The Weather is Cooling Down, but the Fishing is Hot at Sanctuary RV Resort

The latest end-of-September/beginning-of-October fishing reports indicate that Sanctuary RV Resort favorites redfish, snook, and snapper are in abundance off the coast, and they are biting! Cooling temperatures don’t have to mean an end to the fun that Sanctuary and Bonita Springs, FL, have to offer. If you’re heading our way to camp and take your boat or a chartered trip onto the water, here’s some tips!


  • Snook season just opened on September 1, a boon for fisherfolk! Snook can make for an exciting catch, as many fight hard and jump on the line.
  • The jury is out on snook appetites. Many fishermen swear by live bait, while others swear that snook prefer an easy, dead meal.
  • If you use live bait, try shrimp, pilchards, mullet, or sardines, but any small fish will do to capture the snook’s attention.
  • If using dead bait, think big! Try mullet heads or ladyfish halves fished on the bottom.
  • Fish near docks and mangroves, and be sure to test waters during different stages of tide, or try fishing at night near the full moon.


  • Fresh cut mullet is a popular bait for redfish, but pinfish also renders positive results on the water! Our area is great for catching baitfish by the netful!
  • These popular fish are easiest to catch first thing in the morning in shallows or later in the afternoon in deeper waters.
  • Redfish, along with other popular catches, cling close to docks, mangroves, any other structure, and ambush bait quickly. As summer draws to an end, numbers are only increasing, with water temperatures lingering around the 80s!
  • Don’t forget, Red October is coming!


  • Stay near the shore for the best snapper bite.
  • The biggest snappers can be caught after sunset, with chum in the water to get them good and hungry for your line.
  • Pilchards, pinfish, and shrimp make great live bait for snappers, but with enough chum, lures are also likely to bring in a good haul.

As always, be sure to check on regulations for numbers, weights, and licenses.

Have you had success snagging snook, redfish, or snapper recently around Bonita Springs? Tell us all about it on our Facebook page! Ready to book your next stay at Sanctuary? Book entirely online or give us a call, and don’t forget to check our current specials!

Skip the Snow: Start Your Winter Season Now!

Many RVers plan their entire years around their travel plans. Long trips to tropical places might be an annual escape from the biting winter air in your home state (or country!), and Florida is one of the most popular destinations for seasonal RV travelers! Nothing is nicer than a heated pool or sand between your toes when you know the alternative involves scraping a windshield or shoveling a driveway.

When something out of the blue happens (like a global pandemic) it can be jarring and disappointing to have plans pulled out from under your feet. How can you prevent that feeling this winter RV season? If you haven’t started planning this winter’s trip and you are ready to get on the road safely, now is the time!

Though this year has been tough for those who love to travel, it does offer a great opportunity to head out on your winter RV trip a little earlier than intended. But with many others’ travel plans shifting as well, you may find that your favorite site at a certain resort is already booked up! Consider booking early or looking into earlier or longer stays to make sure you don’t run into any booking hiccups.

At Sanctuary RV Resort, we have all the amenities to make your winter RV travels something to write home about. As you plan your winter escape, keep an eye on our Specials or subscribe to our newsletter to learn first-hand all of the activities coming down the pipe. Questions? Ready to book? Give us a call, or book entirely online.

Howl, Woof, Yippie! Dog-Friendly RV Travel Destinations

There’s nothing quite like traveling with your best friend. Your dog is always by your side on your adventures, and as your pup sticks their head out the passenger window of your RV, you might be thinking of ways to make your vacation more enjoyable for your furry sidekick.

Our dog-friendly amenities make Sanctuary RV Resort the perfect place to stay with all members of your family—Rover included. We have two spots specifically for your dog to enjoy: a fenced park for small dogs, and an off-leash area for large dogs to romp in. But don’t forget to always clean up after your furry friends!

If your pup needs to stretch their four legs off-property, there are plenty of local parks for you and Rover to explore. Florida is brimming with lush wildlife for curious sniffers, and shores for dogs who like to hit the water snout-first. Nearby Barkingham Dog Park is a great place to spend an afternoon with your dog. There are on-lead trails for you and your buddy to scout out. When you’re done hiking, two separate off-leash enclosures await.

