Casa Ybel Resort

Sanibel Island, Florida


Casa Ybel Resort Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

For the third consecutive year, Casa Ybel Resort has received a certificate of excellence from the travel website TripAdvisor.

The accolade honors hospitality excellence, and is given to qualifying establishments worldwide “that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Criteria for selection includes review ratings, a business’ tenure, and popularity ranking.

“We are very proud of our team here at Casa Ybel Resort, we go the extra mile to make sure Casa Ybel Resort is a pleasurable experience for our Sanibel Island guests,” said Froilan Ramirez General Manager.

He thanks fans for taking the time to review Casa Ybel Resort on TripAdvisor saying, “ We appreciate the feedback, our goal is to be a part of fond memories while offering unique experiences from our laid-back Gulf Coast island. This award shows we are accomplishing that,” said Ramirez.

Named one of the “Best Places to Stay in The World” by Condé Nast Traveler, the historic Casa Ybel Resort is set on 23 Gulf-front acres along Sanibel Island’s famous white sand beach, and features 114 all-suite accommodations along with amenities designed for romantic getaways, family vacations or guests looking to enjoy the laid-back elegance of Florida’s Gulf Coast.  For more information contact the resort directly at 800-276-4753 or online at http://www.casaybelresort.com

2014 Certificate of Excellence

Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island Florida

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We’re Number One!

January 12, 2012
BILL SCHILLER (bschiller@breezenewspapers.com ) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home, but sometimes, there’s good reason to brag. While the picturesque paradise that is Sanibel Island is well recognized by anyone who lives or works here, the community may attract a number of new admirers due to the release of several new reports that further herald Sanibel’s status as the most desirous of Florida destinations.

In a recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of the eight best beaches in Florida, Sanibel shined as the #1 spot. Neighboring communities like Naples (#2) and Fort Myers (#8) were included on the list. In accompanying text, travel writers said, “You’ll be hard-pressed to find a place in Florida with quieter and clamer shores than Sanibel Island.” Pleasant weather and low-cost lodging venues were credited with making Sanibel enjoyable all year long. Online media attached with the article also paid tribute to area attractions such as Captiva Island, the shops along Periwinkle Way, programs at Big Arts, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The multimedia presentation is available on the Internet at www.travel.usnews.com.

Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel secured distinction for itself in a Top 10 of Most Secluded Beaches as surveyed by principals of the popular travel website known as “shermanstravel.com. Bowman’s, which is located along a corridor of the San-Cap Road took top honors. It was regarded as a great place to find shells, but not a lot of competition from other shell collectors.

TripAdvisor.com, which is reportedly the world’s most widely-used travel-related website, also recently announced their Top 15 U.S. Destinations for 2012. These were determined through a poll of TripAdvisor travelers and editors.

Fort Myers, which ranked in 3rd Place, was distinguished among the top vacation hot-spots. The accompanying text, however, regarded Sanibel and Captiva among the area’s top attractions.

Of course, Sanibel and Captiva remains first and foremost in the hearts and minds of so many who live here, but such polls have been shown to influence destination choices made by tourists. Given the degree that this community achieves favor in this kind of national reporting, locals may soon see even more visitors with which they can share their love of Sanibel.