Captiva Island Resort Welcomes First Overnight Guests Just 13 Days After Hurricane Ian

Captiva Island, Florida, United States – 10-18-2022 (PR Distribution™) –

‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa has announced that on Tuesday, October 11, more than 130 guests arrived on property and are occupying the resort’s 137 accommodations for a to-be-determined extended stay just 13 days after Hurricane Ian severely damaged Sanibel and Captiva Island. The guests are part of ARS Global Emergency Management Island Base Camp, a disaster recovery and restoration company that will serve public and private properties on both Sanibel and Captiva.

Restoration Crew Gathers at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island, Florida

“We couldn’t be more honored and delighted to serve as home base for these vital and talented men and women,” says Doug Babcock, Chief Executive Officer of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts. “These are the heroes who’ll help restore our islands to not only a functional status, but an aesthetic one as well — allowing our tourism-based businesses here to re-open and recover as quickly as possible.”

Meals Provided Daily by ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa of Captiva Island

Noting that ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa is now the island’s largest functional destination, Babcock added that “we anticipate a full recovery of both our flagship resorts — ‘Tween Waters and West Wind Island Resort of Sanibel — much quicker than we first imagined. The public-private sector cooperation in restoring electricity, water, internet, safety and other infrastructure measures is making this remarkable comeback possible.”

‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa will also provide food service to their highly welcomed restoration guests, amounting to more than 500 meals daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “We’ve always been among TripAdvisor’s top-rated dining destinations,” Babcock noted. “We think our new guests will be in for a treat.”

About Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts

Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts is a Southwest Florida lodging management and marketing leader since 1931 offering four outstanding beach resorts, a vacation rental company, numerous restaurant and entertainment venues, marinas, spa, plus recreational opportunities to enjoy. Learn more at

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