The Gulf of Mexico laps at the back steps of the 13-story, family-friendly Ritz-Carlton Naples, a resort-style property that appeals to vacationers seeking a beachfront getaway loaded with luxurious amenities. By day, the hotel’s three miles of sugar-like white sands attract swimmers and sandcastle builders. Come evening, the sunset lures guests outside, usually to their private furnished balconies or one of several restaurant terraces. Here, al fresco dining pairs divinely with fresh catches of the day.
While the multiple restaurants, prime location and recreational opportunities, including saltwater pools, tennis program and 18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf courses, contribute to the hotel’s AAA Five Diamond status, it’s the children’s program and full-service spa that elevate its reputation. Nature’s Wonders educates 5- to 12-year-old guests about Florida’s ecosystems through aquarium exhibits and on-property field trips. Meanwhile, older guests indulge in relaxing treatments at the tri-level spa. Add in Vue, a high-tech entertainment lounge featuring the latest in gaming, and vacationers of all ages enjoy the getaway of their dreams.