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Places To Visit: A Visit to Naples

Words fail me as I try to tell you how absolutely wonderful this trip was. The service, the staff, the experience. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. I got the chance to meet with the general manager of Baleen (who was so sweet and cute, she even brought me a key lime margarita as I had the chance to experience SpaTerre and get an amazing Key Lime Mani & Pedi (pure heaven). The staff were all so amazingly wonderful and told me a little about the resort and I have to reiterate that they were just so so friendly which is a huge deal.

We had a lot of amazing experiences while visiting LaPlaya. We got to have dinner while watching the dolphins in the background and witnessing a wedding happening as we chowed down on some delicious appetizers (please please try the truffle fries at Baleen!)


Very unique and unlike any other restaurants in Naples Florida, BALEEN is pleasing to the palate and eye alike. A true Florida fine dining experience. Toes-in-the-sand Naples dining takes place as LaPlaya’s BALEEN spills out through grand doors to a terrace with tables overlooking the sweeping beach and ends with a few more tables for cocktails where diners are happy to go barefoot.

The best thing was that it was so kid friendly! We got in late Friday and my daughter was starving so we walked down to Baleen, sat outside and she had the biggest bowl of Mac n cheese she’s ever seen. She said “mom, they cook so good” and for dinner last night, she asked for a pb&j and they even cut off the crust. Bonus points.

My time at the spa was fabulous and Lorena was wonderful and she treated me like a princess and I even got to recommend some of my favorite makeup to her! What woman wouldn’t love that?

Rejuvenating mind, body and soul, the 4,500 square-foot SpaTerre – a true beachfront, boutique spa resort on the gulf coast – guides spa goers on a sensory-stimulating journey. Decorated with charming d cor, this elegant Naples day spa rests within a full spa resort atmosphere. Transcending from the “real world” into a thoughtful sanctuary, spa vacation visitors begin an intimate spa massage experience tailored to the individual the moment they step in SpaTerre. Guests slip into a state of relaxation within the comfort of personal rooms with private balconies and in-room showers.

SpaTerre offers many day spa packages and overnight spa vacation packages to choose from.


In the evening, we got to enjoy the live music down by the pool and bar area. My daughter really got into the music as witnessed below:

One of the days we were there, we decided to head over to the Naples Zoo! It seems like this has become a tradition. We always end up at a zoo wherever we are vacationing! However, I have to say that this zoo was very clean, relaxing and we loved loved the boat ride to see the monkeys! It was pretty dang cool. I definitely recommend stopping by the Naples Zoo if you are in the area!

I am still in awe over the experience and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my experience. The best part about it, it was my birthday!!! I will absolutely remember it always. Thank you to LaPlaya & Naples Zoo for making my birthday so memorable.

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  • Anand Sharma

    A user driven blog on┬áNaples…fabulous, i like blogs where people share their experiences that helps in getting reality check for the new visitor to the town. Great!

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