Ratings based on 1,419 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Champaign, IL

Everything you could need

Posted Jul 18, 2017
Pros: The grand scale of the hotel and all the extra curricular activities.
Stayed for a week at the South Seas Resort, and still did not get to see everything that this resort had to offer. I had a wonderful time. The resort definitely catered to any needs or wants that you could have. The staff were attentive and polite, for the most part. I would recommend it to friends and family.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Jordan, It was a treat to have you here with us and we’re delighted that you appreciated all there is to do here at South Seas! Whether you wish to relax and unwind by the pool or on the beach or participate in golf, tennis, or water sports, we offer something for everyone and we’re thrilled that you had a great vacation. As you mentioned, there’s always more to see and do, and we hope you’ll be back again soon to continue the fun! Best regards, South Seas Island Resort
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 16, 2017
Nice resort with beautiful beaches and plenty of pools.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our resort for your recent island getaway! As you’ve discovered, we offer fun and relaxation for the whole family, and we hope you’ll continue to make your vacation memories here with us. Kind regards, South Seas Island Resort
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Colorado

tranquility at its best

Posted Jul 16, 2017
Nice resort, way of transportation internally could be with electrical trolleys instead of old-fashioned ones, if anyhow possible to install batteries in them to keep old charm
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Family, We appreciate you staying with us and sharing your great suggestion! It was a pleasure to see that you enjoyed your time on our property, and we thank you for the tip on how we can further preserve our beautiful natural surroundings and the tranquility of our island paradise. Come back and see us soon! Warm regards, South Seas Island Resort
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Fl

Amazing place to stay with the family!!!

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Awesome hotel. The island is just magical!!! The staff was helpful and friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 14, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Grey, Thank you for staying with us and sharing your 5-star feedback! We love having you and your family as part of the South Seas family and we hope you’ll continue to trust us with your vacation memories for years to come! Cordially yours, South Seas Island Resort
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Perry, GA

Right on the beach

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Location: You could park your car and not leave for a week. Walk to everything and right on the beach.
Loved it! Will stay here again. Close to everything.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 14, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Liney, We appreciate you allowing us to host your island escape and we’re thrilled that you enjoyed what we have to offer, from fun activities for the whole family to a relaxing day at the beach. There’s always more to see and do here at South Seas and we hope you’ll make us a part of your annual vacation tradition! All the best, South Seas Island Resort
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

read carefully

Posted Jul 6, 2017
We have to call for clean towels daily. Fridge was not working the 1 st day. No power the last night. Fireworks were not on the 4th but on the 30th reaort fee was too much for the amenities .. just a pool there is. It much else 152 a day plus 330 a day way too expensive
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 14, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Our team values guest feedback and we thank you for sharing yours. We strive to offer clean and well-maintained accommodations so that our guests can relax and indoor the myriad of outdoor activities we offer, and we were sorry to learn that your time with us fell short of perfection. We hope that our team members were able to address your concerns for your added comfort while you were still here with us, and we’d love the opportunity to host your next island escape so that we may further impress you. Kind regards, South Seas Island Resort
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

Great location but extremely filthy room

Posted Jul 6, 2017
The only thing this hotel has going for it is the location and the sunsets. This is the second time I have stayed there having hoped that the hotel we clean the rooms improve the quality of the linnen and overall improved the general upkeep. Starting with a incredibly long line to get in there during off-season and finding a hot and I'm clean room left me wondering why I made a mistake I'll begin paying close to $400 a night for a sunset. I am a medical doctor and the condition of the floors kitchen and curtains left me concerned for my own health One year ago they conditions were the same and after a long discussion with the hotel management I was convinced that they have made improvements obviously not the case I think two times shame on me do not plan to return to this location unless the hotel is purchased by Marriott or some other reputable hotel chain
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 14, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Flexible, We were delighted to welcome you back and thank you for sharing your review. While we’ve found that many of our regular visitors return to South Seas for the natural beauty, wildlife, and outdoor activities offered at our location, we wish to ensure that our accommodations are also clean and comfortable refuge where they may take comfort, and we regret that this was not your impression. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention so that we may review your comments with our team as part of our ongoing efforts to elevate the guest experience. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience incurred. We hope that you made many wonderful vacation memories with us and will consider a return visit so that we may work to restore your trust in us. Best regards, South Seas Island Resort
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent family vacation experience

Posted Jul 3, 2017
Great for families. Room with full kitchens and large balconies, self-serve barbecue areas, self-serve laundry and easy parking. Not luxurious rooms but comfortable and clean. Many pool choices including fantastic large shallow kids pool & pool with waterslides. Very kid friendly beach with water sport rentals on the beach (SUP, kayak etc) and lots of shells to collect. Easy access to beach chairs at pool/Beach throughout the day and friendly attentive staff. The resort was fully booked but never felt too crowded and always found great spots on the beach or at the pools.We saw manatees in the resort harbour several times and dolphins from the shoreline. We stayed at the tennis villas which are a short 5--10 min trolley ride from the main pool and beach area however there was a small pool right beside our room as well. I would recommend renting a golf cart to travel around the resort, though the trolley is still convenient. A room closer to the main pool might be nice next time but an advantage of the tennis villas is proximity to the Captiva village nearby - great for dinner at Mucky Duck's right on the beach or Doc Ford's with nightly live music. Overall a wonderful family experience of Shell collecting, Beach and pool all day, dinner with live music each night, lots of wildlife and sunset on one of the beaches every night! All amenities nearby. Also great staff who put on a fun July 4 celebration & games for the kids along with fireworks. Highly recommend
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 8, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Young Family, It was a treat to have you here with us, and we thank you for sharing your wonderful review and beautiful vacation photos! We’re pleased to see that you were comfortable in our spacious and well-appointed accommodations and that your kids got to enjoy tons of fun in our pool complex. We strive to ensure that our resort amenities and activities are easily accessible for all of our guests, and we’re happy that you enjoyed the convenience of our trolley and umbrella and towel service on the beach. It sounds like you perfected your vacation routine, and we hope you’ll join our many return visitors in making South Seas a part of your annual tradition. Come see us again for the Holiday Stroll in December, another family favorite! All the best, South Seas Island Resort
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Right outside tennis courts,

Posted Jun 26, 2017
but a little walk to beach (beach view condos sold out). Best beach ever!!! Could take nice long walks on this huge stretch of beach. Shells everywhere! Rooms are getting a little shabby. Shag carpeting should definitely be removed & tile extended throughout unit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and sharing your valuable feedback and suggestions! We’re pleased that you enjoyed your time relaxing on our gorgeous beaches and we hope you’ll be back to see us again very soon! Best regards, South Seas Island Resort
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great place for the whole family!!!!

Posted Jun 25, 2017
This is our second year heading down to South Seas Island Resort. The kids love the camp at Scully's, the trolley rides are fun, the food is great, and the whole staff is fabulous!!!! We will be returning next year!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear David, We pride ourselves on providing fun, unforgettable vacations for the whole family, and we’re thrilled that you and yours enjoyed your time here at South Seas! We look forward to welcoming our guests back year after year, and we thank you for trusting us with your cherished vacation memories. All the best, South Seas Island Resort