Exploring Bonita Bay: Where Nature and Luxury Converge

Timeless Allure in the Heart of Southwest Florida

Nestled in the heart of Florida’s coastal gem, Bonita Springs, is Bonita Bay—a community where nature and luxury harmoniously converge. For over three decades, Bonita Bay Florida has remained a coveted address in this region, spanning 2,400 acres of mindful development, surrounded by nature preserves and pristine lakes. With stately single-family estates, spacious condominiums, and residences designed for privacy, there’s a home to exceed your expectations.

One of Bonita Bay’s hallmarks is its commitment to preserving the environment while providing exceptional amenities. With 3,300 residences, the Bonita Bay community offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, tranquil bay waters, pristine lakes, lush golf courses, a fabulous marina and natural preserves. Beyond the residences, Bonita Bay presents a world of natural wonders, recreational opportunities, and access to a private beach park where the golden sands and azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico beckon. Bonita Bay features 1400 acres of parks, lakes and open space as well as a 12-mile network of bike trails. Whether it’s golfing, tennis, boating, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, Bonita Bay offers a lifestyle that seamlessly merges nature and luxury to provide an exceptional living experience.

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What Makes Bonita Bay Stand Out?

  • Multitude of Dwelling Options: Choose from 56 unique neighborhoods in Bonita Bay, offering a wide range of living options to suit modern homeowners’ preferences. From charming coach homes to waterfront high-rises, villas and 1,250 single family homes, find your ideal dwelling here.

  • Gated Community: Experience a warm, round-the-clock welcome at every entrance, ensuring your safety, security, and personal service. Whether you opt for the peaceful northern entrance or the main gate, you and your guests will be well cared for.
  • World Class Golf: Golf reigns supreme at the award-winning Bonita Bay Club. Whether you’re a seasoned player seeking a challenge or a newcomer to the game, the five world-class courses at Bonita Bay Club offer unparalleled access and variety for all.
  • Private Beach Park: Discover beachfront bliss at Bonita Bay’s private gulf-front beach park. Residents relish sandy strolls, sun-soaked afternoons, and stunning sunsets, all with the convenience of a seasonal shuttle service for hassle-free beach visits.

  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary: Bonita Bay nurtures nature, preserving over half its land, creating a 2,400-acre sanctuary with lush preserves, serene lakes, and 12 miles of paths, all maintained by certified arborists. Residents enjoy three waterfront parks and embrace nature’s harmony in this Audubon Sanctuary.

  • Bonding as a Community: The Community Activities department offers a rich array of seasonal activities, including thought-provoking lectures, creative arts, cooking, and wellness classes, local excursions, and special event pre-sales of group ticket offerings. Bonita Bay residents enjoy cherished annual events like the Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration, Easter Egg Hunt, and Bay Breeze Concert series, making their programming truly exceptional.

  • Blue-Zones Recognized Community designation: Bonita Bay stands out as the largest Blue Zones Recognized Community in Southwest Florida, emphasizing balanced living. As the largest gated community within southwest Florida to obtain a Blue-Zones Recognized Community designation, living a well-balanced life is of paramount significance. Their diverse programs encourage wellness, connections, and education for the residents.

  • Fiber-To-The-Home Technology: All homes feature Fiber-To-The-Home Technology for direct network connectivity. Enjoy HD picture quality and added features with Hotwire’s IPTV platform.
  • Recreational Amenities: Bonita Bay outshines with South Florida’s most comprehensive recreational amenities, boasting two clubhouses, an 18-court tennis and fitness center with a spa, a marina, Gulf of Mexico beach access, five parks, and an extensive 12-mile network of biking and walking paths.

Swing into Luxury: Bonita Bay Club’s Golf Haven

The Bonita Bay Club is the heart of the community and hence deserves a special mention. Tailored with the avid golfer in mind, Bonita Bay Club stands as a distinguished private golf and sports club, featuring five renowned courses encompassing a total of 90 holes of championship golf. The club offers three dedicated practice golf facilities, specialized areas for honing short game skills, and a range of instructional opportunities, including PGA professional-led clinics, short game schools, video teaching, and access to a state-of-the-art Golf Lab.

Bonita Bay Golf Course Homes & Golf Community Living: Bonita Springs
Bonita Bay Club Golf Pro Shop, Bonita Springs Florida

Bonita Bay Club, with its comprehensive offerings, features two clubhouses, one boasting an expansive 55,000 square feet.

