Neapolitan 2022

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ALL THINGS NAPLES

ADVENTURE

TOP PICKS FOR LOC AL FUN

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In this issue of Neapolitan, you’ll learn more about the many resort offerings available to you, including five culinary experiences offering fresh local cuisine, anchored by The Catch of the Pelican restaurant, which serves dinner and weekend brunch, featuring our famous Bloody Mary Bar; family-friendly activities; convenient tennis and golf, including private lessons; three refreshing swimming pools for adults and families; countless areas for relaxation; and an array of recreational activities, including kayaking and paddle boarding on the Gulf. And it’s all complemented by our genuine hospitality and special staff spirit that create an appealing and approachable vibe unlike anywhere else! Naples Grande is a great escape for many travelers, but it’s also the ideal location for social gatherings, galas, weddings and other events. The resort offers more than 80,000 square feet of newly renovated function space centrally located on a single floor, making it an inspiring setting to easily plan breakout sessions and unforgettable events. Meeting and wedding planners are delighted by our flexible indoor-outdoor space that opens up a variety of options — all expertly serviced and complemented by our seasoned event and culinary staff.

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We welcome you to immerse yourself in our grande boutique experiences, from our enticing food and beverage program to our innovative contemporary spa village with new cutting-edge services. I highly recommend our new nontraditional spa treatments that include cryotherapy, the saltwater float tank and our infrared sauna, among other unexpected options. For today’s guests, we have implemented new techniques to connect them to newer and deeper levels of relaxation. Some include touchless and self-guided services that make use of the most advanced technology in the wellness industry. These allow guests to de-stress, improve their immune systems, body sculpt, detox and rejuvenate — all from their preferred location, whether that’s within The Spa, poolside or even in the privacy of a guest room or balcony. Whether on a romantic coastal escape, attending a conference or enjoying a memorable family vacation, the social hub of Naples inspires all guests to relax, explore, play and live GRANDE! Enjoy your stay. Sincerely,

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Whether observing nature through the resort’s tropical mangrove estuary or exploring the chic shopping and dining Naples has to offer, you’ll encounter a centrally located, one-of-a-kind resort where anything is possible.


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Meryl D’Sa-Wilson, a transplant from Mumbai, recently earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida Atlantic University. In her writing, she often tries to go beyond the obvious in order to understand herself and the world better. She writes, she reads, she teaches, she pets dogs and loves ginger wine and all kinds of peppers.

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J. Kevin Foltz is a wanderer. After having successful commercial photography studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and Lima, Peru, he began specializing in travel photography for the custom publishing industry. He also completed a six-year stint as artist-in-residence at ArtCenter South Florida. Now based in South Carolina, he continues producing art and photography projects. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dennis Goodman moved to Naples, Florida, in 1985, where he developed a passion for photography. He got married and started a family and a few businesses along the way, but his camera was always close at hand. A gifted photographer, most of his work is focused on the Florida Everglades. Stop by his fine art gallery or visit www.dennisgoodmanphotography.com. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jeffrey Laign has reported from more than 75 countries for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The author of several books, Laign has also created custom publications for some of the world’s largest cruise lines, airlines, resorts and destinations, and helped to launch New York Times best-sellers such as Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Originally from New York, Gianna Nolte now resides in Miami, where she works as a coordinator and copywriter. In her spare time, you can find Nolte playing golf, heading to the beach, running or snapping photos. Writing and photography are her creative outlets, and she loves nothing more than soaking in all the moments — no matter how grand or small — with her family and friends. Jorge Ramirez of Dream Pictures by JR is an award-winning photographer who has worked for well-known organizations, including the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Rums of Puerto Rico and Kodak. Based in Orlando, Florida, he’s also developed campaigns for top advertising agencies. The natural beauty of Naples inspires Ramirez, and he favors the rich colors of dawn and dusk when natural light is at its most colorful. A promising young entrepreneur, Kiana Lynn Spiller is a writer and social media content creator who also has experience in business management, web design, graphic design and video editing. She’s a multifaceted creative who loves to make people happy with her designs and even crochets her own apparel. Spiller is studying media production and music and looks forward to continuing her artistic pursuits. Chelle Koster Walton has authored thousands of travel and food articles and more than a dozen guidebooks, including Fodor’s guides, Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples, The Bahamas Explorer’s Guide and DK Eyewitness Florida Family Guide. She is the Naples, Florida, expert for USA Today’s www.10best.com.


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Resort Highlights 16 Luxury Reimagined 19 Foodie Favorites 21 Concierge Corner

Naples & Beyond 22 Signature Surprises 25 Insta-Worthy Moments 27 The Keys to Happiness

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Water Ways Sail Away See Spot Run — and Swim A Shore Thing

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Health & Wellness 52 A World of Wellness

Shopping in Style 56 Retail Rapture 62 Trendsetter 64 World of Style

The Sporting Life 40 The Active Vacation 47 Naples’ Eden

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Palate Parade For the Love of Wine Reimagine Brunch in Naples From the Spice Capital Night Out on the Paradise Coast Legendary Favorite

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Artistic Expressions On a High Note Mark Your Calendar Naples Art District

Real Estate 90 Dream Living 94 Stock’s 20 Years of Craftsmanship

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Here’s a look at some of our favorite ways to stay fit and feel rejuvenated during your Naples vacation. By Vanessa Molina Santamaria For some, vacation is a time to kick back, relax and do very little. There’s nothing wrong with that, and there are certainly ample opportunities to do exactly that at Naples Grande Beach Resort. But others seek a little more action from their getaway. For the and adventure seekers out there, rest assured that opportunities abound during your stay.

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If you wish to head outdoors and explore nature, few places offer the unparalleled beauty of Florida’s gulf coast quite like the resort. Located in what is known as the Paradise Coast, the property is nestled among

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Start planning the trip of a lifetime at Naples Grande Beach Resort, Southwest Florida’s premier destination for a coastal escape. By Vanessa Molina Santamaria Your vacation should exceed your expectations and be an unforgettable experience. At Naples Grande Beach Resort, every room, meal, activity and amenity are designed with you in mind. It starts, of course, with the beautiful surroundings. The resort is perfectly situated on the Paradise Coast, an area where the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise waters meet brilliant white-sand beaches, 10,000 untouched

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dine at first-class restaurants and have drinks watching the sunset on a historic pier. Over the years, Naples Grande’s commitment to excellence has been recognized with numerous awards, including Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for 2021, ConventionSouth’s New or Renovated Meeting Site Award for 2021 and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2020. It is also a AAA Four Diamond–designated resort.

Room to Recharge

The key to Naples Grande’s success, of course, starts with the spacious accommodations and relaxing ambience you’ll find in every room. Regardless of which room type you choose, you’ll be treated to a private balcony with breathtaking views. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, relax with cocktails or simply curl up with a good book and enjoy the sunset. If you’re a pet parent, you’ve come to the right place. The resort welcomes one pet per room with a $150 fee. At check-in, your pet will receive a bandana adorned with the resort logo to identify your fur baby as a registered guest. Pet relief areas, as well as bowls and leashes at the retail shop, drive home the point that pet hospitality is part of the plan.

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islands offer countless opportunities for discovery and a cosmopolitan city boasts all kinds of activities under the sun. At the resort itself, you can enjoy 23 acres of this natural beauty, along with amenities only found at the world’s finest resorts. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, health and wellness, recreational activities, gracious hospitality or luxury accommodations, it’s here. Ideal for romantic weekend getaways, family vacations, celebrations and corporate events, it’s a versatile home base for all your adventures. Beyond the property, Naples is a playground waiting to be explored. Boasting Old World charm and sophisticated amenities, it’s the kind of city where you can head downtown to shop for fashion from international designers,

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Treat Yourself

Of course, no trip to the resort is complete without a visit to The Spa at Naples Grande, the pinnacle of luxury spa facilities. With its exquisite gardens, beautiful fountains, meditation labyrinth, Zen-inspired sundecks and 12 spacious treatment rooms, you’ll be spoiled regardless of whether you prefer an indoor or outdoor spa experience. Treatments at the spa include everything you’d expect at a world-class resort and more. Standard services, such as nail services, hair design and makeup, facials, and massage and stone treatments, are complemented by infrared sauna treatments, tooth whitening and a saltwater float bath therapy. You can also choose Ayurvedic and Eastern therapies or cutting-edge cryotherapy — options not often found at other resorts of the same caliber.


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“If you’re a pet parent, you’ve come to the right place. The resort welcomes one pet per room.”

Gourmet Delights

If you’re interested in world-class dining options served up by award-winning chefs, then you won’t even have to leave the resort. Naples Grande has five unique options, as well as room service if you prefer to dine in the comfort of your guest rooms or furnished balcony. Whatever type of experience you’re looking for, Naples Grande’s dining program is socially engaging, offering fun events and exclusive custom experiences for visitors and locals alike. At The Catch of the Pelican restaurant, you can dine on locally caught seafood and steaks grilled to perfection in a relaxed-yet-sophisticated setting. The restaurant features a rotating seasonal menu that changes weekly and features fresh ingredients sourced locally. An exciting addition at The Catch of the Pelican is a one-of-a-kind brunch experience called Brunch “A La Kitchen.” Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can go into the kitchen and watch as the chef creates limited-time seasonal dishes at a live-action station. It adds a delightful new dimension to the already-beloved weekend brunch featuring all-you-can-eat seafood and raw bar, a chef’s carving station, a variety of tapas-style specialties and sweet treats, all meant to indulge. Brunch also features the resort’s famous Bloody Mary Bar, which has over 48,000 combinations of rims, toppings, spirits and sauces. It’s a “must do” in Naples.

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FOODIE FAVORITES Naples Grande’s Executive Chef Marcos Seville is introducing innovative culinary offerings to expand the resort’s already-amazing options. By Vanessa Molina Santamaria

From his time as a student at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, to his experience overseeing some of America’s finest resort restaurants, Marcos Seville has had a storied culinary career. In 2021, he took the next big step when he accepted the title of executive chef at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Resort guests with a passion for the world’s finest cuisine are in good hands with Chef Seville. Having honed his technique in fine restaurants from New York and Arizona to Orlando, he’s excited about taking the already-superb culinary experience at Naples Grande to the next level. “My focus at Naples Grande Beach Resort is to build a relationship with our guests and enhance their alreadyexperienced palates,” he says. “I’d like to deliver the best representation of Naples and Southwest Florida in each of our dishes and challenge myself to make each dining experience across the resort memorable, leaving our guests wanting to return again and again.” In the coming months, guests can expect a lot from Chef Seville and his staff, both in terms of top-level dishes and culinary experiences. “We will be debuting a private full-moon dinner on the beach, a chef’s tasting dinner at The Catch of the Pelican and a new rum bar at Mantra,” he says. “I will also be debuting cooking classes along with my team in our kitchen.” Of course, the innovative cuisine is one of the highlights at Naples Grande, and guests can expect many more offerings in the months ahead to accompany the award-winning dishes already on the menu. Some of the can’t-miss experiences that Chef Seville recommends are Brunch "A La Kitchen," the famous Bloody Mary Bar with 48,000 possible variations and the custom beach sunset dinner for two. In terms of specific dishes, Chef Seville says you can’t go wrong with the Grande Seafood Tower or the prime dry-aged steaks at The Catch of the Pelican — though his personal favorite dish at the restaurant is the scallops with sofrito and a buttery cauliflower puree. At Mantra, he recommends the upscale sushi rolls, Chef Cesar’s signature pretzel-crusted crab cakes and the large selection of rum. No matter which restaurant you choose, you’re sure to have a grande culinary experience. W W W. N A P L E S G R A N D E .CO M

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to enjoy your morning coffee while reading a book, order a freshly prepared pizza from the wood-burning stove or enjoy lively music several nights a week. Sunset Veranda is also home to many of the resort’s pop-up events.

Make a Splash

For pool and beach lovers, you’d be hardpressed to find a resort with more to offer than Naples Grande. The three resort pools are thoughtfully designed for a wide variety of guest activities and preferences. With a water slide, cabanas with TVs and video game stations, among other details, the Mangrove Pool is made for family fun. Adults and children alike can’t get enough of the water slide action! If you’re looking for something away from all the action, try the adult-exclusive Palm Terrace Pool, with private cabanas in a more relaxed and sophisticated setting. Finally, there’s the Hibiscus Hideaway, which is tucked away between the Garden Villa Suite courtyards. This secluded pool is perfect for water aerobics and lap swimming.

