Sweeping white-sand beaches, shimmering Gulf of Mexico waters and breathtaking natural beauty – this is Florida’s Paradise Coast, and there’s no question as to how it got its name.
Consisting of Naples, Marco Island – which has been voted TripAdvisor's No. 1 island in the USA – and the Everglades, the Paradise Coast features world-class resorts and dining, exciting wildlife adventures and breathtaking tropical beaches, everything you need for the perfect Florida vacation.
At Naples Beach, located just moments from downtown Naples, discover the serenity of nature. Even on a weekday, the historic landmark pier is a flurry of activity – friendly fishermen comparing their latest catch, large pelicans flying overhead and children of all ages indulging in a refreshing ice cream cone. You can catch sight of a dolphin swimming right by the pier.
Enjoying the beach in Naples
Exploring the Everglades
After an exciting day at the beach, I continue my adventures on water, exploring the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everglades. Traversing the stunning mangrove estuaries by kayak, an exotic and unspoiled Florida is laid bare. Wading birds, ospreys and even jumping mullet fish greet me at every turn. At Wooten’s Airboat, a seasoned captain takes me on an exhilarating airboat ride where I come face-to-face with several giant alligators. Make sure to bring your camera.
Kayaking through mangrove tunnels in the Everglades
A Golfer's Dream
Enjoy playing a round or two at one of North America’s top golf destinations. Naples and Marco Island are home to over 90 different courses, 1,620 holes and over a half-million yards, offering plenty of choices for every skill level. In fact, many of the top private courses are affiliated with area resorts and offer private tee times for guests.
Beautiful fairway at a golf resort in Naples
Upscale Dining in Downtown Naples
Downtown Naples is a real foodie’s paradise, full of exciting award-wining restaurants. At Sea Salt, you’ll find fresh seafood, exquisite and diverse salts, and an extensive wine list. Enjoy the area’s popular stone crab at The Turtle Club, one of many luxurious beachside restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal right on the sand. Or, dine in style aboard the Naples Princess yacht for an up-close look at Port Royal’s extravagant waterfront mansions. It’s the perfect way to end your idyllic Florida vacation, soaking in the Gulf of Mexico’s breathtaking sunset aboard a champagne cruise.
Sunset champagne cruise in Naples