Naples, Fla. (Vocus) February 10, 2009
A romantic escape to Paradise doesn't have to cost a lot. Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, also known as Florida's Paradise Coast, offers sweet hotel deals to ensure a value-packed vacation that is full of activities to keep the love long-lasting.
Thanks to Paradise Priced Perfectly, a new promotion filled with winter warm up offers, sweethearts can enjoy the beauty and warmth of beaches on The Paradise Coast at the lowest prices ever during peak season - the sort of value offerings for which consumers are now searching. Hotels and resorts throughout the area have joined in the effort with incredible offers, including lower-than-usual peak season rates, resort credits, additional hotel nights free, golf, spa and more. Paradise Priced Perfectly will run through April 15. For details and to view all current offers, visit http://www.MyParadiseSavings.com.
Imagine strolling hand-in-hand along miles of sugar-sand beaches and then embarking on a sunset cruise aboard a luxury yacht to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico. Lovers can explore daring adventure together during a guided kayak eco-tour or simply whisk away to a relaxing couple's massage - the options are virtually endless in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.
Below is a suggested itinerary to consider for your trip whether you're sharing a special anniversary or just enjoying some time together. There are countless ways to relax and create lasting memories, surrounded by the natural beauty of this tropical paradise.
Stroll on Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South in downtown Naples - two beautiful and pedestrian friendly shopping and dining districts. Browse art galleries, fashion boutiques, gift shops, interior design stores and more. Choose either sidewalk seating or indoor dining at any of the many great restaurants and bars located downtown.
Next, tour downtown Naples on a Segway - a unique way to view the city together. Get your hearts pumping as you learn how to navigate the vehicle, while finding your bearings in the downtown Naples area.
Enjoy delectable fare at one of the many romantic fine-dining options. In Naples, delight in the Turtle Club at Vanderbilt Beach Resort, H.B.'s at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club or Baleen at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. On Marco Island, indulge at Sale e Pepe at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort, the Paradise Café at Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort or Quinn's on the Beach at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. Inland, Naples Tomato features the Enomatic automatic self-serve wine system, perfect for a fun evening of wine tasting and excellent Italian cuisine.
End the day with a sunset cruise. Hire a private captain or hop on one of the area's sailing vessels or the Naples Princess or Marco Princess yachts to watch the sun set on the Gulf of Mexico.
Wake up with the sun and enjoy an exciting fishing excursion. Hire a backcountry fishing guide to chart your way into the Ten Thousand Islands. Not only will you discover great angling adventure, you're likely to see all kinds of beautiful bird life along with sea creatures including bottlenose dolphin, manatee, sea turtles and more.
Next, walk along the 2.25 miles nature boardwalk at the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and explore the beautiful old growth cypress forest, a magnet for birds and wildlife. There are several secluded spots leading off the boardwalk with benches where couples can sit quietly surrounded by nature.
Embark on a shelling cruise. Board a boat to one of the nearby deserted island beaches to look for fantastic shells and enjoy a few hours of quiet beach time, no crowds.
Finally, relax on a couples' champagne sunset flight with Naples Air. Look down to spot dolphins gliding on the waves of the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy a toast with your loved one.
Start your morning off with a guided kayak eco tour with Everglades Area Tours. A motorboat will transport small groups of passengers and kayaks to the beautiful secluded areas of the Everglades, where you begin your paddling adventure to explore the wilderness areas.
Enroll in a wine-making class at the new Big Cypress Market Place, and share in the fruits of your labor with your own custom label wine.
Unwind together with a couple's spa treatment. Release your inner tensions with a hot stone or Thai Yoga massage at Verde Spa, using 100 percent organic products, located at the Bellasera Hotel. Spas at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, the Inn on Fifth and others have special couple's treatment rooms.
For more information on visiting the Paradise Coast - Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, visit http://www.paradisecoast.com. Call 1-800-688-3600 or 1-239-225-1013 from outside the United States to request a free visitors guide.
JoNell Modys, CVB, jonellmodys (at) colliergov (dot) net, 239-252-2425
Maria Sabale, BCF, msabale (at) boomyourbrand (dot) com, 757-497-4811