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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed (this November 1 week) with my wife and children in a timeshare we rented which was priced better than what the resort charges for a hotel room or one of their other rentals. We thought the landscape was very nice there, but the beach access was not everywhere like one would think of being on an island -and...

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Verdell E, Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

I apologize that the timeshare personal were not more helpful. South Seas Island Resort offers a full service real estate office which is more than equipped to help you in your search. On your next visit please ask to speak with one of "OUR OWN" real estate professionals and you can be assured they will take great care of your...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going to Sanibel and Captiva for over 20+ years but it was until a few weeks ago that we spent time inside the resort for a family wedding, right after Thanksgiving. So the resort was much bigger in scale with golfing, fishing, beaches and pools for the complex/condos areas and then the big resort pool by the...

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Verdell E, Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Alexis, thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to tell everyone about your recent visit. It truly is a great resort with fun and amazing things to do and see. Or frankly just lay buy the pool or beach and relax. It's a private island escape that allows you do as much or as little as you'd like. We...

Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, a warning, this will seem like an eternal drive as soon as you get in the island (Sanibel). Slow traffic, do not be in a hurry. Scenic drive, lots of nice shops and restaurants on the way there. As you check in the resort, the staff was very helpful and pleasant. Depending on where you are staying (multiple locations,...

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Florence, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice resort at far end of Captiva Island. Had a one bedroom with Gulf view. View was great and villa was well maintained. Walking distance to Starbucks and a small couple small beach shops and a deli. Also resort offers a trolley around Island. Bike riding, golf, and tennis were also available. It's a far drive to and from the...

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Nosoupforuoneyr
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fanatastic Anniversary weekend. We were celebrating our 23rd Anniversary and merely mentioned it in the comments. From the time we arrived at the gatehouse and a card was waiting to the front desk giving us a welcome gift and getting the view we desired A1 first class all the way.

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Verdell E, Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind remarks. We are thrilled you enjoyed your Anniversary Weekend with us here at South Seas Island Resort. We hope to see you next year for number 24. Congratulations and best wishes from the entire staff here at South Seas.

Flushing, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here hoping for a beautiful beach and scenery, and it was amazing. The resort grounds are very large. They do have a shuttle that will take you to different parts and activities. The best part for us was the moonlight stroll on the beach. Also we stayed right at the marina area. Our balcony had a great view...

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Verdell E, Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We have a beautiful island resort and are very excited you were able to enjoy it. We hope you come back and enjoy the beach and resort amenities soon. Another midnight stroll and stunning sunsets await you. Have a great Holiday from everyone here at South Seas.

Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

1st time we visited the Resort to celebrate our 49th anniversary. Very spacious condo with a convertible couch in the living room , 2 bathrooms, master bedroom and a full kitchen. The rooms could use a fresh coat of paint and some sprucing up. We were not fond of the institutional green throughout the interior / exterior of the condo...

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Verdell E, Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Wow, congratulations on your 49th anniversary! To say the least that is a great accomplishment. I'm glad South Seas was able to be your host for this great moment in your life. We hope you come back for you're 50th anniversary and let us plan something special for you.

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been hearing about this secret corner in Florida since a coworker got married there years ago. We finally got to visit and it did not disappoint. We staying in a 3 bedroom two level on the bay. It was perfect as we are a family with two kids travelling with grandparents. It had a full size washer and...

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I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to read your comments. South Seas is the perfect "generational" resort where memories are passed down generation to generation. We hope that you come back and pass these memories on to your children's children. We strive to add fun family events and glad you were able to participate in our...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time visitors, but we'll be back again!Great place for the whole family! We couldn't get our 2 year old out of the pool, he loved the fountains! The two bedroom marina villa was a huge hit, we walked everywhere.

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Verdell E, Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time. Our goal is to keep you coming back year after year. We feel we have the perfect Island Retreat, and hope to see you next year. Have a great Holiday Season.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with our family over Thanksgiving with our 2 young kids and had a blast. The rooms we stayed in were spacious and comfortable with a great view of the sunsets over the gulf. Everything is first-class here and they a had a bunch of perfectly planned events such as movie night under the stars, a tree lighting...

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Verdell E, Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and spending Thanksgiving with us. We continue to try and have fun events that families of all ages can enjoy together. We are looking forward to having you as our guest again in the near future. Again thank you and have a great Holiday Season.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $321 - $814 (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 Captiva
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“Very Child Friendly, if you want a quieter room stay on the end by the front gate area”
 of 5 bubbles jvest129, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Look for specials or room discounts for days or seasons”
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“Water view, water view”
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 of 5 bubbles stedmandoc, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Depending on which portion you stay in there is plenty of water views”
 of 5 bubbles Nosoupforuoneyr, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The north end is crowded - the south end is much more quiet. The Harborside Villas are nice, too.”
 of 5 bubbles 909jimr, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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