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Naples, Florida - White Sand BeachThe Soft, White Sand Beaches in Naples are Some of the Best Along Florida's Gulf Coast
Author: Greg Mattson, Excellent Romantic Vacations Editor

By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Jul 25, 2023   

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 oceanfront Hotels

la playA beach resort: luxury oceanfront

Beautiful beach and beach chairs in front of the La Playa Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.La Playa Beach Resort - Perfect Spot for a Naples Getaway
  • La Playa Beach Resort - This luxury resort is set on a white sand beach overlooking Vanderbilt Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Think poolside cascading falls, beach butler service, and rooms with marble baths and rain shower heads. There’s a spa, oceanfront dining at Baleen Restaurant, a golf course, 4 pools, tiki bar, cabanas, and boutique shop. Rooms feature beach or bay views, mini fridges, and free Wi-Fi. What Other Couples Liked: Breath-taking views of the sunset. Fire pits with Adirondack chairs. 2023 ERV Rating*: 88% - Very Good. Room Prices: From $549/night(9891 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples FL  239-597-3123)

edgewater beach hotel

Pool at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida
King Room at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples, FL
  • Edgewater Beach Hotel - Set on 7 miles of perfect beach, the Edgwater is an all-suite hotel with luxury one and two-bedroom suites. Each includes a full kitchen, living/dining area, bedroom, bath and spacious private balcony. It’s just 2 miles from the Naples Zoo and 5 miles from the Naples Botanical Gardens. There is a seasonal restaurant onsite, as well as a bar, fitness center, and 2 heated oceanfront pools. A resort fee covers afternoon cookies, local shuttle, laundry serve, beach chairs, parking and towel service. What Other Guests Liked: Some rooms face the Gulf; great pool food; exceptional service. 2023 ERV Rating*: 88% - Very Good. Suite Prices: From $319/Night. (1901 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples FL 239-403-2000)

2 Blocks from the beach: Escalante Hotel

Pool at the Escalante Hotel, Naples FLRelaxing Pool, Escalante Hotel ©TripAdvisor
Escalante Boutique Hotel Room in Naples, FLEscalante Boutique Hotel ©TripAdvisor
  • Escalante Romantic Naples Hotel - Enjoy the best of Naples when you stay at this Mediterranean-style boutique hotel. Fifth Avenue, with all its great shopping and dining is half a block away, and you are also a mere 5-minute walk from the beach. Breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi are complimentary, and room service, beach umbrellas and chairs are available. Rooms include mini fridges and private patios that open to the pool or garden. Take advantage of the spa and restaurant. You can even arrange for a romantic dinner to be served under the stars on your private patio. What Other Guests Liked: Bike rentals, afternoon tea service, fresh juice and fitness programs. 2023 ERV Rating*: 84% - Very Good. Room/Suite Prices: From $491/Night(290 5th Ave S, Naples FL 239-659-3466)

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downtown naples hotels

the inn on fifth: Downtown boutique hotel

King Bed Suite at the Inn on Fifth in Naples, FloridaRomantic Suite - Inn on Fifth ©TripAdvisor
Rooftop Pool at the Inn on Fifth, Naples FloridaInn on Fifth Pool, Naples FL ©TripAdvisor
  • The Inn On FifthRight in the heart of all the Naples fun, this boutique hotel comes with a rooftop terrace that includes a hot tub and pool. There’s a lounge, full service spa and modern fitness center, and it’s less than a mile to the nearest beach. All rooms come with iPod docks and mini fridges, and all have romantic French doors leading to a Juliet balcony or terrace. Amenities include a welcome cocktail at the pool bar, golf cart transportation to and from the beach, use of beach chairs, towels and umbrellas. What Other Guests Liked: Great downtown location, steam sauna. 2023 ERV Rating*: 92% - Excellent. Room Prices: From $359/night. (699 5th Ave South, Naples FL  888-403-8778)

bellasera hotel - Small Quiet inn

Quiet Afternoon at the Pool at the Belasera ResortPeaceful Relaxation by the Pool - Belasera Resort, Naples FL
  • Bellasera Hotel  - Another great choice for your romantic getaway in Naples, this boutique hotel is just a few minute’s walk from lively 5th Ave, and a mile from the beach. Hotel suites and condo-style apartments offer great amenities: complimentary bikes, two onsite restaurants, a heated rooftop pool with bar, and local shuttle. There’s also a spa, fire pits, fitness center and private cabanas.  Some of the accommodations feature marble bathrooms, fridges, private balconies, full kitchens and laundry facilities. Studio suites include Whirlpool tubs. What Other Guests Liked: Quiet, relaxing resort, courtyard with waterfall. 2023 ERV Rating*: 94% - Excellent. Room/Suite Prices: From $242/Night. (221 Ninth St South, Naples, FL  888-612-1115)

Romantic Things to Do in Naples, FL

romantic sunset cruise

Beautiful colors on a romantic sunset cruse in Naples, FloridaSunset Cruise on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Naples Sunset Cruises – There are few evening boat trips more romantic than sunset cruises on the Gulf of Mexico. Pure Florida offers 90 minute scenic excursions with a professional guide on board the M/V Double Sunshine. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board. (1200 5th Ave South, Naples FL)

naples beaches

Beautiful Sandy Beach in Naples Florida
  • Naples FL Beaches - for couples enjoying romantic vacations on the Gulf Coast in Florida, the soft white sand beaches in Naples are a must-see. Do what we did – pack a  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. There are beautiful shops and restaurants nearby, and parking is inexpensive. (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)
  • 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)

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naples FL Romantic Restaurants

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

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).

Baleen - Beachfront dining at LaPlaya Beach Resort! An outdoor tiered terrace allows spectacular sunset views. Plan in advance for a private table on the beach where you can enjoy a gourmet meal with your toes in the sand. (9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 239-598-5707)

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 on social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

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