During our “Tour of Florida” we had our sights set on seeing the other side of Florida…the Gulf side that is. I had visions of seeing Manatees, Alligators, Crocodiles and any other wildlife that would decide to come and say hi to us. When I was choosing where to visit, I knew we wanted to stay towards the south, since our next stop would be the Keys, but other than that I stayed open minded. I ended up pulling up Google Maps and then researching each city that jumped out at me. Naples was the winner after I read that it is often compared to one of our favorite California areas, Monterey.
We were even able to find the perfect place to stay, Naples Bay Resort.
Naples Bay Resort is centrally located just 5 minutes away from the upscale shopping and restaurants that Naples is known for. The resort is luxurious and very family friendly.
My favorite part of staying here was the huge balcony and this view…
My morning cup of coffee was so relaxing.
It is even in the Manatee viewing area. I stared out into the water for hours and I had no luck seeing them, but everyone I asked said that they see them there often! Can you imagine enjoying a drink on your balcony and seeing Manatees?! That would be so awesome!
Back in our suite we had wine and cookies waiting for us when we checked in. It was divine!
The suite itself was perfect for us. We had two bedrooms, two large bathrooms, washer and dryer (loved it), a full kitchen, eating area, and family room.
The resort also has some great amenities. From shopping to restaurants, they have everything you need right on site for a great vacation.
One evening while we were staying there, we went swimming at the sister property, Naples Bay Club. They offer shuttles to take you back and forth, but we just drove over on our own. Before we went swimming, we stopped into the clubhouse for some lemon water and to see the gym. It was really nice and they had all the equipment you need for a good workout.
The pool is huge and has a beautiful waterfall, lazy river, cabanas, bar area, and adult pool off to the side.
If you haven’t seen Naples yourself, I would totally recommend a vacation here. The downtown area is beautiful. Think twinkling lights strung over walkways with warm ocean breezes.
The everglades are also close by. We went on a Manatee watching boat tour and an Airboat ride, both within an hour or so drive away.
Here is our 2 bedroom suite room tour at Naples Bay Resort:
Here is our resort amenities video:
Have you ever been to Naples, Florida?
Thank you to Naples Bay Resort for hosting our stay during our Tour Of Florida Adventure. All opinions, photographs, and videos of the properties are ours.