South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island is a beautiful resort with incredible, modern amenities and a fascinating island history.

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wedding on South Seas on Captiva Island

South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island

South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, is an awesome 330-acre resort and wildlife sanctuary that offers top-notch amenities, a huge variety of activities and, has been noted for being one of the best places to experience local wildlife. South Seas is truly a tropical oasis with 2.5 miles of gorgeous beach boasting white sand, an abundance of shells, and a sparkling ocean. It is a great destination for watersports and you can kayak, paddleboard, jet ski, or parasail! There’s golf, pickleball, tennis, yoga, a spa and a fitness studio to keep you in shape! Onsite there are several excellent restaurants and a bunch of stores and, they even host the Captiva Farmers Market on Tuesdays 9am – 1pm. South Seas Island Resort is also a popular place for weddings. This awesome resort truly has it all plus, it has a fascinating history that’s key in the creation of Captiva Island as we know it today. Definitely check it out if you’re heading to Captiva, you won’t be disappointed.

South Seas Island Resort
5400 Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924

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South Seas Island Resort offers a variety of luxury accommodations including private homes, beach cottages, condos, and regular hotel rooms. The resort offers vacation packages to suit your needs and budget and offers various discounts and extended stays.

Check out the various rates.

Harborside Hotel South Seas Captiva Island

Watersports & Fishing

South Seas Island Resort offers a plethora of water-based activities! Sunny Island Adventures are the go-to spot for rentals from kayaks, jetskis, paddleboards, banana boats, and even parasailing! You can also rent boats through Captiva Cruises or go on one of their incredible tours which includes wildlife adventure cruises, fishing and shelling cruises! If you want to learn to sail, the Colgate Offshore Sailing School is right there and if fishing is your thing everything you need is at the Ships Store and South Seas has a fishing program called Go! Fish, for those who want to learn all about fishing from resident fishing experts.

Kitesurfing on captiva

Golf, Tennis & Pickle Ball


Captiva Golf Course at South Seas Island Resort is a casual and relaxing nine-hole par-3 executive course. The perfect place to test and improve your golf skills. The views of the gulf are outstanding and the amenities are fantastic.  Learn more about golfing on the island.

Holes: 9
Length: 2891 yards
Slope: 125


Blackwood Tennis Academy, located on the resort, will teach the interested novice or the competitive professional! Blackwood provides group instruction, private lessons adult clinics, and clinics for kids. There are 11 courts at South Seas and 4 of them are lit for evening play.


Currently, there is one pickleball court which is available daily at 11:30, guests can book the court and it is free and paddles and balls are provided. By the end of July 2021 there will be 9 more pickleball courts for guests to use!

South Seas Tennis on Captiva Island

Spa & Fitness

The Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique specializes in wellness and transformation. There are lifestyle experts on hand to provide tips and information on the latest beauty products. This full-service spa is an excellent place to indulge in a day of pampering.  They also offer excellent bridal and special event packages.

Ambu Yoga allows you to practice yoga through a series of private or group classes in 2 beautiful locations, the plaza outside the Ambu studio or, at a class on the beach!

South Seas also has a state-of-the-art fitness center open to guests 16 years old and up and, they have a great 2.5 mile-long fitness trail.

Kay Casperson Spa on Sanibel


South Seas Island Resort has an impressive collection of retail stores onsite featuring designer clothing stores for adults and children, a footwear outlet, gourmet groceries, everything you would need for a day at the beach, and a variety of stores that have souvenirs and toys for the kids. The stores are spread throughout the resort at North Pointe and South Village.

retail Captiva Island


Harborside Bar & Grill
Open for dinner and drinks, the newly renovated Harborside Bar & Grill offers a menu of fresh, local fish, steak, chops and pasta plus handcrafted cocktails.

Crooked Snook Tiki Bar
The Crooked Snook Tiki Bar, serves appetizers, sandwiches and salads. Crooked Snook is poolside and beachside!

