Gently swaying palm trees, warm ocean breezes and warm tropical climate of the Florida Keys beckon visitors to kick back and relax while enjoying friendly service and a diverse choice of activities. Florida is well connected with major cities in the U.S. and around the world, with a choice of daily flights to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and other cities. If you are looking for nightlife, restaurants, museums and shopping, check into one of the romantic hotels in South Beach. For a more secluded honeymoon spot, drive south to Key West where you can spend your romantic getaway snorkeling and watching sunsets from a hammock. Here are the best Florida honeymoon vacations.
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1. The Marker Waterfront Resort in Key West
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The Marker is a great place to stay in Key West, offering brand new guest rooms and a choice of three pools shaded by palm trees. Whether you want to go on a romantic sunset cruise, snorkel in the tropical waters and explore the town on bike, there are many great activities to try. Have dinner at Cero Bodega which serves innovative Californian and Mexican cuisine. Sip cool drinks by the pool, handcrafted by the pool barman. Ask about The Captain's Quarters which offers 800 square feet of living space, complete with an outdoor deck which has views of the water. Many of the 96 luxury guest rooms have private balconies with harbor views, as well as luxury amenities such as free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Room rates start at $425 per night. Read more
200 William Street, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-501-5193
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2.W Miami Hotel
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If you love scenic rooftop pools, then W Miami Hotel is the place for you. The hotel boasts an incredible 300-foot outdoor infinity pool, surrounded by plush chairs and cabanas with views of the bay. The impressive 28,000-square-foot luxury spa won't disappoint either. Designed by Philippe Starck, the facility has a floating library for relaxing with Key Biscayne views. There are 10 spa treatment rooms, saunas and a spa room especially for couples, perfect for luxurious pampering on your honeymoon. Dining option include the scenic 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar with an American menu which invites sharing. Set on the 50th floor of the hotel is FIFTY Miami Ultra Lounge, complete with its own pool and plush seating. Don't miss a fresh gelato at Cafe Icon on your way to the beach. Guest rooms are decorated with East Asian touches and offer generous layouts. Rates start at $429 per night.
485 Brickell Avenue, Miami , FL 33131, Phone: 877-822-0000
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3.Epic Hotel and Exhale Spa
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Located about 10 minutes from South Beach, Epic Hotel Miami offers couples a plush pool deck on the 16th floor, Exhale Spa and gourmet dining. The spa measures 12,000 square feet and offers an array of treatments in 14 treatment rooms. Spa facilities include a fitness center, sauna, lounge and a yoga studio. The hotel has 411 rooms and suites, many with water views. Club Level Guestrooms have the best views. Relax next to one of the two pools, rent a cabana and unwind in style. Rooms start at $270 per night.
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: 866-760-3742
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4.Florida Honeymoon: Dove Creek Lodge
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Overlooking the gin-clear waters of Key Largo, Dove Creek Lodge is an intimate boutique hotel with a luxurious island appeal. Inspired by Hemingway’s exotic Caribbean hideaways, this elegant oceanfront retreat lies next to the popular John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The 21 guest accommodations range from classic ocean-view lodge rooms to one- and two-bedroom luxury suites. Bright and airy rooms feature comfortable décor, modern facilities and private balconies with lovely sea views. Hotel facilities include a large oceanfront swimming pool, hot tub and an entertainment area with a pool table and barbeque grill. There are boat slips nearby, as well as free boat trailer parking. Begin the day with a delicious complimentary continental breakfast served in the hotel lobby. In the evening, head to one of the many excellent restaurants and bars nearby. Rooms start at $179 per night. Browse more romantic island escapes in Florida.
