Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa Provides Romantic Setting for Wedding in a Tropical Paradise

FORT MYERS, FL — (MARKET WIRE) — 03/13/2006 — Captivating island views, spectacular sunsets and a romantic setting in a tropical paradise all combine for the perfect wedding and honeymoon location at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa.

It is at this 85-acre bayside resort, situated on a private peninsula on Florida’s southwest coast overlooking Sanibel and Captiva islands, that storybook weddings are created.

For the wedding ceremony, couples may choose a poolside terrace surrounded by lush foliage and fountains, a magnificent 100-foot private luxury yacht, an elegant ballroom or a secluded cove on the beach with swaying palms. Luxurious receptions for 10 to 800 people are created by the resort’s award-winning chefs and catering staff. An in-house pastry chef creates customized wedding cakes for any theme.

In addition to four ballrooms and a waterfront banquet facility, dazzling outdoor venues are available. A reception on scenic wraparound verandas, a twilight wedding ceremony on the sandy beach, or a sunset cruise on the Sanibel Harbour Princess, the resort’s 100-foot luxury yacht all make for a memorable day. A favorite location is the Island Room which provides floor-to-ceiling views of the tropical setting.

Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa provides the perfect location for a honeymoon with sparkling Gulf waters, island views, romantic restaurants and an award-winning spa with more than 60 services that provide world-class pampering. For out of town guests and the wedding party, arrangements may be made for services and pampering in the luxurious spa, as well as for golfing, kayaking and nature tours to nearby barrier islands.

Ideal for a honeymoon or anniversary, the resort’s Celebration Package includes two night/three day stay in a luxuriously appointed waterview guestroom, champagne and strawberries, breakfast for two each day, dinner for two one evening in the Tarpon House Restaurant or Courtside Steakhouse, valet parking, gratuities and exclusive guest benefits.

Rates for the Celebration Package begin at $445 per person, per package through May 15, 2006, from $295 per person, per package May 16 – Oct. 15, 2006, and begin at $335 per person, per package Oct. 16 – Dec. 22, 2006. The package is subject to availability. Rates are based on double occupancy. Rates may vary based on day of week and do not include room tax (currently at 9 percent).

Guests may select from 400 spacious accommodations, including 66 luxurious suites and 53 two-bedroom condominiums. The new Grande Bay at Sanibel Harbour, a 107-room concierge hotel, offers exclusivity with a focus on pampering and services.

The 40,000-square-foot spa with 28 treatment rooms and more than 60 services was named one of the Top Ten Spa Resorts in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler. Guests also enjoy a championship tennis complex, bayside beach and marina with daily cruises and watersports, supervised children’s programs, access to nearby golf courses, complimentary shuttle to Sanibel Island’s famous beaches and attractions, and the Sanibel Harbour Princess, a private 100-foot yacht featuring nightly sunset dinner cruises.

Dining options include the Courtside Steakhouse with a legendary steakhouse ambiance and 1,200-bottle wine cellar. Charley’s Cabana Bar offers an island happy-hour spirit with views and a selection of flatbreads and tapas. Recalling the ambiance of an old seaside plantation library, The Banyan Room brings guests the flavors of the Mediterranean. A family-friendly seafood restaurant, the Tarpon House offers relaxing, waterfront views.

For more information call (239) 466-4000, (800) 767-7777, visit or contact a travel professional.

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