48 Hours on Everyone’s Favorite South Florida Island
June 1, 2021
Manatees, dramatic sunsets, and some of the world’s best shelling are just a few of the pleasures on Captiva Island, Florida. Along with its sister city to the south, Sanibel Island, these two destinations are often touted as some of the state’s most charming places to visit. Turquoise waters and plentiful birds add to the feeling that while you’re still in Florida, it somehow seems a little more exotic than a typical beach town.”Read Article
Your Official Summer Getaway Guide Is Here!
May 25, 2021
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Sanibel Sea School Programming Has Returned!
July 10, 2020
Read on for February 2021 class information, times, and class pricing!
March 16, 2020
To Our Guests, at South Seas Island Resort, the safety and well-being of guests and staff remain our highest priority. We are monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely, keeping those who are affected in our hearts, and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from current and future guests. Please see below for the latest updates regarding COVID-19.
Spring 2020 Activities Brochure
March 5, 2020
Our Spring 2020 Activities Brochure is here covering all of our activities from March through May! Please see the PDF here to check out everything South Seas has to offer during our the best time of the year! **Please note, due to COVID-19, certain programming has changed. For the latest information regarding activities, please click here!**
February 2020 Activities Brochure
January 24, 2020
Our February 2020 Activities Brochure is here! Take a look at this month’s FUN, including a special event lineup for President’s Day weekend! Click here (PDF) for our complete February lineup.
Water Slide Update
January 2, 2020
As part of our continued efforts to maintain a safe environment for resort guests, we’ve increased the height requirement for our Resort Pool Complex waterslide from 42″ to 48 “. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The safety of our guests is of paramount importance, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Also, please note: The slide pool and the two water slides will be closed for maintenance from 1/6/20 through 2/7/20. The two main pools will be open and operating as normal during this time.
January 2020 Activities Brochure
December 31, 2019
We are gearing up for a busy month, complete with endless activities. From Blackwood Tennis Academy’s tennis clinics to Ambu Yoga’s new Funday Flow, there’s always something fun going on at South Seas Island Resort! Click here (PDF) for our complete January lineup!
New Year’s Eve Illumination Celebration 2019
December 31, 2019
Ring in 2020 island style! Begin the festivities with our Sunset Shellebration and ring in the New Year at Sunset Beach for 2020! Fireworks and beach ball drop at 9pm, movie, and the televised Times Square Ball Drop. We will have DJ Dan Confrey, Firedancers and Glow Activities galore!
Christmas Dining 2019
December 10, 2019
‘Tis the season… for delicious holiday dining! We’re already thinking about Christmas here at South Seas Island Resort. Are you staying with us over the holiday? We hope you’ll join us for dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas night! View the Menu Here (PDF).
2019 Thanksgiving Activities Brochure
November 22, 2019
During your stay, experience fun-filled Thanksgiving activities for the whole family to enjoy! Check out our Thanksgiving Activities Brochure for the full lineup, here!
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony: Saturday November 30th
November 21, 2019
Continuing the holiday tradition again this year, South Seas Island Resort will welcome the public for its annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 30th from 5:30PM – 6:30PM.Read Article
Captiva Farmer’s Market is Back!
October 30, 2019
The Captiva Island Farmers Market, a seasonal open-air market located at the entrance of South Seas Island Resort, kicks off their 2019 season on Tuesday, November 5th from 9AM – 1PM. The market will continue every Tuesday through April 28, 2020, and is open to both guests of South Seas Island Resort and the public.
Thanksgiving Feast 2019
October 30, 2019
The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner! We go big for holidays at South Seas, and from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day we’re hosting an endless array of holiday programming for all ages; delicious dining, complimentary activities, live music, and more.
November 2019 Activities Brochure
October 30, 2019
‘Tis the season to be thankful, and we are thankful for another month of awesome activities for our guests! Take a look at this month’s FUN, including details about our beach portrait photography sessions, painting classes, crafts, camps & more! Click here (PDF) for our complete November lineup!