147 Seaside Avenue, Key Largo, FL 33037, Phone: 305-852-6200
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5.Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel
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Retro style meets modern functionality in the sophisticated Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel. Paying homage to its vintage Miami roots through exquisite Italian Riviera-influenced design, the chic boutique hotel epitomizes South Beach glamour. Eighty-seven beautifully appointed guest rooms reflect the splendor of the 40s era. Rooms boast Art Deco-inspired décor, marble bathrooms, deluxe amenities and state-of-the-art technology. Signature Grande suites enjoy private balconies with scenic views, while the all-new Kaskades wing offers 25 exquisitely spaced quarters with state-of-the-art amenities and an exclusive rooftop terrace with a pool.The spirit of classic Italian films merges with New York’s finest vintage restaurants in the hotel’s signature restaurant Dolce Italian. Dine on authentic and delicious Italian fare in a cozy and charming setting before heading to The Regent Cocktail Bar to experience Miami’s cocktail culture. The hotel is close to many restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops, and galleries. Rooms start at $329 per night.
1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-673-0199
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6.Eden Roc Miami Beach
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The designer double-level bungalow suites at Eden Roc Miami Beach are perfect for honeymooners looking for an exceptional experience. They feature floating staircases and offer Atlantic Ocean views. The Spa at Eden Roc is a 22,000-square-foot facility with whirlpools, sauna, steam room, an an ultra-relaxing Spa Terrace with VIP cabanas. Have dinner at Cabana Beach Club which serves classic comfort food with a Latin and Caribbean twist. Head to the Lobby Bar after dinner to toast with handcrafted cocktails.
Room rates start at USD $254 per night.
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Phone: 305-531-0000
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7.JW Marriott Marquis Miami
JW Marriott Marquis Miami is centrally located next to popular tourist attractions such as the Science Museum, the Adrienne Arsht Performing Art Center and Bayside Marketplace. Unique amenities include an NBA-sized basketball arena, bowling alley and a tennis court. There is also a fitness center with a choice of complimentary classes. Once you are done playing sports and getting fit, relax next to the pool and sample award-winning cuisine at the restaurant. Rooms start at $239. VacationIdea.com Tip: Check for vacation packages in Florida before booking.
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: 305-421-8600
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8.Trump International Beach Resort in Miami
Famous for its impeccable service and luxury accommodations, Trump International Beach Resort offers couples a choice of 390 guest accommodations with balconies and ocean views. Spend an afternoon at Aquanox Spa, choosing from massages, body treatments, facials and signature services. For added luxury, ask about whirlpool spa guestrooms when booking your honeymoon. Neomi's restaurant serves creative American fare in an elegant setting. Rates start at $300 per night. Find more ideas in South Beach.
18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160, Phone: 866-628-1197
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9.Mandarin Oriental, Miami on Brickell Key
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Mandarin Oriental, Miami has an impressive three-story spa and a private beach with Biscayne Bay views. Relax on one of the Thai-style day beds, taking lazy naps and reading a book, or book a massage in one of the private spa cabanas. The hotel has 327 luxury rooms and 31 spacious suites. Azul is a AAA Five Diamond Award restaurant serving Latin dishes with Asian, Caribbean and French influences. Dine with a view of the bay through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The impressive spa has 11 treatment rooms, 6 luxury suites, sauna and a lounge. Room rates start at $399 USD per night.
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: 305-913-8288
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10.Florida Honeymoon: Naples Grande Beach Resort
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Head to Florida's Platinum Coast and check into Naples Grande Beach Resort which has 474 newly renovated guest rooms and suites on 23 sunny acres. You can book one of the rooms in the hotel tower or a luxury bungalow close to the tennis center. The resort has a Rees Jones-designed gold course and a clubhouse restaurant overlooking the green. Enjoy easy access to three miles of spectacular beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, three pools, watersports and a spa. Room rates start at $477 per night.
