Plan to Celebrate Mother’s Day Island Style

It’s not too early to start thinking about how to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 12. Take advantage of all the shops and restaurants that have re-opened on Sanibel and Captiva. VIP Realtor Mike Billheimer is delighted to announce that the Lighthouse Cafe is now open for business in its new location, 1020 Periwinkle Way, serving breakfast and lunch. Personally, I am not waiting for Mother’s Day to stop in and enjoy some of the best blueberry pancakes I’ve ever had. Everything is good there so you can’t go wrong! And if you are not in town, you can always call and order some merch! 239.472.0303

VIP Realtor and Sanibel Kiwanian Joel Goodman has a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift that will also support the good works of the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club. Purchase a Diner Delight Coupon Book. These coupons, which are valid from May to December, feature great places on the island to eat and enjoy an adult beverage. These books will save you up to $350 but only cost $40! Coupon books can be purchased at many island businesses such as Jerry’s, Pac-N-Ship and the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce. For information to buy them locally or by mail, to to

McIntosh Books sells the Kiwanis coupon book as well as other books, cards and gifts. See Rebecca for current suggestions like Erik Larson’s latest “The Demon of Unrest”. You can also ask her to reserve a signed copy of Randy Wayne White’s Doc Ford book to be released in June… time for Father’s Day!

For a current list of businesses and restaurants open on Sanibel and Captiva, go to the Chamber website at

You can keep it simple and go to the beach and collect beautiful shells for Mom. Or you can fulfill Mom’s dream of living on an island! Now, that would be the ultimate Mother’s Day Gift! Stop by VIP Realty, 1560 Periwinkle Way and talk to one of our experienced realtors about how to make that happen. We make dreams come true and so can you!

Photo courtesy of George Dolgikh

VIP Realty Sanibel Captiva is open for your convenience Monday – Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Sunday: 10AM-5PM 239. 472.5187

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