Captiva

South Seas Island Resort

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly, 330-acre resort sprawling over the northern third of Captiva Island
  • 2.5 miles of white-sand beaches hug the property’s perimeter, giving off a secluded feel
  • On-site golf course is “one of the most picturesque 9-holers anywhere” (Frommer’s)
  • Copious dining options, kid-friendly activities and a 4,000-square-foot spa on site

88%
Enjoyed This
(238 Member Ratings)
"amenities at the beach and pool"
Felicia
Oct 06, 2017
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

Map & Directions

South Seas Island Resort is approximately an hour’s drive from Fort Myers and the Southwest Florida International Airport. Cab fare from the airport to the resort is approximately $100.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Sprawling across the entire northern third 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 and secluded oasis just an hour’s drive from Fort Myers.

Trolley shuttles ensure guests can easily traverse the whopping acreage, zipping through the property’s ever-green mangrove forests to 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 and amenities, 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 “one of the most picturesque 9-holers anywhere” (Frommer’s), 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
  • “Its Gulfside golf course is one of the most picturesque 9-holers anywhere” – Frommer’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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Rates are based on two adults. Children 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Additional guests are $20 per person, per night. Extra bed available on request: $20 per night for one older child or adult in the Harbourside room only. Pack n' Play available on request. No charge for first crib; $20 for additional crib.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A $250/night hold will be placed for incidentals for all reservations at time of check-in.A daily Resort Fee of $21.09 (tax inclusive) per person age 13 and over, per night applies and is included in the total price shown on 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

88%
Enjoyed This
(238 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for South Seas Resort (part of Interstate) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
amenities at the beach and pool
Other Comments
travel zoo deal was awesome! Resort fee is really high for what you get.
Felicia Oct 06, 2017 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness if staff
Sep 30, 2017 BeaverCreek, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and proximity to the beach.
Other Comments
The resort is very nice. The location is superb. The rooms are as expected. Nice to average for this price range. They could use some color and new bedding to spruce things up. Some areas of the resort look a little tired. But at the time of our departure they were repaving much of the resort. So that will help. Overall we enjoyed every day spent here and would return.
Deborah Sep 02, 2017 Cumming, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the laid back atmosphere and all the wildlife. Also loved my beach view!
Ashley Aug 28, 2017 Fort Myers, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location of the resort on the northern most tip of the Island is extraordinary. The amenities were very good. We enjoyed the beach, pool, fitness center, and restaurants.
Other Comments
The 1800 building rooms can use an update. The carpet in room 1810 was very dirty and rundown. The shower tub took hours to drain. The building needs painting. The exterior walkways to the hotel rooms were filthy. They were not swept over the six nights that we were there.
James Aug 19, 2017 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is beautiful.
Other Comments
We were staying in the Beach Front Villas and in the end of our building there were 8 units. 3 of the units were being renovated and the jackhammering noise of the renovation went on the entire length of our stay. To say it was annoying is a complete understatement. We actually had to avoid our room during the hours between 9am and 7pm. This is completely unacceptable! The staff couldn't have been nicer and offered us a $200 refund but the individual owners of these units should have to notify the resort when renovations are going to take place. I would not even consider returning to South Seas Island Resort because of this issue.
Samuel Aug 20, 2017 Mebane, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful natural flora,great beach and pools . Good restaurants in both Captiva and Sanibel
Other Comments
if you have a car and do not avail yourself of the tram system or the other amenities then the resort fee of $20 per person per day seems a bit steep. Also do not like the fact that they more than double the charges on your credit card as a guarantee prior to placing the actual charge for your stay on the card. So for a stay of around $600 they place a hold of $1200 on your card. This seems excessive.
Marie Jul 14, 2017 Ormond Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful beach.
Jennifer Aug 02, 2017 Boca Raton, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The restaurants on site and near by , the pool next to the gulf with bar and food service, the kids water slides, the convenient pizza and ice cream scoops resturabt with free popcorn and chairs and umbrellas at the beach.
Other Comments
Very nice resort, close to many restaurants and a star bucks , love the no cash policy - very easy and convenient stay. I don't think there is a bad location for your room anywhere on the resort. Many good options
Jorge Aug 03, 2017 Plantation, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our actual condo was accommodating, somewhat clean and up to date. Having beach loungers and umbrellas to use on the actual beach was nice.
Other Comments
The room we were assigned looked nothing like the photos on the website & there was no luggage trolley to help with your baggage. I was disappointed that our room was over a mile away from the main pool & beach. It was not within walking distance. There was a small pool near our bldg, however it offered zero shade (not one umbrella), the pool was dirty, the furniture was old, the pool surface was rough on your feet and it was not kid/child friendly. The complex was so spread out that there was nothing within walking distance of our bldg. The website offers a very different picture of the complex. Going on vacation and needing to drive your vehicle everywhere was not enjoyable. The map that we received when we checked in was small, hard to understand and confusing. Our overall experience was fair. We were disappointed in many aspects.
Chris Jul 30, 2017 Celebration, FL, USA

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