475 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL 34103, Phone: 239-597-3232
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11.The St. Regis Bal Harbour
The St. Regis Bal Harbour is stylish and luxurious, complete with a spa, several world-class restaurants, an international art collection and modern guest rooms with Art Deco influences. You'll be close to shopping, dining and nightlife of South Beach. Ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the water. Have a relaxing bath in the marble bathroom on your romantic trip. If you need even more space, book one of the luxury suites with balconies and Atlantic Ocean Views. The hotel has a fitness center where you can work out with a view. The spa offers many great signature treatments and 14,000 square feet of relaxation space. Rent one of the plush cabanas next to the pool and spend a day or two soaking up the sun. Rooms start at $499 USD per night.
9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour - Miami Beach, FL 33154, Phone: 305-993-3300
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12.Bellasera Hotel in Naples
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Tuscany, the exquisitely designed Bellasera Hotel epitomises la dolce vita. Colonnaded courtyards and sculptured fountains reflect Italian charm, while luxurious accommodation, sublime Mediterranean cuisine and deluxe facilities ensure a relaxing escape. The hotel features 100 immaculate studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, decorated in a contemporary-chic Italian style. Elegant living spaces feature plush décor and modern amenities, such as flat-screen televisions and high-speed Internet. The courtyard is home to a heated swimming pool, whirlpool spa, and a furnished sundeck with shady cabanas for relaxing in style. The fitness center offers a private workout space, while the Estera Spa has a range of rejuvenating body treatments in tranquil surroundings. Treat your palate to a fusion of Mediterranean-American inspired cuisine at Zizi Restaurant where you can dine under the stars or in the privacy of a secluded cabana. Rooms start at $329 per night.
221 9th St S, Naples, FL 34102, Phone: 844-898-4184
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13.Florida Honeymoon: The Pink Shell
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Overlooking miles of pristine white sands at the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach, the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina offers uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico. Guest accommodations include studios, villas, and condominiums, all of which have magnificent beachfront views. Beautifully furnished in cool hues to echo the surrounding landscape, spacious living areas, kitchenettes, and private patios create comfortable havens in which to relax. The resort offers a variety of fun activities - try a sailing or paddle boating experience, or take an exhilarating dolphin-sighting tour. Get a massage at the Aquagene Spa or spend the day at the Octopool Undersea Fantasy Pool. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet at Jack’s and alfresco dining at the tropical poolside Bongo's Bar and Grill. Rooms start at $269 per night.
275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, Phone: 888-222-7465
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14.The Inns of Sanibel - Song of the Sea
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The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline is the perfect backdrop for this elegant, ocean-facing hotel. Tucked away on Sanibel Island, the hotel offers 30 guest rooms with large en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes, and private screened balconies with breathtaking ocean vistas. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival as you soak up the views. Play a game of golf or tennis at the Dunes Club, relax next to the heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Complimentary bicycles offer the perfect way to explore the island, while kayaks and paddleboards provide fun on the water. In the evening, have dinner under the stars at one of the outdoor grills. Rooms start at $209 per night.
863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957, Phone: 239-472-5170
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15.Beacon South Beach
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Located in the heart of the trendy South Beach, Beacon Hotel is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches, award-winning restaurants and buzzing beach bars. Deluxe rooms and luxurious oceanfront suites offer a choice of stylish accommodations with spectacular views over the vibrant SoBe. First-class facilities abound, including a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary beach chairs,, exclusive access to the Rooftop, and a personalized, multi-lingual concierge service. Toast the setting sun with frosty cocktails at the Mojito Bar before dining on spicy South Beach fare at The Place Restaurant and dancing the night away at one of the SoBe nightclubs. Rooms start at $183 per night.
720 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-674-8200
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16.The Resort on Cocoa Beach
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Offering the best of both worlds with an idyllic beach location that is close to Orlando’s major theme parks, as well as the major cruise terminals, The Resort on Cocoa Beach is a luxurious family-friendly seaside retreat. Tastefully decorated two-bedroom condominiums are fully-equipped to offer home-away-from-home comfort, including cookware and a washer/dryer. Private balconies have uninterrupted views of the beachfront and the ocean. The resort features an array of first-class facilities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center with a hot tub and sauna, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as indoor entertainment such as a games room, movie theater and play center. Dine on delicious local fare at the resort restaurant or choose from a wide selection of eateries within walking distance of the resort. Sip colorful cocktails with your toes in the sand at the Tiki Bar.
