New Year Retreat
If there was ever a year that needed to be ushered in with a cleansing ritual, 2021 would be it—so as soon as you’re ready to indulge in a calming and restorative wellness retreat, Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida, awaits with spacious suites and beachfront serenity. They put wellness at nearly every touchpoint, from meditation tips and essential oil towelettes at check-in to beachfront yoga classes, in-room massages, and weekly wellness happy hours. Each of the resort’s 125 accommodations are washed in soothing tans and blues and have their own living room, kitchen, and private balcony or patio; the Serenity Suite gets all that and more, including wellness services like your very own NutriBullet Pro blender, aromatherapy, and a personal wellness coach.
The best part might be the setting—the Gulf’s white-sand shoreline is steps away, meaning you can get right into nature, either by drifting away in a kayak or luxuriating on a waterfront day bed. Two heated pools, one for laps and one for lounging, look out over the beach, as does a pool bar and patio outfitted with a firepit. At Coast, the hotel’s dining room, settle in for a meal of Gulf-inspired fare, such as crab cakes with spicy mango chutney or flash-fried coconut shrimp; the chefs also play with plant-based dishes during every service.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Right down the beach from the heart of downtown Naples, you’re just a hotel-provided cart ride away from spots like the open-air shops at Tin City, the 75,000-square-foot Seed to Table food market, and several waterfront dining options.
THE VIBE: Serenity at the seashore thanks to the calming coastline and constant flow of ways to work wellness into your stay.
THE DIGS: No matter which room you choose, the view will be your focal point—throughout the resort, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors frame the coastline and bring the natural world in. Hardwood floors are covered with sea blue area rugs while accents like rattan chairs and blue-glass backsplashes mimic the scenery outside. At the end of the day, settle under crisp, white linens and fluffy comforters for a long, restful sleep.
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- by Erin Byers Murray
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