When you need a place to “bark” your RV after a long day, browse the available specials at Sanctuary RV Resort, and when you’re ready to reserve your spot, give our office a call at 239.310.6345 or use the promo codes to book online!

Stroll Through September

Why is September the perfect time of year to visit Florida? Once the hottest heat of summer is over, September is nestled between Labor Day beach crowds and winter travelers from less tropical places. Sanctuary RV Resort is thankful to be at the heart of Florida, tucked between Fort Myers and Naples. If you’re in the area, consider taking an afternoon away from the bustle to slow down and soak up Florida’s natural beauty.

And there’s no better way to enjoy Florida than outdoors! There’s plenty of natural spaces to explore when the crowds have cleared. Take a stroll to some of these nearby parks and wildlife areas and see what makes Septembers in Florida so special:

  • Bring the family on a hiking trip in Picayune Strand State Forest, where you can spend the day on a 3.2 mile hiking trail or a 22 mile equestrian trail
  • Pack your binoculars and looks for creatures in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
  • Feel the freedom of cypress swamps and floodplains at Bird Rookery Swamp Trail, where you can explore 12 miles of trails and a 1500 ft. wheelchair accessible boardwalk
  • Explore local waterfowl and fishing at Miromar Lakes or one of Florida’s more than 3 million acres of lakes

These are only a few options from the countless parks, rivers, and beaches Florida has to offer! Stretch your legs, look at the beauty around you, and enjoy everything that makes September in Florida great.

When you need a place to park after a day of adventure, browse the available specials at Sanctuary RV Resort, and when you’re ready to reserve your spot, give our office a call at 239.310.6345 or use the promo codes to book online!

Stay and Save at Sanctuary RV Resort

There’s still time to save!

You won’t believe the deals available to first-time and returning visitors to Sanctuary RV Resort this September! All of our specials are subject to availability and could have additional restrictions, so make sure to book now and start planning a great time at Sanctuary RV!

  • Book by September 23 to take 25% off of a week-long stay! Use code 25WEEK.
  • BOGO a go-go with our Fall into Florida FALLBOGO promotion. For a vacation of at least 2 nights and a maximum of 6 nights, buy one night and get one night free!
  • Give us a call to Park and Stay at Sanctuary, occupying the site for up to 10 nights per month, for $399. This special isn’t available for booking online.

Browse all the specials we have available online, and when you’re ready to reserve your spot, give our office a call at 239.310.6345 or book entirely online using our promo codes!

Don’t Rain on My Vacation! How to Spend a Rainy Day at an RV Resort

You’ve made plans, you’ve booked your trip… but the weather had other ideas. What do you do on a rainy day when you’re vacationing in an RV? Sanctuary RV Resort has a few ideas.

Stay Inside

  • Visit an indoor attraction. Call ahead and check on admission and hours, and then set off for your day of fun inside. It might not be what you originally planned to do, but the unexpected has a lot to offer! There are many options for museums, activities, and shopping indoors near Sanctuary RV Resort.
  • Head to the Clubhouse. Our activities room frequently has something going on! Game, craft, or dance with the whole family!
  • Curl up in your RV. Embrace the rest and relaxation! Schedule a movie marathon with popcorn and treats. Dig out your stash of craft supplies and knit a pair of socks or create art of your trip to share with friends and family back home. Plan a gaming tournament – the winner chooses dinner!

Venture Out

  • Take a Hike. Whether you’re puddle-jumping or really hitting the trail, as long as you aren’t afraid of getting soaked or muddy, a walk in the rain can be a delightful change of pace! You could even take your pup for a rainy romp in the Sanctuary RV Resort dog run. There’s no wrong way to embrace the rain outdoors!
  • Hit the Beach. When it’s raining, the beach is a whole new experience. And if conditions are safe, you can even take a dip to wash off the sand. Watch your footsteps fill up with rain water from above and the sea from below.

No one anticipates dealing with a rainy day on their vacation, but with a little preparation and flexibility, your RV trip will be one to remember–even with the rain! Sanctuary RV Resort is a great place to stay, rain or shine. Looking for a deal on your RV getaway? Check out our specials! And when you’re ready to book, you can make your reservation online or by calling the office at 239.310.6345. We can’t wait to see you!

