Blog - The Vanderbilt Beach ResortMessages in a Bottle From Paradise

Sleeping Dolphins?

Published on June 02, 2015

Our Gulf waters are filled with playful dolphins. How much do you low about their habits? Check out this blog and find out something you didn't know about our favorite marine friends!

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The Coast is Clear

Published on June 12, 2014

Our winter residents and visitors have departed, the beaches have cleared and the pace of life has slowed in Naples. While many believe that Florida in the summer is uncomfortable, savvy guests and travelers know otherwise -- Florida in the summer is magical.

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The Top Ten Reasons to Stay at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort!

Published on December 11, 2013

Check out this blog entry and the accompanying Haiku Deck presentation on the top ten reasons to stay with us at the resort. Of course we have many more reasons than just ten, but these are the greatest hits.

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Sun, Surf, and ... Pickleball??

Published on November 05, 2013

We know that you come to the Vanderbilt Beach Resort to experience the warm Naples sun, our beautiful beachfront location, and perhaps to try your hand at fishing or paddleboarding. But have you tried the latest craze in leisure sports right here at our Resort? We’ve refurbished our tennis court to accommodate not only tennis lovers but also pickleball fanatics!

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Bodhi the Beach Dog

Published on June 14, 2013

Meet our new mascot -- Bodhi the beach dog. You will find him in the front office taking a nap or "inspecting" the property to make sure all is well. Like everything at the Resort, he is easygoing, friendly and laid back.

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The Lizard King

Published on May 14, 2013

At the Vanderbilt Beach Resort, you never know what interesting creatures you might run across! Look closely under shrubs and rocks, especially during the hot summer months, and you might spot a cute, small, prehistoric-looking lizard called the Common Basilisk. Read more about the amazing feats this lizard can do - including running on water!

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In a Tropical State of Mind

Published on February 28, 2013

Looking for a tropical vacation? Look no further than the Vanderbilt Beach Resort in Naples! We are so far South that we are closer to Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas than we are to the state of Georgia. We have a decidedly tropical state of mind and we are ready to help you enjoy a tropical laid back vacation right here in the good ole USA. Come and join us.

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Why We Love Sunsets

Published on January 11, 2013

Life can be hectic and stressful, but there is no better way to relax and de-stress than to simply sit and watch a sunset. This daily reminder of something bigger than ourselves has become a joyous ritual at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort. Join us and experience the peace and serenity of the perfect sunset.

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After The Storms, Our Beaches Are Covered With Silver Linings!

Published on October 10, 2012

Although summer storms can sometimes turn deadly, they can also be a lot of fun and turn up wonderful shells. Read on to hear about the 'bounty of the sea" brought by these storms and to see pictures of our crustacean friends.

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A Place Out of Time

Published on August 02, 2012

"A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” - J.B. Priestly. We agree wholeheartedly with this statement and work hard to ensure that our notion of time is vaguer than our guests. Click here to read more about our philosophy of the slow life!

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Goodbye Radar!

Published on April 30, 2012

We reflection the Turtle Club's participation in a partnership with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to assist them in the study of wild sea turtles. Although our sponsored turtle, Radar, has stopped transmitting a satellite signal, we have learned a lot from his time with us and will continue to support the program.

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Saving Sea Turtles

Published on February 27, 2012

The Turtle Club is helping the Conservancy in its efforts to study and save sea turtles by funding scientific research to track sea turtles migration patterns. The Turtle Club sponsored a satellite tag that was placed on the back of a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle now named Radar, and the satellite transponder will send a signal that is recorded each time Radar breaks through the water. Radar’s movements are then tracked by map, and researchers will get a clearer idea of the Kemp’s Ridley’s migration patterns.

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Sunsets Spectacular and the Green Flash

Published on January 30, 2012

Naples is known for its great sunsets and the occasional "green flash." Is the "green flash" a myth or a real event? The only way to know for sure is to keep watching sunsets and there is no better place for your research than at the hotel, where dedicated sunsetologists have been researching this phenomenon for years.

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Florida - An Orchid Lover's Paradise

Published on October 31, 2011

The Vanderbilt Beach Resort is the only beachfront hotels in Naples with its own tropical orchid garden. As you examine these exquisitely beautiful flowers, you will marvel at nature's work and your worries will melt away.

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The Top Ten Reasons to Visit Naples in the Summer!

Published on August 25, 2011

Naples is a beautiful tropical paradise in summer and during a summer stay at the Resort you will be treated to warm balmy night breezes, abundant marine life, beautiful green foliage, uncrowded beaches, friendly people, great fishing and an island lifestyle that will make you feel like you are in the caribbean!

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Olde Florida - An Endangered Species?

Published on June 23, 2011

How is Olde Florida different than New Florida? Check out this blog to find out and see why the Vanderbilt Beach Resort prides itself on being a true Olde Florida property.

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Paddleboarding in Paradise!

Published on May 24, 2011

Catch the latest wave sweeping the nation at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort -- stand up paddleboarding. We now have two Surftech stand up paddleboards for rent at our beach cabana stand. Click below to read more about this new sport and check out a short video. This new sport is very easy and is a great way for the whole family to have fun on the water!

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The Wearers of the Green

Published on April 07, 2011

The Vanderbilt Beach Resort celebrates another St. Patrick's Day.

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Old and New Friends

Published on February 21, 2011

Meeting old and new friends is easy at our complimentary poolside cocktail parties. You never know who you are going to meet -- the guest next door could be a nuclear physicist or a musician or your future spouse! Just make sure that when you see the "green flash" it is not the cocktails playing tricks on you.

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Sea Turtle Release

Published on January 19, 2011

The Turtle Club partners with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to help save sea turtles. Check out our video of the sea turtle release in the ten thousand islands near Naples.

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Published on January 19, 2011

Despite the massive snow storms up north, we have great weather. No "Snowmageddon" here. It's more like "Sunmageddon."

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