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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 May 2014

My family stayed here last week and had a fantastic time. Every employee we encountered truly wanted to help and assist. The pools and the beach is to die for! We will be back! No more flights to the caribbean.

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

Thank you for staying at South Seas Island Resort and sharing your experience. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your time in Captiva. Being just up the road in Tampa, we look forward to your return. With warm regards, Anthonia Smith Dir of Guest Relations, South Seas Island Resort

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We never new this island existed until a friend mentioned it to us....Wowww. South seas Resort is an excellent vacation spot for all families. Being off the main land at Fort Myers Florida but still accessible by causeways you feel like you are in a different world. The beaches are amazing. The food is very good. Very nice 9 hole...

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

Thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort for your destination wedding and congratulations. We are thrilled to be apart of your journey together and I hope that it was everything you had dreamed of. Thanks again and I wish you all the best. With warm regards, Anthonia Smith Dir of Guest Relations, South Seas Island Resort

Ashland, MA
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed here for the first time with our two boys during part of the April vacation week. I was a little skeptical based on some of the reviews I read, but the room was very nice, recently updated and overlooked the ocean and pool on the south side of the resort. The room had a full kitchen so we...

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

Thank you for staying at South Seas Island Resort and sharing your detailed review. It looks like you hit all the great spots of South Seas and "downtown" Captiva. I definitely recommend getting out on the water to everybody coming to the islands - it's worth it to see the dolphins and birds along the way, as well as the...

Northville, Michigan
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Beach villa rooms are old and outdated. Very dirty room overall. Terrible view. It was supposed to be a beach view on the beach and it was not. It was a long walk to the beach and I couldn't see the ocean. I would never stay there again.

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

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. I am disappointed to read that the room was not up to your standards. Would you please email me at asmith2@southseas.com so I can learn more about your accommodations and make the necessary changes? With warm regards, Anthonia Smith Dir of Guest Relations

Key West, Florida
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

This was the first time visiting this resort and I must say that I feel the customer service is on par with Disney. The rooms were clean inside at the beach villa and only had one small tear in the screening on the porch. the maid service was discreet in cleaning and making sure it happened while we were not...

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

Thank you for staying at South Seas Island Resort and sharing your experience. Our associates strive to deliver excellent service, and I'm glad that was your experience. We look forward to your next visit to Captiva. With warm regards, Anthonia Smith Dir of Guest Relations, South Seas Island Resort

Stratham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

I had some minor panic after booking here due to some poor reviews regarding accommodations. It seems like there are hotel rooms, villas and cottages to rent. We went for a villa because we like having the option to have breakfast or snacks in our room. Some villas are apparently privately owned (as condos and/or timeshares) and they may differ...

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

Thank you for trusting South Seas Island Resort as your vacation destination. We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay, and I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us. If I can be of assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me at asmith2@southeas.com. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon....

Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Reviewed 26 April 2014

As GuerO states, Holiday Inn accommodation and service for a Ritz Carlton price. I've stayed at plenty of Holiday Inns and Ritz Carlton's and that about summarizes what you get with the 1 bed room beach villas. The one bedroom villa condo really only accommodates two people in a comfortable bed, and then another two people in a dodgy pullout...

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

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your review. I'd like to learn more about your experience and how we can improve, so please email me at asmith2@southseas.com if you're willing. With warm regards, Anthonia Smith Dir of Guest Relations

Mexico
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Beware of the excellent marketing of the South Seas resort. The resort was probably amazing in the 80's but feels outdated and needs maintenance (especially for the price we paid!) The beaches are beautiful and the resort is huge. Be careful of: "Villa" = One or two rooms with a kitchen in a condo, usually called a suite at other...

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

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. I apologize that we did not exceed your expectations. I'd like to learn more about your stay. If you're willing please email me at asmith2@southseas.com. With warm regards, Anthonia Smith Dir of Guest Relations

Ashtead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I'm writing this four days into a week stay at South Seas, and my wife and I are already talking about when we'll be able to come back again. This place is sooooo beautiful, incredibly relaxing, and it's somewhere I can see us coming back to again and again as a family. It's clearly not a cheap place to stay,...

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

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. I'd be happy to help you plan your next trip to South Seas when you're ready. With warm regards, Anthonia Smith Dir of Guest Relations, South Seas Island Resort

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

There is no criticism available for me to give about this resort!! You literally feel like you're at Disney!! My grandparents own a condo in this resort and we travel there often. We always have an AMAZING time chilling by the pool, eating at the yummy restaurants and lounging by the beach!! This resort has the nicest staff that interacts...

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

Thanks for bringing the family to South Seas Island Resort. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to hosting you and your family again. Have a great summer, Anthonia Smith Dir of Guest Relations, South Seas Island Resort

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Captiva Island
Price Range: €224 - €668 (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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South Seas Island Hotel Captiva Island
South Seas Island Captiva
South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island, Florida
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“Our unit was on the third floor and was very quiet and beds were very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Deljeanne , 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beach views will cost you, and I'm generally satisfied staying in the tennis villas or harbor.”
 of 5 bubbles thomaspswalesp, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“gulf view facing west would be the best view and most pleasant reason to stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles EllenK868, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“North Pointe is more convenient to everything”
 of 5 bubbles douggE3136XQ, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“One bedroom tennis villa with pull out couch is great for family of four.”
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