How to Make Summer Last All Year Long

Florida summers are like nothing else in the world. Those who take long-term or permanent vacations to the beautiful state of Florida often feel as if summer never ends. But if you’re feeling the stress of the end of another summer and getting back to work and school, it might be hard to keep the summer fun feelings going. Don’t let Florida’s fun and natural beauty pass you by! Check out these tips to make sure your eternal summer never gets boring.

Take a hike!

Don’t let your daily routine keep you in your seat all day. Returning to work and school can mean a more sedentary lifestyle, so mix it up by finding new ways to keep active. Gather up the family to take Fido for a nightly walk, or change up your usual route so that everyone has new sights to see. Sanctuary gives your furry friends their own spaces to relax with a dog park and off-leash area.

Break out the grill!

Nothing tastes more like summer than a freshly-grilled meal, but grilling with the family doesn’t have to be limited to burgers, steaks, and hot dogs. Experiment with new dishes and entrees. Challenge your friends and family to try new foods that might not be grilling staples (watermelon, anyone?). Better yet, find new foods to roast over a campfire! Fire-roasted veggies like corn on the cob taste even better when cooked over an open flame.

Hit the water!

Sanctuary is only a short drive or day trip from what visitors love most about Florida—beaches! Aside from these sandy sanctuaries, Florida is overflowing with natural waterways. Fall is a great time to try fishing for the first time (or the millionth!). Sanctuary is home to a heated free-form pool, so no matter the weather you’ll always have a place to make a splash.

Looking for the right RV resort to spend your eternal summer? Sanctuary RV Resort is waiting for you. Check out our current promotions and book your stay today!

Ready to BOGO at Sanctuary this Fall?

Now through the end of September, when you book one night at Sanctuary RV Resort, you get one free! This deal is good for a maximum of 6 nights, which gives you plenty of time to relax and explore all that Sanctuary RV Resort and the town of Bonita Springs have to offer. Enjoy pool weather well into the fall, experience Bonita Beach, or take day trips to attractions in Orlando or Miami! Sanctuary RV Resort is an all-ages resort, and we welcome the four-legged friends who join you on your travels.

The time—and the price—is right. Whether Sanctuary RV Resort is around the corner or across the continent, take advantage of the FALLBOGO promotion now. And if this special doesn’t match up with your plans, check out all of the discounts Sanctuary RV Resort has to offer!

When you’re ready to book your stay, give our office a call at 239.310.6345 or book entirely online!

Why Stay at an All-Ages RV Resort?

When choosing stops along a route for an RV vacation, or when reviewing options for a destination or long-term stay, there’s no end to the options! Whittling down the categories can be a month-long endeavor or a quick Google as you approach an area. So what makes you choose one RV Resort over another? And why should you make the decision to stay at an all-ages RV resort?

One of the biggest reasons is to be surrounded by other travelers, residents, and seasonal residents who are looking for the same thing in a resort that you are. An all-ages RV resort has all the basics that you’d expect from an RV resort, and caters to the needs of adults, seniors, and children. If you are looking for a social experience where you’ll meet peers who enjoy travel and relaxation while keeping the kids entertained, there’s no better place to stay than an all-ages RV resort!

Sanctuary RV Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida, is proud to be an all-ages RV resort! When staying at Sanctuary, seasoned RVers, family vacationers and first-timers will find a community centered around you! Our amenities are all about relaxation and fun for all ages.

Looking for a destination or way-point near Fort Myers, Naples, and Cape Coral? Special discounts are available through October. Check back often to see our new specials!

Spend the Week at Sanctuary

Are you experiencing the end-of-July, social-distancing blues? Sanctuary RV Resort has plenty to offer! And with our weekly stay discount still available, there’s no excuse not to come spend the week with us!

Here’s just a sampling of what you can enjoy during your week at Sanctuary RV Resort:

  • Relax poolside
  • Embrace quality time with your dog in our leash-free areas
  • Shop at Flamingo Island Flea Market
  • Walk along the beaches
  • Catch dinner in the Gulf of Mexico and grill it by your RV
  • Kick back and read the latest bestsellers or your favorite romance
  • Enjoy the freshest seafood at local restaurants, and
  • Hit the links at one of the many nearby golf courses

We’ll see you soon!