Port Royal

Most residents enjoy breathtaking water views from the comfort of their own backyards.

Welcome to Port Royal

Port Royal is one of the top luxury waterfront communities in the United States. Port Royal is the most exclusive place to be in the country, long sought after by the top business magnates, CEOs and celebrities. Located with the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Naples Bay to the east, and with Gordon Pass to the south, this lavish and pristine community is home to the finest custom built luxury homes in the Naples, Florida.

John Glen Sample, a retired advertising executive from Chicago was the visionary who developed the Florida's wealthiest community, today known as Port Royal. He came to Naples in 1938 at the age of 46 on recommendation of a friend after finding the Palm Beach "too flashy". Sample longed for a relaxed atmosphere which he found in this part of Naples, says his son Joe Sample. Within a few days John Sample bought an unused swampland in the southern part of Naples and made it his goal to make that area into the finest place in the world to live.

After buying his first piece of land in 1938, he kept acquiring small parcels of land until 1950 that eventually totaled up to about two square miles. John Sample commissioned a well-known architect of that time, Howard Major to design the master plan for Port Royal. Major was given just one goal, to turn the area into a luxurious and community-centric location. He succeeded, as is seen by the area’s extreme popularity today. The estate homes in this area feature grand designs, popular amenities, and gourmet dining experiences. Making the place an absolute paradise for those who want a luxury lifestyle.

Major themed the development after the Jamaican port town. Major designed the three model houses for the Port Royal development, Sample’s own house and the Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church. The name Port Royal is attributed to a legendary Jamaican city of carousing pirates, which reflected the spirited personality that John Sample had. He was committed to create a community designed his way and populated by the people he liked.

According to many old time Naples residents and business professionals, John Sample was very blunt and intolerant of people who did not think as he did. So, after 12 years, in the late 1950s, when the Port Royal Club was opened up the membership to the club was only possible with written approval by Sample and his wife. This continued for many years and there was zero chance of buying any property in the Port Royal community without their approval. Things did change a little after the death of John Glen Sample in 1971, but to this day the acceptance to the Club is an honor available to only a select few.

To sum it up, the Port Royal is considered the ultimate community in Southwest Florida and is the very definition of luxury Florida living and lifestyle. A paradise conceived and over decades it has matured into the most desirable location in the country. The community has established a standard of excellence and elegance that is unmatched.

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Things to do near Port Royal, Naples

Image: 3rd Street South, Farmers Market, Naples

Port Royal Club: Port Royal Club is a private club open only to the residents of Port Royal. The Club is the focal point on the Gulf of Mexico that provides its residents with excellent facilities for dining, tennis, swimming, fitness and entertaining experience along with a strong sense of community spirit.

Events & Festivals: You can have a great time by meeting people and learning more about the culture of Naples by attending local events and festivals. Check out the following links to see what’s on the events calendar of the city: Naples Events Calendar by Paradise Coast, Free events hosted by Coquina Sands HOA, Artist events hosted by Naples Art.

Farmers Market: The Third Street Farmer's Market is an excellent addition to the shopping district. It runs on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. During this time a portion of 3rd Street is blocked off from traffic so that vendors can sell their fresh produce, crafts, prepared foods, and other goods. The market is usually crowded with shoppers, so visitors should use the parking lot behind the shops and restaurants - accessed off 13th Avenue South.

Restaurants near Port Royal, Naples

Image: Sea Salt Restaurant, Naples

​​​​​The perfect restaurants in Port Royal, Naples are the ones that forgo the norm. With stunning views and an unbelievable range of cuisine, here is a list of some of the best restaurants near Port Royal.

Campiello - Rustic contemporary Italian menu featuring savory meats cooked over open fire, pizzas from the wood-burning oven and modern interpretation of traditional Italian dishes.

Sea Salt - Modern seafood dishes with global salts & spices served in a hip, upscale space with patio seating.

Ridgeway - Bright bottle-lined,  New American eatery with a French-influenced menu & quaint courtyard.

Sails Restaurant - Upscale European fare, seafood towers, wine & cocktails in an elegant environment with an open kitchen.

The French - Enjoy casual French classics, lighter fare and coastal dishes amidst an informal, bustling and vibrant atmosphere with a romantic street side setting. 

Molto Trattoria - Relaxed trattoria serving Neapolitan pies & house made pasta in a stylish, simple space with a patio.

Osteria Tulia - Osteria Tulia, Naples, Florida's first Osteria, serves exquisitely prepared rustic Italian cuisine in the ambiance of a restored Italian farmhouse.

Bar Tulia - Contemporary eatery featuring upscale pizzas, pasta dishes & craft cocktails. Patio seating is available.

Chop's City Grill - Chops is proud to present the best in “in house” dry aged prime, American, Certified Japanese and Australian Wagyu steaks.

Truluck's - Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience and live entertainment.

Veranda E - Veranda E at The Escalante offers the ultimate culinary experience. Global Haute Cuisine, amazing creations.

Places to stay near Port Royal, Naples, FL

Image: The Hotel Escalante

If you are looking for a hotel near the Port Royal then there are a plenty of highly-rated hotels that are just outside the neighborhood. We have researched all of them and narrowed it down to a few of our favorites based on experiences shared by both the residents and the travelers.

The Inn on FifthThe Hotel EscalanteTrianon HotelBellasera ResortEdgewater Beach HotelCove Inn On Naples BayHyatt House NaplesNaples Bay Resort, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton HotelHome2 Suites by HiltonCourtyard by Marriott

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