See what our guests are saying about
their time at The Coral Reef


Relaxing, secluded best vacation ever!

The home was beautiful with all the amenities needed. It is great to be able to have access to a large home for a large group. We all loved the private pool with the outside living area. Simply amazing. North Captiva is breathtaking and the people that work on the island are very helpful and friendly.

Only suggestion is to have a flashlight on hand just in case the power would go out as we did experience during a small storm that came through while we were there. Wonderful all around experience! We will be back!
— Donnie W

Perfect, relaxing vacation

We stayed for a week with 6 adults and 2 young children. Home was comfortable with easy beach access. We were looking for quiet and relaxing and we found it. Once you meet the challenge of getting to No Captiva, you never want to leave. We were fortunate to have a glorious week of weather and hope we can do it again. A vacation I will never forget!
— Patricia J

Relaxing place to stay

My wife and I stayed at the Coral Reef for two weeks. The house was quite comfortable and the island is very quiet and relaxing. I wish I would have discovered North Captiva while I was still working as it would have been a great place to decompress. We took advantage of the gas grill most nights and during the day took advantage of the beautiful beach which is a short walk from the house. As a bonus, the house has the Big Ten network which allowed me to follow my favorite team.
— Spartan Boston


Perfect location for the beach. House was big and the view of the sunset from the porch was outstanding. Grilled outside one night and used the pool. Had 4 couples in total for a couple of nights and we had plenty of room. Sherman was very helpful and responsive to any questions we may have had. If anyone thinking of going to North Captiva recommend this house as your first choice. Also the use of the NCIC pools and bar was a great asset with the heated pools and use of Kayak’s, bikes, etc. We plan on doing this again. Thanks Mark and Sherman for a great stay. Also Ella took great care of us at the Over the Water Restaurant.
— Bill L

Island Paradise

We stayed at the Coral Reef for a week in October. We went with our children and grandchildren and had a wonderful time. The house was beautiful and the kitchen had everything we needed. There was a beautiful outdoor kitchenette near the pool. The pool was the perfect size for young grandchildren and they enjoyed using it. It was nice to be able to walk to the beach or take the golf cart. We were also close to the nature preserve with a trail to the beach at the end of the island. The beach there was very beautiful as was the one at the end of the road. It was nice to be able to use the hot tub and pool at the club as well as borrow their kayaks. My family also enjoyed using the tennis courts at the club. They even had bikes that could be used. If you’re looking for a place with lots of touristy things to do this may not be the place for you..... But if you want a place to enjoy the natural beauty of Florida and relax look no further. We would highly recommend the Coral Reef. Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us!
— Ann J

An amazing and memorable trip

We booked The Coral Reef Home knowing nothing about North Captiva Island. We had ages 8-77. The Island and home has plenty to do for all ages. No one was bored. The home has plenty of room for many people. Never felt we were in each other people’s space. Couple of things we know for the next time we go... We will not bring as many clothes. No makeup or hair products needed. Which I never thought those words would ever come out of my mouth. Very freeing!!! Loved it.

Fishing is a must on the beach so bring poles. We stopped at Walmart and bought 2 on the way there and wish we had bought a couple more.

Food...I think we would bring our own groceries next time. Or have Publix pack up and we pick up and bring on the water taxi. We took Island Girl Water Taxi and would go thru them again. The guys working the boats were great. Got the dolphins to play in the wake of the boat. And they are on “Island time”, My daughter flew in mid week and was running a few minutes late reserved ferry time, the driver of the car service called Island Girl and they waited for her. We also love Island Time. :) We have incorporated it into our life back at home as much as possible.

We will be going back to North Captiva and wouldn’t hesitate to stay at The Coral Reef again. The island is a great way to unplug ourselves from our hectic running from here to there by this specific time lives. Everyone could just truly relax.

My only disappointment was that a week was not long enough. And that was felt but every family member. My dad (77) has asked to go back again. Which we are going to try to figure out. :)
— Jackie C

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