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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are locals and wanted to visit Captiva for a quick weekend get away on our anniversary. South Seas seemed like the logical choice. We usually go down to Marco Island. We showed up early on Saturday and the lady at the checkout counter was very nice and helpful. We reserved the 1 bedroom, ocean villa for our stay for...

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Plantation, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This has been a family fave nearly 20 years. Sadly can no longer claim that spot. Resort is tired and needs significant renovation. Day one our room was never cleaned! Called to report and ask for towels and was told "Housekeeping had a rough day today". Bathrooms were dirty, dark grout, liquid stains on vanities. Rugs were filthy. All this...

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2Thank DoriaCama
Kimball, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The property the resort is on is beautiful. So much wildlife and never crowded. Most of the employees were very friendly and helpful. Our room, however, was outdated and was not the cleanest and even when it was cleaned, it wasn't done very well. There were no extra blankets or pillows and we never did receive any after requesting them...

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1Thank JimLars
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Can't say enough about this place! Our second time here & it doesn't disappoint. Great beaches, pools, fishing and convenience to good restaurants and shops. The wildlife & ocean life are amazing! So many dolphins, pelicans, manatees, etc. It is the most relaxing place for kids & adults. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Took my 10 year old here for spring break. Studied both Sanibel and Captiva and SOOOO glad I chose this resort. It was perfect for me and her. Not too crowded and the island is absolutely beautiful 🌴🌸🌺There were shells shells shells!!!! We had the best time riding around in the golf cart( this is such a must)it allowed us...

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Thank Jamie K
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 10 yo loved the resort. We rode bikes that we rented for $5 a day, saw manatees, did the scavenger hunt and enjoyed the slides that the pool. I travel frequently for work so maybe I'm picky but I was not pleased at all with my room for the price we paid. The carpet was stained and if we...

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2Thank ccrossf04
Bernardsville, NJ
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A warming tropical location that is Very Family friendly! Among the many activities offered: Sailing, para sailing, fishing, kyacking, 9 hole par 3 golf, tennis, biking, fitness center, three pools, one with youthful oriented slides, "Tiki-bar" for adults, lol, and restaurants, afternoon sunset cruises on a Large Catamaran and antique steamership! There are many restaurants outside the semi gated resort...

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Thank Monaghan2
Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Monaghan, We were thrilled to host you and your family on your recent island getaway, and we appreciate the 5-star feedback! We’re so glad you made the most of all we have to offer here at South Seas, from relaxation at the Tiki Bar to the adventure of our water activities, we offer something for everyone. We’re very lucky...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Resort is Fabulous! The Big Pool at the North End of the resort is very nice with a very relaxing Tropical feel! It has Water slides for kids and an outside patio bar for adults... lots of activities for all! Good Restaurants and a beautiful 9 hole Golf course. We make it an annual visit!! Love it!

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Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear CL9597, Wow! What a wonderful review! It was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest and we thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re glad you got to relax and get away from it all here on Captiva Island, and we look forward to counting you among our repeat visitors. See you next year! All the best, Shawn...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked a family vacation in their 2 bedroom Beach Villa. Room was old, run down and not well-maintained. For $849/night I was incredibly disappointed with the furnishings, the appointments, the quality of the cleaning service, the pool (towels were not provided, but there was a bin of towels that was never gathered/cleaned over the course of our four night stay)....

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Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear JMonks, We thank you for being our guest and for sharing about your recent stay with us. We pride ourselves on offering the perfect location for vacation relaxation and adventure, and we’re sorry if your experience fell short of your expectations. We hope this didn’t prevent you from enjoying our beautiful beaches and the pools scattered across Captiva Island....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had beautiful rooms at harbourside. Very clean, nice interieur and well equipped. Good view to all the boats going out and in. With some patience you may see manatees and even dolphins inside the harbour. Pool area is clean and comfortable, mainly visited by families with kids. 5 minutes walk to great beach area, umbrellas included for resort guests.

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Dear Philipp, We were delighted to have you here with us and we’re thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to provide clean and well-appointed rooms and it’s great to see that you were comfortable as our guest. We’re glad you were able to relax by the pool and on the beach and enjoy our beautiful views....

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
South Seas Island Resort is located on 330-acres on tropical Captiva Island, on the west coast of Florida, just off the beaches of Fort Myers, Fl. South Seas is an iconic resort village combining a natural wonderland with modern resort amenities and accommodations. The resort offers many styles and sizes of accommodations including guestrooms, one to three bedroom villas (condominiums), cottages and spacious private homes. Activities at the resort include tennis, golf, water sports programs including kayak tours, boating and parasailing. Kids will have a great time at the Sanibel Sea School while learning about the surrounding environment. Enjoy three lagoon style pools, complete with private cabanas located at the Pointe and H2Whoa! With two fun water slides. The resort also features some of the best shelling in the world on the miles of sugar sand beach. For relaxation, the Kay Casperson Boutique and Spa is located in the South Village, providing special pampering with a complete spa treatment menu.Dining at South Seas Island Resort is as varied as the activities, with The Harbourside Bar and Grill and The Pointe located at North Pointe. Visit Scoops & Slices, located next to The Pointe, for ice cream or coal fired pizza. In the South Village, other options include Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, Starbucks and the Captiva Provision Company, a gourmet deli. ... more   less 

Additional Information about South Seas Island Resort

Address: 5400 Plantation Road, PO Box 194, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6000
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Captiva Island
Price Range: $329 - $953 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — South Seas Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 471
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Also Known As:
South Seas Island Hotel Captiva Island
South Seas Island Captiva
South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island, Florida
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“Make sure you're getting what they advertise”
I8756QEbruceb, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I have heard the rooms by the marina side are better.”
  • Sunset at the golf course
ccrossf04, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Northern rooms offer views of the harbor with a short walk to the golf course. Southern rooms are closer to the tennis courts.”
Monaghan2, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on our yacht”
522dianah, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to ask for rooms on the side of the island by the water slides and pool. Otherwise it is a long hike and parking is a pain.”
Drew9197, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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