Captiva

South Seas Island Resort

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This 330-acre sprawling resort sits on a stretch of secluded white-sand beach that neighbors a scenic yacht harbor
  • Amenities include three outdoor pools with waterslides, a 9-hole golf course and a 4,000-square-foot spa
  • Copious dining options and kid-friendly activities on-site
  • Guests can bike, golf, snorkel, play tennis or go on a fishing charter

90%
Enjoyed This
(165 Member Ratings)
"Tennis courts, pool areas"
Rafael
Oct 09, 2018
st petersburg, FL, USA

Map & Directions

South Seas Island Resort is approximately an hour’s drive from Fort Myers and the Southwest Florida International Airport. We recommend renting a car to save on the $100 cab fare from the airport to the resort. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Sprawling across the northern region of Captiva Island, South Seas Island resort “feels as lush as its name suggests” (Fodor’s). Two and a half miles of pristine white-sand beaches hug this 330-acre nature preserve, offering a quiet, exclusive oasis just an hour’s drive from Fort Myers.

Trolley shuttles ensure guests can access the numerous on-site dining outlets and amenities. Accommodations vary across the grounds, from marina-side hotel rooms to quaint cottages, villas (condominiums) and spacious private homes

Before taking part in the resort’s copious on-site activities, head to the seashore to hunt for unique souvenirs on the property’s superb shell-hunting sands. Resident manatees and dolphins are often spotted splashing away in the nearby waters, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled not only for shells.

Tee up at the 9-hole golf course, book a treatment at the 4,000-square-foot state-of-the-art spa or take the kids to the family interactive center to enjoy an abundance of kid-friendly activities. Water sports, tennis courts, bikes and a massive pool complex are also available for guests wishing to stay active throughout their stay.

From the press:
  • “Water on three sides give the resort a delicious seclusion” -- Fodor’s

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Rates are based on two adults. Additional guests are $20 (subject to tax) per person, per night in Harbourside and 1 Bedroom Villas. Extra bed available on request: $20 (subject to tax) per night for one older child or adult in the Harbourside room only. No charge for the first Pack n' Play; $20 (plus tax) for an additional Pack n' Play. 
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Emotional Support Animals do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. A $250 penalty charge will be enforced if an animal is brought onto the property.

Fees: A $250 per night incidental hold will be placed on the debit/credit card provided at check-in.

Resort Fee of $19 ($21.09 including tax) per day for each guest 13 years and older, will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.
The Resort Fee includes:
• Free parking
• Tesla and EV charging stations
• Tennis court fees.**
• Daily trolley service throughout the Resort
• Resort pool complex amenities include poolside towels and lounge chairs
• Beach (South and Sunset Beach) amenities include beach towels and chairs
• Unlimited local phone calls
• Domestic long distance phone calls
• Guest room high speed internet
• Fitness center access
• New York Times online edition
• Cable with free movie channels (includes HBO)
• Participation in special Resort activities

**All play requires advanced reservations. Reservations may be made at the Tennis Pro-Shop at 239-472-5111 ext. 4151. All players must check in at the Tennis Pro-Shop before heading out to the courts. Instruction and equipment not included in the resort fee. Court reservations may be booked 7 days in advance of play.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

90%
Enjoyed This
(165 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for South Seas Resort (part of Interstate) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Tennis courts, pool areas
Other Comments
I have traveled to South Seas multiple times, often in groups as I have endorsed the resort to others. Will likely go elsewhere on my future trips to Sanibel/Captiva. My daughter was in a cast and not allowed to use the slides, the main reason we go to that resort. The slide rules are posted in 4 different areas, so initially it was difficult to figure it out even though she used the slides a few times given a long-sleeve UV top she had that some of the attendants missed. Imagine her disappointment that initially she could go and then no more for the rest of our stay. My objection extends to not being given the opportunity to sign a waiver of responsibility for the resort if she was to be hurt. That blind and all or none mentality is unfortunate and self-serving. It’s too bad as otherwise our stays over several years have been positive. As it is, her cast comes off today and it could have been removed a week ago - we did not foresee such stubbornness and please do not aim to spin it as it being for her safety. It was because of your fear of attorneys, plain and simple. Otherwise a waiver would have been allowed. Thank you nonetheless for the positive past stays. Rafael Harris
Rafael Oct 09, 2018 st petersburg, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location
Other Comments
This compound was beautiful, the villa/ building was dated and could use a through cleaning. The room itself was clean but the paint was peeling above the shower, the fan on the lanai needed cleaning, there were cobwebs on the outside top of the door. We enjoyed our stay however had we not gotten the deal from travel zoo I would have been upset. 1st: i requested an early check in and got to the hotel only to be told our room wasn’t ready at 2pm, she said it would only be 30 minutes but was almost an hour and 30 minutes. 2. On day of check out housekeeping knocked on our door at 9:30am despite the do not disturb sign on the door, we do not have to check out until 11, I was pretty angry about that. 3. We were told it is a cashless/cardless resort however both the ship store and provisions store took cash/card. 4. Everything closes between 9-10. If you would like a drink/coffee after a later dinner you better bring your own. 5. I would suggest if staying in a villa that you stop at a grocery store before serving as EVERYTHING is exhorbantly overpriced at the resort!!! I don’t mind pathing for things however they do t give you much information and then lock you in once you arrive. 6. When I called the night before check out to request we be able to check out at noon not 11, I was told to call back in the morning t see if that was possible, they were not very accommodating. Also each time I called the resort from the time of booking to check out each person who answered the phone was not overly friendly. Again, we enjoyed Captiva and the resort, had it not been for the excellent travel zoo deal we would not spend the money to go back.
Christina Oct 08, 2018 Park Ridge, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The clean room, comfortable bed, screened porch, welcoming and helpful staff, pretty property (easy to navigate).
Other Comments
I truly enjoyed my birthday vacation at this resort. Everyone I met was kind and helpful. I felt safe and very comfortable. There is something here for everyone. You won't be disappointed!
Karen Sep 06, 2018 Hyattsville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Trolley
Donna Sep 05, 2018 SeminoleSeminole, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything was great but one of the main pools was closed for repairs---very disappointed with the pool situation.
Stephen Sep 25, 2018 Pompano Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
pool, sunsets, general area
Other Comments
September is too hot to do much on the water and the Red Tide also limited going in the ocean
Susan Sep 22, 2018 Blacklick, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was exceptional! The island location, pools and beaches were gorgeous. They have so many family activities like fishing, boating, paddle boarding, parasailing that’s convenient and right at the resort. The rooms could use updated but the location and service was great!
Andrew Aug 19, 2018 Mars, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The amazing pools and amenities. But the staff was such a high point. They just couldn't do enough and were extremely warm and friendly. Made the visit so enjoyable!
Other Comments
We were a group of 13 family members, 5 adults and 8 kids, ages 12 to 18. We're the grandparents and our kids talked us into parasailing! It was just amazing. Time at the pool with our crazy family was the most fun. Saw some dolphins, too! Thank you, South Seas Island Resort!
Carolyn Aug 18, 2018 Deansboro, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
How much there is to do. Great dining options, nice pool.
Nicole Aug 03, 2018 Orlando, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We love everything about the resort. It was our 3rd visit, and our daughter adores Camp Skullywags and always asks to go back to see Miss Debbie and have fun with her :)
Other Comments
We were disappointed that we were unable to visit the beaches on Captiva and nearby Sanibel due to the red tide, but we’re hoping to visit again in the future
Rhadjena Aug 18, 2018 Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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