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This Florida Island Getaway Feels Like A Caribbean Adventure

By Hillary Louise Johnson


Given the tropical beauty of the Florida Gulf Coast barrier island of Captiva, you might be tempted to double check your passport, thinking you've been transported to the Caribbean.
The 330-acre South Seas Resort at the island's northernmost point is an ideal destination, featuring a 12-hole golf course, three pools, and 2.5 miles of private beach.
Also, make time for dinner at Old Captiva House at the 'Tween Waters resort, winner of a Travelers' Choice Award from TripAdvisor and a Diners' Choice Award from Open Table.
Living like a local is the best way to immerse yourself in the slow pace. Captiva has over 200 short-term rentals, from condos to large homes ideal for friend groups or families.