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The salty, citrus-infused air of Naples, Florida hung heavy in the air as I stepped off the plane. The sun blazed a brilliant welcome on the tarmac. My name is Sarah, a New York-based travel writer, known for my adventurous and curious spirit. Here, I was hoping to uncover the culinary delights that this beach town had to offer.
We've got you covered for all your accommodation and vacation requirements in this very nice part of the world. All resorts here have been hand-picked and sorted - we feature only the best of the best.
Naples seems especially made for adults looking for a romantic vacation in a friendly laid-back location. It's not only for couples though. There are good family attractions (see below). Often the first thing that comes to mind here is the money factor and people here are wealthy (generally). But it is also quite down to earth and a good attitude without snobbery is something you can expect to find.
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I hopped into a classic Mustang convertible, relishing the warm breeze and azure skies. The drive along the coast was an introduction to the town's charm, with Spanish-style villas, lush palms, and bougainvillea in a rainbow of colors lining the streets.
Character-filled Vanderbilt Beach is the location of many of the resorts in this area. There are some real quality resorts listed just below but if you are looking to play golf, go straight to the Naples Golf Resorts section here.
VIDEO guest review: Naples Florida + Marco Island Travel Guide 2022 4K
The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is a paradise on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Its prime location near the beach and popular attractions in the area secures a 4.5/5. Accommodations at this resort offer a high level of comfort with spacious rooms and stunning views, warranting a 4/5. The resort's amenities, including multiple pools, a private island, a world-class spa, and several dining options, definitely impress with a rating of 4.5/5. The service, marked by warm hospitality and promptness, scores a 4.5/5. Given the extensive offerings and superior experience, the resort provides good value for money, rated at 4/5. It's a perfect match for families, couples, and leisure travelers seeking a rejuvenating escape.
A classy resort where guests can also relax and enjoy the surrounds. If a cruise down the lazy river after a full buffet breakfast is not your thing you can always head out to the golf course or the private beach.
At a glance: 450 rooms, spa, golf, great for families, luxury, and top-class service.
Click here for more information on Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort And Spa, Bonita Springs.
Video Review by Guest: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point - Bonita Springs, Florida
Upon arriving at the The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club my senses were flooded with the heady scent of blooming hibiscus. The sun-splashed lobby was a blend of old-world charm and coastal chic. The smiling concierge handed me a refreshing glass of citrus-infused water, an inviting first taste of Naples.
The next morning began with a jog on the pristine beach, my feet sinking into the warm, powdery sand. The Gulf of Mexico stretched out before me, a shimmering canvas of blues and greens. But it wasn't the breath-taking vistas that had drawn me here; it was the allure of Naples' culinary landscape.
That evening, I found myself at Truluck's, a well-loved local seafood restaurant. The mahogany-paneled dining room echoed with laughter and clinking glasses, a symphony of culinary revelry. I indulged in succulent stone crab, fresh from the nearby waters, paired with a crisp, local Chardonnay. It was a symphony of flavors that lingered on my palate, each bite telling a story of the sea.
The crown jewel among Naples' golf resorts is undoubtedly the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. This paradise combines the charm of a tranquil beach retreat with the thrill of an expertly designed golf course. Nestled between the pristine sands of Gulf of Mexico beaches and the picturesque beauty of a nature preserve, the resort offers guests an exclusive golfing experience on a private Bob Cupp-designed, 18-hole golf course.
Award for Best Naples Beach Golf Resort: Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort won our award for the best all-inclusive resort in Naples Beach hence we can't give it two awards.
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is another good option if you would like to combine golf with beach vacation.
Here, golf lovers can find undulating fairways and manicured greens, in a setting that is as stunning as it is challenging. Besides golf, LaPlaya offers luxury accommodations, a tantalizing beachfront dining experience, and a world-class spa. Ideal for families, couples, and golf enthusiasts, the resort offers a balanced vacation experience that blends relaxation, recreation, and luxury in a stunning tropical setting. From the white sands of its private beach to the emerald greens of its golf course, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is an unrivaled Naples' golf resort destination.
