South Seas Island Resort5400 Plantation Road Captiva Island, FL
The gulf’s gentle waters lap the shores of Captiva Island, a tropical oasis just 20 miles off Florida’s southwest coast. On the isle’s northern end, plantation-style South Seas Island Resort reigns over 330 acres of thriving gardens, mangrove trees and cabbage palms. Part wildlife preserve and estuary, the just-renovated resort is a haven for wedding couples and honeymooners, who can stroll miles of private beach, dip their toes in the warm sea and collect the shimmering shells that have made this island world-famous.
Guests stay in cozy one, two or three-bedroom villas that feature every modern amenity and a delightful decor reflecting the island’s natural surroundings. Some villas provide kitchens, dining areas, spacious living rooms and large decks, while all take in views of the beach, bay, marina, tennis center or golf course.
Measuring 3,400 square feet, the resort’s secluded Land’s End Villas are perfect for wedding parties and couples traveling with children. Each look out over Pine Island Sound, Red Fish Pass or the gulf and furnish multiple plush baths, Jacuzzi tubs, washers and dryers, king-size beds and screened balconies.
Bridal couples will also appreciate the many wedding venues found on property. Vows can be exchanged at the Point at Sunset Beach as the sun descends over a calm sea; on the Plantation House Lawn, overlooking Redfish Pass; or on the lushly landscaped King’s Crown Lawn, South Seas most spacious site for ceremonies and receptions. Adjacent to the Lawn, King’s Crown Dining Room is a popular indoor venue for larger parties causal or formal while wedding groups of up to 149 people can charter a Captiva Cruises luxury boat and its crew to sail up and down the coast.
As South Seas team of wedding coordinators help orchestrate all nuptial details, the bride and groom can unwind and enjoy time together with family and friends. Sun-filled moments are spent exploring the pristine surrounding waters, kayaking, windsurfing and taking classes with the Offshore Sailing School found onsite. Guests can also indulge in poolside relaxation, sign up for a rejuvenating spa treatment or tee off on a redesigned gulf-front executive course. A mere half-mile trolley ride from the resort, couples discover Andy Rosse Lane and its lively restaurants, seascape galleries and funky beach shops.