Gulf Beach Villa Amenities


South Seas Amenities

South Seas Island Resort  rents a pool of exclusive properties  within South Seas Island Resort, generally at a much higher rate which helps cover the resort operating budget including costly amenities. South Seas issues wristbands to guests who book through the resort, and these credentials are required to use many resort amenities.

Most or all “restricted” amenities listed below are readily available to our guests from providers outside the resort , often at a more attractive price. Some other amenities advertised by the resort are actually open to the public and not affiliated with the resort at all. For example, the boats of Captiva Cruises depart from McCarthy’s pier in Captiva Village, the Off Shore Sailing School, the tennis academy, etc….

The following South Seas amenities require the amenities card. We recommend the alternatives shown. Please call to confirm the latest information, as the resort may changes policies at any time.

  • Resort Dining. There are currently two restaurants , a pizza/ice cream, and and a snack bar at sunset beach . Captiva Beach Villa guests can’t eat in these restaurants. A well-respected trip adviser says, “No problem! Eat better food, pay less, and get better service at the numerous restaurants in the Captiva Village area.” Some are quite popular and attract diners all the way from mainland Florida. There are also many restaurants on Sanibel including some good ones right across the Blind Pass bridge from Captiva.

  • The pool bar . Enjoy your happy hour at any of the fine establishments in the Captiva Village area, and don’t forget the daily sunset party on the beach or at The Mucky Duck. For a good selection of domestic and imported wine and beer, stop by The Island Store, and for spirits visit Captiva Liquors next door. The Ships Store at the Marina (in the resort) is open to AMRC guests (and accepts cash).

  • Equipment rentals. High-quality beach gear is just a phone call away, and at very attractive rates. There are numerous Captiva Based Companies that will rent and deliver beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes, and practically anything else you could need.

  • Par 3 Golf Course. Maybe the prettiest little golf course on the planet, but instead enjoy a great golf outing to one of the 18-hole championship courses on Sanibel: Beachview and the Dunes on nearby Sanibel Island.

  • Water Sports. The most popular water sports headquarters on the island, Yolo Watersports, is right in Captiva Village, and is not affiliated with South Seas. They provide excellent customer service, too.

  • Trolley. Enjoy the quaint trolley from a distance, but they won’t let you board. Actually, the trolley no longer brings resort guests to Captiva’s Village, so there’s much less reason to ride it anyway. Just hop in your car to access the many shopping, dining and activity options in the Village area.

  • Tennis. Captiva Beach Villa’s condo association owns it’s own Tennis court. Reservations need to be made through the resort but therei s no fee.