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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Naples

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, located on the beautiful Naples beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico, has just completed an extensive eight million dollar renovation. Kudos to the interior design team of waldrop+nichols studio. The re-imagined La Playa lobby, guest rooms, and in-house restaurant Baleen, have a fresh, contemporary beach vibe.

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Lobby photo credit: John Cameron
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Lobby photo credit: John Cameron

Guests have great views of the sugar-white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico from their private balcony in each guest room. New features include four-poster beds with beach themed luxury textiles and large backlit vanity mirrors in the guest bathrooms. While you luxuriate in your jetted circular bathtub, open the shuttered window for a view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Interior Baleen photo credit: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
Interior Baleen photo credit: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

Popular with both guests and locals, in-house signature restaurant Baleen has a creative chef-driven menu using locally sourced ingredients. Enjoyed a perfectly cooked pan seared salmon with succotash and puffed rice and the delicious braised short rib. On warm Florida evenings, dine alfresco with your toes in the sand and watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Wine Spectator awarded Baleen the 2017 Award of Excellence.

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort pools photo credit: John Cameron
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort pools photo credit: John Cameron

Try beach-combing along miles of beautiful white powder sand, just steps away from the hotel and after enjoy a craft cocktail from the full service Tiki Bar next to one of LaPlaya’s three outdoor pools with cabanas.

Hole 12 LaPlaya Golf Course photo credit: John Cameron
Hole 12 LaPlaya Golf Course photo credit: John Cameron

LaPlaya guests who want to play a round of golf have access to the private LaPlaya Golf Club, a Bob Cupp designed 6,900, par 72 18-hole championship course, just 10 minutes away.  Before starting his own company Cupp worked for Jack Nicklaus Design and it shows. The first hole at LaPlaya features a sweeping right to left dogleg with a water hazard on the left, one of Jack Nicklaus’  signature holes.  All 18 greens were completely replaced in 2015 with Tif-Eagle and roll smooth and true.

In 2017, Condé Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards named LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort #16 Top Resort in Florida. (highest-ranked resort in Naples)