Dream vacation of a lifetime
August 11, 2015
In one hundred years, when my husband and I will look back on our travels, The Lazy Lizard on North Captiva Island, Florida, will top the list. It has the distinction of being off the mainland of Florida, reachable by ferry, which adds to the quaintness of the entire experience. Getting around the island is accomplished by golf cart, bike, or foot, allowing one to reach back in time and really relax. At the ferry, you are met by the caretaker of the Lazy Lizard, who gives you a tutorial on the highlights of the island, and assists you with your bags and becoming familiar with your home away from home, even offering to go to the mainland grocery store, should you run out of something. The home is perfectly equipped with all the things one might need in the kitchen, bath, living room, deck, beach chairs, umbrellas and sun sail tents (our personal favorite)The people you encounter are so pleasant, leaving us wondering if it has something to do with the fact that everyone is "On Island Time" and has no worries.There are a few restaurants on the island, reservations suggested if in high season. Our favorite was Over the Water, a 2 minute golf cart ride, wonderfully fresh, interesting chef prepared food. He might even serve you if the waitress is busy.The owner Ava, was truly a beautiful soul, who was concerned with our comfort, even leaving us a 4 page handwritten note on where to hike, go to the beach, her favorite restaurants, who to call locally should an issue arise. Over the course of the month we spent there, we encountered no problems. If you seek the simple life, enjoy observing nature, love the beach, searching for the perfect sea shell, this is it!There are no big grocery stores on the island, so you need to buy your provisions on the mainland, use ice and freezer bags to transport it. Sounds like a big deal, but the grocery store clerks know the drill and are there to help. WE dream of going back. I hope you are as lucky!
Jeanne and Gary Garabrant, Woodstock, CT
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