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Captiva Island - Perfect for a Sunset Wedding

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A February 2001 trip to Captiva Island by aussiemate

Sunset Wedding Photo, Captiva Island, Florida More Photos
Quote: Our most recent stay at Captiva was for our wedding, and we could not have had a better time. The weather and scenery were perfect.

Captiva Island - Perfect for a Sunset Wedding

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Overview

Captiva at Dusk Photo, Captiva Island, Florida
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We had to plan our wedding on less than one month's notice from New York, so we were both absolutely panicked when we arrived three days early. The South Seas Resort wedding coordinators had everything under control, and they took us on a tour of all of the venues and completely put our mind at ease. Michelle was just wonderful and had thought of everything. We had a wonderful time enjoying the beach, golfing, and having some relaxing meals on the marina. A couple of dolphins swam by during our lunch the day before we got married, and they were so graceful.Quick Tips: Definitely plan to spend a week here. There is a surprising amount of things to do here, so you need to allow enough time...Read More

South Seas Island Resort

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Hotel | "South Seas Resort"

South Seas Island Resort Photo, Captiva Island, Florida
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This resort is the nicest one in the area (although there are some nice ones on Sanibel, too). We wanted to get married at sunset on a beach, and in February, there weren''t many places that could deliver. The on-site wedding coordinators handled many of the details for us which made our lives much easier. We arrived at the resort a few days before the wedding to relax and unwind and take care of last minute details, and we loved the clear blue-green ocean water and white sandy beaches. We also enjoyed the golf course and just walking along the grounds. There is also a wonderful pool, and a marina filled with gorgeous yachts. There was a big game fishing contest going on while we were there, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2001

South Seas Island Resort
5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, Florida 33924
(866) 565-5089

Cap'n Al's Seafood Grill

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Restaurant | "Cap'n Al's Seafood Gril"

Cap'n Al's Seafood Grill Photo, Captiva Island, Florida
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We ate here for breakfast twice and lunch once. We preferred ordering off the menu to the breakfast buffet since there wasn't a lot there that either of us wanted to eat. We were trying to stay away from breakfast meats and eggs, and those encompassed most of the buffet.

I had a terrific grouper sandwich at lunch and enjoyed the atmosphere overlooking the Yacht Harbor. We saw two dolphins swimming between the boats together. Food was pricey, but filling.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2001

Cap'n Al's Seafood Grill
Captiva Island
Captiva Island, Florida
(941) 481-3636

Chadwick's

Restaurant

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Chadwick's Restaurant is know for its seafood buffet, and that is where we had our rehearsal dinner. Fortunately most of our guests were very big seafood lovers, so everyone left quite satisfied. There are different nightly themed buffets with entertainment, but Fridays are always the seafood buffet.

The cakes were also excellent, so it's important to save room after all of the king crab legs, grouper, and shrimp. If you don't like seafood, you will have to dine on veggies, rice and cheese.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2001

Chadwick's
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva Island, Florida
(941) 481-3636

Uncle Bob's Ice Cream Emporium

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Restaurant

Uncle Bob's Ice Cream Emporium Photo, Captiva Island, Florida
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How could an emporium be anything but wonderful, especially when it's main product is ice cream? I was momentarily disappointed when I realized that the ice cream was "Eddy's" because I had expected homemade, but their wide expanse of flavors soon assuaged my feelings. On a warm winter's day, nothing hits the spot like an ice cream cone. The store closes by 9pm though, so it's not available for late night cravings. Bob's is a must for those of us with sweet-tooths!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2001

Uncle Bob's Ice Cream Emporium
Captiva Island
Captiva Island, Florida

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