Very relaxing getaway on a big, beautiful property in sunny, Southwest Florida. Gorgeous beaches... See full review
Oct 17, 2014
very nice experience !!!!!
my first summer holiday in this hotel, fantastic experience, everything is perfect, I hope to... See full review
Jul 28, 2013
Resort offers family vacationing at its finest on Captiva Island
The South Seas Island Resort, on a secluded Captiva Island location on a 330-acre Wildlife Preserve, creates a memorable vacation experience by providing 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.
Fitness center and tennis complex
Family Interactive Center with supervised activities for kids, tweens and teens
13 pools and H2Whooa Water Park
Go Fish and Go Sail Programs
Top PGA-rated par-3 executive golf course
At the South Seas Island Resort, accommodations range from harborside rooms to private homes with as many as six bedrooms. 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.
On-site wedding services include coordinators who accommodate barefoot-on-the-beach or black-tie-in-the-ballroom nuptials.
The South Seas Island Resort offers five casual, family-friendly dining options as well as room service. Scoops & Slices is a retro-style diner serving Edy's ice cream and pizza. Poolside, it's the Pointe for light fare and drinks and for a more elegant meal, the Harborside Bar and Grill offers the fresh catch of the day and fine cuts of meat.
Southwest Florida International Airport (35 mi/56 km)
Trolley service throughout resort
Bailey Mathews Shell Museum (10.5 mi/16.8 km)
Yacht marina on site
Steve Colgate Sailing School on site
19 Tennis Courts with on-site pro on site
24-hour complimentary business center
31,000 square feet of recently-refurbished, flexible meeting space
Policies and fees
South Seas Island Resort will add a Resort Fee of $17.00 ($18.87 including tax) per day for guests 13 years and older to your rate. The Resort Fee is not quoted with the room rate. The Resort Fee includes:
Tennis court fees.**
Domestic Long Distance Phone Calls
10% off services at Kay Casperson Spa
10% off Boat Rentals at Best Boats
Complimentary Boarding Pass Printing
Daily Trolley Service throughout the Resort
Pool/Beach (South Beach and Sunset Beach) amenities including poolside towels and lounge chairs, beach towels and chairs
Unlimited local phone calls
Guest room high speed internet
Fitness Center access
The Ocean Exploration Center access
New York Times Newspaper
Cable with free movie channels (includes HBO)
Participation in special Resort activities
**All play requires advanced reservations. Reservations may be made at the Tennis Pro-Shop. 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 7 days in advance of play.
This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.
South Seas Island Resort Rooms
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 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.
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.
Harborside Rooms & Junior Suites
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. Junior Suites feature a king bed with a sitting area complete with a double sleeper sofa.
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Fitness center or spa
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
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
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
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.
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.
Great location and the grounds were nice. The rooms were average at best and needed to be freshend up. The extra charge of $15 per day per adult seemed a little strange to me. Bar tenders were nice but the cost of the drinks were high for what you
got. The "resort" was a little dated and tired feeling. Loved Captiva and found nice places in the villiage to eat. Would suggest exploring the local food haunts.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Long walk from hotel
5 or 6 island-ish casual places to eat off resort.
If these snakes offer you 'resort credits' you will never receive them. If you try to confirm that you have them at check-in you'd better tape record it, but in my experience, they'll just stonewall you anyway. I confirmed my credits at
check-in (a struggle for the deskman to admit that I booked the hotel with them, but he finally did) only to be flatly denied any credits at checkout). This company's corporate culture is ingrained to ream its guests--"call the accounting office," "amanda will return your call." This is not acceptable and [...]should not be booking this hotel any more and American Express should not be allowing its customers to lose their money here. SSIR is a stench.