Ratings based on 1,255 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 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
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Orlando, FL

Great location, great hotel, great staff.

Posted Jul 18, 2016
First time guest. Great great family vacation spot. We have a 14 year old and a 4 year old. We reserved a Tennis Villa. The staff was always accommodating and helpful. The resort is perfect for kids. They have water slides, kids pool (with Tiki bar for parents), and umbrellas, chairs, towels at the beach. Could not be happier with our stay. They have kid and teen programs available, fun ice cream shops, and restaurants on site for parents. The only downside to our stay was that the master bed room in the Tennis Villa is a loft. The loft over looks the living room and has no privacy from sun or people in the kitchen or living room. Other than that, fantastic Villa with everything you need in the fully stocked kitchen.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 20, 2016 by Neil Swetz, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your experience while visiting at South Seas Island Resort. It sounds like your time spent with us was truly memorable. We hope to welcome you back for a visit.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from TX

Nice beach

Posted Jul 16, 2016
We stayed in a Marina Villa. The location was ideal: very close to the beach, close to the main pool (close is based on having an 11 and 13 year old; the distance would be far for a toddler). The room (705) was not recently renovated, despite having been told that it had been at check in. However, it was still nice and not run down. There was a unit two doors down that was in the process of being renovated and it looks like the upgrades will be quite nice. Housekeeping service was spotty. We purchased groceries in Sanibel and ate breakfast and lunch both in our room. The kitchen had most of what you would want, but oddly had only two plates and no can opener. The coffee maker was not functional, but was replaced promptly with a call to the front desk. We were at the hotel for 5 days and did not leave other than for dinner. While we were there we played tennis (you have to rent rackets), went to the beach (towels, chairs, umbrellas all available for free), swam in the pools, went parasailing, fished, took the dolphin boat tour (saw dolphins right away), did the scavenger hunt (lots of fun), and rented kayaks (manatee in lagoon swam right up to our boats and hung out to have its belly scratched). All the staff associated with these activities were excellent and friendly. The only hotel restaurants that we used were Scoops and Doc Fords. We were planning on visiting the Harbourside Grill, but were put off by both the limited menu and the high prices.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 20, 2016 by Neil Swetz, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your experience and time spent with us. We appreciate reviews like this as it allows us to improve our services. Please know we take these comments to heart and have shared this with our team. It does sound like your time spent with us was memorable. Thank you for staying with us.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from fletcher

One of our favorite places!

Posted Jul 16, 2016
We love south seas! It is truly a unique place to visit...so much to see and do. The resort does an incredible job with families and really authentic experiences for the kids relating to the environment and ecosystems of the island. It's just a great place- resort is great- pool too. Beach is good
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 20, 2016 by Neil Swetz, Hotel Management
Thank you for being a loyal South Seas Island Resort guest! We appreciate the kind review and truly look forward to welcoming you back soon.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 12, 2016
Traveling with 3 year old twins is never easy, but South Seas Resort was the perfect vacation! It was easy to navigate, location was fantastic, and there was plenty to keep my kiddos busy.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ohio

Very nice villa for 2 people.

Posted May 12, 2016
We've been coming to South Seas for 20 years, it never disappoints! The beach and all the wildlife on the resort make it a special place.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 21, 2016 by Neil Swetz, Hotel Management
Thank you for being a loyal South Seas Island Resort guest. We are so pleased you had another wonderful visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With Warm Regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest Services
5 out of 5
by Steve from South Seas Resort

South Seas was beautiful!!!

Posted Apr 26, 2016 on Hotels
Was a great place. Kids loved the pools. we rented kayaks and went fishing around the mangroves. we saw manatees and dolphins and even caught a catfish. nice fishing dock. good food. great place to walk. nice and quiet.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 2, 2016
I am so pleased to hear you had such a memorable time staying at South Seas Island Resort. We are the perfect spot to explore the Florida water and wildlife. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to a return visit. With Warm Regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest Services
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 24, 2016
Cons: Fabric softener for linens. See above.
Only negative thing was that linens, especially blankets, we're so stiff, it was worse than sleeping on cardboard box. All staff encountered, check in staff, maids, groundskeepers were very friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 25, 2016 by Neil Swetz, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to know that you found the staff to be enjoyable. We take pride in providing memories for our guests. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon. With Warm Regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest Services
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Amazing vacation for the whole family

Posted Apr 22, 2016 on Hotels
Very relaxing vacation. Kids loved the ocean, pool, wildlife, trolly, marina, boat rides. We loved the laid-back atmosphere, friendly and kind staff, sunsets, and overall vibe of the resort.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from CT

Posted Apr 20, 2016
Family friendly, relaxed, gorgeous views and wonderful par 3 golf course.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2016 by Neil Swetz, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort. The Captiva Course on property features stunning views and beautiful landscaping. On behalf of the team, thank you once again and we hope to welcome you back to the island again soon. With Warm Regards, Neil Swetz Dir of Guest Services
5 out of 5
by Catherine B.

Wonderful as always

Posted Apr 17, 2016 on Orbitz
This is my go to resort for rest and relaxation. It is a great value in early December, can't afford it in high season! I have been going for many years and though it is not as elegant as it was 20 years ago, I still love it and it delivers everything I need!