South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island is a beautiful, waterfront resort on the Florida Gulf Coast. South Seas sits on 330 acres of Captiva Island and has 2.5 miles of private beachfront. Guests at the South Seas experience a host of amenities making it easy to relax or explore their abundance of adventure activities.
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South Seas Island Resort Rooms
There are a myriad of lodging possibilities at South Seas. From private homes to beach cottages to condos to hotel suites, South Seas visitors can find the right place to stay whether for a family vacation or romantic getaway.
See a video tour of a room at South Seas Island Resort.
South Seas Island Resort Restaurants
A plethora of culinary options tempt resort guests. From the relaxed upscale setting of The Pointe to the Crooked Snook Tiki Bar, you can always find something to satisfy your hunger. When on the US Gulf Coast, I prefer blackened grouper and it was perfect atop the Asian salad at Harbourside Bar & Grill. The fresh seafood and dizzying array of rums at Doc Ford’s make it practically a must eat at restaurant on Captiva Island. For a special celebration (or just because you ARE special #TreatYoSelf), request the S’mores Sunset Experience.
Check out our guide to Waterfront Restaurants in Florida With a View.
Things to Do at South Seas Island Resort
A favorite thing about staying at a Florida beach resort is that it is easy to relax. Comfortable outdoor spaces and glorious waterfront views encourage us to slow down, take a seat, and soak up the peace and quiet. Definitely make time for the spectacular sunsets every night.
The resort has a lovely sunset tradition for guests. Arrive at the beach a little before sunset to find a shell, or take one from the basket resort worker’s carry. At the signal, toss your shell into the waves and make a wish.
Fun on the Water
Active visitors will also find plenty of fun things to do at the resort. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, San Carlos Bay, Redfish Pass, and Pine Island Sound.
- Fishing is a favorite activity throughout Southwest Florida. Cast your line from the shore, join a charter, rent or bring a boat, and enjoy a memorable US Gulf Coast experience. South Seas experts teach fishing skills and Ships Store sells bait and fishing supplies.
- Go on a dolphin watching, sunset, or exploration sailing with Captiva Cruises. McCool Travel tip: we loved the Cabbage Key cruise where we savored the original recipe for key lime pie.
- Enjoy several water activities with Sunny Island Adventures on the South Seas Island Resort grounds. Through Sunny Island, rent a WaveRunner, kayak, or paddleboard, join one of their tours, or let them take you parasailing high above the Gulf water.
- Take a sailing class with Offshore Sailing School.
- Look for manatees in the water in the two marinas.
Spa, Tennis, Golf, and Fitness
The 330 acre nature preserve is an ideal playground for exploration and fitness—for adventurers of all ages. Experience world class shelling in the early morning, then hone your backhand at the Blackwood Tennis Academy, pedal your bike (or ride your golf cart) to lunch, before checking into your me time appointment at the Kay Casperson spa. That sounds like such a fun day that it is worth doing every day of your South Seas Resort stay!
Take a fun golf car ride around the resort. You can even ride your cart to nearby restaurants in downtown Captiva.
Resources and Tips for Your South Seas Visit
Weddings and Special Events
This Captiva Island Florida resort is a popular and remarkable destination location for weddings and milestone celebrations. With so much space and activities, it is also ideal for hosting corporate events, meetings, and group activities. Consider South Seas for your next family reunion, I know I will!
Getting to South Seas Island Resort
South Seas Island Resort is located on 330 acres with 2.5 miles of private beach at the northern end of Captiva Island. The closest airport is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers, about 40 miles from South Seas. The drive from Orlando airport to South Seas Resort is a touch over 4 hours. The resort can arrange transportation for guests through a third party company.
You will not require a car while at South Seas Resort but it is nice to have one to drive to/from RSW airport and to explore Captiva and Sanibel islands, along with Ft. Myers, Naples, and Punta Gorda. There is a convenient Hertz car rental counter in the South Seas lobby.