For decades, generations of families have made South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island the vacation destination of choice in which to share treasured moments and make lasting memories. This iconic 330-acre wildlife preserve spans two and a half miles of shell-laden beaches framing the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As a quiet retreat, the resort is designed to take full advantage of the existing landscape, offering a destination rich in family recreation and wondrous natural beauty. Feel at home in an assortment of accommodations, ranging from charming villas and cottages, private homes and condos to comfortable hotel rooms. A Top 10 Beach Resort for Families by Parents Magazine, the inviting oasis allows the discovery of native Florida and its extraordinary splendor.
Experience South Seas – a resort village and wildlife sanctuary with boundless opportunity for adventure and relaxation. Uncover the infinite possibilities that exist within this island getaway, poised to inspire and delight both the young, and the young
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Please be advised of the following policy regarding Credit and Debit cards upon checking in: Because this property is a cash-less property, credit cards used during check in will have an authorization of $200.00USD per night. The property is not holding the funds but rather an authorization. Some banks may choose to place a hold on the authorized funds. When using Debit Cards, this authorization of funds will place a hold on those funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Amenities included in the Resort Fee are: Golf greens fees at the Captiva Course (cart and club rentals not included), Tennis/pickleball court fees, Daily trolley service throughout the resort, Resort pool complex amenities (includes poolside towels and lounge chairs), Beach amenities (South Beach and Sunset Beach), including beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, Fitness center access, Guestroom high-speed internet, Participation in special Resort activities, Free parking, Cable with free movie channels (includes HBO), Tesla and EV charging stations.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating4702 reviews
Beautiful beaches, rooms from 1970
Most beautiful beaches but the rooms are quite run down… broken appliances, dirty carpet, toilets and sinks from the 1970s. If you are lucky to get an updated room it is quite nice. But if you have a broken appliance they won’t fix it.
Wonderful family resort
We had an amazing time at this resort. The rooms are a little older but we were out most of the day so it didn’t affect us. The pool with the slides is a great option for kids (minimum 48” height requirement). The main pool had an amazing Waterview. Beautiful beaches and within five minute walking distance. The food at the restaurant wasn’t the best but very fairly priced. We spent a long weekend here and definitely plan on coming back in the future.
Beautiful Resort - Kind Staff
We stayed in the Harbourside "water view" hotel room. Very nice room, view was incredible (room 1856). Pool area was so nice, with tiki bar for food and drinks. Short walk over to the beach for swimming and beautiful sunsets. All of the staff were so nice and helpful. We especially want to thank Osama at the front desk. He really takes customer service to a new level. Highly recommend this resort. September is a very quiet time to visit the resort, but we enjoyed the relaxation for 3 days. Note, every day called for rain, and it did briefly, but it mostly seemed to blow by the island. Lucky for us!
Another amazing stay! We have been coming for years. South seas is a great property with beautiful beach and plenty of amenities. Dolphin and manatee sightings daily. Definitely a great place to relax
Without vegan food
Will not visit again. Will not recommend any vegan or vegetarian to visit. This property doesn’t provide vegan options for those who don’t eat meat or dairy. The room smelled horrible. The lack of activities for a resort of this size is crazy. There should be more events during the weekends that are interesting for all guests, not just families and children.