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South Seas Island Resort – Family Fun

South Seas Island Resort ~ Family Fun

I received a discount on the resort for my honest review.  All opinions are 100% mine. 

On my last post I talked about the Fun at the Beach at the South Seas Island Resort.  Many people head to a place like this to have fun at the beach but South Seas Island Resort has so much more to offer then just heading to the beach.  It is a place to bring the whole family and enjoy some family fun times.

at the beach

South Seas Island Resort has 2 and 1/2 miles of white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico, so I have to talk about family fun on the beach first.   Besides sitting at the resorts private beach, suntanning and watching the world go buy, you could swim, rent many different types of watersports equipment  like kayaks, paddleboats or waverunner, and boats for fishing, sailing or an pleasurable outing on the Gulf.   You also don’t need to leave the beach for any snacks… they come to you by boat… PERFECT!

If the beach isn’t for you but you still want to be by water, South Seas Island Resort has more family fun for you… POOLS..  The resort pool complex was buzzing with activity when I headed over there.   There are 3 pools for your enjoyment, one had slides and another one had spray or you can bask in the sun on one of the many pool chairs and look out onto the gulf.  No need to go anywhere for something to eat, your meals will come to you as you can order poolside.  The beach villa that we stayed at had their own private pool right outside, it was fun to here the squeals of the children playing in the pools.

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Resort Pool Complex

 

 One last water sport you could enjoy is to learn to sail through  Colgate Offshore Sailing School.  On our cruise to Useppa Island we saw many sailboats on the gulf and were told that it was a sailing class.  This is something that I would love to learn.

South Seas Island Resort - learning to sail.

 

Even though water makes up a lot of activities that are offered at South Seas Island Resort,

there are many land activities that you can do.

One activity that they offer that the whole family can be involved in and is free of charge is their SCOUT ABOUT program.  There are 15 points of discovery around the resort, a scavenger hunt that you can uncover the wonders that South Seas Island Resort has from the gorgeous sunsets at Sunset Beach to the Mangroves on the East Lawn and the Dolphins at Pine Island Sound.  To my dismay the only thing I saw of a dolphin was it fin and the mantees at the Yacht Harbor Marina only gave us a few snorts and a slight glimpse here and there, but I enjoyed hiking about to find all these points ~ I did only find 7 of them on my journey (I needed more time to find more).

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Scoutabout

At each discovery point there is information about what you see there on the post and you grab a wrist band.  Once you collect all 15 of them, head over to Skully Family Interactive Center and you will be placed on the wall of fame.  At Skully there are some indoor activities that you can do, playing in the arcade or if you have toddlers, they have a play area for them ~ a great place if the weather isn’t so accommodating or you need to get out of the sun.

If marine life and exploring is your thing, head over to Sanibel Sea School and Marine Discovery Center.  They have programs for children from 3 hours to the whole day of learning about the ocean and what can be found there and field trips.  

South Seas Island Resort- Family Fun Sanibel Sea School

Sanibel Sea School Ocean Discovery Center

 Dad or Mom as your children are out discovering what the resort has to offer, you can be playing a game of golf.  Play 9 holes of golf as you look out over the Gulf of Mexico.   Although I am not a golf enthusiast the greens look wonderful.  This could also be another way to have some family fun, by bringing the whole family for a game of golf.

South Seas Island Resort- Family fun -golf

South Seas Island Resort

Family. Nature. Comfort.

A place that caters to everyone no matter who you are, you will find fun here.

A perfect place to get away, whether you are having a girl’s weekend to celebrate your 50th birthday like we did or bringing your family for a vacation.  South Seas Island Resort is more then just a room, it is a whole adventure.

For more great posts about my trip and pictures:  Fun, Sun and South Seas Island Resort, Sunrise at South Seas Island Resort

 

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Marlys @This and That

A Canadian transplant into USA with an African husband, you can see my adventures in internationally cooking over at This and That.

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