Cycle safe, flat pathways or mooch the coffee shops, galleries and one-of-a-kind boutiques on Naples' main street - Fifth Avenue South. Naples is awash with understated luxury. Think New York, but in shorts and flip flops! Dine alfresco amidst the buzzing atmosphere here or on neighbouring Third Street South.
Naples' Pier, just a stone's throw from Third Street South, is a fisherman's favourite. Stroll the planks for a picturesque walk, dolphin spotting or cast a line yourself. You do not need a licence to fish on the pier as the city's bulk licence covers you. Pitch an umbrella and drop a blanket on the public stretch of beach that goes for miles in each direction.
The gentle waters of the Gulf Of Mexico make this a particularly good choice for a family beach holiday. If you'd like to explore on the water, there are many boat rental options including kayaks, paddle boards and speed boats. Open air boat tours are also plentiful and give you a great view of the multi-million dollar homes this area is known for. And there's generally a dolphin or two too!
South of Naples is Marco Island. This barrier island, the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, is linked to the mainland by bridges. The history of Marco Island can be traced as far back as 500 A.D., when the Calusa people inhabited the island, along with most of southwest Florida. Early development of the island began in the late 1800s after the arrival of William Thomas Collier and his family. Today, Marco Island is an intricate network of inland waterways and home to resort hotels, marinas and golf courses, plus a sandy beach that stretches most of the west coast.
The Everglades spans 1.5 million acres across southern Florida and is recognised globally as a World Heritage Site, a Wetland of International Importance and an International Biosphere Reserve. There are only two other places in the world with all three distinctions. Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile and the Florida panther.
Everglades National Park is a great place to explore. Hike, bike or paddle; experience the exhilaration of an airboat; day trip or pitch a tent. Whatever you do, you’ll be witnessing a subtropical wilderness like no other.
Art Deco & Awesome Beaches of Florida
Florida by Harley & Convertible - As featured 'The Times - Best 100 Holidays'
Discover the Real Florida - Inns of Florida
Luxury Florida Two Centre Holidays - Orlando & The Florida Beaches
Florida & The Deep South
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Fifth Avenue and Third Street South
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford