The drive up through Sanibel to Captiva Island was relaxing in itself. Once over the bridge that takes you to these connected islands, we turned off the AC, rolled down the windows, took in the fresh, salty, warm air and instantly felt our blood pressure lower. Brightly colored shell shacks, restaurants and boutique hotels are sprinkled in between huge homes with names like “lazy days” and “dolphin den.” We know this because of their front yard signs that display them, taking the place of impersonal house numbers. After stopping for a short shelling excursion (I was on a personal mission) we pulled into ‘Tween Waters Inn, a traditional Floridian style hotel in between the bay and the Gulf. Hot pink, lavender, yellow, blue and orange cottages are nestled in with 3 larger blocks of hotel rooms that surround the refreshing pool that was calling our names. After a quick swim, I headed to their newly remodeled spa for a manicure.
With natural bamboo embossed flooring and vaulted cypress ceilings, the facility at ‘Tween Waters Inn offers 4,000-plus square feet of the most luxurious amenities on Captiva. Four specially crafted jetted pedicure stations fill the salon, while nail and hair stations have an air and water solutions bio hygienic ventilation system. The Spa offers all hand made and individually packaged Farmhouse Fresh nail products, reviewed and endorsed by Oprah, as well as OPI and CND nail lacquers.
‘Tween Waters Inn is very laid back, and so is their spa. They immediately offered me tea, lemon water and magazines while my hands were busy being pampered. My nails and hands thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and I loved the Farmhouse Fresh products! I was also able to take a quick peek into some of their treatments rooms after my manicure. Decor in shades of green, tan and brown made the rooms cozy while giant windows (covered for privacy) opened onto the bay and pool to give the rooms an airy feeling.