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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Jan 25, 2020 78russa

Just got back from South Seas resort family trip including Grandpa, a disabled wheelchair-bound veteran . Rooms were great but we had extra special needs to allow grandpa to spend time with the kids. After talking with Mr. Jacques Lewis the manager awesome accommodations were made no questions asked. We have been to South Seas with large groups… Read more
Just got back from South Seas resort family trip including Grandpa, a disabled wheelchair-bound veteran . Rooms were great but we had extra special needs to allow grandpa to spend time with the kids. After talking with Mr. Jacques Lewis the manager awesome accommodations were made no questions asked. We have been to South Seas with large groups multiple times because it’s such a great place but this time was extra special as it’s probably going to be grandpa‘s last trip. The entire family would like to just say thank you South Seas for another wonderful vacation and we are forever grateful to Mr. Louis who was a true gentleman. We will be back for sure. Russ Read less
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Jan 23, 2020 G4544QSbethh

We rented a luxury home on property and a golf cart to get around and were not disappointed. The home was lovely and we had all the amenities of the resort. House keeping was terrific and very nice. The resort property was beautiful. Clean, very casual and welcoming. A quiet, great place to relax, eat, drink and read.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasantly surprized

Jan 22, 2020 Gary J Avon By The Sea

We stayed in a beautiful 3 bedroom unit near the marina. Very nice amenities, solid wood trim finishes in the room, great appliances in the kitchen. The resort is so beautiful, immaculate, and has lots of things to do. Chairs, umbrellas, and towels provided at he beach and the sunsets were wonderful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort with amazing beaches

Jan 21, 2020 BluegillTraveler

The resort has everything you need for a relaxing family beach vacation. The rooms are average, but you spend so little time in them that it doesnt matter. The staff is AMAZING. Everyone is very helpful, friendly, and accomodating. Housekeeping was great, check in/out smooth and efficient, bar staff friendly and fast, all the food service people… Read more
The resort has everything you need for a relaxing family beach vacation. The rooms are average, but you spend so little time in them that it doesnt matter. The staff is AMAZING. Everyone is very helpful, friendly, and accomodating. Housekeeping was great, check in/out smooth and efficient, bar staff friendly and fast, all the food service people were good. Not one time did i feel like i was waiting for anything, and im not a very patient person. We will definitely come back. Special shout out for great service to Marc in the tiki bar poolside and beachside and Captain Shawn fishing charter. These two were top notch and are the type of people that can make any business successful. Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 Ron D

Expensive. the daily resort charge seems to be for nothing except the trolley and beach towels. Quiet, unless you had inconsiderate neighbors like I had. Clean, except for the stray bottle or can that never seemed to get picked up, even as staff walked right past. Front desk very friendly. Girls at the gate also very friendly.