Serenity at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples means a morning walk on the beach alongside snowy egrets, so close you can practically touch them. It means a sunset dinner at Coast restaurant, just the two of you. It means a room away from the world, where you can hide from all the worries you left behind.
And, as of Sept. 1, 2014, it means a profound respite in Edgewater's new Serenity Suite.
How many times have you said you need a vacation from your vacation? This is it! Edgewater management designed the special accommodations as an antidote to the typically fast-paced and sometimes exhausting vacation.
Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples stocks rooms with a view — Photo courtesy of Edgewater Beach Hotel Naples
Painted in mellow yellow and decorated with photographs of clouds and other soothing art, the Serenity Suite has an immediate pressure-drop effect. It comes equipped with a PranaSleep mattress; NutriBullet Pro juicer; a massage table and yoga mat; and meditation and wellness CDs, DVDs and books.
Guests can choose to stay in the Serenity Suite a la carte or as part of Edgewater’s Seaside Serenity package, which includes a choice of two 50-minutes massage, wellness coaching, private yoga, meditation or personal training sessions. The package also includes two daily choices from the Serenity Dining Menu, featuring such items as vegetable and egg white omelet, grilled chicken breast with orange quinoa and baked salmon with mango and avocado salsa.
Guests staying on the Serenity plan will find a beautiful bowl of fruits and vegetables for juicing and aromatherapy products in their one-bedroom, open-plan suite, which includes a full kitchen, private balcony and a view of the Gulf of Mexico from both the living area and bedroom.
Edgewater Beach Hotel is Naples’ only all-suite property, with 125 one- and two-bedroom self-catering units. It opened in the 1960s and remains one of the area’s only independent hotels with a boutique feel that combines classic resorting with an ultra-modern vibe.
The lobby introduces you to its contemporary personality with a bit of Art Deco design, a view clear to the swimming pool and gulf beyond and stylish Coast restaurant, where Chef William Zimmer works magic with local seafood and farm fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
At the latter, start with the impeccably well-balanced Caesar salad, order the pan-seared Florida grouper with banana rum curry sauce and do not miss the creamy Key lime pie for dessert – some of the best around.
The pool bar serves more casual eats on the pool deck, where there’s a giant chess board and corn hole to play. Or merely relax on a lounge chair or beach bed. How much more serene can you get?