Coconut Point is a picturesque outdoor shopping complex that is located between Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. It has 140 upscale stores as well as many unique boutiques, restaurants, theaters and more attractions that make it one of the top vacation destinations in southwest Florida. Coconut Point is centrally located to many of the attractions, so it is a great place to stay.
There are many good hotels near Naples, FL and the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is one of the best. This resort hotel is a great attraction in its own right. It has a waterpark with multiple waterslides, a lazy river, and dolphin-watching from its own private island. Click here to visit their website. If you book your stay before August 27th, you will get 20% off thanks to their new summer promotion, The Big Break.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is another hot destination. Spanning 125 acres, this hotel has its own championship golf course, as the name implies, and an award-winning spa, and beachfront fine dining.
Florida is Famous for Its Beaches
Speaking of beaches, Bonita Springs is just south of Coconut Point and has some of the best beaches in the area. With powdery sand and crystal-clear water, you can have a great beach vacation when you visit Bonita Springs. If you are looking for solitude, Lovers Key State Park is the answer. You will find seclusion while you stroll along the beach, collect shells and view the wildlife.
For the adventurous, there is jet skiing and parasailing. You can even take a dolphin-viewing tour on jet skis. Deep-sea fishing is a favorite activity and you can rent a boat or take a guided charter trip. If you can’t imagine a vacation without golf, you are in luck. There are many championship golf courses in the Naples area.
Great Activities on Land
On the days you want a break from the myriad water sports and beach activities, you can enjoy all the first-class resort amenities that your hotel offers. If you’re sick of the hotel, though, or staying at a more modestly-appointed place, there’s plenty to do in the area.
Bonita Springs is home to one of the top wildlife conservation institutions, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. You can visit the area and see how the wild flora and fauna are protected and thriving. Rending a kayak and visiting mangrove forests, seeing a wildlife hospital, taking cruises to the Everglades and much more are part of the program.
If you never leave your dog behind, you will love Dog Beach Park in Bonita Springs. It is one of the few places you and your dog can run free on the beach; get wet and have a great time!
History aficionados may head a few miles north and visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. In Fort Meyers, it has a historical museum and a botanical garden that was recognized as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The 20 acres of historical buildings and gardens are part of the most visited historic home in the country.
When you are ready for a day trip, you have a lot of destinations from which to choose. Take a tour of the Everglades or dolphin and manatee viewing tours or visit the Naples Zoo. There are wildlife presentations all day and a cruise past islands of monkeys. The Florida Panther Refuge is a small wildlife sanctuary for some of the last remaining panthers in the area. There are guided hikes through the area where you can experience first-hand the ancient Florida wilds.
Events in the Area
Throughout the year there are many special festivals and events, including art shows, fashion shows, mud buggy races, antique car shows, music concerts, and Native American and Pioneer Heritage Days.