The Catch of the Pelican is just the beginning of the elevated dining experiences Naples Grande serves its guests. Aura Restaurant offers a delicious American cuisine menu that uses local and sustainable ingredients, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, and raises the dining bar with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. At Rhode’s End, you can enjoy sumptuous Mediterranean flavors along with beautiful views of the beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a romantic sunset with a delicious cocktail. Additional dining options include the chic Mantra lounge, featuring specialty rum cocktails and champagne with delicious food to complement the lobby hot spot with live music on weekends; Gulf Coast Oasis for casual poolside meals; Spressi Marketplace for Italian-style brews, gelato and delectable all-day bites; and the open-air Sunset Veranda — the perfect spot

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Athletes and weekend warriors will enjoy unforgettable experiences on the property as well. Golfers travel far and wide to play a round at the private Naples Grande Golf Club. Designed by Rees Jones, it was voted one of the “10 Best New Golf Courses in Florida” by Travel + Leisure Golf and one of North America’s Top 100 Resort Courses by Golfweek magazine. The course blends beautifully with its surroundings, and the pro shop has everything you need for an amazing round, including premium equipment

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“If you would rather swim in the pool, take your pick of three resort pools just waiting for you to dive right in.”

Naples Grande Beach Resort is also a beach and nature lover’s dream. Not only is the resort located right along three miles of white-sand beaches, but it’s also located within a 200-acre nature preserve and mangrove estuary. A picturesque boardwalk meanders through the estuary offering a breathtaking, exploratory walk or exhilarating jog. Once at the beach, you can enjoy a variety of watersports, swim in the ocean or simply kick back and relax on a chaise lounge or cabana.


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Stop by the concierge desk and ask about the area’s activities and attractions. Book an unforgettable adventure, make dining reservations and so much more. Here are just a few standout activities to get you started.

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rentals. The Golf Club promises a top-notch golf experience for players of all skill levels. If tennis is your game of choice, Naples Grande’s Tennis Club is worth a visit. It features 15 Har-Tru clay courts, five of which have LED lighting for enhanced nighttime visibility. You can schedule court time, clinics, private lessons and more. Consistently ranked in the Top 50 Best U.S. Tennis Resorts by Tennis magazine and within the Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the World by Tennis Resorts Online, the Tennis Club offers an unrivaled program for players of all ages and skill levels.

Meetings & Events

If you have a corporate or personal event coming up, Naples Grande has you covered! The resort features 32 meeting rooms, 13 breakout rooms and more than 83,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The signature Royal Palm Ballroom, which boasts more than 14,400 square feet of space, can accommodate over 1,000 guests; and the 5,800-square-foot Vista Ballroom can be combined with the Sunset Veranda to offer indoor and outdoor meeting space. Along with the incomparable ambience and luxe accommodations, of course, you can rely on the Naples Grande’s special events and catering staff to address everything you need to make your event memorable and a success.

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Naples Art District Visit over 85 artists in their studios and galleries or sign up for a class in an artist’s studio. 239-249-1977 www.naplesartdistrict.com

Sweet Liberty Sailing Catamaran Cruise the pristine local waters on one of their daily cruises, which include shelling, sunset and sightseeing tours. 239-793-3525 www.sweetliberty.com

Artis–Naples Home of The Baker Museum and Naples Philharmonic, this is the premier center for the arts in Southwest Florida. 239-597-1111 www.artisnaples.org

Naples Princess Cruises Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise aboard an elegant luxury yacht while watching the sunset. 239-649-2275 www.naplesprincesscruises.com www.missnaplesboat.com

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F A M I LY F U N All Water Excursions (AWE) AWE offers WaveRunners; dolphin, eco and sightseeing cruises; and backwater fishing charters and more. See concierge for tickets. 239-594-0213 www.allwaterexcursionsmarina.com Pure Florida Docked at historic Tin City, Pure Florida offers fun for the entire family, including dolphin watch and shelling tours, as well as Jet Ski rentals and more. 239-263-4949 www.purefl.com

Naples Botanical Garden This 170-acre world-class paradise features plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics, including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. You don’t want to miss out on this Naples gem. 239-643-7275 www.naplesgarden.org

EVERGLADES Everglades Excursions Enjoy a completely guided once-in-alifetime adventure where you can see alligators, ride an airboat and more. 239-262-7300 www.evergladesexcursions.com Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tours Captains Barry and Carol fulfill dreams on their tours of the manatees in their natural habitat. See concierge for tickets. 239-642-8818 www.see-manatees.com W W W. N A P L E S G R A N D E .CO M

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SIGNATURE SURPRISES

There’s always something new to discover in the Gulf Coast’s premier holiday destination. By Jeffrey Laign Your hotel concierge can set you up with a guided tour, or you can set out on your own to discover activities and attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Regardless of how you go about it, don’t return home without sampling at least a few of the city’s signature experiences.

See Sawgrass

Dolphins, manatees, wading birds and — oh, yes — alligators are among the many creatures you may encounter on a tour of Everglades National Park’s fabled “sea of grass.” Propelled by an aircraft engine and a huge “fan” in back, the iconic airboats traverse the swampy terrain with ease.

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DID YOU KNOW ? The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is reopening after a $4.5 million renovation of its interactive Nature Center. The Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center has expanded to include new interactive exhibits and galleries. The new John & Carol Walter Discovery Wing features an Invasive Species Gallery and a digital Climate Change Gallery.

Hug a Tree

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to the world’s largest remaining old-growth Bald Cypress Forest. These magnificent trees, estimated to be at least 700 years old, are relatives of the redwood and reach a height of more than 130 feet. Take a selfie with an ancient giant and tweet it to the folks back home.

Time Travel

Visit Historic Palm Cottage and step back in time to 1895. The well-preserved cottage is just a block east of the Naples Pier and was the home of one of the city’s founders, Walter N. Haldeman. Today, Palm Cottage is maintained by the Naples Historical Society, which also offers walking tours of the mile-long Naples Historic District.

Spot a Dolphin

Naples’ iconic pier, stretching from the end of 12th Avenue, is a great place to hang out if you’re hoping to meet up with a chittering Flipper. One of the top Naples attractions, the century-old pier has a covered eating area and a concession stand. It’s also one of the best places to catch the

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spectacular sunsets that have entranced and delighted visitors for decades. It’s little wonder that you often see couples here strolling hand in hand.

All Aboard

A sightseeing or sunset cruise is a Naples mustdo experience. Pure Naples’ 90-minute cruise aboard M/V Double Sunshine takes guests from the historic Tin City docks through Naples Bay and into the canals of Port Royal and, weather permitting, out to the Gulf of Mexico. Guests can see and learn about wildlife while the captain and crew share stories of some of the stately Port Royal mansions. The cruise continues past Keewaydin Island out to the Gulf of Mexico to watch the sunset. Have your camera ready to capture this magical experience and then enjoy some lively music while cruising back to shore.

Go Native

The Calusa Indians, who lived in what is now Naples and southern Florida for centuries, were expert anglers, daring seafarers and fierce, determined fighters. The Marco Island Historical

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Chop Chop

You came here on vacation to relax and recharge your batteries. Give those workaday worries a psychic hatchet job. Take all your frustrations out at the Swamp Axe Company, an indoor range where you can learn to throw a well-honed weapon like a marauding Viking.

Ask for Athena

There’s a slim chance you’ll come across a rare Florida panther in the wild, but it’s a sure bet you’ll enjoy meeting Athena, a kitten rescued in 2017. Rangers found her at Big Cypress National Preserve, abandoned by her mother. Now she delights kids and grown-ups at Naples Zoo.

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INSTA-WORTHY MOMENTS

These top influencers share their favorite local experiences.

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@daniduqued “Definitely my favorite thing to do in Naples is walk on Fifth Avenue South, have dinner at some of the great restaurants and watch the sunset. When it comes to a family-friendly hotel, Naples Grande is great — there’s so many amazing things to do here, and the view from the room’s balcony was spectacular. Our trip was filled with moments I will cherish forever. I’m in love with Naples!”

@ettevi_wanderlust "The Naples Grande is centrally located with a boardwalk that takes you right to the sandy beaches. Surrounded by 200 acres of protected mangrove forest intertwined with elevated walking paths, the resort’s many attractions mean one will probably find almost everything needed for a complete vacation. There’s also an excellent selection of dining options. My favorite, The Catch of the Pelican, features steaks and Floridian seafood; and the kitchen uses lots of produce grown on the property.”

@oxananiki “I go to Naples every month to visit my family. Love that it’s only a short twohour drive from Miami. We normally go out for brunch at the Naples Grande hotel, where we feast on the Bloody Mary Bar and delicious seafood. After brunch, we enjoy shopping on Fifth Avenue South, which has a variety of boutiques and unique shops. We also enjoy family picnics at Lovers Key State Park or taking the boat to small uninhabited islands around Naples.” W W W. N A P L E S G R A N D E .CO M

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“Revs Institute offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to view more than 100 of the most influential automobiles of our time.”

CALLING ALL CAR AFICIONADOS

Recognized by Tripadvisor as one of the top “Things To Do” in Naples and widely regarded as one of the premier automotive museums in the world, Revs Institute® is dedicated to the study of the automobile’s past, present and future. Revs Institute offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to view more than 100 of the most influential automobiles of our time. Many of the cars are either unique or exceptionally rare, and each meets rigid standards of historical, technical, aesthetic or social significance. To enhance the visitor experience, specially designed interactive displays and artifact showcases are presented within four themed galleries. They include unique items from the extensive Revs Institute library and archives. Rumor has it that collector Jay Leno and other celebrity car aficionados are big fans of this one-of-a-kind museum. Reservations are required. www.revsinstitute.org

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Reel It In

Philly has its cheesesteak; San Francisco its sourdough. Naples? The grouper sandwich! You’ll find various takes on the ubiquitous dish on many menus throughout Naples. Consider pairing one with a local craft beer. How about a coffee stout or an ale flavored with mango and ginger? Bone Hook Brewery takes beer to a whole new level.

Never Forget

The Naples Holocaust Museum recalls one of the world’s darkest eras and its connection to many residents of Southwest Florida. Tucked in an unassuming strip mall, the museum is dedicated to those who perished under the Nazis’ brutal regime.

Sell a Shell

Shelling while in the Paradise Coast is a must-do experience, and you may spot a rare find while on the hunt. Combing beaches can be profitable at Sanibel and Marco Island if you’re lucky enough to pocket a spotted, creamcolored junonia, one of the rarest shells in the world. The large sea slugs that inhabit them thrive in deep ocean waters. Their coveted shells are brought to shore only by the sporadic hurricanes or the rarer tsunami, and some can fetch as much as $300 on the open market.

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Experience casual elegance and coastal charm at the award-winning Cheeca Lodge & Spa. By Vanessa Molina Santamaria

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Since 1946, Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada has drawn guests from across the United States with its repertoire of accommodations and amenities. Now it’s easier than ever for those in the Naples region to visit the iconic resort in the Florida Keys. From nearby Fort Myers and Marco Island the Key West Express transports passengers to the Southernmost Point in the Keys. Board one of three jet-powered vessels and in up to three-and-a-half hours you’ll arrive in the Keys for a quick getaway. Situated on a private 27-acre estate surrounded by gardens and 1,200 feet of palm-fringed beachfront, Cheeca Lodge is reminiscent of a classic Keys fishing lodge, boasting 214 guest rooms, suites and bungalows styled in chic island décor. A tradition of barefoot elegance, genuine service and warm hospitality exemplifies this island haven. With oceanfront pools and Tiki Bars,

the resort evokes the laid-back nature of the Keys and its year-round balmy weather. The lodge’s three restaurants serve up the best of seafood, sushi and Italian cuisine. Take in the scenery with indoor and outdoor seating at Atlantic’s Edge as you dine on seasonal fare, seafood from local waters, prime steaks and fresh local produce. Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant is the perfect place for fresh sushi and also offers a selection of more than 35 hot and cold Japanese sakes. If homemade Italian is your style, Mia Cucina features traditional, Neapolitan classics in a colorful space. And don’t forget about happy hour at the Lobby Bar or 25 South, the brand-new beachfront Tiki Bar. For more information on the lodge, go to www.cheeca.com or call 305-664-4651. To learn about the Key West Express from nearby Marco Island and Fort Myers, visit www.keywestexpress.net. W W W. N A P L E S G R A N D E .CO M

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WATER WAYS Aquatic adventures await you in Naples, on, above and below the waves. By Jeffrey Laign Aquatic adventures await you in Naples, on, above and below the waves. Glide across the water on paddle boards and kayaks. Meet alligators while riding an iconic airboat, check out a signature swamp buggy or take in a bird’s-eye view of the Gulf on a parasailing excursion. Your options are practically endless. So, what are you waiting for? Jump right in and enjoy some water play!

Boating & Cruising

You can rent any kind of vessel in Naples, from motorboats and sailboats to deck boats and catamarans. Take off on your own vessel or book a private charter boat with a captain. Skilled airboat captains can whisk you across the fabled sea of grass at Everglades National Park, offering upclose encounters with alligators, water birds and other endemic species. Spend an unforgettable day island-hopping or book an excursion to Keewaydin Island for some of the best shelling and swimming in the area. Continued on pg. 32

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If cruising is more your style, relax and enjoy the sea breeze as your cruise captain points out the sights and the diversity of wildlife along the way. Spend the afternoon island-hopping, dolphinspotting or both! And don’t deny yourself the chance to rekindle romance on a sunset cruise aboard the iconic luxury yacht Naples Princess.

