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

Enjoyed This
(173 Member Ratings)
"Beautiful grounds, access to both pool and beach, friendly staff"
Nov 14, 2018
West Chester, PA, 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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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



  • 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)


  • 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


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


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms


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 US$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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

Enjoyed This
(173 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
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful grounds, access to both pool and beach, friendly staff
Other Comments
We were amazed by the property and its location.
Bill Nov 14, 2018 West Chester, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The deal was really good for the resort compared to other rates out there. It's a beautiful property -- good pool for the kids, great beaches.
Other Comments
Make a point to see the sunset every night. The par-3 golf course is great for beginners -- not a lot of water and wide fairways. The pools are really good for kids -- and they are heated! Make sure to rent a bike while you are there -- it's a big resort!
Andrew Nov 12, 2018 Chatham, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
excellent staff at check-in, Cleanliness of resort. beauty of landscaping and plants. Serene tropical atmosphere.
Other Comments
There was a misunderstanding about the room rate and the Desk attendant cleared it up right away with kindness and great results. I think her name is Cerly.
Christine C. Nov 05, 2018 Alpharetta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Resort pool complex with views of bay and wildlife.
Mary Ellen Nov 02, 2018 Kissimmee, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful scenery and friendly staff.
Jennifer Nov 01, 2018 Bonita Springs, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Golfing and going on the catamaran
Other Comments
We thought the food was ok not great and drinks very high price
Cynthia Nov 01, 2018 Largo, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed all of the surrounding nature and peacefulness. We saw so many manatees, dolphins, and many gorgeous birds. We had fun riding bikes around the island and the sunset was amazing.
Tara Oct 31, 2018 Fort Myers, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The condo was lovely and well located with a good view and ease to restaurants, shopping, beaches.
Ed Oct 21, 2018 The Villages, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was warm and welcoming
Dave Oct 16, 2018 delray beach, FL, USA
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

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