Island Hopper Singer-Songwriter Festival
September 12, 2019
Be our guest during the 6th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter’s Fest on Captiva Island. Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is a 10-day music festival in Southwest Florida. Now in its sixth year, it has drawn some of country music’s greatest singer-songwriters from Nashville and nationwide.
Hurricane Dorian Updates
August 30, 2019
Please stay tuned to the latest updates regarding Hurricane Dorian, below.
Hurricane Dorian Update #3, 8.31.19 // The latest forecast shows Hurricane Dorian’s path has changed and now excludes Captiva Island and Lee County from the National Hurricane Center’s “Cone of Uncertainty”. The center of Dorian is not expected to pass over Southwest Florida.
Currently, the resort is open and operational and we now welcome our Labor Day Weekend guests. For more information regarding Hurricane Dorian, please see below.
Hurricane Dorian Update #2, 8.30.19 // Today, conditions at South Seas are good and the resort remains operational. Lee County, which includes Captiva Island, is not under a hurricane watch or warning. While we are currently open, we do not recommend that those seeking evacuation – from the East Coast of Florida or otherwise – make arrangements to stay at South Seas. Hurricanes by nature are incredibly uncertain. Captiva Island is a barrier island, which is not a safe place to be during a potentially devastating hurricane. We recommend evacuees follow the advice of their respective local authorities or seek shelter in a more inland location.
We continue taking precautions to ensure the safety of guests, employees, property, and grounds. We will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian, and as always, the safety of our guests and employees remains our priority.
We will update you as we have more information to share. In the meantime, for updated information about the storm, please refer to the National Hurricane Center:
September 2019 Activities Brochure
August 27, 2019
Our September 2019 Activities Brochure is here! It’s finally time to sign up for that paddleboard tour you have always wanted to try, or join our stargazers on the beach for a sunset view of dazzling Venus as it chases the sun into the Gulf, either way, the opportunities are ENDLESS. Click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!
Yacht Rock Weekend 2019
July 31, 2019
Please note, due to impending weather, we have postponed Yacht Rock Weekend until October 19, 2019. Stay tuned for more updates.
We’re excited to once again host Yacht Rock Weekend, a three-day, family-friendly festival featuring fun, food and of course, live music. A complimentary event for all guests of the resort, Yacht Rock Weekend promises captivating performances and engaging activities set amongst our picturesque, 330-acre destination resort. To see the entire lineup of the weekend’s events, please click here.
August 2019 Activities Brochure
July 29, 2019
Our August 2019 Activities Brochure is here! Challenge family or friends to an exciting game of Glow in the Dark Golf on our Captiva Course or get into the action with watersport rentals and tours from Sunny Island Adventures, either way, there is something for EVERYONE. Click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!
2019 Star Spangled Celebration
June 19, 2019
Fireworks, Family, Friends & Fun is right around the corner as we get ready for one of our favorite holidays of the year! As always, we are offering numerous special events for guests this Fourth of July week, with activities taking place from Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 5. The main event is the Star Spangled Celebration on Thursday, July 4, from 6 pm to 10 pm.
The party will start off with the arrival of the Patriotic Golf Cart Parade featuring decorated golf carts and will continue with musical entertainment, children’s activities and special food & beverage items. The night will be capped with a must-see fireworks display and dance party. Check out the full list of events here!
Grillin’ and Chillin’ Memorial Weekend
May 16, 2019
Let’s Get Chillin’ this Memorial Day Weekend! Everything about the weekend has been designed to make everyone’s summer start sensationally. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the resort, including a special performance by Neon Summer. There will be activities for all ages including a volleyball tournament, pool party complete with a Cardboard Boat Regatta, Glow Golf, Fishing Competition and so much more! Let’s not forget about the food either as there will be a Pig Roast, Seafood Boil, and Grillin’ options all weekend long! Click here to see the full schedule.
May 2019 Activities Brochure
May 1, 2019
If activity is what you’re craving during a spring visit, May is your month! We have everything from our crowd favorite Glow in the Dark Golf to Sunny Island Adventures’ new Captiva Eco Paddleboard and Kayak Tours. Check out the entire lineup here (PDF).