Make a Splash

Stand-up paddle boarding, or SUP as it’s widely known, is an increasingly popular sport you can try right offshore at Naples Grande Beach Resort. Have a few laughs and test your balance as you stand up on your board and propel yourself along the water with a

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long paddle. You can also skim the surface while kitesurfing and windsurfing for a thrilling adventure. Take a class and give it a try! Straddle a Jet Ski or WaveRunner and satisfy your need for speed. Choose from several water bikes at All Water Excursions. Zip around by yourself or cut across Naples Bay on a guided tour where you may be joined by dolphins. It’s a fast and furious adventure you’ll remember long after you return home from your Naples getaway.

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SAIL AWAY

have to worry about certification. You’ll be surprised at how much you can see from the surface!

By Vanessa Molina Santamaria

Experienced cave divers rave about the Black Hole, a 100-foot-diameter opening that leads to an ancient sinkhole spring. Others endeavor to fathom the mysteries of sunken ships, explore vibrant coral reefs and hang out with titan turtles and schools of multihued fish. Dive companies will set you up with transportation and gear. Many also offer classes if you aren’t certified to dive.

Southwest Florida’s largest sailing catamaran offers sightseeing excursions and sunset cruises, as well as trips to Keewaydin Island, where you can have an amazing beach day with sun, sand and shelling — and you may even spot some dolphins along the way. We sat down with Captain Susan Chaplin, co-owner and president of Sweet Liberty, to learn more about their offerings and get a local’s perspective on some hidden gems. Q: What does Sweet Liberty offer for visitors to the Naples area? A: Aside from being a long-standing Naples tradition, the Sweet Liberty has a tropical vibe with a small business feel. Our sunset cruises have been voted as the best way to see the sunset multiple times, and we have to agree. The fact that you can pack your own little picnic with food and libations is always a special treat for our customers. Q: What sets Sweet Liberty apart?

Ecotouring

Q: What inspired you to get into the boating business?

What better way to learn about the environment as you make new friends and memories than on a guided tour? Manatee Sightseeing EcoTours offers close encounters with the gentle, lumbering sea cows. You can also board Sweet Liberty, the largest and longest-running sailing catamaran in Naples, for an unforgettable shelling cruise to Keewaydin Island.

A: My business partner, Shane, was born and raised in the Florida Keys, so he had a very strong background in boating. When we got married, we had our rehearsal dinner on the Sweet Liberty in 2001. We thought that maybe someday we could buy the Sweet Liberty, and 15 years later, our dream came true! We worked so hard and struggled for many years with our young family to be able to make that happen, but the hard work and dedication has truly paid off. It’s no longer work when you truly love what you do.

The Paradise Coast Blueway is a network of routes that lead kayakers and canoers on an exciting journey through mangroves out to the Gulf. Experienced guides will point out natural treasures as you paddle your way along the tranquil waters of the Cocohatchee River.

Q: Can you share a must-do experience for visitors to Naples?

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A: We’re a family-run business, and our crew are like family to us, as well. I believe most of our customers recognize that feeling when they step foot on our boat. We’ve had some of the same guys with us for years, and the customers love recognizing their familiar faces.

A: My favorite beach walk is parking near the corner of 32nd and Gordon and walking down to Gordon Pass. There are rarely any people down there, so it’s your own little paradise. Our shelling cruise to Keewaydin Island in the mornings is also a favorite of mine. I love going for a nice walk on the island. One other favorite is doing a Jet Ski tour to see the dome houses near Cape Romano. Sweet Liberty is located at 880 12th Ave. S. at the Naples City Dock. For more information, call 239-793-3525 or visit www.sweetliberty.com.

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“Anglers are hooked on Naples and its array of reel excursions, from deep-sea trolling to fly-fishing in tarponrich tidal rivers and backcountry creeks.”

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Anglers are hooked on Naples and its array of reel excursions, from deep-sea trolling to flyfishing in tarpon-rich tidal rivers and backcountry creeks. Snook, flounder and jack thrive in the waters that surround the barrier islands; and you can imagine the thrill of landing a red grouper, mangrove snapper, kingfish or shark. Sheepshead and ladyfish congregate in the waters off the historic pier at Naples Municipal Beach, where you don’t need a license to drop your hook.

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“Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views on a parasailing excursion over the pristine waters of the Gulf.” Novices and pros alike benefit from a day aboard the new Sea Flight fleet at Pure Florida. M/V Sea Flight is the public charter vessel that boasts the widest deck space, offering plenty of space to reel in the fish. The vessel has covered and padded seating for the ride out and a full restroom. The experienced captain and crew will find the right spots and can help get the fish biting. M/V Sea Flight II is the newest private fishing vessel, offering comfort and power for faster speeds to deeper waters. Choose from a four-, six- or eight-hour trip with plenty of fishing time. Pure Florida provides everything, including licenses, rods, reels, bait and tackle. You only need to show up! At the end of the trip, all keeper fish are cleaned,

filleted and put on ice to either take home or take to be prepared at one of the Tin City restaurants. How’s that for fresh seafood? Backwater Calm Bay Fishing trips are a great option for people who want less turbulence than deep sea and for families with younger children who want to join in the fishing fun. These three-and-a-half-hour fishing trips take guests to fish along the coastal islands, where the views are gorgeous and the fishing is just as fun! Be on the lookout for dolphins — they are fun to watch, but they will not hesitate to beat you to your catch. This option offers an ideal combination of eco-cruising and fishing excitement.

Bird’s-Eye Views

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views on a parasailing excursion over the pristine waters of the Gulf. Marco Island Watersports can make it happen. Strap on a jetpack or boot up on a water-propelled flyboard and channel your inner superhero. Ask your concierge for details on booking a flight aboard a seaplane to take in majestic views of Mother Nature.

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Three area beaches roll out the welcome mat for man’s best friend. Bonita Beach Dog Beach, north of Naples, is the only sandy shore where Fido can frolic free. The beach at Keewaydin Island also is open to dogs, but they must remain on a leash. Delnor-Wiggins State Park also requires a leash. The beach is off-limits, but your canine companion is welcome to cool off on a swim in Turkey Bay. For a truly unique experience, Pure Florida’s Bark on the Ark dog-friendly cruises provides a special outing for the whole family — including your furry friend. Cruise from the historic Tin City docks through Naples Bay, into Dollar Bay, then to Rookery Bay where you enjoy the beach at Keewaydin Island — an exclusive island only available to boaters. The dogs and their human companions will have some free time on Keewaydin to play fetch, jump in the water or enjoy a relaxing nature walk along the island. Pure Florida provides each dog on board with their own “doggy bag” that includes a dogfriendly tennis ball, healthy treats, two ecofriendly waste bags and a bottled water. Families are welcome to bring towels, snacks and other refreshments to make the experience enjoyable for their puppy pals. Pure Florida offers Bark on the Ark dog cruises the second Saturday of each month. Departure times vary throughout the year between 8 and 9 a.m. The cruise experience lasts three hours.


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A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, but a beach is a many-splendored thing. By Jeffrey Laign

Best for Families

Lowdermilk Park is packed with amenities and attractions that are great for adults and kids: Think a duck pond, two playgrounds, sand volleyball courts and more. Gazebo pavilions are prime gathering spots for reunions, birthday parties and family picnics.

Best for Watersports

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll find your sporting fix at South Marco Beach. Zip around on a Jet Ski or WaveRunner, belly up to a banana boat, skim the water’s surface on a paddle board or get your blood pumping as you soar above the Gulf on an unforgettable parasailing adventure.

Best for Romance

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city’s celebrated landmark stretches 1,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and is a famed spot for watching spectacular sunsets. Just off the sand, nature gives way to chic boutiques and intimate restaurants.

Best for Solitude

People are not plentiful at the off-thebeaten-track Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park. What you will find are loggerhead sea turtles, migratory osprey, gopher turtles and secluded spots that are perfect for meditation and reflection.

Best for Exploring

Although it’s been ranked among Florida’s top 10 beaches, Lovers Key State Park still manages to elude the crowds. The secluded gem in Bonita Springs, just north of Naples, is great for sunning and swimming; but to thoroughly experience this special park, rent a kayak or canoe and explore its four barrier islands.

Best for Nature Lovers

If you’re staying at Naples Grande Beach Resort,

you’re a boardwalk away from Clam Pass Park, a 35-acre habitat for shorebirds and other creatures that thrive in red, white and black mangroves. Keep your camera ready. Closer to the heart of the city, Vanderbilt Beach is a draw for birders and a likely place to spot a dolphin.

Best for Anglers

Pompano, sea trout, snook and tarpon are among the many species of fish that thrive in the waters in and around Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Cast your rod from shore or see what you can hook from back bays, the Cocohatchee River and the farther reaches of the Gulf.

Best for Shelling

Tigertail Beach in Marco Island is a prime spot for collecting colorful seashells, especially if you comb the northern tip of the beach known as Sand Dollar Spit. You will find roseate spoonbills, snowy plovers and other shorebirds congregating in tidal pools across the lagoon. Another great place to go shelling is on Keewaydin Island, accessible only by boat.

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Naples offers an array of thrilling land activities for all ages, so get ready to have a sporting good time. By Jeffrey Laign From the moment you arrive in Naples, you’re afforded seemingly endless opportunities to play on and off the beaches of this Southwest Florida gem of a city. While you’ll likely make the most of the Paradise Coast, a wealth of sporting options awaits you on land. In fact, you won’t go wrong if you feel like taking a break from your aquatic adventures to enjoy some of the thrilling experiences for landlubbers. Here are just a few to add to your list.

Tennis

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center’s 15 championship-quality Har-Tru courts, perfect for first timers and pros alike. Ranked one of the Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the World by Tennis Resorts Online, the resort’s tennis program features private tennis lessons, clinics and a tennis shop with a wide variety of new demo rackets, shoes and accessories.

Biking

Hop on a bicycle at Naples Grande Beach Resort and explore a city that features a trove of paths that vary in length and difficulty. The Gordon River Greenway is a 12-foot-wide trail that winds through pine flatwoods, scrub land and wildlife-rich wetlands. The trail offers sections of

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elevated boardwalk where you can enjoy birdwatching and look for other wildlife. You’ll also find benches to stop and take a break, as well as opportunities for fishing.

Hiking

Naples Grande Beach Resort is a great place to stretch your legs. You’ll encounter three types of mangroves and a range of other plants and critters as you make your way along the 23-acre resort. Take the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk that cuts through the heart of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, and you’ll be rewarded with close-up views of verdant bromeliads and bright-blooming orchids. You

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can also explore Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, where the nature trail winds through the hammock near the observation tower.

Golf

If puttering through a flawless, sunny day suits you to a tee, hit the greens at Naples Grande Golf Club. The par-72 course designed by master golfer Rees Jones showcases deep bunkers and 18 challenging holes spread across 240 acres of pine hammocks, live oaks and grand cypress trees. It’s one of the city’s 90 first-class courses and ranks high on North America’s Top 100 list.

If you’re new to the game, there’s no need to worry. Trained PGA professionals who have taught at some of the top clubs in the country are on hand to offer golf lessons and clinics so you can perfect your swing in no time. A vast selection of golf equipment and apparel from some of the top names in golf are also available at the Pro Shop.

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the diverse animal and plant species that thrive in this unique ecosystem. Bird-watchers flock to nearby Big Cypress National Preserve for informative walks as knowledgeable naturalists reveal hidden secrets. The guides at Naples Transportation and Tours offer half-day morning and afternoon Everglades excursions that include an airboat ride, alligator show and a visit to the wildlife sanctuary, where you will see more alligators than you can count.

Horseback Riding

What better way to explore a shore or tackle an Everglades trail than from the back of a noble steed? Area stables will have you sauntering along the well-maintained trails emblazoned with unparalleled scenery. Saddle up and marvel at the wildlife you encounter during a trail ride through the Picayune State Forest.

Motoring

Feel best when operating a motorized vehicle? Along the Paradise Coast are several options for revved-up fun. Sign up for a Segway tour of beautiful downtown Naples. Tours are offered several times per day, and highlights include the famous Naples Pier, Third Street South, Fifth Avenue and other points of interest. Hop on and off the vintage trolley offered by Naples Trolley Tours and enjoy a narrated tour of the city.

You can also explore the wetlands in an iconic swamp buggy or get behind the wheel of a Slingshot — a futuristic-looking roadster just waiting for a driver like you!

