Captivating Captiva Island, Florida – South Seas Plantation Review Part I

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We recently had a big family vacation to Captiva, FL and decided to go to South Seas Island Resort. Mrs. Weekly Flyer searched on VRBO for a unit for our family to rent for the week and after a lot of debate decided on a unit that was privately owned at the Land’s End units within South Seas. You can also book through tthe resort but, we found private ownership to be more cost effective.

Trip Report


It was pretty easy dealing with the owner who sent the contract (1 page) and asked for a deposit of 50% of total at booking and 50% 30 days prior to arrival. Upon full payment, the owner emailed us a code to enter the condo and gave us directions on how to get into the resort.  VRBO does offer a rental guarantee that is worth considering depending on the circumstances of your rental. But, we have rented many properties through VRBO with no issues so far. I always try to talk to the owner/property manager on the phone directly to make sure that the rental is legitimate.

Land’s End unit

The Land’s End units are at the very north end of the resort and the island for that matter. I mentioned how great the Redfish Pass is for fishing, and we were literally right on the Pass. Our unit was directly on the Redfish Pass which is well known for nature, wildlife and fishing.

LE North Captiva View

Parking is underneath the unit and there are two stories above the parking level. Our unit was two bedrooms, two bathrooms and pretty spacious with a tremendous view from most rooms. The deck facing the water was large and opened to both the living and the master bedroom and we spent a lot of time sitting out there at the patio table.

LE Porch

It was so close to the water, literally a shells throw away.

LE View

The furnishings were nice; comparable to that of a nice hotel. The unit did show some wear but, it was as to be expected for a beach condo.

The master bedroom had a small hallway before getting to the bathroom and bedroom.

LE Master Entrance

The master bathroom had skylights that gave great natural light during the day.

LE Master Bath

The Master bedroom looked directly towards the Ocean.

LE Master Bed

There was a second bedroom for Baby Weekly Flyer.

LE 2nd Bedroom

And a bathroom for Baby Weekly Flyer as well.

LE 2nd Bathroom

Amenities of the condo

Amenities of the condo included a gorgeous view and fantastic location (walking to beach, pool, tennis and golf.) Updated full kitchen, dining room, washer and dryer, dining room that seated 6-8 people comfortably and sunroom.

LE Living Room

The extra door led directly down to the water front path.

LE Dining Room

LE Kitchen

Essentially, the condo was like a hotel suite with one of the best views available. The difference between it and a hotel was that you didn’t have room service, housekeeping or a front desk to help with your every immediate need.

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We stopped at a grocery store just before we went over the bridge to Sanibel and Captiva Island. We were glad that we did! Prices on Captiva Island both at the resort and just outside of it for groceries were at least double normal prices. For example, a small pack of Ritz crackers for $7.00!

Bottom Line

Our stay was very relaxing. We fished, golfed, went to the beach and pools and spent quality time with the family. In Part II and III, I will outline the resort as a whole more in detail and our restaurant choices.

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  1. We used to stay at South Seas 20+ years ago and I’m glad too see it is being kept up. Also glad to see a points blogger talking about condos, which are so great for families.

  2. Hi Deal Mommy – In part 2, we’ll detail why this place is an ultimate family vacation spot. And yes, they really keep the grounds up well. After the hurricane a few years ago, they really stepped it up.

  3. We love South Seas. We stay at resort owned units because my kids love the big pools and you need to be staying at resort units to get access.

  4. Hi Vivian,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about the South Seas Island Resort to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you 🙂

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