  • The West Club features three courses designed by Arthur Hills: Marsh, known for its beautiful oak trees enhancing the natural wetland terrain; Creekside, popular for subtle rolling hills and wide fairways; and Bay Island, offering an adventurous play with sand traps, water hazards, and thick oak & cypress strands.
  • The Naples Club which is located at Bonita Bay East in north Naples about 30 minutes away and showcases two Tom Fazio-designed courses, Cypress and Sabal, situated within the world’s first private 36-hole Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

The West Club also provides an abundance of social activities, including pickleball, tennis, zero-entry saltwater pools, a cutting-edge fitness center, a full-service spa, five dining options, and additional amenities.

Bonita Bay Club Membership Fees

The club’s five membership options ensure that everyone can find their perfect fit in this golfer’s haven. The 2023 Full Golf Membership initiation fees are ~$175,000 and annual fees are ~$21,000. There is currently a waitlist for a Full Golf Membership at Bonita Bay but with 5 courses to utilize, the Club has created 3 distinct levels to their waitlist with a variety of different golf privileges come with each category.


  • Entry into the Golf Membership with all privileges of BBC Naples Club anytime and West Courses on two days’ notice, space available. Maximum of 60.


  • A BBC sampling to prospective Golf members until an opening arises in the Golf-in-Waiting category. Reserve Golf members have access to golf at the BBC Naples Club only and non-golf amenities at the West Club. Maximum of 60.


  • This is the first tier of the waiting list. Members lock into the Golf membership initiation fee. Sports Interim Members may advance to Reserve Golf membership as available. Members at this level have access to golf at the Naples Club after 1:00 pm. Maximum of 60.

The Bonita Bay Club’s Sports Membership allows golf privileges from May through October as well as full use of tennis, pickleball, fitness facilities, swimming pool, spa, social and dining facilities. The 2023 Sports Membership initiation fee is $70,000 and annual fees are ~$10,890.

Bonita Bay Club House and Tennis Courts, Bonita Springs Golf Community
Bonita Bay Pickleball Facilities, Bonita Springs Golf Community
Bonita Bay Club Dining, Bonita Springs Florida

Bonita Bay Marina

In addition to the 5 golf courses offered to Bonita Bay Club members, a unique amenity for all Bonita Bay residents can enjoy is a full-service marina that allows direct access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Imperial River and Estero Bay. Relax at Backwater Jacks, the waterfront restaurant located at the marina after you return from boating or an excursion with several charter operations that are based within the marina. The marina is sizable with 98 wet slips and dry storage for 326 vessels up to 34′ in length.

Bonita Bay Marina Aerial View, Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, Bonita Bay Marina Aerial View

Bonita Bay Neighborhoods

Here are the different neighborhoods that Bonita Bay offers:

  • Augusta Creek
  • Azure
  • Bay Harbor
  • Bay Pointe
  • Bayview
  • Baywoods
  • Bermuda Cove
  • Burning Tree
  • Coconut Isle
  • Cracker Cove
  • Cranbrook
  • Creekside
  • Crossings
  • Deerwood
  • Eagles Nest
  • Egrets Landing
  • Enclave
  • Esperia South
  • Estancia
  • Greenbriar
  • Hammock Isle
  • Harbor Lakes
  • Harbor Landing
  • Hidden Harbor
  • Horizons
  • Ibis Cove
  • Lakeside
  • Laurel Ridge
  • Lost Lake
  • Mahogany Ridge
  • Marina Isle
  • Marina Pointe
  • Mira Lago
  • Montara
  • Oakwood
  • Oakwood Villas
  • Oak Knoll
  • Omega
  • Riviera
  • River Ridge
  • Riverwalk
  • Rookery Lake
  • Sanctuary
  • Sandpiper
  • Seaglass
  • Siena
  • Spring Ridge
  • Tavira
  • The Hamptons
  • Tuckaweye
  • Vistas
  • Waterford
  • Wedgewood
  • Whiskey Pointe
  • Wild Pines
  • Woodlake

Bonita Bay Real Estate Highlights

With over 50 unique subdivisions, Bonita Bay offers a diverse range of housing options, from single-family estates to spacious condos with stunning views of the gulf or nature preserves.

Bonita Bay’s award-winning community boasts 56 diverse neighborhoods, offering a range of homes and condos to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Options include estate homes, single-family homes, coach homes, and high-rise condos.

Diverse Living Options in Bonita Bay

Bonita Bay boasts 56 distinct neighborhoods, offering a wide range of housing to suit various preferences. You can choose from luxurious golf estates, high-rise condominiums with Estero Bay and Gulf of Mexico views, and single-family homes in a price range starting from the mid $500,000s and reaching over $6 million. The Bonita Bay homes appeal to diverse tastes, ranging from charming 1,600-square-foot residences to opulent estates exceeding 9,000 square feet. There are 56 neighborhoods in the community and 12 of them are single-family neighborhoods.