Fitness Centers

You’re on holiday, so it’s okay to spend a lazy day at the beach or go for that extra dessert. But that doesn’t mean you must abandon your fitness regimen while you travel. This gulfshore holiday hub boasts more than 40 gyms and exercise centers. One of the best is right outside your door. The 8,000-square-foot fitness center at Naples Grande Beach Resort offers stunning coastal views as you get your blood pumping with state-of-theart spin bikes, treadmills and climbers. You’ll also find dumbbells and free weights, a locker room and more. Schedule a private personal training session with advance notice.

Axe Throwing

If you want to try something new, check out The Axe Lodge — Southwest Florida’s largest upscale axe throwing venue. Here you don’t just throw axes. You throw and stick them to targets, so no axes are coming back at you. They use anti-bounce borders and safety-designed targets for a fun, stress-free experience. The venue has 10 lanes, so you can bring your friends and family along; but you must be 13 or older to throw axes.

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Take a morning out of your activity-filled vacation and meet up with Mother Nature. By Jeffrey Laign

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With 170 acres of cultivated gardens and restored preserve, Naples Botanical Garden features more than 1,000 native plant species and collections from tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Journey to a Javanese temple ruin and admire collections of bamboo, lotus flowers and fruit trees in the Lea Asian Garden. The Kapnick Brazilian Garden showcases rare palms, aroids and bromeliads; and the LaGrippe Orchid Garden boasts colorful, fragrant species and cultivars from around the globe. Environmentalists at Naples Botanical Garden are collaborating with Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

to protect populations of the native thatch palm, under threat from saltwater intrusion, a result of rising sea levels. New in 2021 is STICKWORK in the Kapnick Caribbean Garden by renowned sculptor and environmental architect Patrick Dougherty. This structure is composed of 30,000 pounds of entwined willow! There’s something for the whole family to enjoy, with in-person programming while exploring the garden and online resources to view before or after your visit. For more information and to plan your visit, go to www.naplesgarden.org. W W W. N A P L E S G R A N D E .CO M

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WILD & WONDERFUL Widely known for its sophistication and charm, Naples is also a gateway to South Florida’s wild and wonderful subtropical ecosystem. By Jeffrey Laign Naples has another side. To find it, you have to take to the woods — or a park or an island. The best part is that you’ll be in for quite the adventure, because there are all sorts of ways to experience the city’s wild wonders. Take an airboat ride through the winding waterways of the Everglades. Post a photo of a frolicking dolphin jumping up out of the water. Learn why alligators have such thick skins. Explore on your own or step into the wilderness with an experienced local guide from a Naples ecotourism company.

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A trip to Naples is incomplete without a visit to Everglades National Park. The protected park is brimming with wildlife and birds. Be on the lookout for turtles, alligators, manatees, dolphins and more. Rent a kayak at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center to discover the park’s treasures from the water or hike the park’s many trails. Everglades National Park is also home to more than 300 species of birds. You can expect to encounter bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans and roseate spoonbills. Also worth a visit is Collier State National Park, nestled within one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. Plan a camping trip or a simple picnic there and experience the Florida wetlands in all their glory.

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Research Reserve, which is home to one of the last remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries. The reserve is one of 29 national estuarine research reserves in the United States. You can explore the area on your own or take a boat or kayak tour. If “sea cows” are more your style, check out Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tours. Manatee Sightseeing will take you up the Faka Union Canal, which is part of Port of the Islands and the Ten Thousand Islands. Take in the breathtaking scenery as you glide across the water and marvel as manatees come up to greet your boat. It’s not uncommon to see quite a few manatees while on a tour. Your expert guide may even point out a mother and calf, as these animals form very strong bonds and remain together for one to two years. South of Tamiami Trail East is the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge,

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“Everglades National Park is also home to more than 300 species of birds. You can expect to encounter bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans and roseate spoonbills.”


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a maze of mangroves and wetlands. Most of the refuge is accessible only by boat, but you can get there by hiking the Marsh Trail, which is a great spot for bird-watching. You’ll also want to explore Keewaydin, a beautiful barrier island between Naples and Marco Island. The island’s beach is covered by soft, white sand and colorful seashells; and the waters are home to breathtaking aquatic wildlife.

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Pure Florida organizes dolphin watch cruises and eco-tours, where you can hunt for one-of-a-kind seashells on Keewaydin. Along the way, the captain can point out where dolphins like to hang — so have your camera ready. Don’t worry if you miss one. Your guide is an expert at spotting them!

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Here’s a look at some of our favorite ways to stay fit and feel rejuvenated during your Naples vacation. By Vanessa Molina Santamaria For some, vacation is a time to kick back, relax and do very little. There’s nothing wrong with that, and there are certainly ample opportunities to do exactly that at Naples Grande Beach Resort. But others seek a little more action from their getaway. For the action and adventure seekers out there, rest assured that opportunities abound during your stay.

One with Nature

If you wish to head outdoors and explore nature, few places offer the unparalleled beauty of Florida’s gulf coast quite like the resort. Located in what is known as the Paradise Coast, the property is nestled among

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sandy shorelines, wildlife habitats and 10,000 untouched islands. You can walk or jog along the picturesque boardwalk to Clam Pass Beach — or hop on the tram if you prefer — while taking in the views of the incredible mangrove estuary. The resort is located amid a 200-acre nature preserve, with three miles of sandy beaches and captivating shorebirds and other wildlife just steps away. That’s not to mention the ample watersports options, such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and more. You can also wander along the beach and collect seashells.

Unique Spa Options

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led yoga sessions. Whether you prefer Vinyasa, beach or power yoga, there is a class for you. Sessions are available throughout the week at The Spa at Naples Grande. The Vinyasa and power yoga sessions take place at the facility’s gorgeous Spa Labyrinth, while beach yoga participants meet up at the spa before heading to the beach for a great start to their morning. The Spa offers so much more than just massages and facials (although it does that well, too!). The world-class spa has specialized treatments for athletes, an infrared sauna, saltwater float bath therapy and more unexpected offerings. Choose between cuttingedge treatments you simply won’t find at other spas, including cryotherapy, Ayurveda and traditional Eastern medicine treatments. Many


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“The world-class spa has specialized treatments for athletes, an infrared sauna, saltwater float bath therapy and more unexpected offerings.” of these treatments are focused on relieving aches and pains, combating the signs of aging, supporting the immune system, enhancing weight loss efforts and more. It’s certainly worth a visit!

Meet Me Poolside

Zumba classes have been wildly popular for years now with their innovative approach to music, fun and fitness. At Naples Grande, you can enjoy your Zumba class either beside or in the pool! It’s a refreshing way to start your morning that’s sure to offer plenty of fun while you get your workout.

Game Time

Whether you’re a serious or casual player, the Naples Grande’s Tennis Club is a world-class facility that has something for everyone. With its 15 Har-Tru clay courts, five of which have LED lighting for enhanced nighttime visibility, you have ample court time options. All you have to do is reserve your court time so you can get a few games in with friends and family. Private lessons with a professional are also available. A unique addition to the average tennis experience is the Cardio Tennis Workout, which is available multiple times a week at the Tennis Club. This intense session provides a great workout while also honing your game. There are so many opportunities for activity at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, but you can’t forget about golf. True devotees of the game

know that the Naples Grande Golf Club is a destination unto itself. Voted one of the “10 Best New Golf Courses in Florida” by Travel + Leisure Golf and one of North America’s Top 100 Resort Courses by Golfweek magazine, this gorgeous course blends seamlessly into the surrounding area. It’s a course that is both challenging for seasoned players and fun for beginners as well.

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Not sure where to start? Download the indispensable VISIT NAPLES app! Scan the QR code below to learn more about Naples area shopping, dining and attractions, as well as useful maps to help you find your way there.

Of course, this is just a taste of how Naples Grande Beach Resort can help keep you fit, healthy and happy during your stay. Check with the concierge during your visit for even more opportunities to get out and get moving. After all, with the wealth of amazing restaurants and nightlife, it never hurts to try a few activities earlier in the day. W W W. N A P L E S G R A N D E .CO M

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More than a mere pastime, shopping in Naples is a delightful duty. By Chelle Koster Walton Shopping is one of the best ways to discover a sense of place in Naples, where the goods range from stunning watercolors depicting local seascapes to high-end designer fashion, jewelry and accessories. Thanks to Naples’ mild climates year-round, shopping is as much an outdoor activity as it is retail therapy. Start with the newest up-and-coming destinations and then make the rounds.

Naples Design District

This district in the outskirts of downtown Naples quietly built a reputation for itself over the years. But there’s nothing quiet about it anymore. What started at the intersection of Central Avenue and 10th Street South as a

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wish-list finds at Carolyn’s on Fifth, the designer consignment shop that offers affordable treasures, from fashion jewelry to home décor. Fifth Avenue is also home to an arts center and Sugden Community Theatre, where The Naples Players perform. The area generally exudes artful festivity, but that’s especially true during its regularly scheduled festivals and events held at Cambier Park. The Best of Everything is the place to find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. They carry a unique collection of fashion jewelry, sunglasses, hats, handbags and many other must-have accessories. In addition to the Fifth Avenue location, you can find them on Tamiami Trail North.

Tin City

A few blocks off Fifth, Tin City Waterfront Shops combines Naples’ reputation for watersports, shopping and dining in one colorful, historic complex. When you’re in the market for on-the-water outings — including fishing, sightseeing, sunset cruises, dolphinsighting and shelling tours — head to Pure Florida, which has its flagship location right there. The nearby shops carry casual resort styles, jewelry and fun souvenirs and gifts. Feed your soul (and body) at one of Tin City’s gourmet casual dining stops or waterfront restaurants, including Pinchers Crab Shack, a well-loved, locally owned seafood institution.

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destination for fine antiques, art, home accessories and other design elements has grown to become a 12-block area where luxury living spaces, restaurants and boutiques create an unbeatable neighborhood. Stop for a cup of cold brew, a craft beer or an organic lunch as you find all the essentials for your dream home — from original art to handcrafted furnishings.

Fifth Avenue South

A foray into Fifth Avenue South reveals a sophisticated mix of sidewalk cafés and bistros, exclusive art galleries, jewelry stores and boutiques selling everything from kids’ and adult fashions to European antiques and whimsical beach-themed gifts. Even budget shoppers can discover rare,

Intersecting with Fifth Avenue, Third Street South takes you into the very heart of Old Naples, where the historic pier once served as a threshold to the city on the Gulf. Statesmen and celebrities plied the historic district, which still attracts residents and visitors with refined sensibilities. The shops here raise shopping to an art. Consider Marissa Collections, which carries top-brand designers, such as Oscar de la Renta and Judith Leiber, as well as John Craig and Maus & Hoffman, both top men’s fashion labels. As legendary as its shopping is the Third’s dining scene, which tempts visitors day and night. From Mediterranean cuisine and fine steak to regional Italian, modern American cuisine and the cleverly crafted cocktails at The Bevy, the restaurants here have long been behind Naples’ reputation for top-rate dining.

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“Intersecting with Fifth Avenue, Third Street South takes you into the very heart of Old Naples, where the historic pier once served as a threshold to the city on the Gulf.” Village Shops on Venetian Bay

Channel an escape to the canals of Italy at this shop ’til you eat waterfront enclave. The stores carry the finest and most diverse wares, from top men’s fashions at Mondo Uomo to Florida lifestyle at JK Collections. Relax over a cocktail and a flavorful meal while you enjoy the Village Shops’ waterside dining. T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House shows off its view with its floor-to-ceiling windows, a perfect complement to your favorite prime beef cuts and fresh catches.

Waterside Shops

Waterside brings that same Naples allure of bling and high-end designer goods to North Naples, close to the Naples Grande. The alfresco shopping center is an escape from the everyday with its splashy water features, lush vegetation and winding pathways. Homewares, status-brand tags and dazzling jewelry stores combine with open-air restaurants to create a singular destination. Tourneau, an official Rolex watch purveyor, sells a prestigious line of new and pre-owned timepieces, while John Craig is renowned for its sophisticated menswear. Find a complete line of distinctive rings, bracelets and necklaces at Yamron Jewelers.

Mercato

One of Naples’ newest shopping, dining and nightlife playgrounds, Mercato hums with vibrant energy. Anchored by the Silverspot dinein luxury cinema experience, its clusters of casual to fine restaurants along with nightlife draws are sprinkled among familiar brands like Whole Foods, Sur La Table and Nordstrom Rack. Check out its website for a schedule of free outdoor movie showings and other special events.

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If you’d rather stay in and not venture out, you’re in luck. Everything from toiletries and beach necessities to treasured gifts to commemorate your stay can be found at the lobby-level Naples Grande Gift Shop. Find the practical and indulgent: spa and beauty products, jewelry, snacks and resort wear right at the resort.

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Bonita Springs and Estero provide their own reasons to take your shopping mission north. Promenade Shops in Bonita delivers a small, power-packed area for searching out art, gourmet food, jewelry and couture. Miromar Outlets and Coconut Point, on the other hand, offer vast opportunities to find everything on your list, including clothing, gifts and delectable dining experiences.


