A Late Summer Tribute to Taste

56a93d78c47e4Summer leisure enthusiasts rejoice: watch the culinary favorites of our Naples resort square off in the most savory competition of the summer, and relax in late-summer style with entertainment, mixology and more. Visit us at the end of August for a last-minute escape, and head to the first-ever Grill and Chill Weekend, bringing three days of food, drink and fashion to the sands of Naples.

The spirit of competition kicks off the weekend with the Blender Bender on Friday the 26th. Expert mixologists ply their craft for the best cocktail of the night, against the backdrop of the Mangrove Pool and a DJ soundtrack. You can cut loose with lawn games and sample some sweet swimwear, thanks to a pop-up cabana by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Both Saks and NARS are at the helm of the next event of the weekend, Beauty, Bubbles and Brunch on Saturday the 27th. Start a lazy day with brunch topped off with prosecco or a Bloody Mary, and feast your eyes on the latest collections from Saks, beauty touch ups from Nars, and even a pick-me-up massage from The Spa, by Naples’ own spa therapists.

The Grande Grill Off, a barbecue event featuring beer, wine and sunshine, is held from 11 AM to 2 PM on the Sunset Veranda. Showcasing Naples restaurants, local live music, and an extensive selection of beer and wine, our special Bloody Mary Bar will be open for the occasion as well, plying guests with the classic boozy brunch cocktail for the entire event.

Making it all happen is easy. Our most recent package includes a spacious guestroom as well as tickets to Friday’s Blender Bender, Saturday’s Brunch & Sunday’s Grill Off. Be sure to buy your event tickets ahead of time, and combine it with our special Naples resort deal to enhance the enjoyment!

See Sea Turtles Sustainably at Naples Grande

56e9bd2498aacNatural preservation is a key part of life in Naples, whether it’s for native species on land or in the sea. Calling the white sand shores near Naples Grande their home, sea turtles are some of the most beautiful and noteworthy wildlife to be found near our coastal Florida retreat. They’re just as imperiled as they are magnificent, though – and we’re proud to be part of an ongoing effort to keep them safe as they migrate, reproduce and thrive. A special treat at Naples Grande is having the chance to see these little creatures up close and personal! With some preparation, you too can be part of the solution. Know before you go turtle watching at our Naples beachfront resort, and learn about how to observe sea turtles while helping to make their journey a safe one.

The formidable loggerheads are the most prominent species of turtle found in our waters, with the beginning of nesting season beginning in May and continuing through August. Throughout this time, there are a number of things we put into practice that are helpful for all our Florida beach resort guests to keep in mind.

  • Too much night activity on the beach season may discourage females from approaching the beach.
  • Completely avoid the use of flashlights, flash photography or fishing lamps on the beach at night, since lights confuse nesting females and hatchlings and may cause them to become disoriented.
  • Never approach or touch nesting females or hatchlings! Female turtles are easily frightened, and may be deterred from nesting or returning to the water. If you see sea turtle activity, simply remain quiet and keep your distance.
  • Pack in, pack out. If you bring anything to the water – whether it’s lounge chairs, food and drink, or coolers, be sure to return with whatever you brought. Litter can be fatal to turtles, as well as many other types of marine life.

With these crucial tips in mind, you can look forward to experiencing one of the most magical parts of Naples, Florida’s rich natural environment. Best of luck in catching a glimpse of Naples sea turtle season during your stay!

Say Goodbye To Summer With One More Getaway

577163b15b4bcYou don’t have to let the summer just slip away. It may nearly be time for back-to-school-gear, but a last hurrah can still happen, thanks to some of our most recently-unveiled specials. Make this the best last minute summer getaway before school begins! Have one last summer spectacular at Naples Grande with the help of our Florida Residents’ Rate or Glamily Package, and enjoy the glory.

