South Seas Resort Captiva Island Guest Reviews
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“Excellent isn't high enough praise!”
We must have had the best room on the island. Our balcony overlooked the waterway linking the harbour to the gulf so boats passed all day. As if that were not enough we couldn't go more than five minutes without seeing a dolphin or manatee pass by. It was fascinating to watch the huge amount of wildlife before us and we only really left the balcony to eat.
We did have a mini fridge but could have done with a slightly larger one and there were no kitchen facilities but hey - we were on holiday and ate out!
1845 was an amazing room if there are just two of you and you love dolphins and manatees. That is the room I want next time and there will definitely be a next time.
“Great family resort!”
We visited Thanksgiving week. Our 9 and 11 year old absolutely loved it. Great shelling, great fishing from the licensed dock, great water sports, and (surprisingly) great tennis complex. Cashless system was very convenient and food options for the kids were great. We stayed in a beach villa - had I been familiar with the resort, I would've chosen a location on the north end closer to the action - the land's end units, in particular, looked to be the nicest as far as location, views and newness. Some things to be aware of:
- daily resort fee of $17 per day per adult is steep
- it seems all the "rooms" are privately owned and south seas is the management company - so each room is differently decorated, different lay-outs etc.
- Room and service quality definitely more 4 start than 5 star
- wildlife galore - saw dolphins and manatees every day
Overall, we had a great time, this is a great resort and we would definitely return.
“THE Place to Escape!”
Warning! This place will forever hold a place in your heart. One visit and you will always want to come back!
South Seas Island Resort is an experience you will never forget. The property is amazingly beautiful. We visited late October and early November when the humidity is down, the breeze glorious and the temperature perfect. You will never be far from the gulf or the bay and an assortment of water activities.
The staff is wonderful. Check in was friendly and efficient. Our condo was clean and nicely appointed. Our bellman, Steven, was just awesome given the amount of stuff one might have when traveling with children. When he said, "Relax, I'll take care of everything" with a smile, I knew this really was an escape.
I can't say enough about the pool staff. Steve greets each person with a warm welcome & a smile. The pool staff is amazing and treat us like family. Rachele, Rick, Travis, Brian & Julie - thank you for making our stay so very special!
Additionally, I travel with an individual with special needs. There are very few places where we feel comfortable and welcome. Here we are treated like family. Since it is a very large property, we rent a golf cart so we can enjoy this beautiful place in paradise.
Stayed November 2015, traveled with family
Ideal Sp[ot for a Florida-Style Family Vacation
A stay at this resort practically guarantees a worthwhile vacation, especially for out-of-state families with kids.
June 21, 2015
We are just finishing up our four day stay at this wonderful resort! It has everything I had hoped for and more. If you are looking for a vacation where you can just stay on resort property then this is the place. It has everything you need!
-June 20, 2015
This was one of the most beautiful places I have been to. The accommodations were clean and well furnished. Right from the beginning it was a wonderful experience.
Vacation Get Away
Everything I expected and then some. Beautifully oasis! Great for couples, families and friends. There is something for everyone. Be as active or inactive as you like. The beach was beautiful with gorgeous sunsets. Planning another trip and staying longer.
-May 29, 2015
Once you go there you will always go back
From check in to check out everything is first class. The resort has it all. Great restaurants, beaches, pools. golf courses, marinas, and entertainment too. It is clean and well maintained. We have been going there for many years and hopeful return again in the future.
-May 27, 2015
A truly wonderful place!
Spent 5 nights at this gorgeous resort in a group of 7 women celebrating a special birthday. We could not have asked for a more wonderful spot to do so. The beauty of the beach and setting is enhanced by the genuine warmth of all the resort staff. Each person from the front gate attendant to the landscapers and the Provisions store employees greeted us with a smile and wave. Housekeeping did a terrific job in our grand beach villa. Richard and Jade, the South Beach attendants were so helpful. We were grateful to Jade for keeping our favorite spot at the ready for us! Little things like that are appreciated. But very special thanks must be given to our concierge Heather Gerlach and Director of Customer Services Neil Swertz who helped to make this a most memorable stay. Their kindness and special touches including birthday balloons and wine gift basket were just fantastic. They were so responsive to every request prior to and during our stay. We were thrilled with all their help and enthusiasm. Thank you again!
Don't miss a sunset cruise. A perfect way to end a day. The beginner kayak tour was fun and Jimmy was a very nice and knowledgeable guide. Harbourside Restaurant had delicious dinners and you can't beat the Provisions store for yummy beach lunches. Kudos to the staff who keep the beaches and grounds so beautifully clean and tended. Thank you all!! This is a gem of a resort that is perfect for all!
-May 26, 2015