Bonita Bay Condo Living, Bonita Springs Golf Community
Bonita Springs Golf Community: Bonita Bay Condo Living


For those seeking a maintenance-free lifestyle, Bonita Bay provides luxury detached and attached villas, as well as new condos. These units offer square footage options ranging from 700 to nearly 7,000 square feet in a penthouse condo. Maintenance-free living, a key feature in Naples FL retirement communities, is available at prices starting from the mid $300,000s and exceeding $9 million.


Prices in Bonita Bay exhibit a broad spectrum, reflecting the varied property types. In 2023, condo sale prices began at $400k and soared to over $9M for a Penthouse in Omega, a newly built luxury high-rise. The average price per square foot in 2023 hovered around $600/SF, showcasing the community’s diverse real estate offerings.


Bonita Bay’s homeowner association (HOA) fees, approximately $2,600 per year, ensure well-maintained and enjoyable living in this vibrant community with an array of Bonita Bay amenities.

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Bonita Bay Villas and Condo Options

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Bonita Bay residents relish a Florida lifestyle that’s enriched with a plethora of amenities. The Bonita Bay community offers an unparalleled array of recreational options, surpassing the offerings of most South Florida neighborhoods. Two well-appointed clubhouses await residents, featuring community pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, and a private beach pavilion. With five championship golf courses, golf enthusiasts can perfect their swing on meticulously maintained fairways. Boating aficionados find solace at the Marina Club, which provides both wet and dry boat storage, granting direct Gulf access via the Imperial River.


In the heart of Bonita Bay, Backwater Jacks is a dining hotspot and social hub, offering the freshest, locally sourced seafood on its casual dining deck overlooking the Imperial River. For those craving an upscale dining experience, just minutes outside of Bonita Bay at the Promenade, Roy’s Restaurant is a culinary gem, inspired by the visionary Roy Yamaguchi. Indulge in Hawaiian fusion cuisine and savor exceptional cocktails at this fine establishment. At the same Promenade location, you’ll discover DeRomo’s Italian restaurant and market as well as Molino’s, offering a diverse culinary journey for every palate.


The Promenade at Bonita Bay presents an exquisite outdoor shopping center that’s a haven for a variety of businesses, restaurants, and entertainment. Whether you’re in the mood for boutique browsing, salon or spa visits, art gallery exploration, dance or yoga classes, or a leisurely stroll through the Saturday morning farmer’s market, the Promenade has it all. It’s a vibrant destination where residents can satisfy their shopping, dining, and entertainment desires just moments away from the comforts of their Bonita Bay home.

Things to Do in Bonita Bay

Nestled within the 2,400-acre gates of Bonita Bay, you’ll discover a world of endless adventures. This gated community serves as the perfect launchpad for both land and sea escapades. Whether you’re craving social interactions or seeking thrilling activities, you’ll find it all just beyond your doorstep. Bonita Bay isn’t just a place to call home; it’s the epicenter of a vibrant and adventurous lifestyle waiting for you to explore.

Bonita Bay Club, a golfer’s paradise, offering 5 world-class courses is the ultimate golfing destination in Southwest Florida. Choose from a variety of courses, each providing a unique golfing experience against the backdrop of Bonita Bay’s stunning landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, there’s a course to match your skill level.

Bonita Bay Club is your hub for active living. The newly designed Sports Center offers a range of sports and recreational facilities for all ages. With one of the region’s most active tennis programs directed by a USPTA Master Professional – get your heart racing on 18 Har-Tru tennis courts, or test your skills on the 10 brand new pickleball courts. For a touch of sophistication, try your hand at the championship croquet court. If swimming is your passion, dive into the geothermal, zero-entry pool, featuring four 75-foot lap lanes and a serene waveless perimeter design. Whether you’re an avid athlete or a casual enthusiast, the Sports Center at Bonita Bay Club has something for everyone to enjoy.

At Bonita Bay Club, your well-being is the priority. Their fitness center offers top-notch Technogym equipment, including Kinesis Station and Kinesis One, with regular updates for a cutting-edge workout experience.

Unwind in our 9,000-square-foot spa and salon featuring seven treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam room, a whirlpool, and a relaxation lounge. Whether you seek a massage, soak, or a fresh look, their spa provides a haven for relaxation and self-care.