Ask for any activity, and you’re likely to find it here. A full array of summer pastimes can be found all around our Naples family resort, from the aquatic to the athletic to the purely pleasurable. Dip into one of our three pools, wander along the miles of white-sand beach, indulge in coastal cuisine, or get your competitive spirit going with a game of tennis or golf. There’s abundant family-oriented fun to supplement the more formal options, as well – kids can unwind to their hearts’ content with activities like the Little Chefs Pizza Class, tie-dying t-shirts, bracelet making, and candy bar bingo. All this and more can be part of the plan when you book the Grande Glamily Package, offering opulent perks like a spot in a Tower suite with connecting room, a daily balcony butler available for morning breakfast service on your private balconies with freshly made smoothies, and a beachside King bed cabana including lunch from Rhode’s End.

The rewards are truly something special for Floridians venturing to our Naples beachfront resort and spa for a last-chance getaway. The Florida Residents’ Rate opens up a world of possibilities, even if you’re keeping it close to home. Drive in at your leisure, and enjoy 10% off our Best Available Rate, 50% off valet parking, and a $25 nightly resort credit to enjoy dining, spa, golf, tennis, beach activities and other Naples, FL resort offerings.

The time to get away is still within reach, especially if you’re looking for an easy home state escape or a true Florida family resort adventure. Book with Naples Grande today, and make one last summer memory a sure thing.

The 19th Hole at Naples Grande

5526859b79779At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, golfers will make their first showing at the games in over a hundred years. However, we don’t recommend waiting a full century (or even a full season) before visiting the newly-opened club house at Naples Grande’s private golf course. Simply stay at Naples Grande and you will receive all membership privileges.

From the moment of arrival, you’ll be treated to outstanding amenities and thoughtful service at our welcoming club house. The on-site pro shop is equipped with an extensive selection of rental equipment, premium athletic wear, and accessories to ensure an optimal experience on the fairway. Meanwhile, our club house restaurant features both an indoor dining room and an open-air patio with sweeping views of the course and surrounding landscape. Wildlife have even been spotted! The restaurant is the perfect setting for enjoying a leisurely lunch with family or a few refreshing post-game drinks with friends.

The course itself is a spectacular site to behold. Designed by the incomparable Rees Jones, this par 72 professional course includes varied elevations, unique water features, and hole-by-hole challenges, making it ideal for all skill levels. And if you’re feeling less than confident with your swing, you can sign up for comprehensive lessons at the Durland Golf School at Naples Grande; hour-long sessions and package deals are available.

Florida golfers can really take advantage of their close proximity to this impeccable course and make it into a full-blown golf getaway with our Florida resident rate. Spend a long weekend enjoying not only the course but our comfortable accommodations, refreshing spa treatments, and delicious on-site dining.

Your Beach Day, Made Better

1Everyone loves a good beach day. From the warm sunshine to the crashing waves to the salty ocean air, a seaside excursion is a treat for all the senses. If you’re looking to take your favorite summer experience to the next level of luxury, visit the private beach at Naples Grande in South Florida.

Take a ride on our open-air tram and enjoy an afternoon on three miles of secluded sugar-sand beach. This unique vessel passes over 200 acres of protected Mangrove Estuary before arriving at our serene oasis along the Gulf of Mexico, an immaculate stretch of coastline known for its clean and clear waters. The combination of soft sands and cool breezes create an ethereal atmosphere unlike any other.

Beyond ease of transportation and maximum privacy, our 5-star treatment is what really sets this beach apart. Take advantage of the award-winning services provided by the Boucher Brothers hospitality team, including al fresco lunch and drinks from our oceanfront Rhodes End restaurant. After your meal, relax on a chaise lounge or oversized day bed, found under the shade of our cabanas.

Guests seeking a little adventure while visiting our Florida beach can participate in a variety of water sports arranged by our concierge team, including jet skiing, deep-sea fishing, and other activities. You can also make your way back to the resort and enjoy our three on-site swimming pools. Ride the waterslide at the family-friendly Mangrove Pool, relax in the hot tub at the adult-only Palm Terrace Pool, or swim a few laps at the Hibiscus Hideaway.

At the end of the day, there’s really nothing better than unwinding in one of our spacious accommodations. Each room and suite features access to a balcony where you can watch a breathtaking sunset over the Gulf Coast. And once you’ve entered total relaxation mode, there’s no need to leave your room—simply order dinner from our extensive in-room dining menu.

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a good beach day. At Naples Grande, you can make it a great beach day (or week).