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Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for four days in the harbouside . Rooms are renovated and nice with a view of marina. But they are just above a conference center where you hear doors opening and closing violently at 6:00 in the morning. You also hear your upstairs neighbor in the bathroom and your neighbor listening to tv... no restaurants with breakfast opening...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of staying at South Seas this past week for a conference. When you arrive here it looks more like a little housing complex than a hotel. There are many different buildings that are spread throughout the property. The rooms are like mini apts with their own full kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Each unit also has a...

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Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mtherapist, We were delighted to welcome you to South Seas and appreciate you taking the time to share your detailed review! It’s great to read that you enjoyed our spacious and well-appointed accommodations that have everything you need for an extended stay with us. There’s also plenty to do on property, and we thank you for highlighting our restaurants,...

Columbus Ohio, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the resort over 10 years ago and had a fantastic time so we decided to come back and stayed at bayside villa and found a very dated and dilapidated room needed painting and update,bathroom faucet handle falling off and a dead bug on the floor, nice pool but that doesn't make up for the room and elevator sounds...

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Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sue, It was a pleasure to welcome you back to South Seas and we appreciate you letting us know about your stay with us. We’re sorry to read that your recent experience fell short of your expectations and our own high standards. Thank you for bringing this to our attention so that we may ensure situations like these are...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is superb! The resort is really lovely too! However we booked a 2 bedroom beach villa, which was really more like a beach apartment, without a great view. Nice facilities and amenities for self catering.

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Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you for being our guest and sharing your review. We’re so happy to read that you enjoyed our property and our beautiful private island location! We’re sorry you didn’t have your preferred view from the room, and we hope you still got to take in the sights from our trolley or on a nice bike ride across...

Estero, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this resort as guests in November 2016. Its a great place for a short vacation with family and kids. There a multiple swimming pools and other attractions. The area is quite large and buses are provided. There are multiple restaurants. Children love it.

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Management_Team_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear John, It was a pleasure to host you and your family on your trip to Captiva Island, and we thank you for letting us know what a great time your kids had with us! Our swimming pools and slides are tons of fun for kids of all ages, as are our bike paths, water sports, trolley rides across the...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second trip to South Seas and we really enjoyed our stay. Both times we traveled with other families and this is a great place to visit for a family reunion or get together. We rented the 3 bedroom villa on the beach and it was very nice - updated and clean. I'm always a little nervous with...

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Management_Team_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Thank you for being a return guest and letting us be a part of your family vacation memories! We are sorry to hear that your arrival got off to a slow start, and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility as our team worked to resolve the situation. We’re glad to see that, once checked in, your family was...

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited the resort for a long weekend the second weekend in January for a destination wedding. We stayed in a three bedroom Ocean View condo with two other couples. PROS: The rooms were very clean, the master suite (upstairs) was beautiful, with a walkout balcony, jacuzzi tub, double sinks, and large shower. Two more bedrooms downstairs one with a...

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Management_Team_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Frog453, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your group and we thank you for sharing your detailed review! We’re pleased to read that you were comfortable in our accommodations and enjoyed some of the best parts of South Seas, such as our sunny pools, biking paths, and delicious pizza! We also appreciate you sharing your added comments...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel, really very nice, but this time we had a very unpleasant experience some some of the employees. Had a very bad experience with some of the staff of Harborside Bar & Grill in the last 2 days of our stay, bad atitude in one day by Emilia (or Emily) and on the next day Patrice...

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Management_Team_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Fipenna, We were delighted to welcome you back to South Seas, and we appreciate you letting us know about your most recent experience. As you know, the encounter you described is not the type of service for which we are known, and on behalf of the entire team, we extend our sincere apologies. Rest assured that this incident has...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to first give props to the staff because they are soldierin' through given the poor quality of lodgings available to guests, that they in turn have to hear us gripe about. From the front desk, to the restaurants, to the grounds crew, everyone was helpful and friendly. Now on the the critical bits. This place is low rent,...

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Hotel_Mgr_365, Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear PiedmontMan, We value guest feedback and thank you for sharing yours. We strive to offer a special vacation getaway in a unique, private island location. From our well-appointed accommodations to our private beaches, pools, tennis courts and a golf course on the water, we take great pride in all that our location has to offer and have seen firsthand...

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The description of our accommodation was a Beach Villa - it would be better described as an apartment. The rooms were very nice however, and the kitchen very adequate. There was not a great view from our room. The resort itself was amazing, and well located. I would like to have spent more time here. Also be aware of the...

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Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at South Seas Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Julies, It was a pleasure to welcome you as our guest on your recent trip to Captiva Island, and we appreciate your positive feedback! We’re happy to hear that you were comfortable in our clean and well-appointed rooms and impressed by our location. In addition to our beautiful natural surroundings, there are countless activities available to entertain you at...

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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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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: $327 - $821 (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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