This secluded luxury resort, with its marble-and-mahogany lobby and championship golf course, makes a lovely sanctuary for families who want a refined atmosphere, plus fun features like a 140-foot waterslide, a rock climbing wall, and a s'mores fire pit. You have a choice of several pools—the lagoon, lap, and waterfall on the property. For something more natural, catch a ferry to the hotel's private island beach that's great for shelling, or rent a kayak and paddle around
Estero Bay. Handsomely appointed rooms, recently renovated, overlook the water or the golf course. The spa is known for a rare water-shiatsu pool; also unique is the interpretive center, an area that has displays showcasing natural and prehistoric history. The hotel is equidistant to both downtown Naples and Fort Myers (read: a slight hike), but for what you pay, the amenities can't be beat.