Naples, on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, is known as the ‘crown jewel’ of Florida, having earned its reputation with its array of high-end shops and boutiques on Fifth Avenue and Third Street South (the historic downtown area). It is also known for its fine dining, world class culture, numerous art galleries and wonderful deep-sea fishing excursions.
Its well-earned reputation and name date back to the 1870s and ‘80s, when magazine and newspaper stories claimed that it “surpassed the bay in Naples, Italy”.
Naples is also home to some of the most luxurious waterfront estates and condos in the world. In fact, it is a second home to dozens of celebrities, including Bill Gates, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former NBA star Larry Bird and Donald Trump.
It is known for its powdery sand beaches and water sports as well as its championship golf courses, and it’s only steps away from the untamed tropical wilderness of The Everglades.
If you’re looking for a great beachfront resort, then check out the LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. The rooms in this 189-room boutique resort give you a view of the ocean or the landscaped lagoon pool area and it has everything you will want for a great honeymoon.
The resort features an all new championship Bob Cupp-designed golf course with driving range and practice area, Baleen Restaurant, fitness centre and a full-service Indonesian-inspired boutique spa called Spa Terre. And the sunsets are outstanding.
For more information, visit naples-florida.com and laplayaresort.com.