South Seas Island Resort offers a fourth night free with “Spring Getaway” package!
We’re right in the middle of Spring 2016 and this beautiful season has brought with it an exciting, exclusive offer for a destination getaway like none you’ve ever experienced before. Now is the time to begin planning your spring vacation to one of Florida’s best kept secrets. If you’re reading this in the Sunshine State then the good news is you’re halfway there! The next step is to pack your bags and book your reservation at South Seas Island Resort.
Along two-and-a-half miles of Captiva Island’s sugary white beaches and vibrant aqua waters is South Seas Island Resort. The 330-acre destination resort village and wildlife preserve is known for limitless opportunities for fun and relaxation. Now spring travelers can take advantage of the resort’s “Spring Getaway” package which is available for travel from April 1st through June 30th. In addition to a fourth night free at the stunning resort, the unbeatable package also includes a resort coupon booklet with more than $250 in savings on resort outlets including beachfront golf, watersports, island cruises, spa services, dining, shopping and more. During my own recent getaway to South Seas Resort, my companion and I were struck by the carefree, yet intimate nature of such a large property. Guests greeted each other like old friends and staff went above and beyond to provide for anyone and everyone staying at the breath-taking resort. A complimentary trolley service provided access to the entire property, including the 9-Hole Executive Golf Course, Resort Pool Complex, shell-laden Sunset Beach, bicycle and golf cart rentals, dining options and much more. Unlike your typical beach resorts, I didn’t feel like just another face in the crowd. Staying at South Seas was akin to living like a V.I.P in an exclusive community and the outstanding amenities will make you rightfully feel as such.
With its renowned location, the resort offers a destination rich in recreation and surrounding native wildlife. The resort boasts 471 accommodations ranging from guestrooms and suites, condominiums and private home rentals, all featuring balconies or lanais to enjoy water views and wildlife. My companion and I squealed in delight and reverted to the unabashed joy of a child at the sight of our first dolphin. Little did we know that we would continue to see literally dozens of these lovable creatures—even outside our bedroom window—over the course of our stay. The majority of our encounters occurred during our Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruise, which was offered through South Sea’s local cruise company Captiva Cruises. In addition to the Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruise, springtime guests can also step aboard a Captiva Cruises vessel for an island shelling cruise, sailing cruise, group boat tour, private charter or a romantic sunset cruise and it doesn’t stop there! South Seas also offers other radical excursions such as guided kayak tours, boat charters for back-bay fishing, guided waverunner island tours and banana boat rides.
My companion and I soon learned that even little ones can get in on the South Seas fun with ScoutAbout. The resort’s popular scavenger hunt game gives children (and adults!) the chance to discover the landscape and wildlife of Captiva Island in search of fun facts about South Seas. Guests who collect all 15 Discovery Bands at various points of interest earn their spot on the ScoutAbout Wall of Fame. If you plan to travel with children, they are also sure to love the on-site Sanibel Sea School. The program offers field-based marine science courses where kids can come face-to-face with local sea creatures, learn to surf or create fabulous crafts. As a complement to additional eco-friendly offerings at the school, South Seas also recently introduced a new Shelling Concierge. With more than 250 species of shells, Captiva Island has earned its reputation as one of the best spots in the world for shelling. With the new Shelling Concierge, collectors from all backgrounds can discover those species along the resort’s two-and-a-half miles of shell-laden beaches.
One of my favorite things about South Seas was the incredible variety of dining locations available and more importantly, that high-quality food was served at each of those locations. My companion and I went somewhere different and tried something new every day and we still never made it to every restaurant on property. Overlooking the Yacht Harbour and Marina, Harbourside Bar & Grill served both traditional breakfast fare and a dinner menu that showcased the bounty of Gulf seafood available. The Pointe, located in the Resort Pool Complex, offered a selection of exquisite sandwiches, salads, burgers and vegetarian-friendly options. Fish Tacos with Grilled Mahi is a popular menu highlight and one bite was all it took for me to see why! The adorably quaint Scoops & Slices is a 1950’s themed diner serving a wide-selection of ice cream, pizza, and frozen yogurt. My companion and I reverted back to children for the second time at the mouth-watering sight of a floor-to-ceiling wall of candy which highlights the beloved diner. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill is an iconic Southwest Florida restaurant which brings Caribbean-inspired specialties to South Seas while Sunset Beach Bar is the perfect spot to see the unmatched sunsets of Southwest Florida over the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
With everything from first-class food and superior guest rooms to unashamed fun and wild adventures, I didn’t see how our stay could get any better, but an incredible full body massage at Kay Casperson Spa & Lifestyle Boutique proved me wrong. The treatment was enough to take me over that edge of bliss and ensure my return to the full-service spa during my next visit to South Seas. As my companion and I headed home and Captiva Island slowly disappeared in the rearview mirror, we candidly spoke of our phenomenal weekend. Each of us recalled our memories of the relaxation, fun and adventure that took place on this trip, which I knew we would remember forever. A resort photography studio set up on property also gave us the opportunity to remember our vacation forever with a beautiful seaside portrait on the same waverunners we had taken out for a thrilling ride just moments before. I urge you not to rob yourself of the opportunity to experience a new type of relaxation at this renowned vacation destination. Join guests of all ages who will head to Captiva Island this spring to take advantage of South Seas’ “Spring Getaway” package. Come for the free night, stay for the infinite possibilities for on-site recreation.
South Seas Island Resort
5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, Florida 33924
Reservations: (800) 533-5553