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Tequesta, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I come here a few times a year. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better...it did! The sunsets are simply amazing. The food next-door, at doc Fords restaurant is also very good. We enjoy bringing food from home to cook here as well, as it is almost like a home away from home. The condo... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We come every year and have to say it is the best resort I have ever been to. Staff is so friendly and 5 star quality stay. When I vacation I look for place that are going to make my stay as fun, nice and most of all stress free. From the security guards to the front desk to the... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and two children (ages 14 & 11) decided to take a four day weekend in Captiva at South Seas Island Resort. We arrived on Friday about 1:00 pm. Our room was not ready yet, but we were able to check in and have full access to the resort. We had rented a golf cart from Sunny Island Adventures,... More 

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SouthSeasCaptiva, Guest Relations Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your recent visit and review of South Seas Island Resort. We value this feedback as do travelers so guests can experience first hand their time spent here on Captiva. It does sound like your overall experience was a truly memorable time here on the island. Exploring the island by golf cart is a fun way to navigate through... More 

Long Island, New York
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69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We experienced a major improvement from our stay 2 years ago. Our unit 984 was fully updated. The place was immaculately cleaned and we were really satisfied. The check-in took about 2 minutes. The resort amenities were awesome and the grounds were beautifully kept. The beach was very clean and the staff was very friendly.

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SouthSeasCaptiva, Managing Director at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-Star review of South Seas Island Resort! We are pleased that you had such a memorable visit. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Regards, Bob Walter Regional Managing Director South Seas Island Resort More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 1st trip was great. The 2nd the entire place seemed short staffed. Our toilet overflowed twice and it took hours to fix, leaving is stranded in the room waiting to take showers. Had to call multiple times to the front desk. Attempted to address with management upon leaving, but no one available. Called when I got home, no return... More 

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SouthSeasCaptiva, Guest Relations Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

I do apologize that we did not exceed your expectations this visit. I have sent a private message to you to learn more and help remedy this for you. Our guest experience is our #1 priority and I am so disheartened to hear that we failed on this end. I do look forward to speaking with you so we can... More 

Council Bluffs, Iowa
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an excellent vacation at the South Seas Island Resort. We stayed on the south side of the resort. The beach was quiet and it was close to amenities like Starbucks and grocery store. The north side of the resort is about 1.5 miles away. It is very easy to take the trolley to the other beach, pools, and... More 

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SouthSeasCaptiva, Guest Relations Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for making South Seas Island Resort one of your favorite family vacation destinations. It sounds like your unit accommodations and time spent with us was rewarding and memorable. The South end does offer a variety of unit types with large space for families to enjoy. Watching for dolphins and manatees is one of the many activities that I... More 

Naples, Florida
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108 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many accommodation options at the South Sea Island resort. We chose the "Tennis View" villas. We had a second floor one bedroom villa, with a nice living room and well appointed kitchen and also a screened-in lanai with a fan. It met all my desires -- comfortable bed, great shower, coffee making facilities, and that great kitchen. When... More 

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SouthSeasCaptiva, Guest Relations Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your 5-Star experience! We are delighted to know that we delivered on your expectations. The staff at South Seas Island Resort takes pride in providing memorable service for our guests. On your next visit, we hope you have the opportunity to explore even more of the resort and the island. Thank you again for staying with... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing resort. The beaches are beautiful, and so empty compared to European beaches. We actually have photos of our family in the middle of the day with nobody else on the beach. We arrived and strolled down to the beach at sunset, and saw a dolphin just swimming in the sea. The wildlife there is fantastic, we saw a manatee,... More 

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SouthSeasCaptiva, Guest Relations Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and review. We a delighted to hear that you had a enjoyable visit. Exploring the island and seeing the wildlife and Florida landscape is a great activity. Please know we are sorry to hear about the lost item. Our team is still in the process of hopefully locating this for you. Rest assured, they... More 

Indialantic, Florida
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for a weekend getaway on a summer package deal in a Harborside King Guestroom. The room was very nice, as always, but the bed this time was showing a little wear - I mean a little sway in the middle and perhaps a little lumpy. It may be time to think about replacing mattresses. That did not distract from... More 

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SouthSeasCaptiva, Guest Relations Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting South Seas Island Resort! Shelling is one of the many favorite past times of our guests and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed this as well. Thank you again for staying with us and we truly look forward to a return visit. With Warm Regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest Services, South Seas Island... More 

Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Possibly our sixth or seventh visit and is always very welcome after the excitement of Orlando. Terrific beach and pleasant pool area with bar and restaurant, also like the individual pools at each villa location. Easy walk to Andy Ross Lane for casual drinking/dining experience. There are also some useful shops just outside the entrance with Starbucks. The trolley system... More 

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SouthSeasCaptiva, Guest Relations Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

We truly appreciate you being a loyal South Seas Island Resort guest! We are the perfect destination to unwind. Thank you for sharing your advice and review with others to enjoy Captiva. We thankful to hear that we have the opportunity to welcome you back and we look forward to your return. With Warm Regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center 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
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Captiva Island
Price Range: $189 - $503 (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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