Visitors to Naples and Florida’s Paradise Coast will find an array of ways to nourish mind, body, and soul.
Florida’s Paradise Coast comes by this well-deserved moniker naturally. From the beautiful white sand beaches to the pristine mangrove estuaries, it’s the ideal place to perfect the art of relaxation and self-care – or partake in a more active form of decompression, if that’s more your speed.
Guests of the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples don’t need to look far to find the wonders of wellness. Whether you’re looking to commune with nature for a couple of hours or indulge in a weekend of well-being, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at both the resort and beyond.
Wellness at Edgewater Beach Hotel
The signature offering from Edgewater’s Be Well program, the three-night Nature vs. Nurture package is a great way to jumpstart your wellness journey. Nature activities include the use of kayaks and paddleboards, bicycles, and daily private beach yoga sessions, while nurture activities range from massage to a full day enjoying a luxury beach bed (including a gourmet brunch picnic basket!).
Coast to Coast
Edgewater Beach Resort offers a Wellness Wednesday Happy Hour with healthy nibbles (think mini avocado hummus quesadillas) and refreshing tropical cocktails, such as the Spicy Avo-Keto Margarita. Special events, guest speakers, and wellness experts are on-hand various Wednesdays of each month, offering up inspiration and encouragement as well as insight into unique wellness activities.
Promoted by medical and wellness experts for its immune-boosting properties, vitamin D – often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” – is equally important for bone health. Sure, a glass of fortified orange juice or a supplement can elevate your vitamin D levels into the health zone, but why not go straight to the source? At Edgewater Beach Resort, you have your choice of soaking up that sun in two perfect places: the duo of pools (one is larger, and the other is a two-lane lap pool, both are heated), located at the center of the resort, or on the neighboring private stretch of professionally managed white-sand beach. Even just a few minutes of sunshine each day will boost your vitamin D levels – and your mood – but be sure to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays by sunblock with an SPF of at least 15, particularly during the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun is most intense. Luckily, you’ll find umbrellas and cabanas at both the beach and pools.
Food for Mind, Body, and Soul
Whether your idea of self-care includes hearty house-made pasta, dark chocolate, and a glass of vintage cabernet or a Mediterranean power bowl, fresh tropical fruit, and a cucumber-mint vodka martini, Coast is your destination for a memorable dining experience inspired by coastal cuisines from around the globe. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily in both the contemporary dining room and on the outdoor terrace, which features breathtaking views of the pools and Gulf of Mexico. But when it comes to healthy eating, what really sets this restaurant apart is its specialty menu of Blue Zone options, as part of a community-wide wellbeing improvement initiative that makes healthy eating easy and delicious. One of their most popular dishes: the Mediterranean Power Bowl, featuring quinoa, kalamata olives, cucumber, chickpeas, red onion, heirloom tomatoes, goat feta cheese, and greek vinaigrette. In fact, the chef has even produced a recipe card for diners who want to make the healthy and delicious item at home.
Wellness in The Surrounding Area of Naples
Walk the Naples Botanical Garden
All that scented air has to be good for you, right? Add in the opportunity to walk or bike the well-maintained trails that extend for miles through vivid gardens, past storks and other fauna, and around two pristine lakes, and you’ve got one of the most scenic walks in the Naples area.
A handful of meditation centers and wellness coaches make their home in Naples – like Open Mind Zen Naples, Mindful Mindz, The Naples Sangha, and more – allowing for drop-in sessions, one-on-one mindfulness trainings, as well as virtual sessions, so you can keep the meditation going long after your vacation.
Healthy & Delicious Dining
Coast isn’t the only restaurant offering up health-focused meals. There’s also Food & Thought, delivering low-carb, freshly sourced ingredients all served on a casual, open-air patio; The Café with an extensive raw juice menu; and Vegan Kitchen that fuses 100% vegan ingredients with delicious Asian cuisine that will turn even the most avid meat eater.
Experience inner peace and restorative wellness at Cloud9 Float & Spa, just a five-minute drive from the resort, where a deep state of relaxation is achieved by way of a 60-, 90-, or 120-minute session in their Epsom Salt Samadhi Flotation Tank. The tank removes visual and auditory stimuli to suppress the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the fight-or-flight response. With benefits ranging from muscle relaxation and better sleep to decreased pain, stress, and anxiety, floating has been shown to bring about a heightened sense of awareness, insight, or creativity.
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