updated 5/12/2009 11:24:09 AM ET 2009-05-12T15:24:09

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The deal
Located just off the coast of Southwest Florida, the islands of Sanibel and Captiva provide the perfect setting for a laid-back family getaway, with over 15 miles of unspoiled, white-sand beaches and gentle surf. Plus, they're packed with nature trails, well-maintained bike paths, and top-rated golf courses. Check out these great specials for deluxe island resort getaways, beach vacation rentals, and more, from just $149/night!

Beachfront Apartment at The Blue Dolphin Cottages from $149/night
This charming family-owned boutique resort offers cottage-style accommodations at reasonable prices. Located right on Sanibel’s gorgeous beachfront, this value gem offers just nine spacious one-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens and sundecks. A quick stroll along nearby nature trails will introduce you to the area’s primary residents: Pelicans, alligators, and manatees. Beachfront apartments with living rooms and separate bedrooms start at just $189/night through August 10, and include free bike rentals and breakfast daily.

Three-night Getaway Package at the West Wind Inn from $159/night
As the closest resort to the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife National Refuge, the West Wind Inn is an excellent choice on sunny Sanibel. Located on the quiet end of the island, the resort offers spacious sunlit guestrooms with private balconies, two hard-surface tennis courts, and easy access for canoeing and kayaking in the island’s pristine back bays and marshlands. From now through December 20, guests who book a three-night stay will enjoy rates as low as $159/night. Upgrades to guestrooms with kitchenettes are also available, with rates from just $179/night.

South Seas Island Resort’s Bed & Breakfast package from $169/night
Situated on 2.5 miles of private beach, this secluded Gulf Coast resort is an ideal choice for a romantic Captiva getaway. Resort highlights include a gorgeous lagoon pool complex with shaded cabanas and butler service, a first-rate sailing school, and guided fishing, kayaking, and nature excursions. Try the "South Seas Bed and Breakfast" special and enjoy a deluxe stay in a harbor-view guestroom or spacious villa. Available from now through September 30, this offer includes buffet-style breakfast daily, and start at just $169/night.

Suite Special at the Casa Ybel Resort and Spa from $249
This historic resort was built during the 1890s and it’s as elegant as ever today. Surrounded by 23 lushly landscaped acres and breathtaking views of the Gulf, this grand resort offers 114 one- and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, spacious living rooms, screened porches, and fresh décor. Resort highlights include a state-of-the-art spa, offering a range of custom massages and facials, an Olympic-sized pool, six tennis courts, and an award-winning restaurant serving contemporary cuisine in a romantic, beachfront setting. From May 10 through May 17, the resort is offering a special three-night promotion in a spacious beachfront suite. Rates start at $249/night, including complimentary welcome drinks for two.

The dollars
Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Sunglasses not included.

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