NAPLES, FL (November 2012) – If you have children and have not yet made plans for the week of December 24-31, 2012, you may wish to consider visiting The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida, as the 125-acre beachfront resort has an impressive array of special, family-oriented activities planned for that week. Recreational options for guests ages 5-12 (and for younger children with parental supervision) will include:

• Wednesday, December 26th – “Sports Day” -- Sports and Games on the resort’s picturesque Watkins Lawn; Making Tie-Dye T-Shirts; Kickball Mania
• Thursday, December 27th – “Hawaiian Day” -- a Luau on the Watkins Lawn; Hawaiian Warrior Tattoos; Hula Hoop Contest; Musical Beach Towels; Paint Your Own Coconut; Limbo Competition
• Friday, December 28th – “Magic Day” – Sports and Games on the Watkins Lawn; a Magic Show with Joey; a Magic Class with Joey
• Saturday, December 29th – “Carnival Day” – Water Slides and Lawn Games; a Cookout; Face Painting; Balloon Animals
• Sunday, December 30th – “Jungle Day” – Super Sloppy Science; Safari Hat Decorating; a Scavenger Hunt; a Reptile Show
• Monday, December 31st – “Prince and Princess Day” – Manicures and Pedicures for the Girls; Crown Making; Making Noise Makers and Swords; a Royalty Parade around the Resort; and a Glow Jam New Year’s Eve Party with music, dancing and fun on the Watkins Lawn.

“The week of December 24-31 is a wonderful time to visit The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club,” said General Manager Jason Parsons. “While the resort always features our complimentary Beach Kids Club child activity program for our guests ages 5-12, we conduct these special activities that week to provide an extra-special experience for all of the families who visit our resort at that time of year.”

For more information or for reservations, call the resort at (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or visit

Offering something to appeal to everyone in the family, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is Southwest Florida’s only resort directly on the beach with an on-site championship golf course, a world-class spa, and an award-winning tennis center. Making it even more appealing, the resort completed an impressive multi-phase $22 million renovation in 2011, which included a complete renovation of guest rooms and suites, a refurbished golf course, a renovated and expanded Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, and a new $5 million beachfront pool complex (with two pools).

Owned and operated by the Watkins family for more than 65 years, the resort features: 1,000 feet of pristine white-sand beach; an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course; a world-class Spa; a fitness center (with complimentary admission for guests); the Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center with six Har-Tru courts; an Orchid House, home to over 3,000 tropical plants; 34,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space; and many beautiful outdoor venues.

The resort’s beachfront pool complex features: two pools, two whirlpools, the open-air Poolside bar and grille, restrooms, and locker facilities, as well as a pool/recreational shop. Picturesque tall palms encircle the complex, which is further complemented by direct beach access.

Newly remodeled accommodations feature cool tropical color linens, fabrics and carpeting; flat-panel televisions; patio or balcony (with a view of the Gulf, golf course or the lush resort interior); coffee maker; and refrigerator.

The resort also features multiple restaurants and lounges, including: the signature beachfront HB's on the Gulf; Broadwell’s, providing beautiful panoramic views of the golf course, and offering a superb a la carte breakfast menu and continental buffet daily; and the Seminole Store, which serves deli sandwiches, ice cream, gourmet coffees and a variety of freshly baked pizza, pastries and desserts in a café atmosphere. The resort’s newly renovated Sunset Beach Bar & Grill is consistently named “Best Place To View A Southwest Florida Sunset,” and was named “Naples’ Best Beach Bar” by Travel Channel.

In addition to its location just blocks from Naples’ renowned shopping districts of fashionable 5th Avenue South and historic 3rd Street South, the resort is within minutes of shopping at Venetian Village, Waterside Shops, Bayfront and Tin City.

Guests can experience the area by taking tours of the Everglades, Caribbean Gardens, Corkscrew Swamp, The Botanical Gardens, or the Conservancy Nature Center. Boat and fishing trips also can be arranged at the hotel. Other leisure time activities can include Naples’ outstanding museums, theatres, and art galleries.

Providing a comfortable, friendly atmosphere with impeccable service and first-class amenities, the resort is an exceptional tropical getaway. Resort guests benefit from no resort fees, and complimentary self and valet parking. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples, Florida. Contact the resort at (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or visit

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