I should point out first of all that the guests comments and overall approval for this resort have been improving faster than most of the other resorts on this page. It is fast becoming the place to stay in this part of the world. Great restaurants and service and a well-staffed attractive pool area help as well.
At a glance: on a white sandy beach, golf and golf packages, spa, sea turtle nesting season, friendly and superb location.
Click here for more information on LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
Video: LaPlaya Beach Resort in Naples, Fl
Best Naples Bay Resort: Bay Naples Resort
Naples Bay Resort, nestled in the heart of Naples, is a waterside haven combining modern luxury with laid-back Floridian charm. Its central location (4/5) provides easy access to downtown Naples, shopping centers, and sandy beaches, though traffic can be an issue during peak times. The resort's rooms and suites are tastefully appointed, offering a blend of comfort and style (4.5/5). The range of amenities is impressive, from a full-service spa and fitness center to multiple dining options and a marina (4.5/5). The service here is exceptional, with staff going above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay (4.5/5). While the resort leans toward the pricey side, the quality of experiences it offers justifies the cost, giving it a solid value for money score (4/5). This resort is perfect for couples and families seeking a luxury resort experience with a myriad of amenities and activities.
Naples Bay Resort was one of two additions to the Best Naples Resorts bliss list. Naples Bay was inducted because of its family friendly qualities. The resort is in Naples and has five outdoor pools, six tennis courts, and a lazy river, marina and lots of good service.
Click here for more information on Naples Bay Resort.
Video Review by Guest: Naples Bay & Marina Resort in Fl - Resort and 2-Bedroom Suite Review
If you search sites like TripAdvisor and Expedia you won't find too many Marco Island all-inclusive resorts. With only one site listed out of 93 properties on TripAdvisor for example you have to score this location low on the all-inclusive index.
The site we do award to also does not do all that great in this department either and packages are mostly geared towards breakfast inclusions or resort credit systems.
Award for Best Marco Island All Inclusive Resorts: Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort And Spa
Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa is a popular destination for those seeking relaxation, luxury, and adventure. This Four-Diamond beachfront resort offers elegant rooms and suites, all with private outdoor balconies that provide stunning views of the Florida Gulf Coast.
The resort is best known for its 10,000-square-foot spa that offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps, as well as a salon for hair and nail services. There is also a state-of-the-art fitness center available 24 hours a day.
The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa is also home to several dining options. The Deck at 560 is the resort's signature restaurant, where you can enjoy local seafood, steaks, and innovative dishes while overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. For more casual dining, there's the 560 MKT, which serves sandwiches, salads, and other quick bites, as well as Starbucks coffee.
The resort also offers a range of activities, including watersports, golf, shopping, and eco-tours. The resort’s heated outdoor pool and whirlpool are perfect for a relaxing day in the sun. For the kids, there's the Hilton Marco Island’s Kids Club, which offers a variety of fun and educational activities.
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Video Review by Guest: Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa | Marco Island Florida | Full Room & Resort Tour & Tips
Nestled along the pristine beaches of Marco Island, the Marco Beach Ocean Resort is a splendid oasis that embodies luxury and comfort. With a location that earns a 4.5/5, the resort provides an easy access to various water activities and local attractions. The accommodation, marked at a 4/5, features fully equipped kitchens and private balconies, although some guests have noted dated furnishings. Amenities like a rooftop pool, full-service spa, and beachside dining score a 4/5, with a small point off for occasional overcrowding. The staff's service is generally applauded, yet some inconsistencies bring the rating to a 4/5. Considering its offerings, the resort provides a solid value for money at a 4/5. I would recommend this resort for families and couples seeking a relaxing beachfront vacation.