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Robert Procop American Glamour Earrings with 18k white gold, sapphire and diamonds. Available at Yamron Jewelers www.yamron.com

Cartier Love Bracelet in 18k yellow gold with four diamonds. Available at Gray and Sons www.grayandsons.com

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Tiffany & Co. Lucida Cut Diamond Ring with 4.30-carat diamond in platinum setting. Available at Gray and Sons www.grayandsons.com

Make a bold statement with these eye-catching accessories.

Bezzelled Ruby Necklace by Jennifer Landis Designs. Available at JK Collections www.jkcollections.net

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Parker & Hyde Neoprene Tote. Available at Best of Everything www.bestofeverything.com


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Alberto Pants presents the golf collection. Available at Mondo Uomo www.mondouomo.com

Alligator Belts with calfskin linings and solid brass buckles. Handcrafted in America. Available at Maus & Hoffman www.mausandhoffman.com

Robert Barakett Jogger Set. Available at John Craig Clothier www.johncraigclothier.com

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IWC Schaffhausen Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41. Available at Tourneau www.tourneau.com

Fine menswear and stylish accessories for the man who craves adventure. Whiskey and Cigar Glass by Corkcicle. Available at Best of Everything www.bestofeverything.com

Bellagio Stripe Shirts from the Solemare Collection of fine shirts tailored in Italy. Available at Maus & Hoffman www.mausandhoffman.com

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World of Style A: My love of fashion came from my grandmother. She never cared what others thought of her and wore whatever she thought made her look best. Whenever my sister and I visited her, she would shower us with trendy clothes she had bought for us. My love of travel came from growing up in a different country and moving here. When I first met my husband, we clicked over our mutual passion for travel; so we’ve always tried to make traveling a priority. Now, having our daughter just furthers our wanderlust. We want her to see different cultures and areas of the world with us. Q: How would you describe your style? A: My style leans toward elegant and timeless, but I keep it fun.

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Naples-based fashion blogger and influencer Ilda Hobert shares her passion for travel, and adult and children’s fashion with the world, inspiring people along the way. We sat down with Hobert to learn more about what motivates her and to get the inside scoop on all things Naples. You can find her blog at www.worldofmodernmom. com or follow her on Instagram at @ildahobert. Q: How long have you lived in Naples? A: I’ve lived in Naples for about 16 years. We moved here shortly after my family emigrated from Albania. Q: What do you love most about living in Naples? A: I love being near the water. My family and I are huge boating and beach people. I also love the art and fashion vibe downtown and all the community events. Q: What’s a local hidden gem that visitors should check out? A: I absolutely love Clam Pass Beach! Q: When did you develop your love of fashion and travel?

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Q: What’s your must-have accessory? A: Jewelry, because it can complete any outfit! Q: When did you decide to start blogging? A: After having our daughter, I had to stay home to take care of her. I was looking for a way to express myself, and my husband brought up how people always asked me where I got my outfits. He suggested I start a blog. I jumped into it, fell in love and never looked back. Q: What made you decide to blog about travel, fashion and lifestyle? A: I love putting together outfits, traveling the world, experiencing new cultures and capturing memories. Those things just go together for me. Q: What’s something you hope your readers will gain from your blog? A: I hope they are inspired and informed. My goal is to be a go-to person for them in every chapter of their life.

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Ilda Hobert is a wife and mom who has built a strong following by sharing her joie de vivre with others.

Q: So far, what’s your favorite place to visit in Naples? A: There are just too many hidden gems here! I love many of our beaches, Fifth Avenue and the shopping districts. I honestly recommend that people explore and find what speaks to them. Naples is full of people from all over the world, which offers a unique opportunity to shop many styles and experience different cultures.


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Engage your taste buds with a diverse breadth of global cuisines and fine dining. By Meryl D’Sa-Wilson One of the highlights of any trip is discovering new restaurants and cuisines. But with a selection of more than 800 restaurants and bars in Naples, deciding where you want to eat can be a challenge. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply treating your family to a nice dinner out, the options are endless. So, where do you start?

Global Escapes

Drawing inspiration from global cuisines, Naples’ restaurants take your taste buds on a world tour. In the mood for classic French or authentic Indian? Craving Asian food? These restaurants have you covered!

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T-Michaels Get a sense of traditional French cuisine in the classic Parisian style at The French Brasserie Rustique. Whether you want to try out standards from the French cannon or indulge in a rustic brunch, the bistro is a solid spot. For authentic Indian cuisine rich in flavor, Le Indya is a must. The restaurant sources many of their spices from the best markets in India for their dishes. Palate pleasers include traditional meat and seafood entrees along with vegetarian and vegan fare. If you’re looking for traditional Italian food with a hint of innovation, then Amore Ristorante is the one to check out. Since 1997, Amore Ristorante has been serving classic Italian favorites like Fettuccine con Scampi e Broccoli and Pollo alla Francese. Rosedale Brick Oven is another Italian restaurant that offers traditional Italian cuisine with a touch of New York. If rustic is what you’re after, Rosedale’s wood-burning brick oven can surely meet your needs. Just off the Tamiami Trail, Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro is where Old World flavor greets the contemporary palate. Here, you can enjoy traditional Persian dishes with a modern twist, including options like the Ginger Apricot Shrimp or the Roasted Quail with Albaloo Polo. You can also enjoy a variety of kebabs grilled over an open fire. Make sure to try their signature Dolmeh, which is made with ground lamb, rice and garbanzo stuffed in grape leaves. Aji Limon is a Peruvian spot that offers something for everyone with its menu of seafood, meat, vegetarian and vegan options. Whether you’re craving ceviche or Peruvian sauteed noodles with vegetables, you can take your pick!

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Looking for a way to unwind after a day of sightseeing, or want to end your vacation on a sweet (and fruity), or perhaps aromatic note? Naples is not only a food haven — it also boasts several great wine, beer and cocktail bars. Here’s your chance to take a local wine tour or peruse a new collection of domestic and international wines. These are the top vino-centric spots in the city. The newly opened CRU Wine Club offers wine and light bites. You can learn about California wines and find new favorites while tasting. Make a reservation for their California wine and olive oil tastings from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Three60 Market serves breakfast and lunch in the restaurant, as well as takeout and delivery. But their new program, Three60 Wine, also lets you enjoy your favorite wines for the lowest price in town! The trick: Each bottle costs only $3.60 over the restaurant price. Choose from their vast instore collection or let them order a bottle for you. At The Cave Bistro and Wine Bar, you can pick your poison from an extensive wine list and menu of specialty cocktails. Pair these with an Artisanal Cheese and Charcuterie board or a Wild Mushroom & Truffle Pappardelle. The Cave also hosts a variety of events for wine enthusiasts throughout the year. In the mood to try something new? C-Level Wine Bar offers some of the best French cuisine in Southwest Florida matched by a carefully selected wine list featuring a globally inspired selection. Have a glass at the bistrostyle wine bar; the nautical blue and white curtains are sure to light up your Insta feed. Bleu Provence, owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Jacques and Lysielle Cariot, won a 2021 Wine Spectator award. This neighborhood favorite features a diverse wine list, and they also run the Globetrotter Wine Club, featuring old and new flavors from popular wine regions around the world. Nothing beats watching the sunset with a cool glass of rosé or enhancing the flavor of your steak with a good Merlot. Visit Naples’ wine bars, contemplate each layer of flavors, take in the aroma, and find your new favorite bottle.

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REIMAGINE BRUNCH IN NAPLES The Naples Grande Beach Resort serves up an interactive brunch experience. By Meryl D’Sa-Wilson

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The Naples Grande Beach Resort knows that a vacation is not complete without a dining experience that stays on your mind well after you leave. The resort’s signature restaurant, The Catch of the Pelican, offers a veritable menu of options to ignite your palate, including fresh local seafood, steaks and vegetarian dishes. But its latest offering, Brunch “A La Kitchen,” is what has everyone talking. Brunch “A La Kitchen” is a new concept at Catch of the Pelican that lets diners behind the scenes and into the kitchen itself. Guests are welcome to a live-action station where they can watch the chef create limited-time seasonal dishes. According to Paradise Coast Parent, “This isn’t just brunch; it’s an entire experience. They took brunch as we know it and raised the bar!” The all-you-can-eat options include a locally sourced seafood and raw bar, a variety of tapas-style dishes and desserts. The menu features small plates like Caprese Avocado Toast, Tropical Açaí Bowls and all-time favorites like Banana Pancakes and Crème Brûlée Stuffed French Toast. For seafood lovers, the Lobster Hash brings two favorites — lobster and potatoes — together, while the freshly made catch of the day tapas style plates are another tasty option. Pair your food with a Mimosa or a bottomless Bloody Mary. At the famous Bloody Mary Bar, you can customize your drink with more than 48,000 combinations of rims, toppings, spirits and sauces. Work with your very own Bloody Mary Maker, who will assist with creating your masterpiece! This all-new brunch experience with a rotating menu of fresh and seasonal local ingredients takes place every Saturday and Sunday. Other culinary options at the Naples Grande Beach Resort include the beachfront Rhode’s End and the breakfast-only Aura Restaurant. For poolside Bajainspired sandwiches, there’s the Gulf Coast Oasis pool; and you can always grab a coffee or meal on-the-go at Spressi Marketplace. If you wish to enjoy a craft cocktail and sushi, the resort is home to Mantra lounge or the Sunset Veranda.

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Elevated Fine Dining

In the mood to get dressed up and treat your taste buds to some fine dining? Andre’s Steakhouse and T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House are two top contenders. Andre’s is a wood-accented steakhouse known for its chops and lobster tail. They also carry nearly 4,000 bottles of wine in the cellar, so you’ll have lots of choices. T-Michaels is renowned for its Seafood Tower decked with oysters, shrimp cocktail, crab legs and lobster, as well as the mouthwatering Bone-In Rib Eye, a T-Michaels specialty. Other favorites include the Lobster Bisque and Local Grouper. During your stay, make your way to Cibao Grille on Neapolitan Way. Here, Chef Yohonny Nolasco blends American dishes and Caribbean spices into seafood and prime steak cuts to bring you a memorable fine dining experience.

By the Beach

Want to grab something to eat while at the beach? Naples has a variety of restaurants that serve everything from drinks and seafood to all-time favorites just off the sand. On the more buttoned-up end, The Turtle Club is another place to unwind with fine outdoor dining and an array of seafood specialties after a day of shopping and sightseeing. When you are done with your meal, take a stroll down the beach, sinking your toes in

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If you feel like having Asian food, then Vegan Kitchen and 21 Spices are worth considering. The aptly named Vegan Kitchen on Neapolitan Way prepares vegan dishes with Asian influences. Think: fried rolls, pho, pad thai, Thai curry bowls and more. At 21 Spices you can enjoy modern Indian cuisine and classic dishes with meat and vegan options.


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SOUTH STREET has been voted best craft beer selection and the Gulf Coast Life Best Live Music Restaurant and Bar year after year! We have award winning entrees and brick oven pizza, full bar, signature craft cocktails and over 50 craft beers on tap. From the cool vibes to the unforgettable artwork on the walls to the music stage and lighting, South Street has become a legendary favorite by locals, tourists, celebrities and world-class musicians alike. Our Tippling Room offers a unique, quieter, more relaxed space to dine and visit if that is your preference.

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Naples’ soft, white sand. The Dock at Crayton Cove is a popular waterfront seafood joint overlooking Naples City Dock. Visit by boat or simply walk in. And don’t worry if seafood is not your jam — these restaurants have vegetarian and meat options as well.

FROM THE SPICE CAPITAL Le Indya’s Chef Sam serves up traditional Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting. By Meryl D’Sa-Wilson

Local Favorites

Offering a fun, modern atmosphere and new-age American cuisine, The Bevy has consistently been voted one of the best restaurants in Naples. It has everything your relaxed and laid-back tummy might desire, from an extensive happy-hour menu to late-night offerings. Bone Hook Brewing Company is a Phelan Family Brands restaurant and brewery that is locally owned and operated. From the Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel with craft beer cheese to the Bone Hook Philly, this brewery has much to offer. Sample from the craft beer selection or take a tour of the brewery. Another local favorite is South Street, which pleases just about every palate with an extensive menu of American comfort food, brick oven pizza, signature craft cocktails and an extensive beer and wine list. For classic finger food, ribs, burgers and breakfast, visit Mel’s Diner, just off Tamiami Trail. Whether it’s casual fare or fine dining, you’ll find plenty of options to suit your taste. The Naples dining scene offers both locals and visitors alike an opportunity to expand their palates and discover new favorites along the way.

