The Village Shops Took Home the GOLD in the 2019 Naples Daily News “Best of Naples” Awards!

It was a golden night at the Naples Daily News’ “Best of Naples” awards ceremony! The 17th annual event kicked off on Thursday, August 8th in the Naples Grande Beach Resort Ballroom. This year’s poolside theme created a splash of excitement as guests were greeted by synchronized swimmers all while bright pink beach balls floated around the room.

By 6pm, all of Naples’ best in the business arrived and had taken seats, anxiously awaiting the start of the award ceremony. This year’s categories included best Automotive/Marine, Best Place to Buy, Shopper’s Paradise, For The Home, Goods & Services, Health, Fitness & Beauty, Real Estate, Fun, Recreation, & Relaxation, and Restaurants, Food, & Nightlife.

*Drum Roll Please*

As soon as the first slide hit the big screen, the crowd started cheering and the noisemakers were roaring. Once the category “Shopper’s Paradise” began, “The Village Shops takes the gold” was announced over the speaker. The Village Shops on Venetian Bay appeared on the big screens four times throughout the night and took home gold for best…

  • Waterfront Dining
  • Restaurants with a View
  • Romantic Dining
  • Shopping Experience

Two Village tenants also took home awards!

  • All About April– Gold for Best Children’s Clothing
  • Ben & Jerry’s– Silver for Best Ice Cream

The Village Shops was immensely honored to be recognized again this year at the Naples Daily News Awards for shopping and dining excellence in Naples. These prestigious awards and titles would not be possible without the year round residents and tourists who have enjoyed the 40+ upscale boutiques, award-winning waterfront dining, and waterfront views and took the time to vote for their favorite Naples spot.

The Lutgert Companies Aerial

The Village Shops on Venetian Bay is located at 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd NorthNaples, Florida 34103 and can be reached by calling 239-261-6100. For a full listing of restaurants, retailers, and events, visit  Follow The Village Shops on Facebook @VenetianVillage, Instagram @VenetianVillage, and Twitter @VenetianNaples.