Parents' exclusive survey reveals the South Seas Island Resort where you can get awesome ocean views, nonstop family activities, and comfy rooms -- all at a price that won't leave you feeling burned.
The South Seas Island Resort offers family activities which cater to families to who like to play in the sun together. South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, Florida, was named number three on Parent's magazine's Top 10 Beach Resorts because of its easy waves and activity choices.
Practically all beach resorts in the Sunshine State offer summertime specials, and this charming one located at the edge of the Gulf Coast is no exception. Rooms, equipped with a DVD player, flat-screen TV, and mini fridge, run as low as $180 per night. Even one-bedroom villas, with a full kitchen, start at just over $200. It's a great deal considering that the resort recently completed a $140 million renovation of the entire property, overhauling all accommodations and the popular pool area.
Speaking of the water, the waves at the beach are mild, the white sand is teeming with shells, and chances are good that you'll see dolphins and manatees offshore at least once during your trip. In fact, this 330-acre resort, more than half of which is preserved, is a nature lover's paradise. Security guards, certified in CPR, are stationed at the pool, but there are no lifeguards at the beach.
The South Seas Island Resort also has special clubs for kids. The Tiva Kids Club is for children 4 and older takes every advantage of the setting, with trips to the on-property nature center and visits from the resort's own naturalist. The Tiva Kids club which keeps kids actively entertained while their parents relax on the beach in the morning or in the evenings. Guided evening beach walks and daytime tide-pool excursions cost $5 per person.