Spring Celebration Activities Brochure
April 17, 2019
Gather your peeps and check out our Spring Celebration Activities Brochure! We have family fun rockin’ from Tuesday, April 16th through Monday, April 22nd. Be sure not to miss our special spring-related Eggstravaganza Event, Golf Cart Scavenger Hunt, Art & Food Hop, Laser Battle, Easter Egg Hunt & Home Run Derby! Click here to view the PDF!
Easter Brunch 2019
April 8, 2019
Hop on over for an Easter Sunday Brunch on Sunday, April 21st in our Captiva Ballroom from 9am-1pm! Join us in celebrating Easter Sunday with a delicious brunch featuring thoughtfully curated selections that will delight your entire family. Check out the menu here (PDF)!
April 2019 Activities Brochure
April 1, 2019
Our April 2019 Activities Brochure is here! Take a look at this month’s FUN, with something for EVERYONE. From Sunny Island’s new Cayo Costa Waverunner Tours to our Night Sky Adventure telescope gazing, April will be bustling all month long. Click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!Read Article
March Activities Brochure
February 28, 2019
Our March 2019 Activities Brochure is here! Take a look at this month’s FUN, with something for EVERYONE. From brand new Casting Challenges to Rubber Duck Races on the pool sides, March is sure to please. Check below or click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!
Presidents’ Weekend Activity Lineup
February 11, 2019
Our Presidents’ Weekend Activities Brochure is now available! Are you heading our way soon? Take a look to see what we have planned, including Seaside Cinema & S’Mores, Full Moon Sunset Yoga, Casting Competition, Cornhole Tournament, a Magic Show and more! Click here to view (PDF)!
Valentine’s Day at Harbourside Bar & Grill
February 11, 2019
Join us for delectable dinner specials designed for TWO, including twin lobster tails and a tomahawk steak along with wine specials to complement the meal. Dessert is included with a purchase of an entree. Reservations recommended at 239-412-5111 extension 1483.
Super Bowl Party at Harbourside Bar & Grill
January 22, 2019
The NFL’s Super Bowl LIII, which will pit the AFC champion New England Patriots against the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams for the league championship, is going to be a battle for the ages. Join us, Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 for a Super Bowl Party at Harbourside, complete with non-stop action and food/drink specials!
January 2019 Activities Brochure
January 2, 2019
We are gearing up for a busy month, complete with endless activities. From our weekly Captiva Farmer’s Market to the only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019, there’s always something fun going on at South Seas Island Resort! Click here (PDF) for our complete January lineup!
Captiva Island Farmer’s Market Returns to South Seas
December 11, 2018
The Captiva Island Farmers Market, a seasonal open-air market located at the entrance of South Seas Island Resort, kicks off their 2019 season on Tuesday, January 1 from 9AM – 1PM. The market will continue every Tuesday through April 30, 2019, and is open to both guests of South Seas Island Resort and the public.
Ring in 2019 with us at South Seas!
December 11, 2018
Spend New Year’s Eve devouring decadent dishes at Harbourside Bar & Grill. The abundant buffet begins with a seafood raw bar full of three varieties of oysters, cedar key clams, citrus poached shrimp, red crab cocktail and island conch ceviche. Chef-attended stations include pan-seared sea scallops, artisan cheese, and charcuterie and “DIY” risotto while a salad and bread station includes black-eyed pea and brussels sprout salad, winter greens and assorted hearth breads. Main courses include half-roasted guinea hen, “surf n’ surf”, bone-in beef tenderloin and smoked Korobuta porchetta. New Year’s Eve dinner will be served from 5PM to 11PM and is priced starting at $65++ for adults. A kids menu is available for the little ones, with children 4 and under free.
December Activities Brochure
November 28, 2018
It’s the holiday season and that means we have a fun-filled month ahead. Whether you are gearing up for our annual Holiday Stroll, Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade, Captiva Luminary, or one of our daily happenings, it’s all here at South Seas Island Resort. View the PDF here!
South Seas Island Resort Annual Holiday Stroll
November 27, 2018
In just a few weeks, we kick off our 6th annual Holiday Stroll with three fun-filled Holiday Stroll weekends! In conjunction with the 2018 Captiva Holiday Village, our 330-acre resort transforms its picturesque marina and north end into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights. All proceeds from this fun-filled holiday extravaganza, open to the public, will benefit Captains for Clean Water, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving Florida’s most valuable resource: water.
