South Seas Island Resort

Captiva, Gulf Coast Beaches

The hotel

Stretching over 330 acres, this exclusive and serene island retreat offers a wealth of activities to tempt you and miles and miles of sandy, shell-strewn beach. Accommodation is exceptionally private and scattered throughout the grounds - you can choose from either bright, spacious hotel rooms or 1- and 2-bedroom villa apartments, some steps away from the beach, or within walking distance from restaurants and shops. Each cluster of accommodation has access to a private swimming pool, there's also a beautiful signature lagoon pool complex, located in North Pointe Village, where you can hire your own cabana with butler service. A great place to relax, it features 3 swimming pools, one with two water slides, a hot tub and a poolside restaurant. There's also a championship 9-hole golf course on-site or, if you prefer a full 18-hole, head to the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, just a short drive away on Sanibel Island. Tennis enthusiasts are also well catered for with 19 state-of-the-art courts and, of course, there are water sports in abundance. The kids will love the Parrots Arcade with a selection of exciting virtual reality games plus there's supervised activities for children and a teen's club with sailing on the agenda and kayaking among tall mangroves. Dining-wise, you'll be spoilt for choice with everything from casual dining at signature restaurant Harbourside Bar & Grill to ice-cream and pizza at Scoops & Slices.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

On Captiva Island, directly overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and two and a half miles of private white-sand beach. For getting around the island, there’s a trolley service to restaurants and stores.

Hotel information

465 rooms and apartments. All rooms with air-conditioning, private balcony, flatscreen cable TV, DVD player, telephone, WiFi Internet access*, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safety deposit box, alarm clock/radio, hairdryer, iron and board. Harbourside Guestrooms are located at the north end of the resort and have a private balcony, 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One Bed Bayside Villas have a large screened balcony with views of Pine Island Sound and the mangrove forests and are located at the south end of the resort, close to the beach, restaurant and shops. They have 1 separate bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, living room with sleeper sofa, dining area and fully-equipped kitchen, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One Bed Beach Villas have a large screened balcony with views of the Gulf of Mexico and are located at the south end of the resort, close to the beach, restaurant and shops. They have 1 separate bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, living room with sleeper sofa, dining area and fully-equipped kitchen, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Two Bed Marina Villas are located at the north end of the resort with views of the marina or bay and are only a short walking distance of The Pointe with children's activities, restaurants and a 5-min walk to the beaches. They have 2 separate bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, sleeping max 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Two Bed Beach Villas are located at the north end of the resort with views of the Gulf of Mexico and are only a short walking distance of The Pointe with children's activities, restaurants and a 5-min walk to the beaches. They have 2 separate bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, sleeping max 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Self parking included within resort fee. Trolley service to restaurants and stores.

Harbourside Bar & Grill (seafood, steaks and salads, open for buffet breakfast and dinner), The Pointe restaurant (grills, sandwiches, soups and salads, open for lunch), Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille (Caribbean-inspired cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Scoops & Slices (old-fashioned ice cream and oven baked pizza, open 11.00am-midnight daily), Starbucks® coffee, Captiva Provision Company (full-service market open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offering groceries, ready-to-go meals and gifts) and the Ship's Store (light bites, coffee and juice, groceries, open 7.00am-9.00pm).

Resort pool complex with 2 lagoon-style swimming pools, hot tubs, cabanas* (with TVs, WiFi Internet access, chaise lounges and fridge), swim school*, H2Whoa! family water park with shallow end with zero entry and 2 water slides (height restrictions apply), 15 additional pools scattered throughout the villages for guests staying in these properties. Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique* with treatments including massages, scrubs, manicures and pedicures, make overs and hairdressing, skin care and cosmetics, jewellery and gifts. Fitness centre with cardio equipment and free weights. Pavel Blackwood Tennis Academy* with daily clinics and private instruction and 19 state-of-the-art tennis courts with floodlighting. Water sports* centre with hydro bikes, parasailing and sea kayaks. Offshore sailing school* with lessons available. Captiva Kids Club* (4-11 years), Captiva Teens Club* (11 years and over). Parrots Arcade games room with virtual reality games*. Yoga*. Championship Captiva Island 9-hole, par-27 Golf Course. Miles of running and bicycling paths.

24-hour front desk, Laundry/dry-cleaning service*, Babysitting (on request*), Captiva Provision Company (gifts) and the Ship's Store (books, magazines, DVD rentals*, fishing and boating gear, open 7.00am-9.00pm).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: A resort fee of $35.00 plus tax per room per day is payable locally and includes use of the following amenities: Guestroom high-speed Internet, daily botled water (2), pool towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, daily trolley service throughout the resort, access to fitness centre and tennis centre (does not include court fees), daily entertainment, daily newspaper and self-parking. Resort fee and its inclusions are subject to change.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect getaway

Nov 20, 2019 DanielleABL

Wonderful resort which has enough possibilities to fit everyone’s needs. The beaches are absolutely gorgeous and shelling is great! Transportation throughout the resort is taken care of, there are enough places for nice meals and there are beach chairs and beach towels available free of charge. There are a lot of activities for both children and… Read more
Wonderful resort which has enough possibilities to fit everyone’s needs. The beaches are absolutely gorgeous and shelling is great! Transportation throughout the resort is taken care of, there are enough places for nice meals and there are beach chairs and beach towels available free of charge. There are a lot of activities for both children and adults. Would definitely stay there again! Read less
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Nov 18, 2019 C7767IDalexisl Fort Myers Beach, Florida

The rooms here are fine—we had a marina view room by the pool complex and a beach villa by the front gates. But the dining/bar options were so disappointing that the whole trip was overshadowed. We had bad weather so the tiki bar/poolside lunch option didn’t work because they were closing early. They close their main restaurant 2 days a week—so… Read more
The rooms here are fine—we had a marina view room by the pool complex and a beach villa by the front gates. But the dining/bar options were so disappointing that the whole trip was overshadowed. We had bad weather so the tiki bar/poolside lunch option didn’t work because they were closing early. They close their main restaurant 2 days a week—so that was out. The pointe restaurant by the pool decided to close early for some reason (I’m talking like 4pm) even though it’s partly indoors. There is no room service available. We literally had to leave the resort to eat. And the resort is huge so we had to take a trolley to doc fords—which isn’t a very good option to begin with. It was merely open. For the price we paid, I would have expected something to be open at the resort all day and into the evening. It’s much too isolated from everything else in the area for them to not provide dining options all day. I wouldn’t go back. Or make sure you’re there when they decide to open their restaurant. Or bring your own groceries and get a villa with a kitchen. Or expect to have a drive for a decent meal. Read less
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Nov 15, 2019 Dorian S

Best sunset views. Got a beach villa with full kitchen. Trolley service was convenient. Restaurants were walking distance or a short trolley ride. Beach and water were beautiful. Pool was in our back yard as well as beach access. It was the honeymoon we never had.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful spot

Nov 10, 2019 Pamela K Winslow, Maine

I love the area and all the wildlife around to watch. The staff is wonderful. The resort itself needs some updates and we had 2 days that no one serviced the room. It is quite expensive for the actual room and I don't know why there is a resort fee every day....pool towels??
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Nov 8, 2019 bethsway

Lots to do for kids and adults - it's spacious, and has a pool for adults only. It has a water slide.. so much fun! The restaurants are good, the ice cream place is great. and the ocean is wonderful! It is close to Sanibel for shopping and eating and the Ding Darling reserve.