Charity De Souza is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.
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Endless sunshine, unspoiled beaches, and no passport needed, Florida has the winning formula for a romantic honeymoon destination with an abundance of newlywed-friendly resorts and hotels. Keep that wedding glow alive and celebrate your union with picturesque ocean views, luxury amenities, and personalized service that will cater to your every need.
Plan a romantic trip for two and make those once-in-a-lifetime memories at one of the top honeymoon resorts in Florida.
Located in Santa Rosa Beach and nestled on an impressive 500 acres, the WaterColor Inn was voted “Best Resort in Florida” (Gulf & Central) by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. With all charming rooms facing one of the most pristine sugary white sandy beaches in the Sunshine State, the WaterColor Inn is a top destination for a romantic getaway for two. Couples can kayak through the nearby coastal dune lake, bike one of the lush trails, or get a couples massage at the Watercolor InnSpa. Don’t miss the renowned natural attractions in this picturesque Florida town.
Only an arm’s length from the top attractions in Key West but nestled in romantically pastel-colored cottages, Sunset Key Cottages is a luxuriously secluded 27-acre oasis on a private island accessible by ferry service. Feel the breeze of the salty air in the airy living quarters and spacious grand porches before swimming in your private pool, pampering at the idyllic outdoor spa, and indulging in top-notch dining for two right on the beach.
Private island with 24-hour boat ferry service from Key West
Homes, two, three and four-bedroom cottages available
One of the most exclusive resorts in the Florida Keys, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is located on a remote private island. Couples can truly get off the grid at this 5-star accommodation with its charming stand-alone thatched-roof bungalow suites that are only reachable by seaplane or boat. Surrounded by lush greenery and stripped of your electronic devices, couples can enjoy first-class amenities and a luxury experience that include elegant meals, sunset sails, and couples massages by the water.
One of the best beachfront hotels in Florida’s Panhandle, Henderson Park Inn in Destin has an impressive list of accolades. Here you’ll find stunning views of Florida’s Emerald Coast alongside a long list of luxury amenities and first-class service. Enjoy your complimentary wine, grapes, and chocolates as you soak in a panoramic view of one of Florida’s famous sunsets over the sparkling Gulf waters from your oceanfront terrace.
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach is a glamorous 5-star resort with sophisticated rooms and suites, perfect for a romantic getaway in Florida. Ocean View Rooms boast a minibar, 24-hour in-room dining, and TVs, while elegant suites add separate living areas and terraces with Gulf views. The spa’s signature massage is its best-selling treatment, while water sports rentals allow you to get out on the water. Florie’s restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, along with garden-inspired cocktails at Florie’s Bar.
Suites with separate living areas and terrace gulf views
One of Florida’s best beach resorts, The Breakers Palm Beach boasts a private beach and beautiful oceanfront suites. You wouldn’t know that this historic hotel dates back to 1896, as you’ll find plenty of modern facilities to enjoy, including four pools, five whirlpool spas, private beachfront bungalows, and an indoor-outdoor spa with pampering body treatments. There’s a long list of recreation options, including tennis courts, championship golf courses, and water-based activities like kayaking and paddleboarding.
A beautiful nod to the Gatsby era, The Boca Raton Beach Club was built by famed Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner in the 1920s. An enclave of luxury and seaside charm, the Mediterranean-inspired property sits just a few steps from the stunning South Florida coastline. It’s one of the best hotels in Florida with a private beach, while its luxurious rooms, award-winning restaurants, and its 50,000 square foot spa with caviar facials will have you coming back for more.
Adventurous couples will love the amenities found at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, where you can take advantage of a full-service marina and an abundance of water activities to keep you entertained. One of the most popular in the Florida Keys, couples can snorkel with diverse marine life, dive past colorful coral reefs, swim with pods of dolphins, or paddle to secluded tropical islands. A 60-acre slice of paradise, the resort also boasts a private lagoon and a long list of spa treatments to indulge in after a day of thrills.
One of Florida’s most iconic pink hotels, The Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach is set on a beautiful stretch of white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. You can soak up the ocean views and enjoy Gatsby-era vibes at this historic hotel, which dates back to 1928. Known as Florida’s “Pink Palace”, it boasts gorgeous Mediterranean and Moorish architectural motifs and offers chic rooms and suites with private balconies and ocean views. Unwind in a heated pool or book a massage at the on-site spa, then indulge in seafood cuisine at Maritana, cocktails at the beachside Rowe Bar or sweet treats at the Ice Cream Parlor.
Chic rooms and suites with private balconies and ocean views
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort sits across the street from the upscale Bar Harbour Shops at the northern tip of Miami Beach. The 27-story hotel features spacious rooms and suites with ocean views from private balconies along with gourmet cuisine at its on-site restaurants. Enjoy a lavish pampering treatment at the on-site spa or get the celebrity treatment in an Oceanfront Day Villa with signature St. Regis Butler service. Toast to your love at The St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault and enjoy champagne, rare vintage wines, and handcrafted cocktails paired with sushi and Asian-inspired cuisine.
