Goodbye for Now
As humans, it’s natural and all too easy for us to become emotionally attached to certain objects. We tend to fall in love, or at least hold close fond memories, of the pleasantries that we’ve enjoyed with a certain car, a special home, a wonderful vacation destination.
So it’s with sadness I must report that after 70-plus years at the very place where paradise meets paradise — Blind Pass — Castaways Beach & Bay Cottages will be “signing off” for now but planning a next generation of resort as our time and energy allow.
As a boy, my parents were regular visitors to both of our islands. I clearly remember being just as excited crossing the big Causeway Bridge as I was crossing the little Blind Pass Bridge. In both cases, sunshine and swimming and all the fun of a beach vacation were just ahead, in real time and in memories.
Over the years, thousands of you too have these same emotions and memories of our beloved Castaways. The resort truly was the best of “Olde Florida” and it was easy to meet so many fans, from all over the world, who had been staying at Castaways for 10, 20, 30 or more years. That’s a lot of love.
As for the future, we at Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts look forward to someday welcoming the next great destination resort at Blind Pass — one that’ll honor the great traditions of Castaways Cottages.
We thank you for your support, and I encourage you to share your Castaways stories with us as often as you’d like.
Doug Babcock | President & Chief Executive Officer
Rhys and May Babcock on their first visit to Castaways Cottages, 2008.