Florida’s Favorite for Over 30 Years Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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From tandoori-cooked dishes to local Indian spices, Chef Suman Chaniyil (Sam) has found a delectable way to introduce South Indian cuisine in Naples. Chef Sam was born in India’s southern state, Kerala — the spice capital of the world. Kerala is known as “God’s Own Country” for its serene backwaters, blankets of greenery, quaint towns and beautiful coastline. From here come some of India’s most flavorful preparations. And now, thanks to Chef Sam, you can find these sweet and savory treasures in Naples. After graduating from culinary school, Chef Sam worked with the Taj group of hotels in India, where he built quite a reputation for himself. He then moved to the United States in 2000 with his wife and kids, bringing with him his love for Indian food. Childhood memories of his mom’s seafood preparations inspired him to open Indian restaurants across Florida, including India’s Grill (Fort Myers), Spice Club Indian Grill (San Carlos Park) and Le Indya. Both India’s Grill and Spice Club Indian Grill focus on North Indian cuisine, while Le Indya dives into South Indian cuisine. Chef Sam’s recipes mainly use traditional spices imported from Kerala, and the flavors in the seafood dishes are elevated with fresh coconut and coconut oil — another significant South Indian influence. “The best items on our menu are the tandoori ovengrilled Kashmiri lamb chops and coastal seafood delicacies from my own state, Kerala,” he says. At Le Indya, you will find entrees with traditional Vindaloo curry (Portuguese-inspired Goan specialty), Kerala fish curry (a local favorite), Sula wines from India’s own vineyard, a collection of Indian beers, an assortment of naans (from garlic to wheat to paneer) and the infamous South Indian coffee. The menu also boasts a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options in all three restaurants across Southwest Florida. Located near the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and U.S. 41, Le Indya is a must-visit if you crave some authentic Indian food prepared by India’s very own.


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Night Out on the Paradise Coast

These night-time activities and local hangouts are not to be missed while in Naples.

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Known for its laid-back atmosphere, Naples offers countless opportunities to have an exciting night out after a day of sightseeing and shopping. Whatever your desire — whether nightclubs and dancing, live entertainment, cigar bars or fine dining — there is something for everyone. Blue Martini has everything you want, from casual patio outdoor seating, craft cocktails and specials to live entertainment and dancing. One of the more popular upscale bars in the city, Blue Martini ensures you’ll have a great time; and with more than nine different types of specialty martinis, it is any martini lover’s dream.

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BURN by Rocky Patel is a cigar lounge run by Rocky Patel, internationally known in the cigar-making world. The lounge’s design draws inspiration from Mediterranean, Asian and Cuban influences. Here, you can enjoy signature cigars and fine spirits while listening to live music. Dance the night away in the rustic Spanish-styled Cavo Lounge at Mercato shopping and dining complex. This restaurant-by-day and club-by-night lounge brings you the opportunity to let loose in one of the hottest spots in the city. Wine enthusiasts and beer lovers will appreciate the intimate tavern-style aesthetic of Bar Tulia. Find your next drink from the locally and internationally sourced collection of wines and brews.

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LEGENDARY FAVORITE South Street is the place where world-class musicians, cool vibes, American comfort foods and over 50 craft beers on tap come together for an unforgettable experience. By Gianna Nolte

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For a more local flavor, Yabba Island Bar and Grill brings you the best of two worlds: Florida and the Caribbean. Step in for a casual time, tropical cocktails and some island fun. For fine dining paired with live entertainment, check out The London Club. Its Claw Bar has everything from Gulf Shrimp Cocktail and oysters to a glorious seafood tower. Coupled with piano and live band music, you’re bound to have a great time. Whether you want to laugh at someone else’s observations or give the open mic a try, Off The Hook Comedy Club is sure to tickle your funny bone. They have special events along with food and drink favorites that will ensure you have a good time. Indulge in the New York–style cabaret club, Gulfshore Playhouse, or delve into musicals, upbeat comedies and theatrical performances at The Naples Players, a nationally recognized community theater company. They also feature adaptations of several classics, so be sure to check out their latest event calendar. Explore Naples after dark and make each night you spend in Naples more magical than the last.

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Inspired by a famous street in Philadelphia that was known for its artistic culture, urban atmosphere and steady ebb and flow of musicians, South Street roots itself in the philosophy that “South Street is more of an idea than it is a specific place.” Aside from its cool, laid-back ambience, which is only enhanced by graffiti walls and pop art, the venue is best known for its weekly musical performances. On Friday and Saturday evenings, South Street hosts acoustic acts — the perfect way to ease into the weekend. For a little bit of excitement and flare, Reggae Sundays have been a long-standing favorite for many who enjoy the smooth stylings of well-known and up-and-coming performers. Some of South Street’s most notable guests include One Drop, a reggae-meets-rock band from California; Casey James, one of American Idol’s most talented and well-known contestants; and The Apocalypse Blues Review, featuring Shannon Larkin and Tommy Rombola from Godsmack, along with Brian Carpenter and Ray Cerbone. Apart from its well-established list of musicians, what makes this venue truly unique is the combination of its stage space and stellar sound system. Rivaling those of stadiums and arenas, these elements have made this a prime spot for musicians to perform. Of course, South Street wouldn’t be complete without a stacked menu of comfort food, crisp craft beers and enticing cocktails. Start any meal with an order of tacos and Crispy Cauliflower Cheddar Bites to share before delving into pizza, Beer Battered Fish and Chips or Penne Marinara and Meatballs. South Street even offers a special menu called The Blues, which presents a variety of vegan-friendly options. To round it all out, be sure to try out one of The Street’s Seasonal Refreshers, such as the Poolside Prickly Pear Margarita or the “Oh Alice” Paloma, a blend of Don Julio Blanco Tequila, agave nectar, lime and grapefruit juices with a splash of club soda. With great food, incredible live music and crafty cocktails to top it all off, South Street is one scene you won’t want to miss. For more information, go to www.southstreetnaples.com.



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ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS No matter where you look, Naples’ cultural treasures bloom and glow. By Chelle Koster Walton With myriad galleries, a robust performing arts scene, a worldclass art museum and festivals that celebrate everything from local artists to international film, Naples culturally blossoms under its near-constant sunshine. Each season brings new delights to the city’s marquee, as venues reimagine their offerings and elevate the seasonal calendar with fresh-off-the-vine shows and exhibitions. Making headlines this year, Sugden Community Theatre, home to The Naples Players, has launched a $15 million project to improve and expand its Fifth Avenue South home of 23 years, along with its programming.

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“Devoted to modern American art and featuring noteworthy traveling exhibits regularly, the Baker reopened in 2021 after a full renovation.” series has grown to become the Bonita International Film Festival, a grand showcase of 70 narrative, animated, documentary and short films screened over three days in May. Film festivals are just the beginning of an arts events schedule that spans every medium. The United Arts Council of Collier County dedicates the entire month of November to celebrating across the county with free concerts and festivities. At street level, Downtown Naples keeps it lively with art and crafts shows. From November through April, Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Shows fill Cambier Park each month with the work of talented local artists.

Another iconic downtown theater, Gulfshore Playhouse, also has a bright future with its new 56,000-square-foot cultural campus opening in 2023. It will be located a few blocks to the north, part of the Naples Design District. Closer to the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Artis–Naples commands the local arts scene with its roster of performing arts destinations and the highly regarded Baker Museum. Devoted to modern American art and featuring noteworthy traveling exhibits regularly, the Baker reopened in 2021 after a full renovation, complete with a new rooftop terrace and stunning courtyard sculptures, including Dale Chihuly’s Red Reeds — a gift

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bequeathed by local philanthropists for the institution’s 20th anniversary. Its main hall, home to the Naples Philharmonic and Miami City Ballet, hosts a five-show Broadway series each year. Highlights of 2022 include Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations and My Fair Lady. Opera, jazz, film and more, Artis–Naples brings it all to the local cultural experience. Its highly anticipated Naples International Film Festival takes place every October. The four-day celebration of the genre features film debuts, filmmaker appearances and gala events. The Bonita Springs Centers for the Arts, too, has a diversified agenda of artful offerings spread over two campuses devoted to visual and performing arts. In the latter category, visitors can expect to see improv and film, with a mission to educate and engage the community. What began as a weekly film

In addition to all the event-related artistry, keep an eye out for special art exhibitions at local museums, including the Collier Museum at Government Center and Naples Depot Museum. These thematic exhibitions are a reflection of local history, arts and culture. Culture is embedded in Naples’ DNA and has been since its seaside first beckoned patrons of the arts to its shores. To this day, the creative and cultural scenes shine brightly thanks to the support of art lovers who have ensured that, though Naples is a small town, it boasts BIG culture.

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More seating will help welcome additional guests, and the added space will also support the group’s education mission. Meanwhile, the 2022 season brings headliners, like Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and Mary Poppins, to the stage.

Early January ushers in a weekend of free juried fine works during the Naples New Year’s Art Show, which takes place along Fifth Avenue South. One weekend in March, the downtown shopping district hosts the Naples Downtown Art Show, which highlights the work of fine artists representing 17 different media. Yearround, Fifth Avenue South and intersecting Third Street South present a convergence of fine art galleries that carry works from art glass and African sculpture to contemporary American art and European masterpieces.


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Meet Heather Ivy, an outstanding soprano vocalist in Naples. By Kiana Lynn Spiller

Heather Ivy has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember. From the time she was four years old, she recalls running around her house singing Phantom of the Opera. Music has always been a part of her life, but her formal musical studies began in middle school when she entered local solo and choral competitions.

she also learns much from her students, as they inspire her and constantly give her new ideas. Her advice to aspiring musicians is not to try being something or someone else. “Do what you do best,” she says. “That’s what they come to hear, and that’s what sparks the divine connection between artist and audience.”

In 2015, she and her husband also moved to Naples, and it quickly became her favorite place. They live with Skipper, a cocker spaniel, who works as a therapy dog for Ivy’s students. When she’s not performing, her favorite place in town is CycleBar Naples. She found her community there and recently celebrated her 500th ride.

Though she loves singing various genres and styles of music, Ivy was classically trained and began her career in musical theater; her signature piece is “Time to Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. She draws inspiration from other musicians, her students and her teacher, Andrew Byrne, for whom she has a great appreciation.

She speaks from experience. After her tour with Beauty and the Beast, Ivy stopped singing for three years, looking to discover her identity apart from being a performing artist. After a while, she knew something was missing. She felt called to music and, thanks to her voice teacher, found a way back into the industry. Returning to the stage, she felt more fulfilled than she could have ever imagined. It empowered her to be vulnerable and true to herself.

If you’re looking for a great arts and culture experience in Naples, Ivy suggests Fifth Avenue South, The Naples Players, The London Club and Artis–Naples. Ivy performed her debut with the SWFL Symphony Orchestra when they presented Holiday Pops: A Big Band Christmas in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda in December 2021. She will also be performing at Artis–Naples with concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo.

When Ivy’s parents moved to Naples in 2005, the city became her home away from home.

Visit www.heatherivy.com for more information on her upcoming events.

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Mark Your Calendar Indulge in local traditions, enjoy artistic events and celebrate upcoming holidays in Naples. Here’s a list of popular events and festivals taking place throughout the year. January

Culinary Adventure That Gives Back www.culinaryadventurenaples.org Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden www.naplesgarden.org Marco Island Farmers Market www.cityofmarcoisland.com

Naples Downtown Art Show on Fifth Avenue South www.naplesart.org/naples-downtown-art-show

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Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show www.naplesgov.com/parksrec

St. Patrick’s Day Parade www.fifthavenuesouth.com

November

Naples Boat Show www.miacc.org

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2022 Art & Design Expo www.naplesartdistrict.com

February

Everglades City Seafood Festival www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org Artful Arrangements www.naplesartdistrict.com

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Naples Craft Beer Fest 2022 www.naplescraftbeerfest.com

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For the Love of Art: An Arty Party www.naplesartdistrict.com

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American Indian Arts Celebration www.ahtahthiki.com/events

December

Christmas on Third Street South www.thirdstreetsouth.com/christmas-on-third Naples Christmas Parade www.fifthavenuesouth.com

Sounds of Discovery, Acoustic Concerts at Lovers Key State Park https://friendsofloverskey.org

Events and dates are subject to change, so we suggest you check with the venues directly.

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Art Alive! Monthly Free Open Studio Events. Fun and lively free open studio events on the first Wednesday (3 to 7 p.m.), the first Thursday (1 to 5 p.m.) and the third Saturday (1 to 5 p.m.) of each month, November through May. Visitors can view live demonstrations and see artwork in the making. www.naplesartdistrict.com

Naples Pride www.naplespride.org

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Tasting the Tropics www.naplesgarden.org

Ongoing Event

Photo on left: Courtesy of Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Winter Wine Festival www.napleswinefestival.com

Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships www.usopenpickleball.com

Naples Stone Crab Festival www.stonecrabfestival.org


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Discover Southwest Florida’s largest concentration of working artist studios. By Vanessa Molina Santamaria During your stay, be sure to visit over 85 member artists creating and exhibiting in their studios and galleries in the Naples Art District. Here, you will find potters; photographers; sculptors; jewelers; ceramicists; fiber, glass and mosaic artists; woodworkers, as well as many painters expressing their creativity in watercolors, encaustic, pastels, oils, acrylics and mixed media. Meeting and interacting with the artists creates a memorable and unique experience for both art lovers and art buyers alike. An abundance of treasures waiting to be discovered await you in this cultural wonderland, which is now celebrating 15 years.

