up virtually anything you need right here on the island. Conveniently located in the Village Center, this quaint store is amazingly well-stocked with all of the necessities and has been serving residents and visitors for decades. Fresh produce and deli counter add to the charm of this old-timey grocery. Parking never seems to be a problem, maybe because those staying in the Village Center can just as easily walk, but Shopping on Captiva Island, Florida (click to enlarge image)delivery service is available anyway (you can fax your order). The Island Store carries domestic and imported fine wines and beer, and Captiva Liquors (472-5668) next door also carries fine cigars. Regardless of what you might need, chances are the Captiva Island Store has it… this is where the “locals” shop! Open 7 days a week until 11:00 pm. 239-472-2374


Activities on Captiva Island, Florida (click to enlarge image)

Jungle Drums Art Gallery

A popular photo op is the gigantic chair in the garden at Jungle Drums (right side of the photo). But the real attraction is inside the art gallery. Come on in and browse the exhibits and sales. It’s a great way to find treasures and keepsakes for yourself, unique gifts, or just to wait out the noon-time sun or a passing shower. Have your items professionally packed and shipped home to avoid airline luggage hassles and possible breakage. Jungle Drums is located in the Village Center on Andy Rosse Lane next to American Realty. 239-395-2266

Island Rental Services

Their goal is to make your vacation carefree by providing you and your family with many of the same necessities you use at home. If you do not see what you are looking for please call and ask. They have a wide variety of baby items, beach equipment, as well as an assortment of special needs products. Their staff will gladly deliver the items you choose directly to your door and pick them up after your stay. See the Web site at 866-553-9789, 239-472-9789.

Sanibel Rental Service

Just about anything you need, they probably rent it. We recommend them in particular for baby equipment, so you don’t have to bring your own. Crib, stroller, bounce seat, play pen, pack-n-play, car seat, booster seat, child gate… you name it. Just call or email and they’ll deliver. And owners: if you need a tiller, pressure washer, chipper, trencher or even an excavator, they have them and reservations are accepted. See the Web site at 239-472-5777

Shirley Allen

Shirley Allen - Traditional Arts in Modern Avant-garde ExpressionOne of the newest shops in Captiva is Shirley Allen, “Traditional Arts in Modern Avant-garde Expression.” Gallery of wearable and contemporary fine art by recognized artists. Avant-garde art from previous generations such as Paul Jacoulet woodblock prints is also an interest as are contemporary and antique decorative arts. See the extensive on-line catalog, or better yet drop by the impressive Captiva location for a visit – in the Captiva Village area. 239-472-3506