Here’s a good way to get spring started in style along Florida’s west coast. The LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples is offering a “Spring Slip Away’’ package through April 30 starting at $699 per night including complimentary valet parking and resort fee, as well as a $50 resort credit per night. It’s a great headquarters to explore the shops and restaurants of Old Naples before many of them close for the season.
Unlike most other resorts in the Naples area, LaPlaya (www.laplayaresort.com) has direct access to the beach, meaning you don’t have to traverse over long boardwalks to get to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort’s Balinese-style spa is a terrific way to relax and its Baleen restaurant has great seafood in addition to stunning sunsets. The resorts, which on 6.5 acres near Vanderbilt Bay, also features rock waterfall pools, a tiki bar, beach butlers and a Key West-style lobby.
The nearby LaPlaya Golf Club, designed by Bob Cupp, is one of Southwest Florida’s better layouts. The private club also is home to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy.