$134 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 8, 2015 Check-out: Sep 11, 2015

South Seas Island Resort

4 stars
View map of 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva Island, FL 33924

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
99 reviews
Awesome anniversary trip

It was a romantic trip anniversary trip Beautiful beach we took a cruise to see the sunset we saw... See full review

  • odalys d.
  • Aug 10, 2015
Gorgeous property

Very relaxing getaway on a big, beautiful property in sunny, Southwest Florida. Gorgeous beaches... See full review

  • lafemme
  • Oct 17, 2014
Resort offers family vacationing at its finest on Captiva Island.
South Seas Island Resort, on a secluded Captiva Island is located on a 330-acre Wildlife Preserve. Create a memorable vacation experience by choosing from a broad range of accommodations for families large and small.
The South Seas Island Resort combines fun and learning, activity and relaxation with interactive programs, fishing and sailing lessons, golf, tennis, a pristine beach and 13 swimming pools. It's a complete vacation resort at the edge of the Gulf Coast.

Highlights
Fitness center and tennis complex, Family Interactive Center with supervised activities for kids, tweens and teens, 13 pools and H2 Whooa Water Slide, Go Fish and Go Sail Programs, Top PGA-rated par-3 executive golf course.

Rooms At the South Seas Island Resort - All accommodations feature private balconies, screed lanais or patios, 300-thread count linens, granite baths and flat-screen TVs. Amenities vary with the accommodations from small refrigerators and in-room coffee to full kitchens and laundry.

NOTE: Resort fee is $17 USD ($18.87 USD including tax) per day, per guest 13 years old and above. Resort fee is not quoted with the room rate. Amenities include: tennis court fees; domestic long distance phone calls; 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; guest room high-speed Internet access; fitness centre access; New York Times online edition; cable with free movie channels (includes HBO); and participation in special resort activities. All play at the tennis court 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 seven days prior to play.

Pet Policy: No Pets allowed. Boarding is available nearby in Fort Myers, FL.

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South Seas Island Resort Rooms

Bayside Villas
Bayside Villas are located at the South end of the resort, a short walking distance to the beach, These accommodations offer a living room with sleeper sofa, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. A large screened balcony, overlooks the bay and a mangrove forest
Tennis Villas
Tennis Villas are located at the south end of the Resort in the Tennis complex, and are just a short walking distance to the beach. These loft style Villa features separate living room with sleeper sofa, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen.
Beach Villas
Situated at the south end of the Resort, the Beach Villas are approximately 100 yards from the sandy beaches accessible by boardwalks. Enjoy 3 pools in the complex, complete with gas grills poolside. Beach villas feature a living room, dining area, and a full kitchen. Private screened in balconies overlook the Gulf of Mexico
2 Bedroom Marina Villa
Perched on the scenic north end of the property, the 2 Bedroom Marina Villas look out over the scenic Main Marina or Bay from a large screened balcony. These Villas are a terrific option for families and larger parties. The Marina Villas offer two separate bedrooms, two full bathrooms, living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. This complex of Villas includes a pool and gas grills.
Harbourside Rooms
Located at the Resort's prestigious North Village, the center for many of the resorts activities, these accommodations feature private balconies offering water views or views of the Marina. Features a king bed with a sitting area complete with a double sleeper sofa.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Golf
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Dining

The Pointe
Located poolside in the Resort Pool Complex, North Pointe, featuring indoor and outdoor seating and delicious sandwiches, salads, burgers and vegetarian options. Open for lunch, daily 11:00am - 6:00pm
Scoops and Slices
A 1950s themed diner serving a wide selection of Edy's ice cream, gluten-free and fat-free soft serve frozen yogurt, pizza and a wall of candy that is a dream come true for your sweet-tooth. Conveniently located just outside of the Resort Pool Complex, North Pointe. Open Sunday - Thursday, 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:00am - 11:00pm
Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille
One of Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach's favorite family restaurants, Doc Ford's offers mouth-watering Caribbean inspired cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Doc Ford's will be bringing all their specialties, including Yucatan Shrimp, their Lime Panko Crusted Fish Sandwich and the Martinque-Jerked Pork Chop. Try their famous Mojitos or a rum infused cocktail. Open daily, 11:00am - close
Poolside Bar
The Poolside Bar, a full service bar, weather permitting, located on the main pool deck with Pine Island Sound as the backdrop
Sunset Beach Bar
Sunset Beach Bar, located directly beside Sunny Island Watersports at Sunset Beach, is a limited service eatery serving prepared hot and cold sandwiches, hot dogs and snacks along with tropical libations. Sunset Beach and Sunset Beach Bar is the best spot on Sanibel & Captiva to see the unmatched sunsets of Southwest Florida. Located at Sunset Beach, North Pointe. Open daily 11:00am until sunset, weather permitting
Starbucks
Offering delicious fresh brewed coffee, lattes, pastries and all your other world-famous favorites. Open 7:00am - 6:00pm
Harbourside Bar & Grill
South Seas' family casual restaurant Harbourside Bar & Grill serves both traditional breakfast fare and dinner favorites including steak, fresh catch, pasta, delicious sides and signature cocktails. Indoor and outdoor dining is available overlooking Yacht Harbour Marina.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for South Seas Island Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 99
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dennis H.
Family
N/A
Jul 11, 2015

