Barnacle's Island Resort
Resorts typically offer a wide range of facilities to their guests, from basic amenities like accommodation and food to more luxurious offerings like spa treatments and golf courses. In addition, many resorts also offer a range of activities and excursions for guests to enjoy, making them the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday.
Event Venue & Packages
We offer a variety of event venues and packages to suit your needs. Our venues are perfect for weddings, corporate events, parties, and more. We have a variety of packages to choose from, including all-inclusive packages that include catering, décor, and entertainment. We also offer à la carte options so you can customize your event to perfection. Contact us today to learn more about our event venues and packages.
The resort room is the perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its comfortable beds, private bathrooms and scenic views, the resort room is the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, the resort room is the perfect choice.
Welcome to Barnacle's Island Resort!
Barnacle’s Island Resort on North Captiva Island is a Vacation Home Rental program. On the resort you will find our iconic Barnacle’s waterfront restaurant — with locally made “Queenies” ice cream — and Barnacle’s Bazaar – a gift and clothing shop featuring locally crafted jewelry, artwork and photography. View our full inventory of North Captiva Island Vacation Homes here.
Things to do on North Captiva Island
A very popular option for our guests is the private fishing and shelling charters and eco-kayaking with a certified Florida naturalist. The restaurant, Barnacle Phil’s, has been a local legend for thirty years. Locals and visitors boat over for lunch or dinner under the chiki hut! We have extensive docks for overnight visitors and resort guests.
North Captiva Island is a bridgeless barrier island that calls up the halcyon days of Old Florida. Cabbage Palms rustle in the breezes and miles of sugar sand beach look out over the blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Our gorgeous sunsets inspire romance and photo opportunities. By night you can watch shooting stars and listen to the gentle ocean waves roll in.
Our Property Rentals
There are about 300 homes on the island. Cars are prohibited and folks either walk, ride golf carts or bicycles to get around the island. Owners hail from all over the United States, Canada and Europe and share a great love of our private community. Most owners, not here year round, graciously offer their tropical homes to visitors by the week.
Island residences are typically built on pilings and offer water or tropical views. Porches and decks provide seating in the lovely breeze overlooking the tree canopy while osprey and pelicans soar past at eye level. All homes are a short walk or golf cart ride to the beach down our sandy lanes.
Island Wildlife and Plant Life
North Captiva hosts a three mile Florida State Park with walking paths and endless beaches with very few people: it is home to undisturbed native Florida flora and fauna that represent native Florida. The island hosts nesting sites every year for sea turtles, desert tortoises, bobcats roam and the almost extinct Indigo Snake. Shelling on the state park beach is a favorite pastime, particularly at low tide.
Birding on North Captiva is unrivaled. Flocks of brown and white pelicans, osprey soaring and nest building (link) or great blue herons ibis with their bright red beaks, black skimmers, various sandpipers and plovers are abundant here. Then look to the water. Dolphins leap out of Pine Island Sound in the wake of your ferry ride and manatees are in residence during the warmer weather. Our waters are teaming with sea life. For more than 300 years fishermen have been actively pursuing the many varieties of fish in our seas, especially the challenging tarpon!
From the moment you step into the room, you are enveloped in an atmosphere of elegance and refinement. The furnishings are all of the highest quality, and the views from the windows are simply stunning. The bed is so comfortable that you will want to spend all day lounging in it, and the bathroom is a true oasis of relaxation. Whether you are staying at the Grand Hotel for business or pleasure, the Deluxe Room is the perfect choice for those who demand the very best.
Family Special Room
Our family room is a special place where we can relax and spend time together. It’s a comfortable room with plenty of seating and a TV for watching movies or playing video games. We also have a collection of books and games that we can enjoy together. This is a great space for spending quality time with the people we love.
The President Suite is the pinnacle of luxury and style. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be amazed by the opulent furnishings and decor. The suite features a large living area with a fireplace, a dining area, and a private balcony overlooking the cityscape. The bedroom is spacious and features a king-sized bed, and the bathroom is a work of art with its marble floors and walls, Jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, the President Suite at the Grand Hotel will exceed your expectations.
Welcome to the gallery of our hotel. Here you will find a collection of photos that showcase the beauty and elegance of our property. From the stunning exterior to the luxurious interior, our hotel is the perfect place to escape the everyday. We hope you enjoy browsing our gallery and that it inspires you to visit us soon. Thank you for your interest.
Our hotel offers a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We have a swimming pool, fitness center, and spa so you can relax and unwind. We also have a restaurant and bar so you can enjoy a meal or a drink without having to leave the hotel. If you’re looking for something to do, we have a variety of activities and attractions nearby. We’re sure you’ll find something to suit your interests.
Kayaks Eco Tours
Daily trips, sunset trips and now offering "Matlacha Full Moon Paddle".
Kayaks Eco Tours offers a variety of tour options to suit every customer’s needs. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely paddle around the Puget Sound or an adrenaline-pumping adventure in the San Juan Islands, Kayaks Eco Tours has a tour for you. The company also offers custom tours for groups, families, and corporate outings.
|If you haven’t tried paddle boarding then this is the vacation to do it! It’s easier than it looks and its so much fun. Reservations recommended.|
We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by phone, email, or through our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!