Captiva

South Seas Island Resort

Casey Gasinowski
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Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly, 330-acre resort sprawling across the northern region 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
(179 Member Ratings)
"The clean room, comfortable bed, screened porch, welcoming and helpful staff, pretty property (easy to navigate)."
Karen
Sep 06, 2018
Hyattsville, MD, 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 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 evergreen 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
    • Extra beds (fees apply)

    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

    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. Pack n' Play available on request in Harbourside only. No charge for first crib; $20 (subject to tax) for additional crib.
    Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

    Pets: No pets allowed.

    Fees: A $250 plus tax, 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.

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    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.

    88%
    Enjoyed This
    (179 Member Ratings)
    Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for South Seas Resort (part of Interstate) over the past 15 months.
    4.4 Ambiance
    4.7 Location
    3.9 Rooms
    4.5 Quality of Service
    4.1 Value for the Money
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    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
    The resort is always very nice as are the staff. There is a lot to do there and the beaches are great.
    Gregory Sep 04, 2018 Wesley Chapel, FL, USA
    Enjoyed Most
    The grounds were beautiful. The shuttle was very convenient, however, it did not go to the Bayside Villas where we were staying. The reception front desk was extremely accommodating to every request.
    Other Comments
    No nightlife after dinner/sunset at the resort grounds. You needed to leave and go into Captiva. Needed some daily activities geared towards adults such as pool games and music., trivia, bingo, etc.
    Irene Aug 24, 2018 Seaford, NY, 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
    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
    Enjoyed Most
    We are local, saw your TravelZoo offer, we've been many times to Sanibel/Captiva. Always wanted to try the South Seas Island Resort. So, for my husband's Birthday, I took him to the property.
    Other Comments
    Everything was beautiful. We ate at two of the restaurants on the property, the property was well cared for. But the rooms really need to be re-done. We wondered if the lower priced offer was because the rooms (in our case, 1 BR condo) were in need of updating.
    Jeanne Aug 18, 2018 Venice, FL, 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
    They have everything you need on property, with a tram ( and tram TRACKER), so you can stay right there for everything if you want.
    Other Comments
    We DID have quite a few maintenance issues, but the staff responded almost immediately.
    JEAN Aug 17, 2018 Bradenton, FL, USA
    Enjoyed Most
    How much there is to do. Great dining options, nice pool.
    Nicole Aug 03, 2018 Orlando, FL, USA

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