Wow! This is the fifth time we've stayed at Bluewater RV Resort and we LOVE it! It far surpasses its competition anywhere in Florida (and we've been all over Florida). We booked our site with our hosts and they professionally greeted us and escorted us to our site. They offered to help us set up if we needed it and were ready and willing to book activities for us during our stay. They handed us a welcome basket filled with goodies and coupons for local restaurants, shops and outdoor activities in the Keys. This was extremely helpful in planning our vacation and we used a bunch of the coupons they gave us. I can't compliment the hosts enough! They were very accommodating and friendly, but not over-intrusive. Our site was right on the Atlantic Ocean with our own private dock, tiki-hut, sink, counter, landscaping lights and gorgeous landscaping! Every site in the park is excellent and extremely clean. A nice 'perk' about this park is that they do not allow pop-up campers, motorcycles, or tent campers in the gated-resort; thus making the atmosphere peaceful and enjoyable without various people wandering throughout the day and night. At night, the only sounds you will hear is families enjoying themselves and fish jumping in the water. Another nice feature about the resort is that you can bring any type of watercraft and launch it on their private boat ramp and keep it right on your dock for easy-access. It is on mile marker 14 and only minutes to Key West. If you want to be pampered and live the life of luxury while camping, this is the place to be!
My husband and I needed a place to stay with easy access to the highway on our way down to the Keys. Unfortunately, the location is the only compliment I can give Naples Gardens. The manager was off-duty when we arrived and sent her (very young) granddaughter to us with check-in instructions. Most of the RVs in the park were permanent/ extended-stay units and we felt as though we were the only 'travelers' in the park. We booked a pull-through site and it ended up being in the back of the park with a view of a dilapidated fence and storage facilities. Our neighbor seemed VERY odd and kept trying to engage us in conversation, but we weren't interested. (He seemed like someone you would see on America's Most Wanted.) The following morning, the creepy neighbor followed us as we left the park and down the highway. Was it a coincidence?? Honestly, we just wanted a place to stop in after a long day of traveling, eat and get a good night's rest before our journey the next day. That didn't happen. As soon as we got settled in, the neighbor's dog (bloodhound) barked uncontrollably for a long period of time. Once the sun went down, the party started in the campground. We actually heard gunfire going off within mere feet of our campsite and the people shooting the guns were heavily intoxicated. I found it ironic that we were handed a two-page list of rules and regulations for the campground, but we were the only ones following them. I now understand why their rules are so lengthy. Kids were driving golf carts with other kids hanging off the sides and back without any adult supervision and none of them were old enough to have a license. The park did seem like they were trying to clean up debris from past storms, so there was some effort in the cleanliness of the park. However, I would not classify this campground as a 'resort'. It was a scary experience and we will never return again. Steer clear of this resort because it seems like a safe-haven for criminals. If you have young children, don't bring them to Naples Gardens and stay away from the guy with the bloodhound.