The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
What it is
A 474-room mega resort on the Gulf of Mexico, with eight restaurants, three al fresco pools (including a kid’s splash pool) and a ginormous 30-room spa.
What we think
For families and romantics that long to “have it all”, Ritz-Carlton, Naples, steps up. Anything you could require is on offer here, such as playing 18 holes on a Greg Norman-designed golf course (guests have access to Tiburón Golf Club). Guest rooms themselves are every bit as well-stocked, with amenities like 400-thread-count cotton sheets and goose down comforters, iPod docking stations, curated mini bars, plus bathrooms finished in marble. While Coastal View rooms will suit just fine (with 434-square-feet of breathing room and a personal balcony), we recommend upgrading to a 680-square-foot Beach Front Suite for its sitting parlor, powder room and prime panorama from one of the resort’s towers.
You're here because
Honestly? You’re feeling a little lazy and want to unplug, and the Ritz-Carlton’s eight restaurants means you’ll never have to leave the premises if you don’t feel like it.
After a morning swimming in the calm surf, you head to the spa for an Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap—and feel, once you’ve emerged from your chrysalis, like aphrodite arising from the ocean.
Restaurants & Bars
The Grill - Steakhouse
Gumbo Limbo - Floridian cuisine
Dusk - A menu of freshly prepared sushi and an expansive list of signature drinks
Sofra - Featuring a vegetable-forward menu rooted in the vibrant food culture of the Mediterranean Sea
Moka - Something for every sweet tooth, including home-made ice cream, cookies, chocolates and cakes
27 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport, and within a day trip of infamous Sanibel Island—famous for looking for shells along the shore in the “Sanibel Stoop” position.