Perched on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida is Naples-famous for its white sandy beaches and warm weather, high-end shopping, and world-class resorts and restaurants. But it's also an affordable family destination that appeals to nature lovers and beach aficionados. Along Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South you'll find numerous art galleries, boutiques and home decor shops just minutes away from white sandy beaches and the most spectacular sunsets. Key areas are Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City, Immokalee and Ave Maria, with each offering one-of-a-kind vacation experiences.
Elite Airways flies to and from the Naples Municipal Airport (APF), located within minutes of beach resorts and the downtown shopping district. This small, private airport offers the full service of a commercial airport for seasonal travelers and vacationers, with the convenience of flying into a small private airport in the heart of Naples. The area's balmy winters combined with endless beaches and spectacular sunsets make Naples perfect for year-round fun, winter getaways and family vacations.
Elite Airways offers non-stop flights between Naples and Newark on Saturdays; direct flights from Naples to Newark (with a short stop in Vero Beach) on Thursdays and Sundays; and direct flights from Naples to Portland, Maine (with a short stop in Orlando Melbourne) on Fridays and Mondays, starting February 27, 2016. Click here to check flight availability.
Naples Municipal Airport is located at 500 Terminal Drive in Naples, Florida. The ticket counter is located in the main terminal. APF offers free parking for Elite Airways passengers, along with car rental facilities on property. Arriving passengers may collect their baggage at the main terminal, unless directed otherwise. Click here for airport website.
Home to some of the Gulf Coast's most pristine beaches and waterways, Naples is a nature-lover's paradise nestled among boutiques, restaurants and five-star resorts. There are also theaters, museums, art galleries and pristine state parks, most of which offer access to a vast network of beaches, islands and waterways. Click here for more information.
Of all the natural attractions that Naples Florida offers to residents and visitors alike, the white sandy shell-lined beaches are by far the most popular. Naples offers some of the most fantastic beaches in the world. The sunsets are magical, and no two are ever alike. Vanderbilt Beach, Naples Municipal Beach (Naples Pier), and Lowdermilk Beach Park are more densely populated. While other beaches, such as Delnor Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area, and Clams Pass Beach Park are more secluded.
Whether you go to the beach to relax and read a great book, participate in a game of volleyball or throw a Frisbee, people watch, sun bathe or play in the waves, Naples Florida Beaches will satisfy your desire for fun under the sun.
With 90 golf courses in the Greater Naples metro area, the region is #1 in the National Golf Foundation's rankings of Golf Holes Per Capita. Florida's Paradise Coast was selected by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) at the 2014 Golf Destination of the Year-North America. After being named a finalist by editors at USA TODAY for the 10Best Golf Destinations in the world, online voting by readers placed Naples at #5 on that prestigious top ten list.
Naples, self-proclaimed as the "Golf Capital of the World", boasts more golf holes per capita than anywhere in the country. Many of the 70-plus golf courses in Collier County are private, but there are still some excellent public offerings.
The temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide a good year-round environment for a large number of catchable fish species. Whether your preference is fishing offshore over the wrecks or stalking lunkers in the backwaters, there's plenty of room for fishing in solitude. Naples has many experienced guides - or, if you want to explore on your own, there are plenty of marinas and tackle shops for boat rentals, tackle and advice.
There are also places to can fish without a boat, along the rivers, canals and the Naples Pier, or fish along the Gulf of Mexico at dawn and at dusk. Whether your preferred technique is fly, spin, plug or bait, you will enjoy fine fishing in a spectacular environment.