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(2020 - Winter/Spring Issue)


Imagine you are in Southwest Florida on a subtropical island blessed by nature and a soft white powder beach that has been kissed by the sun. There are no malls, no superstores, no traffic. Instead, the golf cart is the popular vehicle. Then imagine this island hideaway is at a world-class resort that’s actually a nature preserve.

You have imagined South Seas Island Resort—a private island escape hatch—located at the tip of Captiva Island overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

One of the biggest island pleasures is the “sunset shellabration,” a daily sunset and luau tradition along the legendary beach. Marvel at the spectacular sunset as you watch a blazing palette of colours light up the sky in bright yellows, sienna red-orange and for its final hue see a deep indigo as the sun slowly sinks into the horizon.

There you can kayak or paddleboard in placid Gulf waters, search for sea turtles, or zoom over the Gulf in a splash-worthy WaveRunner. Island-hop on a boat to the neighbouring islands, or take a sunset cruise with cocktail or fishing rod in hand. Don’t be surprised by the leaping, playful dolphin encounters either.

At South Seas Island Resort you can challenge the waves by signing up for thrilling classes in sailing or parasailing. Others relax along the 4-kilometre unspoiled beach widely considered as the “Shell Capital of the World” for its abundant sea shells. 

The kids will love the resort’s Camp Scullywags, a fun zone of pools and waterslides where highly trained knowledgeable staff create imaginative sessions as you hit the resort’s 9-hole beachfront golf course to perfect your swing. You can rent bikes for a family jaunt around the island, relax by the pool or go for a grouper sandwich at the acclaimed Crooked Snook Tiki Bar.

In addition, South Seas Island Resort boasts ample refreshing pools, tennis courts, and for the wellness seekers there is a full-service spa, a fitness centre and a yoga studio.

This captivating island resort with its private island feel is big on nature tours and eco-cruises.

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Unwind, relax and have island fun at the charming South Seas Island Resort.


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