Florida’s National Parks

In addition to its theme parks, Florida boasts some of the most amazing natural attractions in the entire country. Visitors can dive through crystal clear springs and mysterious sinkholes, explore coastal shipwrecks and of course, the Everglades National Park and its vast wilderness beckons for discovery. Diamond Resorts International® – the world’s largest network of ownership resorts with over 370 vacation destinations located in 35 countries – manages multiple properties in Florida. While visiting one of their locations like Charter Club Resort of Naples Bay or Barefoot’n Resort in Kissimmee, Diamond Resorts Reviews encourages all travelers to visit one of the many national and state parks in the state.

Some of the country’s priciest real estate can be found in Naples, Florida, where houses sell in excess of $40 million, while residents enjoy the lush landscape, sweeping sand beaches, and numerous attractions. It is also considered the starting point of Everglades National Park, the United States’ largest subtropical wilderness and home to such rare and endangered species as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. Situated on a prime spot on Naples Bay, Charter Club Resort of Naples Bay invites visitors to indulge in all manner of water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing and canoeing. Each condo-style unit in the resort features two bedrooms with full kitchens, a sofa bed in each living room, as well as a private patio or balcony, washer/dryer combos, flat screen TVs, DVD players and WiFi. A quaint poolside tiki hut serves snacks and drinks, or sample one of the hundreds of restaurants in every price range around the area. For exploring deeper into Florida, take the 45-minute drive to the Everglades’ Gulf Coast Visitors Center where you can take guided boat rides deeper into the interior Everglades, or through a dozen or so of the Ten Thousand Islands.

While Diamond Resorts International’s Barefoot’n Resort is mere minutes away from all the theme park attractions, as well as the adjacent Old Town Entertainment Complex®, visitors would be remiss not to plan a trip to Rainbow Springs State Park, about an hour and half away in Dunnellon. This unique natural wonder is fed by an underground spring producing more than 600 million gallons of water per day to form the Rainbow River. Park activities include swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking, with equipment rentals available. Take a stroll through the park’s gorgeous gardens, where hot-pink azaleas bloom in early springtime surrounded by refreshing waterfalls. According to Diamond Resorts Reviews, Barefoot’n Resort is a tropical oasis amid the hustle and bustle of the surrounding tourist draws. The accommodations offer one and two bedroom units, which include either a kitchenette or a full kitchen, as well as stackable washers and dryers and ironing boards for convenience.