In the late 1890s, Naples became a winter playground for industrialists and celebrities including Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, Greta Garbo, Gary Cooper, and Hedy Lamarr. In 1911, millionaire Barron Gift Collier bought over a million acres of swampland including Naples. In the 1920s he made improvements that included electricity, paved roads and telegraphs. Families and new business began moving in and the rest they say.....is history.
Today, pristine and sophisticated, Naples promises SEVEN MILES of sandy beaches, 140 miles of meandering waterways, brilliant shopping, superb outdoor dining and boutique or resort accommodation. Discover what we've known for many years - this idyllic stretch of the Gulf Coast is hard to beat.
Join the locals on the Naples Fishing Pier. This landmark and piece of Naples' history is always a buzz with fishermen shooting the breeze and hoping to land a Redfish or Pompano. This is
also the perfect vantage point for sunsets and dolphin watching. Fancy
getting in the water? Canoes can be rented for a tranquil exploration
of the mangrove waterways, fishing charters are readily available for
deep-sea fishing, sightseeing cruises depart daily or captain your own
rented motor boat for the day.
The golf is sensational too and we have the secrets to unlock the best deals on courses by Norman, Floyd, Rees Jones and the rest.
Shopping in Naples is another treat. Small boutiques and specialty shops line Third Street and Fifth Avenue South. Venetian Village is a mixture of boutiques and dining - one of our very favourite places is the rooftop at Bayside. Chain and department stores can be found at Coastland Center Mall and the upmarket, open-air shopping at Waterside Shops doesn't disappoint. All that shopping work up an appetite? Local sea fare, cuisine from around the world or a Five Guys cheeseburger....all tastes are catered for with plentiful waterfront, outdoor and award-winning