Spotlight: Pelican Bay, Naples

One of Southwest Florida’s most renowned residential communities, Pelican Bay, represents the ultimate Naples lifestyle with pristine beaches, lakes, parks, golf courses, shopping, dining, and nature preserves all within its borders. Every amenity one could dream of is provided at this grand Naples community.

A world unto itself, Pelican Bay is ideally positioned along a nearly three-mile stretch of magnificent shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico and between two world-class vacation beach resorts; the Waldorf Astoria formerly the Naples Grande Beach Resort is to the south and the famous Ritz-Carlton Naples Resort is to the north. With approximately 85 distinct residential enclaves, Pelican Bay provides an abundance of choices for even the most discriminating home buyer, from maintenance-free condominium high-rise towers, villas and coach homes to impressive single-family residences. One of the most notable communities within Pelican Bay, situated south of the Ritz-Carlton, is the exclusive gated enclave of Bay Colony. This extraordinary neighborhood offers prestigious multimillion-dollar estates in a picturesque and private setting.

In the early 1970’s, award-winning developers set out to create one of the first master-planned communities in Naples. On the 2,100 acres of breathtakingly beautiful land, they envisioned Pelican Bay to be a luxurious community where the residents could enjoy the natural wonders of a waterfront lifestyle and abundant amenities conveniently available within its borders.

For the golf lovers, The Pelican Bay Club, located in the heart of the community, has an impeccable reputation as one of Florida’s premier golf clubs. Featuring a 27-hole Arthur Hills- designed golf course, the challenging layout offers the ultimate setting for those who genuinely appreciate the game. The Club patio overlooks one of the many lakes on the course and is the setting for the Club’s spectacular annual fireworks display on New Year’s Eve.

Additional opportunities for recreation abound at Pelican Bay. There are 18 tennis courts supported by two professionally managed tennis pro shops. From junior players to the advanced tennis buff, this community’s tennis program offers amenities designed to suit every skill level. For more adventure, residents can explore the shoreline in sailboats or canoes or try out the newly developed croquet court, which is open for friendly and competitive play. Pick your activity level and you will find a match!

Fine dining and shopping venues are plentiful in the area. Pelican Bay is the only residential oceanfront community that offers beachfront dining. The renowned Waterside Shops is located at the southeast corner of Pelican Bay. Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom are among the luxury retailers set amid a lush tropical landscape in this elegant outdoor mall. For more essential shopping needs, The Marketplace borders the northeast corner of the community. From resort wear to sunset dinners or ice cream cones, it is all only a step away.

Whether traveling for a vacation getaway or to establishing a new home, the luxurious resort atmosphere of Pelican Bay invites all to stay and enjoy this tropical paradise.

Nearby Attractions

The Waterside Shops
Distinctive luxury-brand shopping at some of the world’s premier retailers and restaurants, serving food from casual to upscale, can all be found at The Waterside Shops, a Naples landmark located within Pelican Bay.

Naples Philharmonic Center
Pelican Bay is also home to the widely acclaimed Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, a cultural icon and world-class performing arts venue. In the 1,425-seat main hall, patrons enjoy the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Over 400 events are presented every season.

Pelican Bay Park
The Collier County Park in Pelican Bay is open to the public and it offers basketball hoops, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, and picnic tables. A large fenced playground area with swings, slides and climbing equipment delights children.

Contributing Writer
Frank Petras, REALTOR®
John R. Wood Realtors
Direct 239.595.2221

 For information on real estate offerings in Pelican Bay and the Greater Naples area, please contact Frank Petras a respected and knowledgeable local Realtor®.