Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades make up Southwest Florida's Collier County and also known as The Paradise Coast. Collier is the largest county in the state of Florida, by land area, yet more than 80% of the vast expanse of land is preserved as park and nature preserve land by federal, state, county, city and private agencies. Beautiful beach resorts, where luxurious vacation rentals like condos, homes, cabins, cottages, villas and apartments are common, surrounded by nature - it's no wonder the area is referred to as Florida's Last Paradise. It's called the Paradise Coast, and for good reason. Sun drenched days filled with golf, tennis, boating, fishing or sunning followed by a glorious sunset courtesy of the Gulf of Mexico and an evening of sumptuous dining and great nightlife. This is Naples, Florida, and the surrounding areas of Marco Island and the intriguing Everglades. Naples is a favorite of those looking for the perfect vacation in Florida. The city itself is quite cosmopolitan, with abundant choices in dining, day spas and arts events and activities.
Accommodations in beach resorts are abundant in style and number. You can rent a vacation cabin in the Everglades, a beachfront condo on Marco Island, or a luxurious oceanfront home in Naples. No matter what your plans, Naples has vacation rentals you desire. Planning a beach vacation to Naples is really quite simple. Some of the most beautiful areas to explore are the mangrove waterways that run throughout Naples. Take in the stunning mansions, or try some fishing, both are plentiful here. You can also charter a boat for some deep sea fishing. Hopefully you will have an encounter with some Grouper, Sea Trout, Cobia and Pompano if you care to drop a line. In the beach resorts is also jet skiing, kayaking and sailing to enjoy. Golfers will be spoiled with the number and quality of courses from which to choose. A golf vacation in Naples, Florida, is a treat for the novice all the way to ultra experienced golfer. Plus, there are numerous tours and other activities that accentuate the natural surroundings and will give you a great feel and better understanding of this special area in southwest Florida. Leave the vacation rentals (condos, homes, villas, apartments, cottages, cabins) and spend a whole day on the sparkling white beaches of Marco Island, then spend a day taking a tour and maybe even a water buggy ride through the Everglades. Then, spend a day golfing, playing tennis or shopping in Naples. Then do it all over again. Once you get here, you will no why so many refer to Naples as the Crown Jewel of south west Florida.