Romantic Days and Nights in Naples, Florida

Most couples agree: The most romantic part of a getaway to Naples, Florida, is the beach. Whether for a morning stroll, a midday sun and swim visit or to watch as the sun sinks into the warm gulf waters, the beaches of Naples promise cherished moments to stir love and sentimentality.

The Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island area has more than its share of sun kissed, gulf lapped white sand beaches. This list finds the most romantic of them, including the Naples Municipal Beach and Pier - just steps from downtown Old Naples. No romantic vacation is complete without a shared sunset celebration and stroll along the historic pier.

Much of what is romantic about the Naples area dwells in or interacts with the natural world. From kayaking and sailing into the sunset to hiking along a swamp boardwalk and strolling among tropical gardens, romance blossoms in the great outdoors of Southwest Florida.

For more cosmopolitan pursuits a deux, hit Fifth Avenue South for its great dining and doing scene day or night. It offers everything from art galleries and theater to clubs and coffeehouses. After an active day in the wilds or on “the Ave,” as it is called, book a candlelit couples massage at one of the many resort spas that truly excel at pampering. 

Old Naples
Palm Cottage
Photo courtesy of Naples Marco Island Everglades CVB

The Palm Cottage displays a special piece of Naples history. Constructed in 1895, the storied home is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum that has been decorated to reflect its previous 19th-century charm. If the...  Read More

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

While Naples is known for its pristine beaches, the city also has flourishing wetlands such as the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - known for its ancient cypress forest and colony of nesting American woodstorks. The Audubon facility is also the...  Read More

Everglades Area
Everglades Area Tours
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

A leading tour operator in the Everglades City area, it offers outdoor adventure types a number of different options to explore Everglades National Park, Marco Island, Big Cypress National Wildlife Preserve and environs. The operation is best...  Read More

Tigertail Beach
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

At Marco Island's northern end, an island and a sand spit peninsula intercept the sand, stealing the beach from the main island. Coconut Island and Sand Dollar Spit are both accessible from Tigertail Beach, the public access operated by...  Read More

Naples Princess

The quintessential Naples boating experience, the elegant, 105 foot long Naples Princess dining yacht offers various excursions departing from the downtown area on a daily basis. Passengers have the option of sightseeing only and not taking...  Read More

Spa at Naples Grande
Photo courtesy of Naples Grande Beach Resort

The spa at Naples Grande Beach Resort is a freestanding facility with 12 treatment rooms in four Japanese style pavilions, including a Spa Villa with a soaking tub, whirlpool bath, sundeck and patio. Set amid gardens, waterfalls, fountains and a...  Read More

Naples Botanical Garden
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

Highlights of its beautifully designed 170 acres include a Caribbean Garden with a traditional re-created chattel house, a dramatic waterfall feature with giant lilypads in the Brazilian Garden and preserved natural wetlands with a birding...  Read More

Old Naples
Sweet Liberty
Photo courtesy of Sweet Liberty

Docked at the Naples City Dock at Crayton Cove, this beautiful 53 foot catamaran sails three times daily and is available for private charters. The popular beach trip takes up to 40 passengers through Naples Bay and along its waterfront mansions...  Read More

Fifth Avenue South
Photo courtesy of Fifth Avenue South Association

Downtown Naples' comeback story is one of the most successful in the annals of downtown redevelopment. Reinvented in 1996 with careful planning, Fifth Avenue South was at the heart of the renaissance. What has resulted is a tony street lined...  Read More

Naples Municipal Beach and Pier
Photo courtesy of Naples Marco Island Everglades CVB

A staple in the community for more than 100 years, the Naples Fishing Pier is a must-see attraction close to the downtown goings-on around Third Street South. Once the entry point for those who arrived to Naples by boat, the main mode of...  Read More


Meet Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton – the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean – has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and...  More About Chelle

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