Embrace a vibrant community spirit at Bonita Bay. Enjoy excursions to local attractions, theaters, and baseball spring training with your neighbors. Enjoy virtual classes on various subjects, including yoga, art, and cooking. Moreover, annual events like the Bay Breeze Concert Series, Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebrations, and a children’s Easter Egg Hunt in their beautiful parks, are open to all Bonita Bay residents and their guests. The opportunities for fun and connection are endless.
Bonita Springs National Arts Festivals, hosted at Riverside Park, are renowned for showcasing over 200 local and international artists. You can engage with artists and acquire their creations directly. This festival is a wonderful opportunity to enrich your home with art, appreciate global fine art, and attend one of the USA’s premier Fine Art Festivals. What’s even better is that 100% of the proceeds support art initiatives in the community. These events are a must-visit for both Bonita Bay residents and visitors.
Bonita Bay offers an exclusive boating experience. Partnered with Sweetwater Lifestyles Boat Club, the Bonita Bay Marina hosts tour boats, fishing charters, and famous dolphin sunset cruises. The marina features 98 wet slips and provides dry storage for 326 vessels, accommodating boats up to 34 feet in length. Plus, Captain Ed’s, the area’s top charter service, has been a local favorite since 1992. Explore the Gulf’s beauty right from your in-community marina.


Bonita Bay residents have a variety of educational options within reach. The Bonita Bay community is served by public schools, with Bonita Springs Elementary, Bonita Springs Middle, and Estero High Schools being the closest and most esteemed choices.

Parents seeking alternative education can explore Bonita Springs Charter School and Bonita Springs Preparatory and Fitness Academy, both providing comprehensive programs for students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Gospel Baptist Christian School is a private institution catering to students from Pre-K through 12th grade.

Additionally, Naples schools are within driving distance with many top-rated private schools such as The Community School, First Baptist Academy, The Village School, and Royal Palm Academy to name a few. With these educational options, families in Bonita Bay can access a range of choices to meet their children’s specific needs.


Bonita Bay is conveniently situated in Bonita Springs just west of US41, located between Naples and Fort Myers. The neighborhood is bordered on three sides by water, the Imperial River, Spring Creek, and Estero Bay, providing easy access to natural beauty. The community is just 30 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport RSW and offers proximity to Naples shopping and dining options.

Places to Visit

Explore the Surrounding Attractions of Bonita Bay

Discover the natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and community spirit that flourish within Bonita Bay’s diverse parks. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil beach escape, a rendezvous with nature, or fun-filled outdoor activities, these are beautiful places to visit offering a myriad of experiences for residents and visitors alike.


  • Wonder Gardens: 9 minutes drive
  • Riverside Park: 10 minutes drive
  • Miromar Outlets: An outlet shopping center with 20 dining options and 90 stores – 10 minutes drive
  • Coconut Point Mall: Coconut Point is a picturesque outdoor mall featuring over 110 stores including 20 restaurants, Dillard’s, Super Target, an Apple Store, Tommy Bahama, and PGA Tour Superstore – all surrounding several acres of lakes with a boardwalk. – 11 minutes drive
  • Barefoot Beach: 11 minutes drive
  • Koreshan State Park: 13 minutes drive
  • Mercato: Considered the “town center” of North Naples, Mercato is a pedestrian-centric mixed-use community with Whole Foods, a Movie Theatre, shops, events, and 20+ Restaurants – 14 minutes drive
  • Bonita Nature Place: 15 minutes drive
  • Little Hickory Island Beach Park: 15 minutes drive
  • Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve: 15 minutes drive
  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: 16 minutes drive
  • Waterside Shops: 18 minutes drive
  • Artis—Naples and The Baker Museum: 18 minutes drive
  • Lovers Key State Park: 19 minutes drive
  • Hertz Arena: Hertz Arena, located next door to Miromar Outlets, is home to the Florida Everblades hockey team. The Hertz Arena also maintains a full year-round schedule of shows and concerts that has included Elton John, Sting, Luis Miguel, Bob Dylan, Disney on Ice, Cher, Little Big Town, Marc Antony, The Harlem Globetrotters, Boston Pops Orchestra, and many more. In addition, Hertz Arena hosts ice skating, roller skating, and in-line skating events with competitions throughout the year – 20 minutes drive
  • Clam Pass Park: 23 minutes drive
  • Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples: 26 minutes drive
  • Downtown Old Naples: 28 minutes drive
  • Marco Island: 48 minutes drive
  • Sanibel Island: 51 minutes drive


  • Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) – 26 minutes drive
  • Naples Airport (APF) – 36 minutes drive
  • Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) – 52 minutes drive
  • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) – 1 hour 46 minutes drive
  • Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – 1 hour 51 minutes drive
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) – 2 hours 12 minutes drive
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) – 2 hours 21 minutes drive

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