With beaches white as lace and wedding's album settings, Casa Ybel Resort Thistle Lodge makes your walk down the aisle an isle fantasy. Gracing the secluded, shell-strewn beaches of tropical Sanibel Island, Florida, Casa Ybel Resort weddings can be as grand or intimate as you've always dreamed.
Say your I DO's beneath swaying coconut palms on the beach, in our grand old-island manor, or under a lakeside gazebo in our nature sanctuary. Thistle Lodge has been hosting weddings for more than 100 years. In fact, the romantic old-island beach manor was first built by a turn-of-last-century groom as a wedding present to his betrothed. Casa Ybel continues a tradition of romance, flowers, and balmy sunsets in breath-taking beachside surroundings with top-notch service and distinctive catering packages.
There's no place like Casa Ybel for a rich variety of exquisite ceremony sitesRelaxation and recreation are one in the same at Casa Ybel Resort - Sanibel Island, Florida Beach Rentals - Guests can enjoy Sanibel’s 14 miles of world famous beach from the comfort of their individually placed beach equipment. Guests can pick from a variety of equipment including, chaise lounges, umbrella, and cabanas.
Bicycles – Rentals are available on property for bikes, kiddy carts, baby-seats, tug-a-bugs and tandem bikes. Helmets and locks are available upon request. Enjoy Sanibels 23 miles of paved bike paths. This is a great way to see the island!
Casa Get Fit Kits -We invite you to exercise in the privacy and comfort of your own room. Our various kits are available for a full day's rental. You can choose from Yoga Fit Kits, Pilates Fit Kits and Aerobic Fit Kits. Kits includes video with coordinating workout accessories such as mats, resistance bands, hand weights blocks and straps.
Casa Kids Club - Our Recreation Department offers half-day camps, arts and crafts activities, and family activities daily. Learn more at Casa Kid's ClubGolf - Southwest Florida is a golfer's paradise. The area has challenging courses, many within driving distance from Casa Ybel Resort. Our staff is always available to help with tee times.
In-Room Spa Services - We offer a variety of Tropical Victorian Day Spa Services created exclusively for Casa Ybel by Sbarras Day Spa Services. Enjoy Massage Services such as Seaside Dream Massage, CYR Sports Massage & Victorian Rose Petal Massage. Facial and Nail Services also available in the privacy of your beachfront Suite. Ask about a Coconut Sugar Cane & Mango Island Body Scrubs, too! We offer a variety of Sbarra Spa Services in the comfort and privacy of guest suites.
Recreation Concierge Services - Let our Guest Services Team help you plan your vacation! Our dedicated and experienced team can handle groups and individual guest needs, prior to arrival or during your stay. While not all services are available on property, we can assist you to coordinate: Babysitting, Charters, Dining Reservations, Local Attractions, Photography, Spa Services; Tee Times or Transportation
Swimming Pool - Our beachside swimming pool is the heart of the resort playground. Our guests gather here year-round to enjoy family fun or relaxation in the sun. The depth of the Olympic sized pool ranges from 4 - 11 feet. We also have a wading pool for younger swimmers with depths ranging from 1 - 2 feet.
Tennis - We have six newly resurfaced laykold courts and the availability of a resident tennis professional. We are happy to assist in arranging lessons, clinics, and partner matching for our guests of all ages.
Volleyball - Beach volleyball is a popular sport at Casa Ybel. We offer sand courts and ball check-out. Watersports - The Recreation team will be happy to assist you with reservations off-property for parasailing, windsurfing, jet-ski rentals, and more. Basketball Hoop, Bocce Ball, Horseshoes and Shuffleboard Courts are also available.