BACHELORETTE PARTY ITINERARY: Naples, Fl
Eeeek! This is one that I have been dying to share, I was MOH for my bestie, Alyssa and put so much love and time into planning a perfectly laid-back but boujee Bachelorette Party for the most deserving Bride to Be! *please note that due to COVID-19 not all of the items on our Itinerary are currently available, those items have been marked with a “*”.
Let’s talk logistics/details before we get into the FUN!
GETTING TO NAPLES:
- Naples is easily accessible by 3 different airports, varying in price point.
- You can fly directly from most major cities into Ft. Myers which is the closest airport at only a 25 min drive to Naples – being a small airport though, prices can be pretty high at certain points in the year.
- You can fly into Ft. Lauderdale (90 min drive) or Miami (2hr drive) for significantly cheaper.
- An uber from Ft. Lauderdale to Naples will cost you about $150, but you can rent a car for as little as $30 a day.
WHERE TO STAY: I love Naples because it is one of those places where you can really cater to your budget – from how you choose to get to Naples, to where you stay – it can be as affordable (or not) as you make it! I would suggest that you choose your location based on where you want to spend the most of your time. As this was a bachelorette party, I wanted a young, trendy vibe for my bride! Mercato is perfect because it has restaurants that turn into clubs/bars at night, and is a 4 minute drive to the beach!
I personally LOVE Airbnb’s for Bachelorette Parties: this is the one we stayed at!
If an airbnb is not your cup of tea, Naples is home to NUMEROUS hotels/condos that you can choose from – I personally have only stayed at the Ritz Carlton (10/10 would recommend) – my parents just finished building a house in Naples so that is where we stay now. I have heard great things about several hotels – but wouldn’t give a recommendation on here without having personally experienced a stay.
All of the girls arrived at different times and made their way to the house – I planned our first activity around everyone’s arrival:
7:30PM: Veuve Happy Hour at Naples Flatbread* (not currently open due to Covid) – they offer “cliquot on the clock” – where you pay what the hour hand says for your glass of veuve (ex: $6 at 6:00pm) – perfect for the champagne loving bride! Naples Flatbread is located in Mercato. Mercato is a gorgeous area with yummy, hip and trendy restaurants, gelato bars and coffee shops – many of the restaurants turn into Bars at night – Naples Flatbread being one of them.
(Since Naples Flatbread is currently closed, the Hampton Social would be a gorgeous place for Happy Hour before the Drag Show!)
9:00PM: Girls Night Out Drag Show at Cavo Lounge – Cavo lounge is a 3 minute walk from Naples Flatbread (or a 5 min walk from the Hampton Social). Every Thursday, Cavo Lounge hosts a Drag Show and we had so much fun! Be sure to call ahead to reserve a table in front of the stage, and tell them you are celebrating a bachelorette party! After the drag show, the floor opens up for everyone to dance and they take DJ requests – a super fun time to celebrate your bride and request her favorite songs!
10:30-12:00AM: This bachelorette party was pre-covid (in fact, it was the weekend before the USA shut down) so we went to various bars in the Mercato area – all of the bars are right next to Cavo and feature dancing and great music. At the present moment, many of these restaurants are open for happy hour but are not opening up their dance floors – not to worry, that’s where your super fun Airbnb comes into play – go home and dance your heart out!
10:30AM: Brunch at the Hampton Social – this is the CUTEST most “BRIDAL” restaurant in all of Naples! Their “Rose All Day” neon sign is a must-do for a photo op, and their Frosé is delicious! My favorite thing to order here is the grilled cheese with tomato soup – delish and perfect to fill your tummy before a day at the beach!
12:00 – 5:00PM: At noon we had an uber pick us up from the Hampton social and take us to the beach – you have a few options here – there are private beach clubs which will offer you sun beds, and food/beverage service – or you can go to one of the public beaches and bring your own chairs! My parents are members of one of the beach clubs in Naples, so we were fortunate enough be able to use those facilities. We headed back to our Airbnb around 5:30 to chill and give everyone a chance to nap/shower before dinner!
7:30PM: Dinner at MireMare on the Bay. It is about a 15 minute Uber from the Mercato area! Call ahead and make a reservation – ask to sit on the patio overlooking the Bay! This is more of a low-key restaurant which was exactly the vibe we were looking for. At night, there is Bistro lighting, great wine and delicious food! We had so much fun here. There is also a beautiful restaurant in the Ritz that is a little bit more up-scale and requires more of a “dressy” look!
This was perhaps my FAVORITE day of the entire trip! We chartered a yacht and took it out from 10AM-5:00PM. I actually found our Boat on Airbnb as it was much cheaper to go this way through some of the traditional yacht charters that are offered in Naples, Fl. Our yacht charter is not currently available due to Covid19, but I highly recommend checking out Airbnb if a yacht charter is something that your group is interested in! (I will update this post with the link to our yacht charter as soon as it becomes available again!)
6:00PM: Pizza party and Lingerie party at the house! After a full 2 days of sun (both at the beach and the boat) we were pooped and ready to stay in before everyone headed back early Sunday morning! We had a laid-back night in our PJs celebrating our bride! Everyone headed home at different times on Sunday!
This Bachelorette party was sooo much fun! If your bride wants a laid-back bachelorette party, where she will be one of the only brides in the town, this is the place for you! I’ve included some additional info about beaches below!
The following hotels offer day passes for if you do not want to go to a public beach!
- The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort: $100/pp on a weekend, $80/pp for a week day (*Not currently available due to Covid19)
- Vanderbilt Beach Resort: Starting at $35/pp and currently available
- Naples Grande Beach: $65/pp (*Not currently available due to Covid19)
Public Beaches that we love (you’ll have to bring your own chairs/towels/coolers):
- 3rd Avenue Beach: 3rd Avenue South, Naples Fl
- Naples Pier Beach: 12th Avenue South, Naples Fl