LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
By Ronda M. Parag
Located directly on the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples offers the dream escape for an easy, relaxing getaway. As part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts, LaPlaya offers exceptional service from the moment of arrival.
There are several room types offered in three buildings — the Bay Tower, Beach House and Gulf Tower. For a spectacular view, consider the Beachfront Premium on floors 9 to 15 of the Gulf Tower, offering unobstructed views of the Gulf. Another great option is the ground floor of the Beach House offering an oversized room with a private terrace, just steps from the water. The décor of the rooms is Florida-inspired with fresh greens, whites and golden hued interiors. The pillow-top mattresses and goose-down pillows offer extra comfort.
Relax on the beach under the shade of an umbrella and enjoy a signature cocktail, or enjoy lunch served by one of LaPlaya’s Beach Butlers, or chill at any of the four sparkling pools. Consider renting a Cabana for the ultimate pool spot. A cabana features cushioned lounge seating, shaded teak dining table and chairs, complimentary Wi-Fi and of course, plenty of shade.
The sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico offer stunning views of the nightly sunset. Enjoy dinner and cocktails at the main restaurant Baleen, also open for breakfast and lunch. The terrace tables overlook the beautiful beach. The menu offers twists on traditional favorites including a crab and avocado eggs Benedict and frittata with lobster, asparagus and brie for breakfast. The dinner menu offers plenty of fresh raw bar items from oysters, shrimp, crab and ceviche to start.
There is a great selection of Land and Sea entrees that will satisfy the most discerning diner. Don’t miss the Lobster Mac & Cheese as a side. The bar creates crafted cocktails to quench any thirst. After the sun sets, take your cocktail and relax around the fire pit. There is always time for a rejuvenating mind, body or soul treatment inside SpaTerre. The charming spa offers a 1920s era brick entry tile along with Asian-inspired furniture, chandeliers with hanging beads and whitewashed panels. The spa menu contains a combination of Thai and Indonesian inspired massages, wraps and baths.
If golf is your game, be sure to reserve a tee-time to play the impressive 18-hole, Robert Cupp designed course. The resort also hosts the Leadbetter Golf Academy which includes a double-sided driving range, short-game practice facility including separate pitching area, as well as chipping and putting surfaces. To improve your game, consider a private or group teaching program. M
For reservations or more information, visit www.laplayaresort.com or call 1.800.237.6883. Special package rates may include special spa or golf experiences.
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July 31, 2017