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Amenities Offer Healthy Lifestyle at Mediterra

by MED Marketing

Life at Mediterra on Livingston Parkway in North Naples is all about choices.

Lushly landscaped streetscapes, soothing water features, a majestic clubhouse that anchors the community’s amenity core, and luxurious residences set against golf course, preserve, and water views all speak to Mediterra’s rich, award-winning history. Recipient of The Collier Building Industry Association’s Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year Over $1 Million 11 times over the past 15 years, Mediterra’s acclaimed array of amenities offers the possibility of living a healthy, active lifestyle with numerous opportunities to connect with other residents or to reconnect with oneself through quiet moments of reflection.   

Whether dining at Mediterra’s grand 25,000 square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse, or at the community’s one-of-a-kind private Beach Club on Little Hickory Island, The Club at Mediterra’s menu choices will appeal to those intent on maintaining a healthy diet. Under the direction of Carmen Mauceri, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and winner of the American Culinary Federation Award of Excellence and Chef de Cuisine for a Presidential Dinner, the Club’s dining options offer a varied menu with unique concepts that include a “doctor’s orders” menu with a selection of healthy items. The clubhouse is a favored gathering place for residents and offers both formal and informal dining, the Tavern outdoor lounge experience, and an inviting outdoor open-air terrace with firepits that overlooks the 18th holes of the community’s two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses. Never stuffy or ostentatious, the clubhouse offers an engaging, relaxed atmosphere where informal attire, including jeans, is always welcomed.

A 24,000 square-foot clubhouse expansion scheduled to begin this year will expand the covered outdoor terrace and outdoor lounge areas that have become increasingly popular with Mediterra’s youthful and highly social residents. In addition, 7,000 square feet of existing clubhouse space will be enhanced as part of the initiative that is being undertaken without a member assessment.

In addition to healthy dining choices, Mediterra offers a variety of amenities designed to support an active, health-oriented lifestyle. The community’s Sports Club is situated adjacent to the clubhouse at Mediterra’s grand piazza. A fitness center that was recently expanded by 3,000 square feet is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and offers fitness classes ranging from aerobics to Zumba, wellness programs, personal trainers, aesthetic services, three spa rooms, and a swimming pool with a sunning deck and smoothie bar. The Club’s tennis program is acknowledged as one of the top programs in the country. Tennis facilities include a dedicated tennis pro shop and eight Har-Tru tennis courts, including a coliseum court and a spectator court. Many tennis players find cardio tennis an ideal way to become increasingly adept at the game and to improve their fitness at the same time. Participants run and hit tennis balls while listening to upbeat music. Designed more as a cardio workout than a tennis activity, the repetitive ball striking allows beginners to become more comfortable with the game while working on their overall fitness.

For those who enjoy racquet sports, but feel tennis is too strenuous, Mediterra has created a pickleball program that is overseen by Michael Baldwin, Mediterra’s Director of Tennis and Pickle Ball and a USTA Certified Tennis Professional and ITPA Certified Pickle Ball Instructor. Three new pickleball courts with a highly forgiving, Laykold masters’ gel surface that reduces the force of impact by 17%, have oversized perimeter areas that allow each court to stand alone without interfering with play on adjacent courts. More than 600 members enjoy competing on the Club’s bocce ball courts. Historically themed parks and water features that are unique to Mediterra are connected by nearly eight miles of walking and biking trails. The peaceful parks offer an ideal setting for moments of personal reflection. Regularly scheduled group yoga sessions are held on the lawn in front of the clubhouse during fall and winter season.

Consistently rated as one of Naples’ most prestigious golf communities, Mediterra showcases two distinctly different golf courses designed by Tom Fazio. Set against the splendor of Mediterra’s spectacular tableau, the courses weave their way along sparkling lakes, wetlands, and nature preserves. As beautiful as they are playable, each of the courses presents distinctive design characteristics and unique challenges for golfers of every skill level. Members also enjoy the benefits of the Golf Learning Center. Membership opportunities at Mediterra are limited to just 225 members per 18 holes, allowing for abundant tee times.

No other luxury golf course community in Southwest Florida can match the beach experience available to Mediterra residents. In addition to casual indoor and al fresco dining, the Beach Club offers an elevated swimming pool with an expansive sundeck and cabana service for beach chairs and umbrellas that enhance members’ enjoyment of the Club’s pristine beach and the Azure-toned waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Swimming in the pool or Gulf, and paddle boarding through the surf are favored exercise activities. As part of a recently completed renovation, the Beach Club’s bar area took on a sportier feeling with large screen televisions. It also morphed into a wine bar overseen by Mediterra’s two sommeliers. An extensive wine list includes 20 wines for $20 per bottle. Carmen Mauceri oversees the Beach Club’s culinary team of executive chef Chris Fragolaand sous chef Shane Dorey both of whom are certified chefs de cuisine. The chefs vary the menu on a regular basis while retaining the diners’ favorite healthy dishes, such as seared ahi tuna with a glass-noodle stir fry and a smoked-chicken pasta offering with sun-dried tomatoes. As a result of the renovation, the Beach Club conveys “the magic of the beach” with soothing colors reminiscent of the sand and water and South Beach casual elegance.  

Mediterra is a place that is still becoming, a place that continues to expand its amenity and new home choices to create a more thoughtful, more relaxed approach to luxury living that reflects the preferences of homebuyers who crave livability, fun, and personal connections over the formality of their parents’ country club lifestyle. London Bay Homes, an award-winning homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than three decades, manages all new home construction sales and marketing for Mediterra. Purchasers of homes by London Bay are eligible to secure a full golf membership immediately rather than being placed on the membership waiting list as a Limited Golf Member. Nearly 60 purchase opportunities remain available in Mediterra. Available choices include London Bay’s new collection of furnished model homes, as well as home sites showcasing water and preserve views. London Bay has transformed Mediterra’s residential product offering with the introduction of new neighborhoods showcasing single-family villa and estate model homes priced from $1 million with exterior architectural styles that pay homage to the community’s Mediterranean roots and open flowing interiors with captivating designs by Romanza Interior Design. Custom pools and outdoor living areas by London Bay’s Acquatico full-service pool and outdoor living design company overlook long-range water and preserve views.

To learn more about how London Bay Homes and Mediterra are redefining the health-oriented luxury living experience in Southwest Florida, visit the Mediterra Sales Center at 15836 Savona Way off Livingston Road two miles north of Immokalee Road. The Sales Center and award-winning model residences by London Bay Homes are open daily. Visit Mediterra online at MediterraNaples.com.

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