Although we had some issues, the natural beauty, and gorgeous views, made up for some mishaps. Also, important to mention, we dealt with two very nice managers. Unfortunately, we did not sleep well our first night, because there was a terrible musty odor in our bayview room. The bedroom has not view, and only a small window, and there was a rather dirty, and smelly rug in there. We complained to one of the managers the next day, Brendon, and he moved us to a much nicer room, with a beautiful bay view. Unfortunately, that room had some jet skis right under our terrace, so we were moved again. The manger that helped us with that was Angelo. He was extremely helpful and hard working. I can't say enough about his hospitality. We did receive some compensation for our hassles, as well. This room was really nice. It's the hotel room with a beautiful bay view. We were very happy here; although we did have one other issue. Apparantly, the resort had rented some rooms to a group of magazine employees & models, who were doing some fashion shoots. One morning, when we sat on our terrace at 7:30, there they were, about 10 of them, gathered just a few feet from us with camaras, and other paraphanlia, taking photos, and basically blocking up the whole of our little beach. It was not appropriate for a residential resort. We complained, and Angelo called them immediately, and they left.
The only other major complaint that I have is the failure of the tennis center to arrange matches for guests. Many of the tennis playing guests, including myself, were dissapointed by this, especially because they used to do it. Now, they just had you a bunch of cards with guests names and contacts, and tell you to call them yourself. Again, when I mentioned that to Angelo, he said he'd address it.
The nature, the dolphins, the views, the ocean, and the proximity to Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve, make it well worth all these hassles. Also, everyone we dealt with at the resort were courteous and respectful. We had a great time, despite these few setbacks!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- South Seas Island Hotel Captiva Island
- South Seas Island Captiva
- South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island, Florida