4.1 out of 5

"This is a wonderful place to stay! Lots of pools, miles of white, sand beach and loads of seashells. Plenty of restaurants and activities. Definite ... " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront resort near Captiva Beach

On the beach

Within a 10-minute walk of the resort, you'll find Alison Hagerup Beach Park and McCarthy's Marina. Also, Captiva Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and Captiva Chapel By the Sea is within 2 miles (3 km).

9-hole golf course

This smoke-free resort features a private beach, a golf course, and a marina. Relax with free beach cabanas, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, children's pool, and waterslide.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 465 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include balconies or patios, DVD players, and premium bedding.

One Bedroom Tennis Villas

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$249 per night

Harbourside Marina View Guestroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Bedroom Land's End Golf Course View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Three Bedroom Bayside Villas

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Two Bedroom, Tennis Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

One Bedroom, Beach Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

South Seas Island Resort ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for South Seas Island Resort

Everyone (11) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The resort was incredible. Super clean and the staff was amazing. The room was way over what was expected. In the first five minutes we seen dolphins just outside our window! If you stay more than a couple of days you should bring your own food cuz it is very pricey on the resort. The farmers market on Tuesdays was very nice with food trucks and something for everyone. Over all I’d go back in a heartbeat!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019

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Mar 12, 2019 by Guest Services

Dear Guest, We were delighted to have you here with us and to find your glowing review! It’s wonderful to know that you appreciated the gorgeous views from your villa and were able to visit our weekly Farmers’ Market. We know our future visitors will be grateful for your helpful tips, and we can’t wait to welcome you back! Best regards, South Seas Island Resort

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019

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Apr 3, 2019 by Guest Services

Dear Guest, We’re always happy to hear from our satisfied guests, and we appreciate you taking the time to award us your 5-star rating. Don’t be a stranger! Sincerely, South Seas Island Resort

5 out of 5

Great resort

This is a wonderful place to stay! Lots of pools, miles of white, sand beach and loads of seashells. Plenty of restaurants and activities. Definitely will come back. Only suggestion is for resort to have restrooms by the beach in the South end.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018

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Apr 9, 2018 by Isobel

Glad to hear you had a great time, look forward to welcoming you back soon

5 out of 5

Island Experience!

Overall a great island experience! Plenty of seashells, great fishing, the food is more expensive but you are on a resort.

Posted by , from indianapolis on Jun 26, 2017

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Jun 30, 2017 by Guest Services

Dear Jacquelynne, We can’t take credit for the natural beauty of Captiva Island, but we’re certainly happy that we were able to provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere where you could kick back and enjoy it all! Thank you for your wonderful comments! Come back and see us again very soon. Warm regards, South Seas Island Resort

5 out of 5

Captiva island resort stay

South Seas resort was a great vacation package for two adults. From check in to check out it was seamless. Great room with bay view. Comfortable furniture and bed. The room was immaculate with everything needed to live for a few days at the beach. Rented bikes, walked the beach and enjoyed summer in February.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

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Mar 7, 2017 by Guest Services

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to welcome you and to receive your wonderful review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed such a fun and relaxing time with us. From our sunny beaches and warm temperatures, to our bike paths across beautiful Captiva Island, we hope your vacation provided a boost of energy to get you through the rest of winter, or at least until you can come see us again! All the best, South Seas Island Resort

5 out of 5

Beautiful Resort close to the beach

Pros: We loved the location, as it was very close to the beach. In addition, we liked that you could walk off the resort to enjoy the shops and restaurants
Location: There are so many things to do nearby, a lot of fun for all ages.
Our experience was great! We were very impressed from the moment we arrived to when we left. All of the staff members were very friendly, the villas were nice, clean, and comfortable.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

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Feb 16, 2017 by Guest Services

Dear Guest, We were delighted to welcome you to South Seas on your recent island getaway, and we appreciate your great review! It’s always wonderful to see how our guests love our private location with such a wide variety of fun activities for the whole family. We hope that you and yours enjoyed a nice nature walk across the island, sliding down the water slides in our pool complex, and splashing in the surf on the beach in addition to the shops and restaurants scattered throughout our property. We look forward to seeing our returning guests year after year, and we hope you’ll make your visit to Captiva Island an annual tradition. Warm regards, South Seas Island Resort

5 out of 5

Perfect get away

Pros: Family friendly & very clean.
After checking in, I went to find our room. It was nice but I wanted a beach or pool view. I went back to the lobby & the staff quickly found another room. The manager was very sweet & accommodating to my family. The main pool is awesome. We spent my husbands birthday there. The staff even made the extra effort to hang a happy birthday sign in our cabana, which was a total surprise even to me!

