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In Naples, it is all about the beach, so why not station your vacation where you have the convenience of walking to the sands - or at least taking advantage of shuttles at a couple of them? Because a lot of condominiums and palatial homes claim the shoreline along Naples proper, the beach resorts are not as plentiful as you might imagine. The good news is that resorts such as The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and the Naples Grande Beach Resort are large and can accommodate a lot of people. You can find smaller, boutique, casual resorts too, if big is not your style.
In Bonita Springs and Marco Island, most of the beach resorts are part of an upscale chain. The main exception is the exclusive Marco Beach Ocean Club. Marco Island's beach is arguably the widest and most beautiful, and its beach resorts are located convenient to restaurants and shopping within walking distance. The beach resorts of Naples are less convenient, occupying a strip of resorts, homes and condominiums. They require a car ride to get to the main shopping and dining scenes.
This list finds your best options for spending your days in Naples as they were meant to be - on the white sand beach and in the gem-toned water. It orders them according to the quality of the beach at each resort and the ease of reaching it from the resort. For what makes a better beach vacation than walking barefoot directly from your room to the sea?