A TRUE BOUTIQUE RESORT ON FLORIDA’S GULF COAST
[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]hen you’re a guest at the exclusive La Playa Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, FL, the contemporary atmosphere and fresh ocean air intermingle for the ultimate beach and golf experience. With exquisite dining, an indulgent spa, and luxurious accommodations, it’s easy to see why Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure listed it as one of their top resorts in 2008. But that’s not why we love it. It’s not the baby powder, sugar-sand beaches that are softer than you can imagine. It’s not the turquoise ocean, although it’s deliciously warm and relaxing. It’s not even the surrounding area of Naples, which is full of world class shopping, museums, and attractions.
It’s the 18-hole championship golf course, designed by esteemed course architect Bob Cupp, with its lush, perfectly manicured greens and many water features. It’s the laid-back pace of a ten-minute tee off time and knowing that the only appointment you have booked for later is watching the sun drop below the horizon.
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort offers specialized golf packages that will appeal to both novice and passionate golfers alike. Home to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, instruction includes chipping and putting green surfaces, spacious classrooms featuring state-of-the-art computer technology and swing analysis, a double-sided driving range, short-game practice facility and a separate pitching area.
You can improve your skills and your game by attending a one-on-one session or a group training session, while challenging yourself to a remarkably scenic and enjoyable course.
Feeling tight? Treat your sore muscles to a deep tissue massage at the resort’s own SpaTerre, where they’ve developed specialized techniques to ease tension, increase flexibility, and relax the exhausted athlete. Or, after a long day on the course enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Cheryl in the 15,000 square foot clubhouse.
An Eco-Friendly Bubble: From Pristine Golfing Greens to the Florida Green Turtle, LaPlaya’s committed to a better green earth!
May 1 – October 31st is turtle season in Florida. Bring the whole family along for a totally turtle-riffic time! Loggerhead turtles return to the same beach where they hatched to lay their own eggs, using the reflection of the moon on the water to guide them. The resort takes special care every year to ensure safe turtle hatchings.
As part of LaPlaya’s commitment to support the conservation of the Florida Green Turtle, the hotel offers special turtle themed packages during turtle season. LaPlaya’s amazing beachfront location allows guests to get up close to view this remarkable sight.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT AT: LAPLAYARESORT.COM
BY JASMINE BROOKS | https://19thholemag.com