Take a Class in an Artist’s Studio

The Naples Art District also offers painting and other classes in many mediums, such as pottery and ceramics, glass and mosaics, jewelry design and dyeing on silk. Taking a class is a great way to connect with your own inner artist. Enjoy introductory, intermediate or master classes taught in working artist studios.

Sir Roland Richardson, Artisans Plaza, Naples Art District

Visit www.naplesartdistrict.com for information on class dates and times and to register directly with the artist instructor. You can also find out more about upcoming events in the Naples Art District.

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DREAM LIVING If you’re looking to extend your vacation, you’ll find stunning homes throughout Southwest Florida to suit your needs. By Jeffrey Laign

Southwest Florida is renowned as an international destination with superb weather, world-class shopping, top-flight restaurants and luxurious homes. Framed with swaying palms, sugar-sand beaches and the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it attracts cosmopolitan visitors seeking only the finest.

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Gordon Drive is Naples’ sun-drenched pearl, where opulent estates line the beach and waterways and provide yachting access to Naples Bay and the Gulf. Nearby, Aqualane Shores’ single-family homes front canals that offer the option of an equally fulfilling boating lifestyle. Old Naples’ superb combination of luxury urban residences and retail spaces provides a world-class ambience that blends the charms of historic Naples with chic new architectural designs. Florida-style cottages

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“Framed with swaying palms, sugarsand beaches and the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Southwest Florida attracts cosmopolitan visitors seeking only the finest.”

seamlessly intermingle with modern single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, creating some of the most sought-after addresses on the international market. The shops and cafés of Fifth Avenue South are just a short stroll from the legendary Naples Pier and the boutiques and restaurants that line Third Street South. Just to the north, the intimate neighborhoods of The Moorings, Crayton Road, Coquina Sands and Park Shore provide even more ways to immerse yourself in Naples’ luxury lifestyle. Waterfront condominiums and single-family homes take full advantage of Southwest Florida’s spectacular sunsets. Many residences in Park Shore are set right on picturesque Venetian Bay. Over by Vanderbilt Lagoon, One Naples is slated to be a one-of-a-kind resortstyle residential community coming to the Vanderbilt Beach area. Developed by Stock Residence’s high-rise division, the exclusive

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property will feature stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, resort-style amenities and proximity to all the best Naples has to offer. One Naples will feature two residential towers consisting of 10 stories, with more than two levels dedicated to parking in each, and three mid-rise five-story residential buildings, with at least one parking level at each building. In all, One Naples will include 138 luxury residences featuring openconcept floor plans that provide unsurpassed views of the Gulf and Vanderbilt Lagoon.

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Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve features a colorful update on classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, these homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails. With over half its 2,400 acres dedicated

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to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat complemented by outdoor-inspired amenities, The Isles of Collier Preserve is an extraordinary community where the magic of Old Naples and unspoiled nature coexist. This master-planned community currently has 1,600 unique coastalthemed new construction residences for sale. Continuing south, just off Collier Boulevard heading toward Marco Island, Fiddler’s Creek is a private, master-planned, residential community that offers unsurpassed elegance within a tropical setting. With a very low-density 1.6 Florida golf-course homes for sale per acre, the plan anticipates nearly 100 distinct neighborhoods upon completion. With a firm commitment to preserving the environment, Fiddler’s Creek is designed to accommodate and enhance the area’s natural beauty. Less than one-third of the community is being developed for residential use, while the remainder of the

For more information, visit Stock Development online at www.stockdevelopment.com or call 239-592-7344.

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land is dedicated primarily to nature reserves, lakes, parks, golf courses and recreational areas. Perhaps the most exciting development in waterfront living is WildBlue, located between Naples and Fort Myers. Featuring over 800 acres of freshwater lakes and inspired single-family residences, WildBlue is being developed by Lennar with Stock, WCI and Pulte Homes as builder partners. The Amenity Campus is located on a spectacular peninsular site that offers expansive views of WildBlue’s largest lake. There are endless ways for residents to spend their days, including a resort-style swimming pool and a clubhouse with indoor dining and an adjoining outdoor dining facility — directly on WildBlue Lake. Beyond the Amenity Campus, residents can enjoy kayaking, boating, stand-up paddle boarding and other water activities. Lakefront homeowners also have the option to build a boat dock. A boat launch with a boat ramp will be available for residents on the largest lake at the Amenity Campus. Whatever your tastes, whatever your lifestyle, your slice of paradise awaits in Naples!

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Virtually anywhere you go in search of your piece of Southwest Florida paradise, you’ll find celebrated communities bearing the distinctive brand of Stock Luxury Homes and Stock Custom Homes. With more than seven decades of building experience, the Stock family name has long been synonymous with quality real estate. Last year, the company celebrated its 20th year in Southwest Florida and remains committed to the tradition of excellence that has shaped it from the start. Stock Development’s homebuilding division has been acknowledged locally and nationally with more than 500 awards for its outstanding communities, product design, amenities and overall quality. It’s been featured on Builder magazine’s “Builder 100” list of top home builders in the United States for several years and has also received “Community of the Year,” “Builder of the Year” and “Developer of the Year” honors. In 2021, the company landed the number 49 spot on Pro Builder magazine’s 2021 Housing Giants list. “It is an amazing achievement for a family-owned development company in Naples to be among the top 50 builders nationally,” said Claudine Léger-Wetzel, vice president of sales and marketing at Stock Development. “It is a testament to the extraordinary dedication and professionalism of our entire team!” Stock gives buyers unparalleled choices from their luxury homebuilding division. The company continues to expand its reach in Southwest Florida with furnished models in communities and neighborhoods from Marco Island north to Bradenton. But Stock Development is also much more than a luxury home builder in Southwest Florida. The company’s operations extend up Florida’s Atlantic coast and as far north and west as Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Stock builds highend apartments, provides world-class country club management and brings its established brand of quality to the commercial markets of retail and office space.

“Perhaps the most exciting development in waterfront living is WildBlue, located between Naples and Fort Myers.”


Useful Information Here’s some helpful information and transportation details to help you get around Naples.

Rental Cars. The easiest and most convenient way to get around Naples is to rent a car, and the city offers scores of choices and price ranges. Check online and at the airport or ask the Concierge Desk for help. Primary ground access to Naples is from north and east on Interstate 75. Naples is also directly on U.S. 41, the Tamiami Trail, which extends to Miami. Although this route may be congested at times with local traffic, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent scenery throughout the drive. Seaplane. Tour the lush Everglades and magnificent shoreline from Naples to Key West taking off and landing on the water. Arrange a tour with a charter sea aviation company for an unforgettable adventure.

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banks in Naples and throughout Collier County. If you can’t make it to a bank, you’ll find ATMs throughout the city that are open 24 hours a day.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office: 239-252-9300

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For medical, fire and other emergencies, call 911.

Naples Police Department: 239-213-4844 City of Naples Fire Rescue: 239-213-4900 Marco Island Fire Department: 239-389-5040

Hospitals

NCH Healthcare System: 239-6104377 (includes NCH Baker Hospital Downtown and North Naples Hospital) Physician’s Regional Medical Center: Collier: 239-354-6000 Pine Ridge: 239-348-4000 Marco Island Medical Center: 239-393-2000

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Naples Main: 239-435-2146 Marco Island Main: 239-394-5437

Shops and Banks

Stores and banks have widely divergent hours of operation, from mornings to late night — or all night in some cases. There are scores of

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce: 239-262-6376

Getting Around

Ready to explore? Reaching the many attractions and activities that Naples offers couldn’t be easier. From taxis and trolleys to city buses, seaplanes and even Segway tours, you have a wide variety of transportation options. The Concierge Desk will be happy to help you get to any of the city’s favorite sites. Boats. Naples City Dock permits short-term stays for vessels as long as 120 feet. Fees are reasonable at marker 34 in Naples Bay. The dock monitors VHF Channel 16. 239-213-3070 Buses. Naples is served by Collier Area Transit (CAT), featuring a fleet of buses and a variety of routes. A transfer option to Lee County Transit (LeeTran) allows for travel between the counties. 239-252-7777

Trolley. The narrated Naples Trolley Tours offers a great way to get to know the city and its many charms. Hop on the colorful bus and hop off whenever you like to shop in waterside boutiques or to snap a photo at historic or scenic sites. The trolley makes a stop at Naples Grande Beach Resort every hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit www.naplestrolleytours.com for more info. 239-262-7300 Water Taxi. Climb aboard the Naples Bay Water Shuttle for a scenic, relaxing and affordable ride to some of the city’s top waterfront shopping, hotel and dining destinations. With a fixed route and stops, the shuttle is more of a water bus than a taxi, perfect for sightseeing, shopping excursions and checking out popular restaurants and bars. 239-206-0160

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is next month or next year, be sure to reserve early, as availability is limited during the most popular months. Going on a cruise? Let Dolphin Transportation be your cruise connection! They serve Port Everglades, Port of Miami, Port of Tampa and Port Canaveral. Dolphin Transportation also offers door-todoor airport transfers, airport meet-and-greet and shuttles to every airport in the South Florida area, including Fort Myers (RSW), Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Tampa (TPA). Whether you’re planning airport transportation for yourself, a few VIPs or a convention for thousands, selecting the right transportation logistics partner is vital to the success of your program. There’s no need to stress or worry, or call multiple companies, because Dolphin Transportation will take care of your ground transportation needs.

Dolphin Transportation has the largest independently owned, operated and maintained fleet of luxury vehicles serving Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Miami. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Dolphin: • Dolphin is the premier company for all your ground transportation needs. • They have a full fleet of luxury sedans, SUVs, vans, minibuses and motor coaches. • Their commitment to quality and their coordination abilities have earned them the reputation of being the most trusted transportation company in Southwest Florida. From the time you book your reservation to the time your chauffeur drops you off at your destination, Dolphin will work hard to make sure no detail is overlooked and that you receive the very best service. Call 239-530-0100 or visit www.dolphinnaples.com for more information.


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Dining & Nightlife ANDRE’S STEAKHOUSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Tel: 239-263-5851 www.andressteakhouse.com Andre’s Steakhouse was established in 1993. Direct from one of New York’s finest steakhouses, Andre’s brings to Naples this world-famous taste. Customers say it’s the best steak they’ve ever had! Andre’s has also been the winner of the Wine Spectator award yearly since 2001 for having one of the most outstanding wine lists in Naples. With nearly 4,000 bottles of wine in their cellar, you are sure to find one to suit your taste. Andre’s prides itself on providing a unique dining experience for its patrons. Quality food and exceptional service create the total dining experience. BLUE MARTINI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Tel: 239-784-8925 www.naples.bluemartinilounge.com Blue Martini Naples offers a mix of atmospheres ranging from a casual patio vibe where you can enjoy everything from tapas and cocktails to a high-energy stage with local bands and DJ mixes from around the world. BONE HOOK BREWING COMPANY. . . . . 78-79 Tel: 239-631-8522 www.bonehookbrewing.com Bone Hook beers are unique! No, really! Basically, the beers are insanely good because the Bone Hook team is comprised of science nerds. The on-site lab enables the crew to perfect each style of beer, thus producing only the highest-quality product for suds-loving saps. Test the waters and start with their signature IPA. It’s the first beer they brewed and the most popular. BURN BY ROCKY PATEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, Inside Back Cover Tel: 239-653-9013 www.burnbyrockypatel.com This evolution in cigar lounges features a design blending Cuban, Asian and Mediterranean motifs to create a sanctuary for those who prize fine cigars and upscale spirits. Beyond stocking a full line of Rocky Patel cigars, Burn features top cigar brands from around the world, VIP service and regular events. THE CATCH OF THE PELICAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Tel: 239-594-6325 www.naplesgrande.com

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www.naplesgrande.com/dining The Catch of the Pelican is the signature restaurant at Naples Grande Beach Resort, featuring local seafood, produce and steaks. Enjoy fresh locally inspired cuisine in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting. CIBAO GRILLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Tel: 239-434-6653 www.cibaogrille.com Cibao Grille is a traditional fine dining restaurant serving continental cuisine that emerged from the vision of two young men. Chef Yohonny Nolasco with his ample restaurant knowledge has been serving Naples residents and tourists from around the world for more than 14 years. Cibao Grille is well known for serving fresh seafood and ingredients, prime steaks and providing an excellent service. The meaning of the word cibao is “place where rocks abound,” and it’s the name of a valley of the most fertile and productive central region of the Dominican Republic located in the heart of the Caribbean. LE INDYA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Tel: 239-591-5156 www.leindya.com Le Indya offers authentic Indian cuisine in Naples with a bit of a classic twist. Their passionate chefs prepare authentic dishes that are rich with the traditional ingredients and flavors of regional offerings, enhanced by the traditional family way. They serve spicy and non-spicy variants, as well as vegetarian and nonvegetarian choices, to cater to all palates and preferences. From handpicked seafood choices to exotic meats, you are sure to find a dish that will deliver a new experience. Le Indya sources their spices from the best markets in India to bring a completely authentic flavor to each dish. MEL’S DINER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Tel: 239-643-9898 www.melsdiners.com Experience the nostalgia of Mel’s American Diners and enjoy classic meals done right. For decades they have been a Southwest Florida landmark, serving made-fromscratch mouthwatering dishes. On the menu, you’ll find old-time favorites like steak and seafood, along with a great variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, milkshakes, homemade dessert and a sensational breakfast. Locals have voted Mel’s Diner the Best All-Around Restaurant for many years in a row.

