10 Best Naples Resorts That Fan the Flames of Romance

A resort or hotel is as romantic as you make it. Naples, Florida, gives you the best raw materials to work with as you create romance on your twosome steal-away. Of course there are the westward facing beaches with their promise of afterglow sunsets and long sandy walks hand in hand. LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort boasts one of Naples’ sexiest beaches with the added bonus of a romantic beachside restaurant lit by torches and a bonfire.

Away from the beach, you are more likely to find intimate boutique resorts where you can settle into your love nest or get out and explore the city, nature or a golf course. Suave Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples appeals to sophisticates who enjoy being in the midst of supreme shopping, divine dining and bustling nightlife.

This lists covers romantic gems in Naples and Marco Island, where amenities such as spas and fine dining are the icing on the romance vacation cake. Some occupy historic digs, which adds another dimension to the romance formula. Whether historic or new, the architecture at many of the properties can sweep you off on a European style adventure with a range from castle-like to a hidden garden enclave. 

Naples Grande Beach Resort
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This hotel recently underwent an $18 million makeover and is once again Naples Grande, following its tenure as Waldorf Astoria Naples. Its distinctive red-capped tower, villas and 15 Har-Tru tennis courts dominate north Naples's mangrove-fringed...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
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Naples' second Ritz-Carlton resort operates amid 36 holes of lush, Greg Norman-designed greens. Legendary golfer Bobby Clampett's Impact Zone Golf experience, a putting course and practice area, and a clubhouse with pro shop make this a complete...  Read More

Olde Marco Island Inn and Suites
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Since the 1870s and pioneer Bill Collier, this location has fed and boarded pilgrims to this part of the world. Back in Collier's day, he advertised rooms for $1 a night, bring your own meat. Today the rooms have moved out of the old inn and...  Read More

Bonita Springs


The name means "a special place" in the spirit of the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon on the grounds of Versailles near Paris. Heavy on European influence, the hotel's lobby exudes elegance and intimacy, with polished marble and high, arched...  Read More

The Inn on Fifth
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In the thick of all the hip action downtown on Fifth Avenue South, Inn on Fifth proves an attractive alternative for nightlifers and metro-types. Located next to the Sugden Community Theatre and in the midst of bars, restaurants and shops,...  Read More

Edgewater Beach Hotel
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Recently converted from a Waldorf Astoria property, Edgewater underwent a face-lift that began in its seven-floor tower and continued into the older four-story wings that reach out to gorgeous white beach. Naples only all-suites resort, its...  Read More

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
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This resort, which dates back to the 1940s, is located on 100-plus acres of serenity along the Gulf of Mexico. Its golf course - Southwest Florida's first resort course and newly renovated - spreads into town from the resort's west side. A...  Read More

The Escalante
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Built on a historic property a short walk from both of downtown Naples' main shopping and entertainment hubs, Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South, as well as the beach, this luxury boutique hotel maintains 10 intimate rooms.They surround a...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
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The Ritz-Carlton changed the face of the Naples resort scene when it came to town in 1985. Now there are actually two Ritz-Carltons in Naples, the only town that can claim two Ritz-Carlton resort experiences. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort...  Read More

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort - A Noble House Resort
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LaPlaya's gracious and newly remodeled lobby, Thai spa, exercise room, rocky waterfall pool, pool bar and trendy beachfront restaurant put it on par with Miami Beach's boutique hotels. Rooms show a meticulous attention to detail; some have...  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