The Ritz-Carlton Naples
Naples, Florida, United States of America
At a Glance
Established hotel on the golden sands of Naples, ideal for a Florida beach break
Fantastic facilities for all the family with an impressive spa and the innovative 'Natural Wonders' kids' club
Incredible sunset views from the beach and the Gumbo Limbo bar
Attentive service and real focus on guest satisfaction
Spacious rooms which have all been recently refurbished
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Florida is a year-round destination with balmy winters, but summers can be hot and humid. The best time to visit Florida is between March and May and in December when it is warm and sunny, before the weather begins to get too hot. Hurricanes and other less serious tropical storms can strike Florida any time in the summer up to the end of November, however the risk is greatest between August and October.
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Located on powder white sands just twenty minutes north of Old Naples and an hour from the heart of the Everglades, the Ritz Carlton Naples offers an exceptional stay for a family beach vacation in this relaxed and sophisticated part of Florida.
Although a little further north than most Naples hotels, the Ritz Carlton is well worth the additional journey. Set in a quieter area, stepping through the doors is like stepping in to your vacation as the grand lobby welcomes you to this imposing yet welcoming resort. Over the summer in 2013 the resort closed for two months for an extensive refurbishment program. Reopening to high acclaim, it is now better than ever with fresh guest rooms and even more fantastic dining offerings.
Guests need never venture beyond the hotel as it offers fantastic facilities for a family vacation. Directly on the stunning long white beach with gentle water it is perfect for families to enjoy. The Gumbo Limbo beach restaurant offers beach service throughout the day or alternatively the large family pool and terraces are fantastic to retreat to also. For those who enjoy Sushi, "Dusk" is the perfect spot for wonderful gulf views, ideal at sun down.
The second pool offers a quieter feel and is excellent for length swimming with private cabanas if guests would like a little more pampering.
The Ritz Carlton Spa is opulently set with tall ceilings and frescos making it a very special place to be. Guests experiencing the spa can enjoy a private roof terrace and plunge pool as well as a small café offering healthy snacks and light fare.
Families are embraced at Ritz Carlton and there are always activities planned for the young ones. Children aged 5 – 12 years are best catered for with the Natures Wonders activity center and many other activities which range throughout the year. There is the VUE center for older children and I.C.E entertainment center for them to enjoy 3D movies in.
For sports enthusiasts you are spoiled for choice with tennis, an extensive fitness center with regular classes in a purpose built studio, jogging and biking trails and a Greg Norman designed 18 hole golf course just 3 miles away at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort. Water sports are also available from the beach.
There are a number of excellent dining choices at the resort, however, if you wish to venture out, within a 20 minute drive of the resort you will find huge choices of fine dining, especially in Old Naples and its famed Fifth Avenue. It is also worth heading to Tin City for fantastic local seafood.
Further afield, the areas surrounding the resort are well worth exploring. For culture, the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts is just 10 minutes drive away, art galleries and local theater can be found down in Old Naples.
For families, the Everglades with their exciting air boat rides are around 1 hour away. Naples also offers a zoo, dolphin tours, sunset cruises and the fantastic Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples with fantastic hands on exhibits that will entice curious kids.
The hotel has recently undergone a multi million dollar refurbishment program and all rooms have been beautifully redesigned in blues, greens and greys, making them reminiscent of a luxurious beach home.
All rooms and suites at the Ritz Carlton face toward the ocean however will have different levels of view based on location. All have balconies and many can interconnect
Facilities include mini bar, coffee maker, bathroom with shower over bath, bathrobes, WiFi (additional charge)
Children are embraced at the Ritz Carlton and there is plenty to keep them happy and engaged.
Children’s pool and family pool, table tennis and pool tables.
Natures Wonders, a special activity center where children learn about the environment around them with eco tours designed especially for them and led by certified naturalists. They gaze into 11 living aquariums and explore a laboratory filled with kid size microscopes, lab coats, petri dishes and more. Natures Wonders is offered as a half day program for children aged 5-12 years (charge applies)
Many other activities are on offer including star gazing, afternoon teddy bears picnic with giant teddy bears,
For the older children, VUE offers them their own space with computers, Xbox 360, Playstation and Wii gaming as well as a 40 inch TV with Blu ray player. Whilst I.C.E’s home theater area features a 63 inch 3D TV with Bose surround sound and theater style seating.
The selection of restaurants includes; Gumbo Limbo which is right on the beach, Grill, ideal for fine dining in the evening and Bites, a relaxed lobby restaurant serving tapas and small bites. Dusk Sushi Bar offers an extended balcony with stunning sunset views and the newly opened Terraza offers Italian inspired cuisine with a delightful open air terrace and intriguing "Mozarella bar".
Beach loungers and service, two swimming pools, pool cabanas (additional charge), the Ritz Carlton Spa with its own private terrace and pool and wellness style café, small selection of luxury boutiques and gelaterie, bar and lounge, tennis courts, jogging and biking trails, extensive gym and fitness classes including yoga and pilates, water sports from the beach (charges may apply), complimentary WiFi in the lobby.
The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort is located just 3 miles away and guests of the Ritz Carlton also have access to the facilities here including the Greg Norman designed Tiburon golf club (charges apply).
Tours into the Everglades can be arranged locally or Everglades City with its airboat rides is only 90 minutes away. Close by you will find the Naples Botanical Gardens and Naples Zoo as well as superb shopping and abundant fantastic restaurants. Sunset cruises and dolphin cruises are available from Old Naples.
Ben Peters (Staff)
The Ritz Carlton Naples has been open for 31 years and it is really apparent that service and guest experience is their number one priority. They are also extremely proud of their 51,000 sq feet spa which provides over 300 treatments a day and the Natural Wonders kids club is one of the best I have seen. The Grill offers amazing fine dining experiences and Dusk Bar is classy inside with an excellent sushi restaurant attached and fire pits outside for when it gets dark. The main highlight in Naples has to be the incredible sunsets over the white beaches and no better place to view this than on the beachfront at Gumbo Limbo Bar.
Location & directions
Naples, Florida, United States of America
Ritz Carlton Naples is located on the beach just twenty minutes north of Old Naples and an hour from the heart of the Everglades on Florida's Gulf Coast.