PHELAN FAMILY BRANDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Tel: 239-431-5504 www.phelanbrands.com Family owned and operated since 1997, Phelan Family Brands includes restaurants that are sure to satisfy everyone in the family. Choose from Pinchers, Island Crab Company, Deep Lagoon Seafood or Texas Tony’s Rib & Brewhouse. After more than 20 years of business, there is one thing that has remained the same — their family culture. SOUTH STREET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Tel: 239-435-9333 www.southstreetnaples.com Voted best craft beer selection and the Gulf Coast Life Best Live Music Restaurant and Bar year after year, South Street offers awardwinning entrees and brick-oven pizza, a full bar with signature craft cocktails and over 50 craft beers on tap. From the cool vibes to the unforgettable artwork on the walls to the music stage and lighting, South Street has become a legendary favorite by locals, tourists, celebrities and world-class musicians alike. T-MICHAELS STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE. . . . 69 Tel: 239-261-0622 www.t-michaels.com Spectacular steak and seafood make T-Michaels an obligatory stop if you haven’t sampled their classically prepared, sumptuous fare before. The waterfront location on Venetian Bay further adds to the enjoyment of the cuisine and may be why T-Michaels has become a popular gathering place known as Naples’ version of Cheers.

Real Estate MICHAEL LAWLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Tel: 239-261-3939 www.michaellawler.com With nearly 30 years of real estate experience, Michael Lawler has focused on luxury residential properties in coastal communities throughout the Southwest Florida area. In sales volume, he ranks among the top 50 residential real estate brokers in the United States, according to the REAL Trends 2016 report of brokers. STOCK DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Tel: 239-592-7344 www.stockdevelopment.com Building homes in Southwest Florida’s most exceptional communities, Stock Signature


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Shopping BEST OF EVERYTHING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Tel: 239-403-8771 / 262-8771 www.bestofeverything.com Best of Everything has been in Naples for 16 years. They opened the Naples 41 store 10 years ago after moving the jewelry store from what is now the Gifts and Clearance Center, located right next door. Although it’s been open for 10 years, with its brand new expansion it is a must-see! Located behind Mel’s Diner, a mile south of Pine Ridge Road, it’s centrally located to all of Naples and features great parking. Plus, it’s always decorated to amazement. The downtown location is at 747 Fifth Avenue South. The youngest store is the largest retail square footage store on Fifth Avenue. Stroll all the shops and restaurants and you’ll have an exciting time in the heart of Naples. CAROLYN’S ON FIFTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Tel: 239-331-3632 Carolyn’s designer boutique offers luxury goods by sought-after designers, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and Hermès. All their prices are up to 70% off retail. Carolyn arrived from San Diego, where she was voted “best” over the last 25 years. One of the top shopping picks by USA Today. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consignments by appointment. They buy designer handbags. DENNIS GOODMAN PHOTOGRAPHY & PRINTING. . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Tel: 239-825-4677 www.dennisgoodmanphotography.com Looking to brighten up your home or office? Dennis Goodman’s photographs have been published in several notable magazines. His accolades include Nature’s Best Photography, National Audubon Photography and Epson Pano Awards, along with many individual show awards. He works out of his full-service printing facility and fine art gallery at 941 Fourth Avenue North in Naples. GRAY & SONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tel: 305-865-0999 www.grayandsons.com

Gray & Sons sells meticulously restored, like-new watches and one-of-a-kind estate jewelry pieces, as well as an impressive selection of modern jewelry and diamonds. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their online selection is spectacular, so be sure to check it out! JK COLLECTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Tel: 239-262-4040 www.jkcollections.net Located at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, JK Collections is a fashionable women’s boutique offering unique clothing and accessories for discerning buyers. JOHN CRAIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Tel: 239-596-5374 www.johncraigclothier.com The John Craig mission is to provide exceptional, timeless menswear for the sophisticated man with individualized and unparalleled customer service. The extraordinary ambience of John Craig Clothier enables customers to feel at home and comfortable as they shop. We find that “men come to John Craig for the clothes, and they keep coming back for the experience.” MAUS & HOFFMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Tel: 239-262-761 www.mausandhoffman.com Offering classic sportswear for men and women since 1940, the Maus family continues to offer only the best in quality and service. Every customer and every inquiry is treated with courtesy, generosity and the sincere interest one expects from a good friend. The store showcases an even greater selection of merchandise than on the website. MONDO UOMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 59, 61 Tel: 239-434-9484 www.mondouomo.com Mondo Uomo offers its customers a wide selection of the Bugatchi, Alberto and St. Croix collections, just to name a few brands they carry. The Bugatchi shirts and sweaters feature OOH Cotton, the most comfortable cotton shirts ever, with eight-way stretch, wrinkle resistance and easy care with the best technology available. The Alberto fine menswear is second to none with a great selection of men’s golf wear, too. Additionally, the St. Croix knitwear will keep you cozy during breezy nights in Naples.

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SIR ROLAND RICHARDSON STUDIO & GALLERY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Tel: 239-296-0339 www.rolandrichardson.com Born on the island of St. Martin, Sir Roland Richardson is recognized as a leading “Plein Air” Impressionist from the Caribbean. He and his wife, Laura, joined the Naples Art District with a magical studio featuring a lifetime collection of the artist’s works. Sir Roland’s mastery of multiple mediums includes painting on location in oil, watercolor, pastel, drawing in charcoal, and extensive fine printmaking — etchings, engravings and more — offer a rich variety of creations for hours of fascination. He especially welcomes custom commissions from living landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and live portraits to contribute to a beautiful aesthetic as well as create heirloom treasures.   TOURNEAU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Tel: 239-591-1342 www.tourneau.com One of the best places to shop for luxury watches, top featured brands include Tourneau, Rolex, Cartier, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and more. Located in the Waterside Shops, Tourneau also offers a wide range of styles, a selection of pre-owned luxury watches and expert service and repairs. THE VILLAGE SHOPS ON VENETIAN BAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Tel: 239-261-6100 www.venetianvillage.com Local, exquisite boutiques with handcrafted goods, superb and inviting restaurants and a wonderful waterfront setting make The Village Shops a must-stop for visitors to Naples. And with so many local stores with unique sourcing, you’re bound to make some exciting new discoveries. YAMRON JEWELERS. . . . . . Inside Front Cover Tel: 239-592-7707 www.yamron.com Yamron Jewelers established a standard of excellence over half a century ago through an unwavering devotion to extraordinary service and a decision to represent only the finest timepieces and extraordinary jewels. Located in the exquisite Waterside Shops in Naples, Yamron provides watch enthusiasts with timepieces by Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling and more, plus a growing assortment W W W. N A P L E S G R A N D E .CO M

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from around the world. It’s also the youngest garden in history to receive the American Public Gardens Association’s prestigious Award for Garden Excellence. Visit their website to view the many activities taking place throughout the year.

ALL WATER EXCURSIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Tel: 239-594-0213 www.allwaterexcursionsmarina.com Southwest Florida’s No. 1 location for everything on the water, with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Offering backwater and offshore fishing, kayak and paddle board rentals and guided tours, sunset cruises, dolphin ecotours, WaveRunner and Jet Ski tours, boat rentals, private charters, shelling excursions and more.

NAPLES GRANDE GOLF CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tel: 239-659-3700 www.naplesgrandegolf.com The Rees Jones–designed private course recently completed an $8 million renovation that included the addition of its first formal clubhouse. Named one of North America’s “Top 100 Resort Courses” by Golfweek magazine, the 18-hole, 6,955-yard, par-72 course is set among a lush landscape and brilliant water features.

EVERGLADES EXCURSIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Tel: 239-262-7300 www.everglades-excursions.com Everglades Excursions offers tours out of both Marco Island and departing from our Experience Naples headquarters located next to Tin City in Naples. Part of the Naples Transportation & Tours and Hoffmann Family of Companies, Everglades Excursions has been offering award-winning tours since 1994.

THE NAPLES PLAYERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Tel: 239-263-7990 www.naplesplayers.org The Naples Players’ Sugden Community Theatre in downtown Naples is one of the top theaters in the country. They offer a variety of plays and musicals in two intimate spaces: Blackburn Hall and the Tobye Studio, both located in one building on Fifth Avenue South. The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate and entertain the community through a superior theater experience.

MANATEE SIGHTSEEING ECO-TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Tel: 239-642-8818 www.see-manatees.com Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tours is currently the only manatee sightseeing tour company in the world that sees manatees every day all year! Their 90-minute manatee tours will leave you breathless when you see how close the manatees come to the boat. All captains are licensed, insured and certified with CPR/first aid.

NAPLES PRINCESS CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Tel: 239-649-2275 www.naplesprincesscruises.com The most elegant luxury yacht in Southwest Florida awaits. Taking a lunch, dinner or hors d’oeuvres cruise adds freshly prepared culinary delights to the spectacular sights in Naples Bay and Port Royal. Besides the daily public cruises, you can also charter the Naples Princess for private events.

NAPLES BEACH WATER SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . 33 Tel: 239-572-2953 www.marcoislandwatersports.com Choose your adventure: Scoot around the warm Gulf waters in a WaveRunner, get a bird’s-eye view of the coastline from a parasail, have fun and get fit in kayaks or stand-up paddle boards — or opt for a banana boat for a little Gulf-style thrill ride.

NAPLES TROLLEY TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Tel: 239-260-3272 www.naplestrolleytours.com Enjoy a fascinating tour that showcases the natural beauty, history and charm of Naples, all from a comfortable vintage trolley. Fully narrated, the trolley tour covers more than 100 points of interest.

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN. . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Tel: 239-643-7275 www.naplesgarden.org Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, worldclass garden paradise that features plants

NAPLES WATERWAY & WILDLIFE TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Tel: 239-595-0606 www.waterwuber.com Naples Waterway & Wildlife Tours offers

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personalized, private, captain-chartered tours for up to six passengers on their 2016 Bennington pontoon boat. Whether you want a half-day nature tour or a full-day trip enjoying an island beach day, you will have the experience of a lifetime. The Water Wüber is a Keewaydin Island shuttle that offers pickup and drop-off service. Also offered are wildlife tours, sunset cruises and customized tours for your group. Located at the newly renovated Naples City Dock, Slip B-4, on 880 12th Avenue South in Naples. PURE FLORIDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Tel: 239-263-4949 www.purefl.com Pure Florida specializes in water experiences that bring the beauty and wonder of Southwest Florida within reach. Their locations in Naples and Fort Myers offer sightseeing, river and sunset cruises, Jet Ski tours and rentals, boat rentals, fishing trips and charters, ecotours, jet boat rides and private and corporate cruises. SEGWAY OF NAPLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Tel: 239-260-3272 www.segwayofnaples.com The latest and great Segway i2 machines — coupled with state-of-the-art headsets — will take visitors and locals alike on a fun, insightful trip through Naples’ past and present, all on the only AAA-approved tour in Collier County. SWEET LIBERTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tel: 239-793-3525 www.sweetliberty.com Sweet Liberty offers a variety of cruises to choose from, such as shelling, sunset or sightseeing tours. Cruise the pristine local waters on one of the daily Naples cruises aboard the 44-passenger, 53-foot sailing catamaran. It’s the perfect way to spend your day.

Transportation DOLPHIN TRANSPORTATION. . . . . . . . . . 96-97 Tel: 239-530-0100 www.dolphinnaples.com Known as the top transportation company in Naples, Dolphin Transportation is the preferred choice for luxury airport transfers, group charters, limousine rentals, wedding transportation and more in Southwest Florida. A wide array of vehicles and superb service allow guests to relax while they handle transportation details.