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New Year's on Captiva


Jun 16, 2004
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Woo! Woo!!!

We managed to snag a week at the South Seas Club, checking in on Friday before New Year's Day.

We've been to Marco Island, but never to Captiva. Any general information or suggestions would be most welcome. We figure on stopping at Publix on the way to the island to stock up for the week. Is that a good choice for reasonably priced wine?

I've looked at the options at the resort, but I didn't see anything which looked like a "special" opportunity for New Year's Eve. Does anyone have any experience with being there around the holidays? Should we just put together something nice in our unit?

We were at the Charter Club last year, and there were folks shooting off fireworks on the beach at midnight. Does anything like that happen @ the South Seas?

Haven't seen any really recent reviews, so I hope there is some info "hiding" among you all.


Tom :whoopie: :whoopie: :whoopie:


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Jun 6, 2005
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Tom: I have an exchange at South Seas during prime hurricane season next fall. Very interested in an updated review along with suggestions for the area. This is an advance thank you for all tuggers.


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Feb 10, 2011
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Publix does have a good wine department. If you are flying into RSW you will drive right by a Publix at Danials and Six Mile Cypress on the way to The Island

If you go just a very little bit out of your way you can go to Total Wine at Danials and rt 41

The Target in the same center is a Super Target and has a complete grocery store inside.

In the Bell Tower Shops (across Danials from Total Wine and Target) is a vey nice gormet market, if thats your taste. and just down 41 is a Marios, an Itallian Deli

On the other end of the price scale...you will also drive by a Super Walmart They have wine there too, we buy it there at $8 a box,,,but then again I dont have any taste

I dont get to Sanibel very often, but there are some fine shops there as well, but no fast food

Dont forget your $6 for the toll bridge onto Sanibel...They let you off the island for free, but discourge the riff-raff like me with a $6 toll to get on it

Welcome to Lee County....Enjoy


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Aug 14, 2007
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You may want to check this website for tips:

They even have a message board where you may ask questions.

I'm sure many of the restaurants will have something going on. Timbers is a great place.

So far as grocery shopping, we gave up on Publix and other places several years ago. We pay the slightly higher prices at Jerry's. We also buy a few things at Bailey's. We also have lunch at Jerry's, very reasonable prices.

Of course, it is just the two of us. If you have a family, Publix is probably a wise place to shop.