At the tip of Captiva Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida east of Fort Myers, South Seas Island Resort is a tranquil, plantation-style village that offers an unforgettable escape for multiple interests. It’s a Top 10 Family Beach Resort (Parents Magazine), a romantic backdrop for a destination wedding, a casually elegant setting for a corporate retreat, and offers extensive sports and recreation for the active traveler.
In the 1880s, South Seas Island Resort was originally a key lime plantation. In 1946, it transitioned to a fishing resort and today it is a 330-acre destination beach resort and wildlife refuge. The resort offers a total of 471 stylish hotel rooms, one- to three-bedroom condominiums, and two- to six-bedroom exclusive waterfront private homes.
The property has 2.5 miles of white sand beaches in an area known for its world-class shelling. Boutique shopping and waterfront dining options are on site and the resort is just a half mile from quaint downtown Captiva’s shopping and dining. A full-service Yacht Harbour and Marina offers dockage for guests’ boats, as well as deck, pontoon and fishing boat rentals.
South Seas Island Resort for Families
If you’re considering a multi-generational family vacation, South Seas should definitely be on your radar. The relaxed, upscale atmosphere is perfect for all ages – casual enough for kids to enjoy yet suitably refined for discerning matriarchs.
The whole family can enjoy hands-on learning at the Sanibel Sea School, the ScoutAbout resort discovery program, and nature tours of the wildlife preserve. The resort pool complex with H2Whoa! waterslides is a fun place to cool off, or you can all do the “Sanibel Stoop” as you search miles of pristine beach for over 250 kinds of shells.
When it’s time for a break from each other, supervised kids’ activities include fishing, arts and crafts, and kayak adventures. Mom will enjoy the menu of treatments available at the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique and Dad can spend some quiet time fishing or playing golf. A variety of family-friendly dining options are available, but it’s a good bet that Scoops & Slices, a 1950-themed pizza and ice cream parlor with a floor-to-ceiling candy wall will be a favorite!
South Seas Island Resort for Romance
Whether you’re planning a destination wedding, celebrating an anniversary or just want a romantic getaway, South Seas is the perfect setting for romance. The secluded, tropical location and sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide scenic backgrounds for hand holding and lip locking. Just imagine enjoying a romantic Southwest Florida sunset from the deck of a sunset cruise or toasting each other with a tropical libation at the Sunset Beach Bar.
South Seas Island Resort is an exceptional wedding destination in a beautiful natural setting. Ceremonies can be held in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations from a secluded beachfront cove to the landmark King’s Crown Lawn to the Overlook at the Pointe. Outdoor venues always have an indoor alternate planned in case of rain. Personal Wedding Consultants work with every couple to customize their special day and take care of all the details. On-site services include custom menu creation, entertainment, lighting, photography services, and audio/visual needs. South Seas’ team of experts can provide recommendations on local officiants, floral design, and knowledgeable planners.
South Seas Island Resort for Active Adventure
We constantly hear from travelers that they want to include active adventure in their vacations. South Seas Island Resort has that covered in spades. Endless fun on the water includes wave runners, sailing, parasailing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding rentals from Sunny Island Watersports. You can also take an island shelling cruise, dolphin watch & wildlife adventure cruise, or a romantic sunset cruise and boat charters are available for back-bay fishing. A year round sailing school – America’s Number 1 sailing school, certified by U.S. Sailing – offers classes from two-hour clinics to seven-day classes.
For landlubbers, the resort has a beachfront 9-hole, par-27 executive course along the Gulf of Mexico. The Blackwood Tennis Academy offers day and night play on 11 courts, a tennis concierge service, private instruction by certified professionals and daily clinics. A fully-equipped fitness center has over 30 kinds of machines. Daily yoga classes are held in a light and airy studio and outdoor yoga classes are offered weekly on the King’s Crown Lawn. Even the most active traveler will be satisfied at South Seas.
South Seas Island Resort for Meetings
More than ever, destination meetings, corporate retreats, and business events need to have a wow factor and South Seas Island Resort is the perfect venue for a remarkable event. They have more than 31,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to serve groups of 10 to 500, as well as both indoor and outdoor locations for networking, cocktail parties, and social events.
An onsite entertainment company can provide any music or A/V equipment needed. South Seas’ sustainable seafood program caters menus featuring locally caught seafood and fruits and vegetables from the Executive Chef’s onsite garden. The Resort’s recreation staff is available to help execute group activities and team building exercises. Creative options such as painting and photography classes are also offered. The stylish accommodations, natural beauty of the surroundings, and attention to every detail leaves meeting participants with that desired wow.
South Seas Island Resort is a beautiful and serene destination with boundless opportunity for adventure and relaxation. This one expansive resort meets the needs of families, couples, adventure-seekers and meetings participants. To plan your vacation or event at South Seas, please contact Covington Travel.