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By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Nov 21, 2017   

If the thought of warm sunshine, great shopping, romantic dining and the best Florida beaches excites you, come to Naples, FL.

This laid-back community is situated on a gorgeous spot on the Gulf of Mexico. Naples beach has even been called "America's best all-around beach".

You’ll love the relaxed attitude and feel of Naples. And we think the white-sand oceanfront here is also home to some of the best sunsets in Florida.

Best Time to Visit : We enjoyed sunshine and very warm weather (80 F) on our recent visit to Naples in January. Late fall (November) till mid April is an ideal time for romantic getaways in Naples Florida.

Here’s some ideas for a romantic weekend on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast…

Naples, FL Romantic Hotels

Beachfront Resort Naples FLBeachfront at La Playa Resort, Naples FL

Luxury Oceanfront Resort:

  • La Playa Beach Resort - a pure oceanfront resort in Naples FL is not cheap. So if you are going to splurge on luxury, make sure you get the best one. The La Playa is considered by many the most romantic beachfront resort in Naples, FL. We're talking poolside cascading falls, beach butler service, and rooms with marble baths and rain shower heads. Other Couples Liked: Breathtaking Views of the Sunset...Drinks by the Pool at the Tiki Bar...Large Beachfront Rooms with Huge Balcony. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Naples FL Hotels: 92% - Excellent. (9891 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples FL  239-597-3123)
Inn on Fifth Romantic Naples FL Hotel
Inn on Fifth - Pool

Boutique Hotel Downtown:

  • The Inn On Fifth, Naples, FL - for your vacation or honeymoon on the Gulf Coast, this romantic boutique hotel in downtown Naples comes with luxury bedding, suites with whirlpool tubs, pool, and private balconies with love seats. They also rent bikes, and there's romantic dining on-site or just steps away on 5th Ave. And, you might like this: free WiFi and Valet parking! Other Couples Liked: Walk to Shops & Dining...Drinks by the Pool. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Naples FL Hotels: 91% - Excellent. (699 5th Ave South, Naples FL  888-403-8778)
Bellasera Hotel Naples FL
Pool at the Bellasera Hotel, Naples Florida

Small, Quiet Resort:

  • Bellasera Hotel-  a luxurious 4-diamond inn only a few minutes from downtown shopping and dining in Naples. The studio units include a fridge, while the one bedroom suites all have full kitchens. Try a his n' hers massage at the Esterra Spa, laze away the afternoon at the pool, or hop on their courtesy shuttle and explore more of downtown Naples. Other Couples Liked: Free Bike Rentals...Friendly Staff. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Naples FL Resorts: 91% - Excellent. (221 Ninth St South, Naples, FL  888-612-1115)
Naples Florida Bed and BreakfastLemon Tree Inn Romantic B&B in Naples
Naples FL Vacation RentalWaterfront Vacation Rental in Naples FL

Bed & Breakfast:

  • Lemon Tree Inn - a motel-style inn with a heated pool, free Wi-Fi and parking, complimentary morning coffee and lemonade, all within easy walking distance to Fifth Ave restaurants and shopping. Other Couples Liked: Laid-Back Style...Lush Gardens and Heated Pool. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Naples FL Resorts: 85% - Very Good. (250 Ninth St South, Naples, FL  239-262-1414)

Romantic Spots & Things to Do in Naples, FL

The Historic Naples FL Pier is a Fine Place for Ocean Breeze and Sunsets
  • Naples FL Beaches – for couples enjoying romantic vacations on the Gulf Coast in Florida, the white sand beaches in Naples are a must-see. Do what we did – pack a cheap picnic lunch from one of the many nearby supermarkets, grab a blanket and head out to what is certainly one of the best city beaches in the USA! And don't miss a stroll on the Naple's famous Pier. (25 12th Ave South, Naples FL)
  • Naples Zoo – a great small zoo easy to walk through and enjoy some of the exotic animals, including panthers, rare tigers and of course, alligators! (1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL) 
  • Downtown Naples – One of the most romantic spots on Florida’s Gulf Coast! Old Naples architecture comes alive with all the galleries, boutiques, and terrific dining along 5th Avenue South and 3rd St South.
  • Naples Trolley Tours – hop on & hop off where you want on this fun trolley tour of Naples. (1010 6 Ave S, Naples, FL  239-262-7300)
  • Naples Dinner Cruises – Naples Princess Cruises have luxury yachts for buffet lunch, sunset and dinner cruises on the Gulf of Mexico. (239-649-2275)
  • Day Trip to Marco Island - a romantic getaway at Marco Island is an easy 25 minute drive from Naples. Check out the great beaches (perfect for shelling) as well as wildlife viewing and golf. And once your there, you can keep going...on a day trip to Key West on the Key West Express! Ferries travel between December and April (must be at the dock no later than 8 AM) for the 3.5 hr trip from Marco Island to Key West, FL. Boats are air conditioned with full bar and galley. (951 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 888-539-2628)

naples FL Romantic Restaurants

There’s a lot of memorable romantic dining in Naples – here’s just a few reviews:

Le Lafayette – we love this intimate dining spot and it's French cuisine just around the corner from the galleries and shops on 3rd St, and a short walk from the beach (375 13th Avenue South, Naples FL 239-403-7861).

Bistro 821 – pick this casual 5th avenue eatery for it’s outstanding wine list and fusion menu covering 3 continents (821 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 239-261-5821).

MiraMare – a fine Italian restaurant in Naples, this time with a romantic oceanfront terrace overlooking Venetian Bay (4236 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples FL 239-430-6273).

Travel Info

Here's some distances in miles to Naples, Florida:

  • distance from Miami to Naples, FL: 106 miles
  • distance from Ft Lauderdale to Naples, Florida: 104 miles 
  • distance from Ft.Myers to Naples: 33 miles
  • distance from Tampa to Naples FL: 155 miles

Direct Flights to Naples, Florida: for cheap flights to Naples, Florida, most travelers fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (Code: RSW), a distance of just 35 miles from Naples (near Ft. Myers, Fl). Airlines that fly into Ft. Myers include American, United, Delta, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit and Southwest.

From Canada, Air Canada and WestJet have service.

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

√ COVID Safety Plan: identifies hotels and inns that clearly indicate they are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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