This remote island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico is somewhat of an enigma and well kept secret in South Florida. Locals get around on foot or on golf carts, there are 4-miles of beaches, and plenty of wildlife as most of the land is protected state preservation.
With virtually no crowds and barely any tourists, visitors are free to explore this virtual island paradise with over 20-miles of trails and nature trails on foot or by bike. Remember to look out for the endangered wildlife such as manatees, gopher tortoises, dolphins, otters and bird species that shelter here in what is essentially an eco park.
It's important to plan ahead for your visit to North Captiva Island as you cannot buy groceries on the island, but this is just part of what makes the place so special.
March, April and May see lovely weather and slightly lower rates for accommodation in this area.