Marco Beach Ocean Resort is surrounded by the breathtaking backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico, white sand shores.
White sand beach at the gulf of mexico, 1 and 2 bedroom suites, great spot for a wedding, and an elegant spot make this a great pick. Reviews are excellent.
Click here for more information on Marco Beach Ocean Resort, Marco Island.
Bellasera boutique hotel / resort in "Olde Naples". The hotel is full
of class and was added to our best Naples Beach resorts a few years ago after more than a few years of outstanding performance.
Click here to find out more on Bellasera Hotel.
Video Review: Bellasera Naples Florida Hotel
If you are looking for a fully fledged all-inclusive resort in Naples Beach you are out of luck. In fact the only resort registered as all-inclusive is the Ritz-Carlton. This is a top rating resort at the top end of the market.
Award for Best All Inclusive Resort in Naples Beach Alternative: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, is a distinguished property that offers a mix of luxury and leisure with a focus on providing a top-notch golfing experience. Its location, providing easy access to two championship golf courses, earns it a 5/5. The accommodation, tastefully decorated and equipped with plush bedding and balconies, scores a 4.5/5, with a slight reduction for a lack of ocean views. Amenities including a stunning pool, a full-service spa, tennis courts, and six dining options deserve a 4.5/5 rating. Service is a standout at the resort, with the warm and efficient staff earning a near-perfect 4.5/5. Though prices are on the higher side, the resort's offerings and attention to detail justify a 4/5 rating for value for money. This resort is best suited for golf enthusiasts, luxury-seekers, and couples on a romantic getaway.
This great resort has 2 world-class golf courses, old-world charm, a country club atmosphere, and excellent reviews.
This is one of the best places to play golf in all of Florida. Professional tournments are held here twice a year and they are PGA level.
VIDEO: The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples - Naples Florida Luxury Hotels
This is also on our Naples Beach Golf Resort Bliss List. Naples has some great golf resorts and if you want to golf, be sure to check out these resorts.
A luxury resort with excellent reviews from past guests. It has the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, newly renovated guest rooms (and resort grounds), The Spa by JW and much care taken with dining - locally sourced menu among other things. (There are 10 restaurants so you should find something you like.) There are also 3 swimming pool and the Tiki Tribe kids camp.
Golf entails 2 private 18-hole championship golf courses.
While still on the higher end of things, this luxury resort is a bit less expensive than those just above. And it's still excellent in terms of both reviews and amenities.
The golf: par 72 championship golf course.
Other amenities: 15 tennis courts with lessons and clinics, beach, pool, spa and wellness facilities.
Video: Discover Naples Grande Beach Resort
The following day was a lesson in "Floribbean" cuisine at the bustling local farmers' market. I chatted with Jack, a sun-kissed farmer with laughter lines around his eyes. He generously shared his knowledge of local ingredients, handing me ripe tomatoes, avocados, and the region's famous citrus fruits.
At Jack's suggestion, I headed to Sea Salt, an eatery known for its innovative use of local ingredients. The aroma of garlic and citrus filled the air as the chef invited me to sample his signature grouper, caught that morning. The fish was tender, its delicate flavors enhanced by a tangy citrus sauce and sweet summer vegetables.
My Naples journey concluded at The Baker Museum, where I was immersed in the cultural richness of the town. Yet, it was the memory of the people, their stories, and the flavors of Naples that lingered most.
My Naples adventure was tailored to those who seek a combination of natural beauty, culinary delight, and cultural richness. If you're after the nightlife, South Beach Miami might be more your speed. But if you’re looking for a laid-back charm, diverse culinary experiences, and an authentic slice of Florida life, Naples beckons.
Every destination has its own rhythm, a heartbeat that pulses through its culture, people, and food. Naples, with its sun-kissed beaches, warm community, and mouthwatering "Floribbean" cuisine, danced to a rhythm that was all its own—a rhythm that still echoes in my heart as I write these lines.
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