1600 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, Phone: 321-783-4000
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17.Design Suites at Castle Beach
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Embraced by sparkling seas and footprint-free beaches, Design Suites at Castle Beach in Miami is a chic beachfront resort that offers barefoot luxury at its best. Contemporary condos feature modern minimalist décor, fully-equipped kitchens and first-class amenities, including flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and free Wi-Fi or cable access, while large windows offer stunning sea views.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the onsite restaurant or light meals from the stylish poolside bar. The surrounding area offers a wide selection of restaurants, delis, and bars. Guests can relax on the sun deck next to the outdoor heated swimming pool, work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center, and have an indulgent and detoxifying Russian or Turkish bath. The property is close to other activities, such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, surfing, and shopping. Suites start at $124 per night.
5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Phone: 305-397-8836
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18.Captain Hiram’s Resort
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A fun waterfront beach resort overlooking the Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian, Captain Hiram’s Resort is fun getaway for couples. The Inn features comfortable rooms and suites with lovely river views from private balconies or secluded patios. Amenities include king or queen-size beds, spacious living areas, hot tubs in some rooms, and direct access to the swimming pool.
Toast the setting sun with cocktails and feast on fresh, Indian River seafood at the Capt. Hiram’s Restaurant and the Bahamian-style, tiki-themed Sandbar. Drawing visitors from afar with its delicious fare and live music, this is the place to be. Dock your boat at the resort’s onsite marina or rent one for a day and explore the Indian River Lagoon. Choose from a variety of water activities on the river such as kayaking, canoeing, jet-skiing, or fishing. Affordable rooms start at $120 per night.
1580 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958, Phone: 772-388-8588
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19.The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
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If you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway with a modern spa, plenty of nightlife and a famous beach, stay at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Florida. Check into one of the oceanview rooms decorated with a blue and white carpet and a picture perfect window framed by beige and navy curtains.
You will be withing easy walking distance of the restaurants, night clubs and attractions in the Art Deco district of Miami's South Beach. The hotel spa provides a calm oasis of healing and rejuvenation - it is the largest spa in South Beach. In the evening, go for a walk in South Beach and look for celebrities who either live there or like to visit for a weekend of dancing in the nightclubs. Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton cost around $575 per night.
1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 786-276-4000
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20 Perfect Florida Honeymoon Vacations
- The Marker Waterfront Resort in Key West, Photo: Photo Credit: Carmel Brantley
- W Miami Hotel, Photo: W Miami Hotel
- Epic Hotel and Exhale Spa, Photo: Kimpton Hotels
- Florida Honeymoon: Dove Creek Lodge, Photo: Dove Creek Lodge
- Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel, Photo: Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel
- Eden Roc Miami Beach, Photo: Eden Roc Miami Beach
- JW Marriott Marquis Miami
- Trump International Beach Resort in Miami
- Mandarin Oriental, Miami on Brickell Key, Photo: Mandarin Oriental
- Florida Honeymoon: Naples Grande Beach Resort, Photo: Naples Grande Beach Resort
- The St. Regis Bal Harbour
- Bellasera Hotel in Naples, Photo: Bellasera
- Florida Honeymoon: The Pink Shell, Photo: The Pink Shell
- The Inns of Sanibel - Song of the Sea, Photo: The Inns of Sanibel
- Beacon South Beach, Photo: Beacon South Beach
- The Resort on Cocoa Beach, Photo: The Resort on Cocoa Beach
- Design Suites at Castle Beach, Photo: Design Suites at Castle Beach
- Captain Hiram’s Resort, Photo: Captain Hiram’s Resort
- The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
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