2823 W Gulf Dr

Sanibel, FL 33957

(239) 472-1353

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We are happy to announce that construction for the new Shalimar Beach Resort will begin early next year. After many months of planning and deliberation, we are proud to present our vision as rendered in the images below. The journey to get to them has not been an easy one. While our original goal was to rebuild everything as it was before, we learned that over one-third of our property was deemed unbuildable as a result of new city and state regulations. Working with one of the most celebrated architects in the state of Florida, we are excited to introduce our final plan of ten one-bedroom cottages, two two-bedroom cottages, twenty-one hotel rooms with a rooftop deck, and a beach-facing pool with hot tub. With a new higher elevation, each accommodation will take advantage of spectacular views of the Gulf and sunset. Keeping a similar aesthetic style to the one that came before and lush landscaping, the new Shalimar will be a balanced blend of old Florida charm and elevated modernity. While only an image now, Shalimar Beach Resort will truly come to life when it welcomes back our dearly missed guests. We can’t wait to see our dream turn to reality and look forward to the years of progress ahead.

The New Old Florida

Beauty & Relaxation on the Gulf

Settled directly on the soft, white sand shore of the Gulf of Mexico, Shalimar is an Old Florida-style resort of 33 units, offering fun and relaxation in a peaceful, pristine atmosphere. Whether you wish to celebrate a romantic retreat or a family holiday, Shalimar provides quality accommodations for all your needs.

Have the beach at your doorstep in one of the spacious motel efficiencies, or enjoy modern comfort and convenience in a one-bedroom cottage or two-bedroom apartment. All the natural wonders of the island are right at hand, so you can relax by the pool in the shade of lush palm trees, take a dip in the gentle waves of the Gulf, or delight in a spectacular sunset from your balcony.

Endless Amenities

Tennis courts, golf courses, a recreation center, and water sports opportunities are all nearby. Shalimar’s convenient location near the south center of the island also makes Sanibel’s unique shops, restaurants, theaters, and art galleries easily accessible.

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a seasonal retreat,
Shalimar Cottages & Motel has something to fit your vacation needs.

Discover Sanibel Island

Those seeking more excitement might rent a bicycle on the property to explore the island, a long-time home to loggerhead turtles, dolphins, alligators, and countless species of birds and fish. The famous JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, an estuary paradise for magnificent wildlife, is only ten minutes away. 

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Tasteful Accomodations

At Shalimar, our focus is on our guests’ experience — that’s why we take so much pride in our cottages, apartments, & efficiencies. We spare no detail when it comes to cleanliness and quality, and we believe it shows.

Each accommodation is tastefully decorated and fully furnished with modern amenities. Sliding glass doors lead to screened sitting areas that allow guests to take in the outdoors. Enjoy a true Sanibel Island cottage experience whether you stay for a day, a week, or a month.

Sand & Sunsets

Your stay at Shalimar is almost guaranteed to be a success due to its location mere footsteps from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With 300 feet of private beachfront, Shalimar guests get to experience the best in swimming, sunning, shelling and fishing. Sunsets are legendary at our Gulf Front cottages, and are best enjoyed with a simple cocktail, chairs on the beach, and good company.


Shalimar is located on Sanibel Island, one of Southwest Florida’s well-preserved tropical sanctuaries, and among the nation’s most highly sought-after vacation spots. The property sits surrounded by restaurants and shopping of all price points and prestige levels, as well as a local botanical garden and a bird and wildlife sanctuary.