Christmas Dining 2018
November 6, 2018
‘Tis the season… for delicious holiday dining! Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but we’re already thinking about Christmas here at South Seas Island Resort. Are you staying with us over the Christmas holiday? We hope you’ll join us for brunch Christmas morning or dinner later Christmas day! View the Menu Here (PDF).
November Activities Brochure
October 30, 2018
Our November 2018 Activities Brochure is here! Take a look at this month’s FUN, including details about our new Holiday Themed Beach Portrait Mini Sessions, Painting and Photography Classes, crafts, camps & more! Click here (PDF) for our complete November lineup!
Gearing up for a SPOOKTACULAR weekend at South Seas!
October 24, 2018
Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR weekend at South Seas!
Join us for Thanksgiving 2018!
October 2, 2018
It’s already October and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! We will host our annual Thanksgiving feast on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd. Our festive holiday buffet will feature traditional favorites as well as local island fare. To view the entire menu (PDF), click here!
September Activities Brochure
September 6, 2018
Our September 2018 Activities Brochure is here! It’s finally time to sign up for that paddleboard tour you have always wanted to try, or join our stargazers on the beach for twilight views of Venus and Jupiter hanging over The Gulf, either way, the opportunities are ENDLESS. Click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!
Join us for our Second Annual Yacht Rock Weekend This Labor Day Weekend
August 6, 2018
We’re excited to once again host Yacht Rock Weekend, a three-day, family-friendly festival featuring games, food and of course, live music. A complimentary event for all guests of the resort, Yacht Rock Weekend promises captivating performances and engaging activities set amongst our picturesque, 330-acre destination resort.
We’ve Been Named the Official Host Hotel of Hobie 16 World Championship!
August 6, 2018
We’re excited to share that we’ve been named the Official Host Hotel of Hobie 16 World Championship! From Nov. 1-16, 2019, the International Hobie® Class Association (IHCA) will bring its prestigious sailing event to South Seas Island Resort, marking the first time in 35 years that Hobie will host a World Championship in the U.S.
Current Beach Conditions
August 2, 2018
Our beaches are beautiful and there have been no advisories, this year, to date. We recommend you use the following resources when planning your next visit to our resort. For the most up-to-date beach conditions in our area, please visit visitbeaches.org or view our live beach cam here.
August Activities Brochure
July 31, 2018
Our August 2018 Activities Brochure is here! Challenge family or friends to an exciting game of Glow in the Dark Golf on our Captiva Course or get into the action with watersport rentals and tours from Sunny Island Adventures, either way, there is something for EVERYONE. Click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!
Independence Day Celebration Events
June 25, 2018
Fireworks, Family, Friends & Fun is right around the corner as we get ready for one of our favorite holidays of the year! As always, we are offering numerous special events for guests this Fourth of July week, with activities taking place from Sunday, July 1, through Thursday, July 5. The main event is the Star Spangled Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, from 6 pm to 10 pm.
