Captiva Island


Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast and north of Sanibel, Captiva Island is characterized by its secluded and private location and beautiful beaches. The island is a hidden gem (I have been living in Florida for over 4 years now and didn’t know it existed until I went exploring), that is well worth visiting.

Captiva island has a magical vibe, with natural preserves in addition to a couple picturesque restaurants, and antique store and only a handful of hotels. But my favorite is South Seas Island Resort.

330 acres of nature preserve and pristine beaches

South Seas Island Resort

The Resort has 330 acres of nature preserve, with 2.5 miles of beaches, modern amenities and different luxury accommodations of all sizes to cater every type of traveler: guest rooms, apartments of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, family houses and private villas; ideal for couples, families and solo travelers.

With oceanfront bars, restaurants, coffee shops (even a Starbucks), souvenir shops, markets, kids activities, tennis, golf, sailing school, water slides, water sports, spa and more, there is no chance to get bored in this private, secure and mystical island, no matters if you are looking for an adventure or a relax getaway. Even Manatees and dolphins often come to visit!

I have no complains about my visit. I stayed at a 1 bedroom apartment, not renovated but cozy, with semi-ocean views, (there is a coastal dune in between you and the ocean), an oversized kitchen and living room and incredible pillows. The only thing I would say is that if you are planning on cooking, bring you own pans as theirs aren’t usually that good, as well as everything you need to cook your meals (like salt), that we forgot and couldn’t find as due to Covid everything is closing early. Remember, you are very far away from civilization.

Captiva Island Florida

The resort is well kept and extremely clean, especially important in these times of pandemic. They are really following all the Covid-19 measurements, but be aware that means you won’t get daily housekeeping.
Everybody at the property was really friendly, and the views are just something else, especially the sunsets.

Animal lovers will love it here! Shells, birds, ospreys, fishes, lizards, frogs, manatees, dolphins .. you can see it all.

There is really so many things available for you that getting bored is a luxury. I even went on the water slides and felt like I was 5yo again.

PS: Green Flash restaurant on the island is 100% recommended. Their prices are reasonable and their food is some of the best seafood I have tried.

south East Captiva