Great trip

The staff was very helpful and friendly. Pool was amazing great for kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
daymy v.
Family
N/A
Jun 9, 2015

family get alway

I just didn't like that they charge 17.00 dollars for every one over the age of twelve. We had other family members come to Vist us and we had to pay extra money for them. But everything else was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ChrisM111
Family
Irvine, CA
Feb 22, 2014

Must stay at the North end if you have kids

We stayed here with our 6 year old daughter and we're pretty disappointed with the resort. Captiva is a beautiful place, but the traffic getting in and out the single road was very frustrating. We stayed in the Bayside villas and the rooms were very old and not very clean. Additionally, or was a long walk to the beach and required a tram to get to the resort pool. Once at the pool, the slides and pools are great for the kids. Perhaps if we started on the North side of the resort closer to the main pools and restaurants we would have enjoyed it more. The units looked a little newer there. Overall, we thought it was well overpriced for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nick12341234
Family
Boston MASS
May 5, 2013

AWESOME PLACE !!!!

This place was awesome. I have a 3 year old and my wife and I had a great time !! The service and food was perfect !!! SCoops is unreal and a great place to have a chopped salad and a piece of pizza with a young child ! I would go back in a heart beat. I went through a great travel agency online and found I got a great deal... What a beautiful location... I give it a 5 star and would def. go back again. They also have great child activities room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

beach and pools are a short walk to get to...

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bobsmyman
Family
Maryland
Mar 16, 2013

Really nice place

This is third year in a row we have gone to South Seas. The staff was unfailingly friendly and accommodating of requests. We stayed in a 'tennis villa' probably the least luxurious of the options, but it was perfectly clean and nice. The resort itself is beautiful, not in a super-deluxe way but in a way that takes advantage of the natural beauty of the place. Nice pools, tennis courts and beaches. Costwise I don't have a lot to compare with - I've been to some fancier places in the Caribbean but South Seas is not trying to be that - it has proved very reliable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
milwaukee sunshine
Family
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 12, 2013

Family celebration

Perfect place to have a birthday celebration with 3 generations in attendance. Something for everyone!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Key Lime Bistro and the Mucky Duck had fabulous meals, outdoor space, and entertainment.

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amelia's mommy
Family
Coventry, RI
Jan 23, 2013

Beautiful Location

The island is gorgeous and the hotel grounds are well kept. The pools are gorgeous. The arcade is small. My 7-year old daughter loved the island scavenger hunt. Not many good places to dine. The Harbourside is delicious yet pricey. Their breakfast buffet is awesome. The dinners there are great too. The Barbecue restaurant is awful. The pizza at scoops was nothing great. Everything is extremely expensive on the resort. The Sunset Beach is average and not a good beach for small children since there is a sharp drop off as soon as you get in the water. The shelling was great. Dolphins are everywhere and beautiful birds! No entertainment on the resort while I was there. Stay at North Pointe which has the resort pool complex with the beautiful pools and water slides.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

The stores on the resort are very expensive. Do your shopping before you get on Captiva.

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tan traveller
Family
Massachusetts
Jan 6, 2013

Great location and quiet

Spent 5 days just after New Years. Great location Great beach. Quiet. One bedroom sea view room was nice but can't open window in bedroom because it is on entry landing. Food at resort venues was mediocre and very expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great key lime at Key Lime

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matt Financial Advisor
Family
Boynton beach, FL
Dec 21, 2012

Stay in the nicer villas at the north point!

This resort is great but it is divided into two separate "zones" if you will. There are the "beach villas" which are in need of updating. Then there are the nice villas on the golf course which are absolutely fantastic (and obviously more money). This is where we stayed and it was gorgeous, peaceful, right near the beach...just idyllic. The golf course is gorgeous and fun so if you're a golfer bring your clubs. Finally, the food on the island is notoriously bad (not just at the resort which isn't terrible, but the entire island) so bring food to cook in the kitchens within your room. There are a few good restaurants on island but most are a major (and expensive) disappointment. One last thing - management is GREAT at this resort so if you have any problems, let them know.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of South Seas Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shupshuck
Family
Oak Lawn, illinois
Aug 18, 2012

very nice vacation in a surreal location

South Seas is a fantastic vacation resort that could only be surpassed if it was all-inclusive. The resort has everything you could need or want and nature all around you. One of the simpler yet special treats was renting of the bikes. A must do! Water sports and beach were superb. Spotted dolphins three X's and the manatees were a sight to see.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit Doc Fords and some of the other Sanibel restaurants for a complete experience. Family loved Holy Smokes on resort

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