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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May 17, 2019 Explorer54585980881 Blairsville, Georgia

We had a great tome on our family beach vacation. So thankful for the screened in porch because of all the love bugs. Gorgeous beach. Fun pool area. Pretty landscaping. Love eating at Doc Fords. Would love to go back.
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May 15, 2019 Carol S Monticello, United States

Me, along with my daughter, sister and sister-in-law just spent an awesome 7 days at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL. The resort was beautifully maintained,. We had a 2 bedroom/2bath villa with large living room/dining room, kitchen and large screen TV's in each room. The ocean ... breathtakingly beautiful, clear and temperature was… Read more
Me, along with my daughter, sister and sister-in-law just spent an awesome 7 days at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL. The resort was beautifully maintained,. We had a 2 bedroom/2bath villa with large living room/dining room, kitchen and large screen TV's in each room. The ocean ... breathtakingly beautiful, clear and temperature was perfect. Pools ... pools throughout the resort The beach ... lots of sea shells Restaurants ... many to choose from to fit every budget Transportation.. We rented a car from the airport to come and go as we pleased. Parking was no charge on the premises. You may, however, want to take advantage of their transportation services to and from the airport and on site. On site includes Hertz Rent-A-Car, trollies and golf carts. Be sure to reserve golf carts and rental car. It was a short drive to Fort Myers to the outlet mall which was huge. Thank you to Joanne with Beach Bum Vacations for recommending this girls getaway. You make travel fun and hassle free! P.S. I highly recommend the Guava Mama Margarita! Read less
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May 15, 2019 StoneridgeDiane Mequon, Wisconsin

The choice of family activities is amazing- various pools, restaurants, daily calendar of optional events, hop-on/off trolley service, scavenger hunts, even small children/toddler activities are unmatched in the area. It's completely underrepresented on their website (we almost went the Airbnb route as a result). Try downloading the South Seas… Read more
The choice of family activities is amazing- various pools, restaurants, daily calendar of optional events, hop-on/off trolley service, scavenger hunts, even small children/toddler activities are unmatched in the area. It's completely underrepresented on their website (we almost went the Airbnb route as a result). Try downloading the South Seas app to get a glimpse of more that's available! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mini. Vacation; Anniversary. Celebration

May 12, 2019 jam6833 Woodbury, Connecticut

Our third visit to SSR. From check in (Stefany) to departure everything was great. Waterfront cottage with all the amenities. Cheers to Dora who made sure our visit was exceptional. Did yoga on the beach too! Can't wait to come back.
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May 10, 2019 LolaArizona7 Phoenix, Arizona

It’s hard to beat the charm of Captiva Island Florida anytime. But put 7 airline pilots wives who’ve travelled the world to some very remarkable destinations in a fabulous beachfront cottage at the South Seas Island Resort for 4 nights and it’s downright impossible to beat. Seven of us travelled from several states to the Sarasota area to… Read more
It’s hard to beat the charm of Captiva Island Florida anytime. But put 7 airline pilots wives who’ve travelled the world to some very remarkable destinations in a fabulous beachfront cottage at the South Seas Island Resort for 4 nights and it’s downright impossible to beat. Seven of us travelled from several states to the Sarasota area to carpool to Captiva Island for a girlfriends getaway. Except for buying way too much food for 7 of us to eat, we had the time of our lives. With a completely furnished and well equipped 3 bedroom cottage right on a gorgeous stretch of private beach, you don’t need to go far for a great vacation experience. Be sure to ask at check-in for your resort wrist bands. We didn’t know to do this and were denied access to the resort trolley and pool. Drinks for 7 of us (4 non-alcoholic) and two appetizers at The Harborside bar/restaurant were pretty pricey (over $120) but the view of the marina was stunning. Housekeeping did a great job of keeping the cottage in tip top shape. I appreciate the resort policy of never bothering guests if the do not disturb sign is on the door, but you’ll need to remove it early in the morning if you want fresh towels. I booked our stay at the South Seas via their mobile app and saved about 20% on the room charge. That more than made up for resort fees and taxes. I highly recommend the South Seas Island Resort for a family, a couple, a honeymoon or a girlfriends getaway. You won’t be disappointed. Read less