Sundial Beach Resort and Spa Review: It’s amazing how a little rest and relaxation on the beach can rejuvenate your mind and body. We just got back from an amazing week spent with our families at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibel Island Florida.
Sundial has everything you could possibly need right there on the grounds. You could enjoy your whole vacation without ever leaving the resort. They have recently been making some new upgrades and additions to the resort to ensure a truly amazing experience.
One of their new addition’s is Bailey’s Marketplace. This market has a great selection of just about anything you could need or want during your vacation. Bailey’s Marketplace offers homemade baked good, freshly brewed beverages, a fantastic selection of deli items, groceries, beach apparel, toys, gifts and just about anything else you may have forgot to pack. We enjoyed being able to stop into Bailey’s to pick up fresh pastries and special treats throughout our stay.
Sundial has also added a state-of-the-art fitness center for guests to get in their exercise. While none of us used the center it looked fantastic through the glass. How great would it be to get your workout in while overlooking the beautiful pool area.
If you are looking for a little pampering while on vacation or having a destination wedding you will love the new addition of a complete spa to the grounds. The spa offers everything you would expect at a spa. You can choose one service or spend an entire day getting a full pampering from head to toe.
Tennis anyone? Sundial has recently upgraded their tennis courts to new Hydro Grid clay courts as well as offering tennis racket restringing. Whether you are a seasoned player or a first timer everyone can benefit from lessons from Sundial’s tennis pro.
One of the best parts of vacation is all of the new foods to try. At Sundial their restaurant choices will not disappoint. You can choose from a casual meal by the pool at the Turtle’s Pool & Beach Bar or Slice of Paradice Pizza and Ice Cream Shop or head upstairs and enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico while dinning at the Sea Breeze Cafe’.
Getting an ice cream treat at Slice of Paradice made getting my daughter out of the pool a little less dramatic! Our lunch at Sea Breeze Cafe’ was amazing. Our entire group enjoyed different items from the menu and we were all sure ours was the best. Our server was great, he was able to arrange our table so we were all sitting in the shade but still had a front row view of the gulf. We kept him busy finding out the ingredients in our meals that were so delicious we just had to find out how they were made.
The accommodations at Sundial are top notch, they have options for everyone. You can choose from a studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom condo. All condos are equipped with full kitchens with everything you need to prepare full meals or just some quick snacks. There are different options for what view you would like. We had a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico from our fourth floor two bedroom condo.
Quick tip, if you are on an upper floor they do have elevators located in the center of the buildings. We located these after bringing our luggage and groceries up to the fourth floor. The two bedroom condo was spacious enough for our group of 6. With the 2 bedrooms as well as a den that converts into a sleeping area it is perfect for a group. If you just can’t disconnect from your job for your entire trip, don’t worry each room is equipped with high speed wireless internet to keep you in touch if needed.
Sundial offers many different activities for when you are done relaxing on the beach. As a resort guest you have use of their kayaks, paddle boards, bicycles and craft’s for the kids. Want to play a friendly game of beach volleyball? They have that too! Sundial Beach Resort is also the newest campus for the Sanibel Sea School. You can choose from half-day or full-day classes that provide interactive classes about the ecosystems and wildlife on Sanibel Island.
Our entire group had such an amazing time at Sundial Resort & Spa relaxing and creating family memories that on our way to the airport to head home we didn’t even make it off the island before we started discussing when we could go back.
Thank you Sundial Resort & Spa for a great trip and we will be back soon!