Beachfront Hotels and Resorts in Naples and Marco Island

By Eric Snider

Naples and Marco Island teem with gorgeous beach resorts – experience the splendor of a beach escape to Florida's Paradise Coast.

 

The coastline of Marco Island — with its wide, 3.5-mile swath of white-sand beach — features full-service resorts that offer abundant amenities, dining, and recreation. One such property is the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. The sparkling property features the Spa by JW (one of two in the U.S.) and an exclusive adult collection of suites with a rooftop pool and bar and a private section of the beach.

The JW staff is determined to keep its property family-friendly and accessible. “Some guests at top resorts might feel intimidated to walk with their family through the lobby of the hotel in flip-flops,” says Amanda Cox, director of sales and marketing. “That’s completely fine here. Our service is luxury, but it’s warm and welcoming so that guests can really feel at home.”

A few miles north, the Gulf coastline of Naples features several top resorts. On the west coast of North Naples, on Vanderbilt Beach, sits the plush LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, the only resort in Naples with private beach access. LaPlaya, which sits on six pristine acres, has 189 guest rooms, four swimming pools, and the 4,500-square-foot SpaTerre Naples, a waterfront retreat that’s ready and waiting to pamper you. The resort’s signature restaurant, Baleen Naples, has earned a reputation as one of the finest dining experiences on Florida’s Paradise Coast.

The Ritz-Carlton is also situated on the beach in North Naples. The hotel, which opened in the mid-‘80s, is credited with sparking the luxury lodging movement on Florida’s Paradise Coast. The luxury beachfront resort is undergoing a resort remastering that will include 92 new suites, a new Champagne experience in the redesigned Lobby Bar, new dining experiences and an innovative new pool experience with poolside cabanas.

Just a bit further south along the coast, the Edgewater Beach Hotel offers 125 all-suite, beachfront accommodations surrounded by a tropical courtyard, heated pool and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico sunsets. Coast restaurant in known for its distinctive coastal-inspired menu served in a contemporary dining room setting or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the pool and Gulf. 

The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa is a full-service destination resort located on 10.5 oceanfront acres of the world-class, white sand beaches of Marco Island, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.  Known as a family-friendly resort, guests can enjoy jet-skiing, kayaking, shelling and children’s programs when visiting. Casual dining options include The Deck at 560 and cocktails at The Bar at 560