Why this is the year to reacquaint yourself with Edgewater Beach Hotel and Naples, Florida.
Haven’t been to Naples, Florida, in a while? Here’s what you’ve been missing, from a score of new health and wellness programs at Edgewater Beach Hotel to a sleek, new, and custom-built catamaran offering daily public cruises in style through Naples Bay, Port Royal, and the Gulf of Mexico.
New at Edgewater Beach Hotel
Wellness Wednesday Happy Hours
Florida – particularly the region of Naples – has long been a natural escape for wellness, but now Edgewater makes it even easier to treat yourself to healthy activities and amenities, starting with Wellness Wednesday Happy Hour. The midweek mixer at Coast bar, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., sees guests gathering for freshly made libations and light bites. Each week features a unique activity to accompany the apps, including wine and cheese pairings; sip and paint sessions; and wellness presentations.
Health & Wellness around Every Corner
From the moment you arrive at the resort, you’ll find an oasis freshly dedicated to self-care. At the front desk, discover complimentary essential oil towelettes and meditation tips; yoga mats on loan; and even a beach yoga stretching guidebook. Borrow earbuds for the new wellness podcast series, covering the benefits of sun, sand, and sea, among other topics, or participate in a private Skype meditation session with nationally acclaimed coach Sitara Hewitt.
Be Well Program
Local experts have helped curate this new Be Well program, which also includes such regular retreats as “Shift Happens,” beach yoga and Wellness Weekends, guided by transformational coaches. Of course, it’s a transformation itself to reserve the Wellbeing Package: Nature vs. Nurture. During the three-night stay, you can choose between such nature activities as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and biking; or go the nurture route with massages, luxury beach beds, and gourmet picnic baskets.
Edgewater shakes up the dining scene – quite literally by partnering with Grey Goose for ice-cold cocktails and five inventive courses during one of the Seaside Soirées series offered in 2020. Think plants and pinot pairings; beer dinners and more intimate events celebrating the latest culinary trends. Inspired by Blue Zones – a non-scientific term given to geographic regions that are home to some of the planet’s healthiest, longest-living people – chefs are now preparing out-of-this-world plant-based items from avocado toast at breakfast and vegetable wraps at lunch to meze platters and 100-calorie salted caramel shooters at dinner. Being well has never been so swell.
New in Naples, Florida
There’s no better way to see Naples Bay than a sailboat, and now the 48-foot Miss Naples, the newest catamaran in southwest Florida, makes it even more of a breeze to sightsee the sea. Choose a two-hour cruise to spot dolphins, manatees, and turtles; hop off for some of the state’s best shelling beaches; or kick back with cold drinks and snacks during a sunset sail.
Blooms & Brews
Last year marked the debut of Blooms & Brews at the Naples Botanical Gardens, where flower power gets hoppy with local craft beverages from Islamorada Beer Company, Naples Beach Brewery, and beyond. The special evening event, from 6 to 10 p.m. on April 18, 2020, also features live music under the stars in the 170-acre garden paradise.
Seed to Table Market
If paradise were a grocery store, it might be the newly opened Seed to Table Market, a 75,000-square-foot store inspired by farmers’ markets and embellished with the latest trends. Calling all shoppers for a sushi bar, ice cream shop, kids’ play area, and a wine bar – not to mention the freshest possible produce from nearby farms.
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