With fiery sunsets, soft-sand beaches and calm waters, plentiful marine life, and resorts that instantly lull you into island time, Naples offers the chance to truly reset. Celebrate sunset at the Naples Pier, shop and dine on famous Fifth and Third Avenues, or simply do nothing at all. LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort; laplayaresort.com
Stay: Golf, spa, beach—repeat. LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort has it all, including its signature restaurant, BALEEN Naples, which offers toes-in-the-sand dining with spectacular ocean and sunset vistas.
Known For: As the only Naples resort with a private beach, guests are treated to breathtaking water views and beach butler service, lush grounds lined with reflecting pools, and SpaTerre which offers exotic rituals from Thailand and Indonesia.
Worth Mentioning: Stroll the serene Naples Botanical Gardens to view Stickwork, a natural sculpture made of 30,000 pounds of willow saplings fashioned by environmental artist Patrick Dougherty.
Pet Friendly: Pets loved, but they must stay home
This story is from the 2022 Florida Annual edition. Click to read more.