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'Tween Waters Island Resort and Spa
Captiva Island
'Tween Waters Island Resort and Spa
Welcome to the legendary 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on beautiful Captiva Island. Shouldn't every day be this good? Here, across 13 gorgeous Gulf-tween-bay acres, you can enjoy 137 quality accommodations including historic one, two and three bedroom seaside cottages, suites, studios and guest rooms. Miles of sugar-sand beaches. Olympic-size pool, new Serenity Pool, hot tubs and children's wading pool. Day spa. Marina for launch, dock or rental. Fitness center, tennis, kayak and eco-adventures. Award-winning dining and nightly entertainment. Plus ballroom, boardroom and banquet facilities, indoors and out, for business, weddings and special events.

15951 Captiva Dr
Captiva Island, Florida 33924

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Getting Here & Venue Accessibility

General Information: Open Year-Round

Location: Bayfront, Beachfront, Island, Oceanfront, Waterfront

Suitable for Ages: All Ages

Time To Experience Activity: 1 - 2 Hours

Availability: Daily, Monthly, Weekly

Hours: Crab Races Monday and Thursday Nights

Driving Time to Nearby Lodging: 5 minutes

Distance from Public Transportation: 20

Disabled Traveler Information: ADA Compliant, Handicapped Parking

Guest Information: Children Allowed, Family Friendly

Activities: Back Bay Fishing, Bicycling, Birding, Boating, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, Golf Nearby, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Light Tackle Fishing, Parasailing, Sailing, Saltwater Fishing, Shelling, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Swimming, Tennis Court, Tennis Nearby, Volleyball Court

Facility Amenities: Vending Machines, Washer/Dryer On-Site, Water Access

Information/Services: Maps

Rentals: Bicycle Rental, Boat Rental, Canoe Rental, Fishing Rental, Kayak Rental, Slip Rental, Waterski Boat Rental

Category: Bicycle Trails, Boat Tours, Fishing Charter, Hiking/Nature Trails, Sailing Charter, Sightseeing Tours, Sunset Cruise, Water Recreation

Spa Information: Day Spa, Spa On-Site, Spa Treatments

Room Amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee Maker, Fireplaces, Full Kitchen, Hair Dryer, In-Room Movies, Iron/Ironing Board, Limited Kitchen, Linens/Towels, Microwave, Movies On Demand, Refrigerator, Room Safe, Video Games, Washer/Dryer

Room Type: 1-Bedroom Units, 2-Bedroom Units, 3+ Bedroom Units, Efficiency, Suites

Bed Type: Pillowtop

Minimum Stay (in days): 1

Number of Floors: 2

Number of Units: 137

Number of Slips: 45

Size of Boat: 25

Capacity of Boat: 6

Tour Information: Customized Tours

Cuisine Served: American

Dining Type: Casual Dining

Meals Served: Dinner

Restaurant Features: Carry Out, Children's Menu, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, Private Room Capacity

Meeting Facilities: Audio/Visual Equipment Rental, Banquet Managers, Catering Managers, Conference Service Managers, In-House Audio/Visual, Internet Connectivity, Outdoor Event Venues, Shipping/Receiving, Storage, Tables & Chairs

Category: Meeting/Tour Groups Welcome

Wedding Services: In-House Wedding Planner, Wedding Services, Wedding/Reception Venues

Total Capacity of Meeting Space: 350

Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 6

Total Sq Ft of Meeting Space: 5000

Discounts: Florida Resident Discount, Group Discount, Military Discount

Nearby Venues


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Casual dining in the heart of Captiva where you can view sunsets on the Gulf nightly in an English-style pub serving American cuisine. Known for fresh seafood and their key lime pie, open for lunch and dinner and the bar is open all day.
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Discover the award-winning Keylime Bistro situated in the middle of the Historic Captiva Island Inn Village. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; we have a wide array of dishes sure to please the most discerning palates.

Stop by for breakfast and try our Bistro Style Corned Beef Hash and Eggs or Crab Cake Benedict. Prefer to sleep-in and join us for lunch? Enjoy about our superb seafood antipasto appetizer or delicious grouper sandwich. Late afternoon or dinner fit your needs better? Check out our shrimp scampi, key lime pasta or tender steak filets. And don't forget our award-winning key lime pie for dessert.

Relax inside or dine outside and enjoy the fresh air and Florida sunshine. We have live music daily and a full-service bar. And when you are finished; feel free to stroll the quaint shops and check out the local general store and the historic Captiva Island Inn.

Sure to tantalize the most demanding palate, ...Located in the very heart of "Olde Captiva," our location makes it easy for you to enjoy the fine shops, fabulous restaurants, art galleries, an old-style general store... and, most importantly, our famous Captiva beach with the most beautiful sunsets in the world!
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WELCOME TO DOC FORD’S CAPTIVA
This is our newest location that opened in August of 2013 at the front entrance to beautiful South Sea’s Island Resort. We offer live music, outdoor seating, and you do not have to be a guest of the resort to come on in and enjoy the fabulous food in traditional Doc Ford’s style!

CAPTIVA’S FAVORITE AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT
In 1976, because South Sea’s legitimate fishing guides were overbooked, Tarpon Bay’s newest captain arrived at the T-dock and inflicted his maiden charter on guests of this resort – guest who, like yourselves, deserve the best, not some bumbling pretender who, secretly, wants to write novels, not fish.

My first trip did not go well.

I left Tarpon Bay at sunrise, which gave me enough time to run aground and lose a shoe near near Chino Island, before meeting my clients at 7a.m. They were eager to battle snook. Instead, they wrestled with their good manners when, for the first and only time in my life, I was stung by a catfish. The pain caused my eyes to water like a weeping child. Worse, the poison deadened my right arm, and it is a pathetic “captain” who prevails upon clients to pull anchor. After that, things got back to normal. I ran aground again.

An omen? Nope. Rather than moving to a mountainous state, I stuck it out and chartered for another thirteen years — but South Seas Island Resort had the good sense not to invite me back for awhile. Now, four decades later, it is an honor, and just plain fun, to return as a member of the Doc Ford’s restaurant family — and we are family, top to bottom, joined in the same quirky, excellence-driven way as the characters who populate my novels.

But virtue of being here, you are a member, too. My partners, Marty and Brenda Harrity, and Mark Marinello, would agree, and here’s why: Captiva has a gift for attracting people of kindred sensibilities. Some are famous, most are not, and it doesn’t matter. You are here. The island has chosen you. Why argue?

My mystic-debunking protagonist, Doc Ford, would try, but even he wouldn’t deny the transcendent power of this place. Here is how Ford described it:

South Seas Island Resort, at the northern tip of Captiva Island, is one of Florida’s historic treasures. Almost five hundred acres of tropical theater that, over the years, has provided luxuriant solitude to luminaries from around the world.

Cold, hard fact. Walk to the bay: Teddy Roosevelt lived on a houseboat there, where Thomas Edison fished for Tarpon, and Charles Lindbergh landed his first seaplane. Stroll to the beach: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Edna St. Vincent Malay, Thornton Wilder and James Jones all ruminated over books in the same bright space you now enjoy — like Katherine Hepburn and Clark Gable before you.

Here is where my zen-hipster character, Tomlinson, would interrupt to remind us that any asset bigger than a bikini is just extra baggage, and the islands are indifferent to fame. In Tomlinson’s words:

Captiva is a breathing vessel grounded by sea currents, anchored to stars, an island of small secrets, moonrise to sunset, where sand absorbs footprints in an astronomy of dreams, and one beach bum soul, eternal.

If getting stung by a catfish was a bad omen, your Doc Ford brethren and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

— Randy Wayne White