Attitudes & Lattitudes Beach Bar & Food Shack
Attitudes & Latitudes provides Mexican cuisine and fun cocktails by the beach.

The Pointe
Poolside casual dining with menu boasting salads, sandwiches, and signature drinks.

Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille
A casual beach-themed island institute that has an extensive premier rum selection and other original cocktails. Serving delicious Caribbean flavors. *Also the only South Seas restaurant open to the general public.

Scoops & Slices
A 1950’s ice cream shop-style diner with great deserts and snacks for kids.

Tuna at Doc Fords on Captiva Island

Family Time

South Seas has a plethora of activities for the whole family from a camp designed for kids 3 – 11, an adventure map and trail called ScoutAbout, Sanibel Sea School and amazing wildlife, fishing and shelling.

One of the best things they have for family time is their collection of awesome pools! There are 3 pools, 2 H2Whoa! With waterslides and the Crooked Snook Tiki Bar so the kids get to play while the adults can enjoy a tasty Tiki cocktail.

Find out about all family-friendly activities Island wide HERE.

girls on the beach on Sanibel Island


Take advantage of the breathtaking scenery and create incredible memories by capturing your amazing vacation in stunning photos. Give Southseas preferred vendor Nick Adams Photography a call at 239-395-7671.

2 small kids laughing on Sanibel island Beach


There are two marinas available at South Seas Island Resort, the Yacht Harbour & Marina and the Bayside Marina. The Yacht Harbour & Marina can house large boats and has great amenities such as a fitness center, high-speed internet a trolley service and tennis courts. The Bayside Marina is smaller and caters to boats under 25 feet.

South Seas Marina on Captiva Island


South Seas Island Resort offers numerous breathtaking venues both indoor and outdoor for the perfect Florida wedding. Whether you want a small intimate affair or a large celebration, the resort can cater to all your needs and make all your dreams come true!

For information on affordable and elegant wedding packages visit Nick Adams Photography or call 239-395-7671.

Inside wedding on Captiva Island

Outdoor Venues

South Beach – A stunning location perfect for a small outdoor wedding.
Sunset Pointe – A secluded outdoor venue, great for a sunset wedding on the peak of Redfish Pass.
Sunset Pavilion – Capacity 170: A gorgeous pavilion with a beautiful outdoor deck with an outstanding view of the gulf of Mexico.
Sunset Beach Luau – Capacity 120: Perfect for a casual outdoor affair, surrounded by palm trees overlooking the beach.
East Lawn – Capacity 500: Large, lush green lawn in a gorgeous tropical setting.
Quarter Deck at the Marina – Capacity 80: Great at nighttime with twinkling lights alongside luxury boats.
Golf Course – Capacity 100: Spectacular sunset views overlooking the Captiva Golf Course.
Overlook Deck at the Pointe – Capacity 40: An intimate, second-story venue with great views.

Indoor Venues

Sunset Pavilion – Capacity 170: A gorgeous pavilion with a beautiful outdoor deck.
Captiva Ballrom – Capacity 250: A traditional, breathtaking ballroom.
Sea Pearl – Capacity 175: A small, comfortable and elegant room.

Tesla Charging Station

South Seas has a Tesla charging station with 4 chargers available for guests.

For a full list of EV chargers in Lee County, click HERE.

Tesla Charging station at South Seas on Captiva


After being homesteaded in 1898, the area that was to become South Seas Island Resort was primarily for growing crops. After a devastating hurricane in 1921 that destroyed the soil, Clarence Chadwick, inventor of the Checkprinter, purchased the land and started a Key Lime Plantation with a salt-resistant lime he created.  The plantation required workers so cottages were developed to house them. In 1942 Bill Hunt and Wesley Kincaid purchased the property and set about creating the resort.

Explore in-depth the history of South Seas Island Resort HERE.

Check out more island history HERE.

Southseas founder Captiva Island
South Seas cottages on Captiva Island