The Bonita Springs community lies on Florida’s beautiful South Gulf Coast, between Fort Myers and Naples. This is where the old Floridian lifestyle meets the best of Florida’s beaches, providing visitors to Bonita Springs villas with an unrivalled combination of glorious beaches and a laidback, friendly atmosphere where time seems completely irrelevant.
Known as the ‘gateway to the gulf’, Bonita Springs has fantastic access to some of the best beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and the sand islands which line the coast. The beaches consist of fine, powder-like white sand, which feels magnificent between your toes. The beaches of Bonita Springs are not only perfect for long, lazy days in the Florida sun, but are also home to some of the best fishing spots along the coast. There are ample opportunities to go shelling and sailing, and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are easily warm (and safe) enough to swim in throughout the year.
The town of Bonita Springs itself is a fine place to explore too. Located throughout Bonita Springs are a great range of shops, restaurants and parks in which to relax and let the world drift by, or for those looking for a little further entertainment, Bonita Springs has a range of art galleries and museums, open throughout the year. The huge Germain Arena, home to the Florida Everglades ice hockey team, puts on a great range of concerts, performances and events, information on which is readily available from the Bonita Springs tourist information offices.
The Bonita Springs region is wonderfully natural, and many hours can be spent happily walking, riding and fishing along the backwaters that mark the landward side of the commune. Walking and horse riding also thrive along the seafront, with many miles of pristine, almost empty beaches stretching as far as the eye can see.
Like with much of Florida, you are never far from a top golf course from a Bonita Springs holiday rental cottage, villa or beach house. There are a staggering number of golf courses in the Bonita Springs region, some private, but the majority of which are open to anyone staying in Bonita Springs accommodation. The Bonita Fairways and Bonita Springs Golf and Country Club are both excellent public golf courses on which to start you golf tour of Bonita Springs.
The city of Naples is a huge attraction on Florida’s Gulf Coast. With the best shopping, most luxurious restaurants and liveliest nightlife in the Bonita Springs area, Naples draws day trip visitors from many miles. Naples is also the best place from which to organise tours (whether by boat, from a canoe or on foot) into the remarkable Everglades National Park. A trip to the Everglades is an almost essential activity from a Bonita Springs villa, sure to amaze and inspire anyone lucky enough to enter the park.
The climate of Bonita Springs stays fantastically stable all year round, with peak daily temperatures reaching around the 30˚C mark almost daily. In the summer months, temperatures average around 31˚C for the months of June, July and August, whilst in the coldest months, (December, January and February), temperatures still remain in the mid 20’s.
Naples Airport (APF) lies just outside the city of Naples, and although there are no direct flights from the UK, there are a great range of connecting flights arriving into the airport from airports including Miami (MIA) and Orlando (MCO), which receive many British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights.