Every year my extended family converges on this resort.We have been coming here for over 13 years. It is quiet and relaxing and offers lots of activities for every age group. We stay in the Cottages each year and they are always well equipped and generally clean. The North end of the Resort is where most of the day time activities are located. Staying down this end allows us the ability for everyone to do what they want to yet still be somewhat together. Our children can have some autonomy to go around the pools, game room, fish dock and even to Scoops and Slices(pizza and ice cream) without supervision. It is extremely safe and they can roam freely. (Kids are now 12 and 14and have been coming here their whole lives) The resort has two main pools along with another waterslide/zero entry pool. Each of the individual accommodation complexes has a pool as well with the exception of the Cottages. Their pool was "given up" to add the waterslide pool. Finding chairs can sometimes be challenging if you get to the main pools after 10am. The beach is also very nice and has non-motorized water sports available there as well. For motorized water sports head to the desk at the fish dock. Para sailing and jet skies, etc can be rented there. The prices aren't cheap but little is on Captiva. The golf course is a Par 3 executive course and pretty nice too. We take our kids out on it, great for beginner golfers even with all the water hazards. In the evening take a stroll around the Marina area and look for Manatees. (a great time passer for the little ones before dinner.) The only draw back to this resort is that the restaurants are not spectacular. I highly recommend leaving the resort at night and going to The Green Flash, Key Lime Bistro (they have music) or Old Captiva House. You can take the trolley to the south end of the resort and walk into town. Lots of people rave about the Bubble Room and Mucky Duck and I have no idea why. Neither are worth visiting. They are mediocre at best. On the resort each complex has gas grills so plan on a nice BBQ and catching the sunset at the beach as an alternative. On your way into Captiva you can stop at the grocery store in Sanibel and get a few things. The Provisions Store and Ships Stores on property are very expensive and very limited. This vacation is best enjoyed while the sun is up. The "night life" is minimal. Years ago there was a piano bar and formal dinning restaurant but no longer. Other than the music at Key Lime there isn't much happening. So get up early and soak up all this resort has to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South Seas Island Resort is located on 330-acres on tropical Captiva Island, on the west coast of Florida, just off the beaches of Fort Myers, Fl. South Seas is an iconic resort village combining a natural wonderland with modern resort amenities and accommodations. The resort offers many styles and sizes of accommodations including guestrooms, one to three bedroom villas (condominiums), cottages and spacious private homes. Activities at the resort include tennis, golf, water sports programs including kayak tours, boating and parasailing. Kids will have a great time at the Sanibel Sea School while learning about the surrounding environment. Enjoy three lagoon style pools, complete with private cabanas located at the Pointe and H2Whoa! With two fun water slides. The resort also features some of the best shelling in the world on the miles of sugar sand beach. For relaxation, the Kay Casperson Boutique and Spa is located in the South Village, providing special pampering with a complete spa treatment menu.Dining at South Seas Island Resort is as varied as the activities, with The Harbourside Bar and Grill and The Pointe located at North Pointe. Visit Scoops & Slices, located next to The Pointe, for ice cream or coal fired pizza. In the South Village, other options include Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, Starbucks and the Captiva Provision Company, a gourmet deli. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- South Seas Island Hotel Captiva Island
- South Seas Island Captiva
- South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island, Florida