Lido Beach Resort offers a prime beachside location for honeymooners near Siesta Key and is an ideal spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Along with a 300-foot private white sand beach, you’ll have access to outdoor pools, an on-site restaurant, fitness center, beach volleyball, and a shuttle service to nearby St. Armands Circle. Spacious rooms and condo-style suites boast Florida-inspired decor, flat-screen TVs, and most include kitchenettes and/or private balconies with beach views. Wrap up your day catching a sunset at the poolside tiki bar.
300-foot private white sand beach with tiki bar
Outdoor pools, fitness center and beach volleyball
Located in Marathon, Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort is nestled in the heart of the Florida Keys’ palm-lined paradise. Located just 45 miles north of Key West, you’ll find private beach houses overlooking the Gulf of Mexico as well as multiple sparkling swimming pools and on-site water sports to choose from. Bask in the sunshine at the private beach, then sample fresh seafood dishes at Butterfly Cafe, or kick back with a smoothie, frozen drink or smoothie at the beachside Tiki Bar.
For couples who want to be close to the South Beach action yet tucked away in their own private oasis, The Palms Hotel & Spa offers easy access to both. Beautifully landscaped with lush gardens, picturesque palm trees, and a private beach, the eco-friendly philosophy sets The Palms apart from other hotels. With a tranquil oceanfront ambiance, here you’ll find a focus on sustainability with an impressive farm-to-table onsite restaurant and plush nature-focused treatment spa. It’s also home to one of the best hotel pools in Miami.
Offering a sun-soaked location in Naples, Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Naples lives up to its luxurious brand name with a range of 5-star facilities. From posh spa treatments inspired by the sea to 36 holes of championship golf, you’ll be spoiled for choice with activities. Enjoy Gulf of Mexico views from one of the chic rooms or suites, then enjoy a frozen drink poolside at one of the outdoor pools or savor fresh seafood at Gumbo Limbo.
Rated one of the best hotels in the world, Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach truly has it all. This 5-star Mediterranean-inspired hotel has an award-winning spa, pristine private beach, and both pool and beach butler service that will make you feel like a celebrity. Perfect for a romantic trip for two, end your day on your own private terrace where you and your loved one can enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Pool and beach butler service
Mediterranean-inspired suites with private terrace
After your nuptials, head to Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach in Fort Walton Beach, as it’s just steps from the sugar-white sands of Florida’s alluring coastline. Rooms are adorned with ocean-inspired decor and boast private balconies for soaking up the ocean views. Spend your day sandcastle-making, then bask in the sunshine in the outdoor pool. Wrap up your day with succulent steaks and pasta dishes at Dempsey’s Restaurant & Lounge or enjoy light bites and cocktails at the oceanfront Upper Deck Beachside Bar & Grill.
With miles of pristine beachfront, The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island is most famous for its AAA Five Diamond restaurant Salt. Both an indoor and outdoor pool is available, as well as a tennis court, an opulent spa, and an 18-hole golf course. Enjoy coastal cuisine at Coast or waterfront views at Coquina, then explore the coastal treasures of the barrier island alongside the resort’s naturalist. A bonus for beach lovers, there’s a private balcony and ocean view in each resort room and hotel suite.
Indoor and outdoor pool
On-site spa and 18-hole golf course
Private balcony with views of ocean in each room and suite
A charming riverfront estate in the heart of New Smyrna Beach named after the dolphins that patrol the nearby waters, the Black Dolphin Inn is a historic guesthouse that is consistently ranked one of the best B&B’s in the state. Here you’ll find cozy suites with private river-view balconies, outdoor terraces, and European-style decor perfect for a romantic getaway for two.
Combining Old Florida vibes with luxury, Port d’Hiver in Melbourne Beach is a charming B&B with a lush tropical landscape and a romantic ambiance. Offering complimentary concierge services, here you’ll find brick paths that lead to the private island-style accommodation with French doors, vaulted ceilings, and private porches with stunning ocean views for a romantic getaway that you and your loved one won’t soon forget.
One of the best resorts in Florida with a private beach, South Seas is a sprawling oceanfront property on Captiva Island with a long list of amenities. In addition to access to Sunset Beach, a private stretch of natural sand with excellent shelling opportunities, the 330-acre property boasts renowned fishing and boating charters, as well as eco-cruises and nature tours. Post-hurricane Ian, the hotel now has refurbished accommodations of varying types, each steps from the pristine Gulf of Mexico, including beach villas and beach homes. Future plans include a new 12-hole Beau Welling re-designed golf course and pools with chaise lounges, private cabanas, and a poolside bar.
Set on a private beach
World-renowned fishing, boating, and yachting
Beachfront accommodation, including beach villas and beach homes