South Seas Club at South Seas Island Resort is on lovely Captiva
Island, Florida. If you have not been to the island before you are in for a treat.
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Day One Travel & Arrival at South Seas Club at South Seas Island Resort
My journey to this resort was a sort of one because I was transferring from another resort on nearby Sanibel Island. Going from one resort to another is really the only thing that travel writers typically do. For most individuals, and families it does not make a great deal of sense to do so.
Your trip may begin with a flight or a drive down to the area. Both are reasonable and based on your time and preference you will choose what works best for your trip. Right now as gas prices have shot up some flights seem to make more sense for individuals or couples, but some families might opt to get everyone into the family trickster and head on down Interstate 95.
From the top of Florida to this part of the state on a good day is still a 5 hour’s drive. So, add that to your commute to Florida to help with the travel method decision.
This resort offers a great deal for your trip. The 2 bedroom villas available are a nice size and offer many amenities. At 948 sq ft, they are larger than many 2-bedroom accommodations on the island. The villas include a second bedroom with 2 twin beds and a private bath including a tub, which is ideal for families. There is also a sleeper sofa which means these rooms can comfortably accommodate 6 people. Ideal for a family trip.
- Cable TV
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- In-Room Safe
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Pools
- Business Center
- On-Site Restaurants
- Fitness Center
- Concierge Services
The resort itself offers 330 acres of peaceful scenes and island waterfront experiences. Large white sand beaches, golf, tennis, and many water-based activities await your engagement.
When I checked in and got unpacked in the room, I did my usual walk around the resort to find where everything is. I found the golf, tennis, and outdoor pools. Then I walked down to the beach area. The beach section here is huge and guests have great access.
Day Two Golf on the water
Now it is lovely to play golf in a stunning location like this. Not because the golf is great most days since wind is an issue. But the views are amazing. This 9-hole, par-27 is loved by many thousands of players every year who enjoy the views and the great location for a short session round of golf.
On several occasions the wind today moved my ball, then attempted to move me on the course as well. On the 5th hole, I thought my ball was going into the ocean, and that I was headed for a sand pit. Neither even occurred but my par attempt was surely thwarted.
I enjoyed this shorter 9-hole game because on 18 holes unless the wind is very low that day, I start to get frustrated with my longer shots being carried by the wind. With the gusts on an island, it is also hard to judge the wind. Before booking your game you may be better informed by checking the expected weather for the following day on your trip. With the winds on any island much less beachfront it can ruin a game for most. When it is calm enough the scenery will make this course a favorite of yours.
Tennis is also available here at the resort and they even offer classes through their onsite academy for tennis here. They also now boast Pickleball for all ages and that is a more energetic and easy game.
The Spa here is one that I have been to before Kay Casperson founded and designed it for the resort and island guests. After my golf work out I thought a massage would improve my life. They also do hair here and offer many other services. So, I chose a haircut and a 50-minute massage.
After my massage, I felt a bit like jelly. I was so relaxed I likely jiggled some as a walker. You know that feeling where your muscles just seem on vacation because they have relaxed so much?
The resort itself offers 6 dining options on-site or very near. I ended back at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille which is just my speed and offers a full dinner menu meant to impress and fill you.
I had an island shrimp and grits meal that was done just right. Then I had more than a few adult beverages. They have a signature mojito here that is worth trying if you are a fan of the drink. I liked the few I enjoyed enough to capture the recipe from my bartender.
Day Three Beach Time Again
As I faced the reality that I had to return home soon I wanted more time in the waves and sand. I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but I do not live on the beach. Also, the beach in early May does not provide warm enough water yet. Thanks to the gulf stream it is not warm enough for full-time play until June for my taste. This leads me to head back to the beach again today to just chill out and take it all in. To soak up more salt water, and most importantly more sun.
I do not know if Vitamin D really supports health as much as they say it does, but boy the sunshine does seem to revitalize you. Well, that is unless you forget good sunscreen then it just cooks you.
On this trip, I did OK with the sunscreen but on this last day I could have applied it more often. As it was my shower had me control myself from a slight scream as I turned the color of a lobster as the water hit my skin. You remember that cracking feeling and burning off a sunburn when first the water in a shower hits you. It is almost like you can feel the sizzle of the flesh. You are out of the sun now, but still, there is a sense of fire in the air around you.
Captiva Island’s beaches seem less crowded than many other local beaches here, and this is a great location to spend with family and friends.
Tonight I would eat at the Harborside Bar and Grill and it was great. I love Mahi Mahi and they made a marinated version for me here that was great. I added the mango pineapple salsa to mine and it kicked it up a notch. Highly recommended.
Escape your everyday life with a trip to this resort. It truly has all you are looking for just make certain to book through TZort for the very best price.