5 Ways to Treat Mom to a Memorable Mother’s Day on Florida’s Paradise Coast

Florida’s Paradise Coast goes all out on Mother’s Day. So if you’re in Naples or Marco Island on Sunday, May 14, 2023, you’ll find many ways to spoil Mom! 

A family dining outdoors in Naples Florida

You might start with room service on the lanai, where you can present her with the perfect gift. Mom may want to just kick back poolside or on the beach. And you’ll surely want to treat her to a lovely dinner at one of the litany of fine restaurants on Florida’s Paradise Coast.

For those of you who prefer to plan a special day or surprise Mom with some indulgences she didn’t expect, here are five surefire suggestions.

Treat Mom to a Sumptuous Brunch

Brunch is a big deal in Naples and Marco Island year-round, so when Mother’s Day comes along, the eateries go all out. There are so many brunch options it’s all but impossible to count them. They range from huge, indulgent buffets at luxury resorts to special menus in small stand-alone restaurants — and just about everything in between.

There’s brunch indoors or outdoors, on the water or not, with live music or without. Whatever brunch choice you make, rest assured that the food and service will be first-class, making for an unforgettable experience for Mom and company.

Pamper Mom with a Spa Session

Mom relaxing at the Spa
Every luxury resort in Naples and Marco Island has its own spa, most of which are little worlds unto themselves. Talk about a getaway. Each hotel, as well as an array of stand-alone day spas, offers its own signature approach to massages of every sort: body scrubs, wraps, facials, baths, pools, mani-pedis, aromatherapy, steam rooms, saunas, waxes, and much more.

Many feature courtyards and gardens where Mom can enjoy some quiet in a cushy robe. After her spa session, she’ll emerge relaxed, rejuvenated — and feeling more beautiful than ever.

Bring Mom to the Flowers

By all means, get your Mother a beautiful bouquet on her special day. Then give her the ultimate floral arrangement by treating her to a visit at Naples Botanical Garden.

By all means, get your Mother a beautiful bouquet on her special day.

This vibrant wonderland includes nine themed gardens (including Caribbean, Brazilian, Asian, and more), interspersed with lakes, trails, wetlands preserves, and even a birding tower. The facility offers six 45-minute tours a day, on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Another approach is to just follow along as Mom leads the way, choosing what enchants her most. ( Mothers and Grandmothers receive complimentary admission to the Garden on Mother’s Day)

Cruise in Style with Mom

Treat Mom to a sunset dinner cruise aboard the Naples Princess. Mom will dine comfortably and in style on the elegant Naples Princess while experiencing views of historic Naples Bay, Port Royal, and end with a spectacular southwest Florida Sunset. 

Sail away to Keewaydin Island

Take Mom on a Pure Florida Eco Tour that includes watching for dolphins and hunting for the perfect shell while exploring Keewaydin Island, the entrance to the 10,000 islands.