Posted by , from Tampa, FL on Oct 6, 2015

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Oct 22, 2015 by South Seas Island Resort

Thank you for staying at South Seas Island Resort and sharing your experience. We appreciate you celebrating with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest Services

4 out of 5

One resort, but 2 separate experiences...

Location: Many restaurants throughout the Captiva and Sanibel island- just be prepared for some slow driving and pricey meal options.
We didn't know when booking that there was a "north end" and a "south end" to the resort. The distance between the 2 was about 1.7 miles. Not much of a problem, as the resort provided shuttle trams between the 2 areas for convenience, BUT the 2 ends are somewhat different. If you're looking for a quieter stay (more for couples) I'd stay on the south end. If you're a family with kids or with a smaller group of people, I'd stay on the north side. North side has a couple restaurants, 3 pools and the water slides as well as a tiki bar- definitely a more "fun" scene/atmosphere. The beaches were easily accessible and were beautiful- resort provided towels and chairs to lay on as well as umbrellas. We were lucky to see dolphins swimming in the water a couple times. Our room had a small kitchen w/ fridge, stove, microwave- we grocery shopped off the island and was able to save some money by having drinks there and breakfast each morning. Definitely a great feature for us. Room was kept very clean by housekeeping- they were very friendly as well. :)

Posted by , from Buffalo, NY on Oct 1, 2015

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Oct 6, 2015 by South Seas Island Resort

Hello, Ashley, and thank you for staying at South Seas Island Resort. We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Captiva Island soon. With warm regards, Neil Swetz Director of Guest Services, South Seas Island Resort

3 out of 5

Definitely for families

Pros: Sunset Beach was nice- Luis and Garth were fantastic! Having your chairs and umbrella set up for you on the beach with service was nicely done.
Location: Mucky Duck is great for the sunset party. Bubble Room is pasts its prime and not worth it.
My friends and I were looking forward to a girls' trip, and heard Captiva was lovely. Which it is. The front desk neglected to explain when taking my credit card for the daily resort fee that a $600 hold would be put on my card, for any incidentals, which I think is ridiculous. They also neglected to give my friends the coupon book that came with their package until the day before we left. The staff varied from those who didn't really seem to care about customer service, to those who were really wonderful and made the stay worthwhile (Luis at the Sunset Beach rentals and Garth who was a server at the beach and restaurants were just exceptional!). The other notable item is pretty much every bar and restaurant close at 9 or 10pm, so if you want to go out with your friends, don't plan on staying close to the resort. I wouldn't come back, but overall we enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Sep 7, 2015

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Sep 10, 2015 by South Seas Island Resort

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. I am disappointed to read of some of the mistakes we made during your visit. I hope that you will consider us in the future and allow us to provide a stay more in line with the exceptional reviews we typically receive. As a point of clarification for future guests, we do place an authorization hold on the method of payment at checkin. As a no cash resort, all F&B and recreation is charged back to the room. We typically hold the remaining room and tax (if applicable) about $200 per day for anticipated incidentals, and release any excess authorization at checkout. We highly recommend using a credit card at checkin, regardless of desired method of payment upon checkout. When using a debit card for the authorization, the hold takes funds out of your checking account and that can be an issue. With warm regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest Services, South Seas Island Resort

5 out of 5

Best trip ever

My husband and I chose this place for a belated honeymoon. We could not have been happier with our choice. Everything about this place is awesome. I do give forewarning though. If your expecting excellent wifi Don't. Remember it is an Island.

Posted by , from Titusville Florida on Sep 1, 2015

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Sep 10, 2015 by South Seas Island Resort

Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We're honored you chose South Seas Island Resort for your honeymoon and glad you were thrilled with your stay. Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest Services, South Seas Island Resort

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the white sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or kick back in the shade with complimentary cabanas and umbrellas. Summer fun is a breeze at South Seas Island Resort, where you can play a round of golf at the golf course and cool off in one of the 8 outdoor swimming pools. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. This beach resort also offers a children's pool, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Captiva resort is smoke free.

  • 465 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 8
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 10
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) (61.2 km / 38.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

South Seas Island Resort offers 465 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

Harbourside Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

The Pointe - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves lunch only. A children's menu is available.

Onsite venue #3 - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Ships Store - This delicatessen serves breakfast and lunch.

Captiva Provision Co - This delicatessen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 9-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including a private beach, outdoor tennis courts, and a marina. 8 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a spa tub, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

A resort fee is collected at the property for guests 13 years and older. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 21.09 per person, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 24 and USD 44 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Seas Resort
  • South Seas
  • South Seas Island
  • South Seas Island Resort
  • South Seas Resort
  • South Seas Island Resort Captiva
  • South Seas Island Captiva
  • South Seas Island Hotel Captiva Island
  • South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island, Florida
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  • South Seas Island Captiva