The Food You Love Veganized: Join us on June 12th
June 1, 2018
We’re so thrilled to host our first ever vegan dinner, which is open to the public, on June 12th! Created in partnership with our on-site yoga studio Ambu Yoga, this dinner, which features locally sourced produce, follows our recent move from plastic straws to paper straws. It’s just one more way we’re showing our commitment to environmentally conscious
initiatives!Mother’s Day Brunch 2018
May 11, 2018
Nothing says “You’re the best, Mom” like brunch. Treat your Mom to something special this Mother’s Day. Join us at Harbourside, Sunday, May 13th for an indulging Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet complete with Omelet & Carving Stations, Build Your Own Donut & Parfait Stations, Bottomless Mimosas ($15pp) and SO much more!Memorial Day Weekend Activity Brochure
May 11, 2018
Memorial Day is often thought of as the kickoff to summer fun, and South Seas Island Resort has all the activities to make that happen. Fill your Memorial Day weekend with activities the whole family will enjoy including our 10th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta and our Memorial Day Go! Fish Tournament! See all the activities by clicking on the PDF, here!Generations Magazine Now Available
May 4, 2018
Today we are excited to post the latest edition of Generations Magazine now available online. Generations Magazine is Captiva & Sanibel Island’s premier lifestyle publication focusing not only on South Seas but all things dining, recreation, activities and more! Click here for the online version.May Activities Brochure
May 1, 2018
Our May 2018 Activities Brochure is here! Let the kids explore their imagination during Pirates and Princesses Camp or find your center with some relaxing beach yoga, either way, there is something for EVERYONE. Click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!April Activities Brochure
April 2, 2018
Our April 2018 Activities Brochure is here! Take a look at this month’s FUN, with something for EVERYONE. With new additions like our recent unveiled arcade to our new weekly Magic Show, April will be bustling all month long. Click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!Read ArticleMarch Activities Brochure
March 2, 2018
Our March 2018 Activities Brochure is here! Take a look at this month’s FUN, with something for EVERYONE. From Seaside Cinema & S’mores to one of Sanibel Sea School’s new themes, March is sure to please. Check below or click here (PDF) for our complete lineup!Learn Doubles Tennis from a French Open Champion!
February 26, 2018
Calling all tennis fanatics! Ever wished you’d have a chance to play with a Grand Slam champion? Here’s your chance!Easter Brunch 2018
February 12, 2018
Hop on over for an Easter Sunday Brunch on Sunday, April 1st in our Captiva Ballroom from 9am-1pm! Join us in celebrating Easter Sunday with a delicious brunch featuring thoughtfully curated selections that will delight your entire family.Super Bowl Festivities
February 1, 2018
Who’s joining us for SUPERBOWL LII weekend? We’re excited about the matchup & hope to see you for the festivities at either Harbourside OR The Pointe beginning at 5PM.February Activities
January 31, 2018
Our February 2018 Activities Brochure is here! Take a look at this month’s FUN, including details about a Super Bowl party, Livingston Taylor concert, weekly Captiva Island Farmers Market & more! Check below or click here (PDF) for our complete February lineup!January Activities Brochure
January 4, 2018
We are gearing up for a busy month, complete with endless activities. From arts and crafts for kids to family nature programs, there’s always something fun going on at South Seas Island Resort! Check below or click here (PDF) for our complete January lineup!Captiva Island Farmers Market
December 18, 2017
The Captiva Island Farmers Market will open every Tuesday starting December 19th – April 3rd. This seasonal market will be located at South Seas Island Resort, in the parking lot next to the tennis courts. The market will be open to guests of the resort as well as to the public. Vendors will be selling: fresh local produce, meats, cheeses, honey, breads, sweets, seafood, flowers, smoothies, prepared foods, guacamole, organics, local crafts and so much more. Parking is limited so walk, ride your bike, drive your golf cart or catch a ride on the trolley if staying on the resort. For more information on this or other SWFL farmers markets, go to BuyLocalLee.com.South Seas Annual Holiday Stroll
December 6, 2017
Join us for our annual Holiday Stroll to admire the picturesque marina illuminated with holiday lights and festive decorations. This year’s Holiday Stroll will benefit Community Cooperative, a local food pantry.Ring in the New Year with South Seas!
December 11, 2017
Who is excited for a new year? We know we are! But first, we look forward to celebrating the end of 2017 with a festive dinner at Harbourside Bar & Grill.Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade
November 27, 2017
Tis the season for the much-loved Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade! Join us for this fun event this Saturday, December 2nd.Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Activities and Events
November 22, 2017
Start your holiday season with a South Seas Thanksgiving! Check out our events and family-friendly activities for your Thanksgiving weekend.Halloween Fun at South Seas Island Resort
October 25, 2017
With the multitude of events we’re hosting this weekend, South Seas Island Resort offers a SPOOK-tacular event for guests of all ages.Fall Has Arrived at South Seas Island Resort!
October 25, 2017
A note from Verdell Ekberg, Director of Sales & Marketing at South Seas Island Resort:Welcome to Paradise!
June 8, 2017
Welcome to our brand new website! We’re thrilled to have you here, and hope this site helps in planning your next island escape.
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