Spent 6 days in Captiva and enjoyed it all--only after we got switched to another beach villa. I had booked this vacation stay back in Feb and our expectations were very high. When we arrived, however, the 2 br beach villa did not live up to those expectations. There were stains on the couch, chairs and bedding duvet. The sheets were so starched they were like cardboard, the baseboards were dusty, and a few other minor things that added up to us not wanting to stay in that room for the next several days. The next morning we went to the front desk where Isaac listened to our complaints and offered to find us other accommodations. After a couple of hours, he called and we were taken to the North end of the island (Lands End) where we ended up staying for the remainder of our trip. Much nicer rooms, bigger and cleaner. We were traveling with 2 kids (ages 12 and 10) and the room was ideally located for us. It was closer to the pools, the sunset beach, fishing, kayaking and everything else. We rented bikes and got around that way or took the trolley. Only drove our car one night out to dinner so that we wouldn't get bitten by the gnats waiting for the trolley (even though they had Skin So Soft available at the stop, it still didn't prevent us from getting bites all over our legs). The cons of the resort are the high prices of the food, but you'd get that anywhere on vacation. We were able to get to the Publix before we got onto Captiva, which saved us a few meals. They had grills all over the place, but get your meat/fish before you get there. In all, the north end of the island worked best for us and the accommodations were much nicer, although the furniture was a bit dated. The pool water was very warm, but it was in the 80s-90s when we were there. The views are incredible. The kids loved the Scoutabout program and it forced us to go all over to get their page punched and see everything. Abundant wildlife--fish, manatees, herons, ospreys and TONS of shells. Beautiful sunsets, too.
- 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