Florida with its sunny climate, warm tropical breezes, beautiful sunsets and luxurious accommodations is a paradise for couples. From golden beaches, to world class hotels and fun filled parks, Florida has it all.
For those seeking a great romantic getaway, the ten best spots will be as follows:
- Miami Beach
It is an unforgettable destination for those heading for a romantic vacation. It features fabulous golden beaches ideal for long walks, water sports and sunset gazing. It also has celebrity owned eateries, alfresco dining, legendary bars, celebrity spotting and heavenly shopping which attracts those on a romantic date or vacation.
- Key West, Florida Keys
Couples stroll hand in hand through the quaint town of Key West and wander barefoot along its beaches and Cays. It has many palm lined streets that feature gingerbread manors, sidewalk cafes and fabulous bars and gourmet delights are part of the spread in world class restaurants. One group of lodging in the Key West at the southernmost point is Southernmost Hotel Collection. Southernmost on the Beach was voted the number 2 hotel for romance in the United States by the 2010 Traveler’s Choice Awards. There is the option of water sports like jet skiing together in the water or take a leisurely bike ride to Ernest Hemmingway's house. You can also go souvenir shopping around the island. Or simply step outside and stroll through the beautiful Old Town.
- Amelia Island
It is a wedding paradise which attracts lovers to its 15 miles of beautiful beaches. Stroll by the light house and witness a spectacular sunset. Sample the luscious menu served by its melting pot of restaurants.
- Key Largo, Florida Keys
Located at the northernmost tip of the Florida Keys, it features winding creeks, tropical hardwoods and coral clusters offshore. Sailing in the sunset, watching dolphins, exploring the mangrove wetlands and d delicious meals for two make this destination ideal for a romantic vacation.
According to the Travel channel, it is one of the top destinations for honeymoons in the world. The three major theme parks make Orlando a popular sport for travelers. These are the Disney world, Universal Studios and Sea world. All three have packages to lure couples. Many resorts offer activities like golf, para sailing and hot air balloons. Other than the theme parks, Orlando offers many five star restaurants serving the best of world menus. Restaurant Row is the name given to International Drive for the numerous high class restaurants that can be found on a road less than 2 miles. Disney features highly acclaimed Narcoossee's and Universal Studios has Mama Della's Ristorante. Walt Disney world is not just for kids. It is a top wedding destination in the world and scores high on romance equal to its family entertainment. Check out Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for a memorable romantic holiday. The Victorian-style resort is the main hotel of Walt Disney World, situated in the Magic Kingdom area besides the white sand shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. Not to be missed is dinner at Victoria &Albert’s, where men adorn coats and women wear elegant dresses, for a fine dining experience. Also you can have plenty of fun at the theme park.
- Lover’s key
Situated near Fort Myers, this low profile Florida location features pristine beaches that are less crowded. You can enjoy treading the sandy beaches; watch the water fauna and enjoy the calm backwaters. This section of Southwest Florida features calm waters of the Gulf and is ideal for water sports like kayaking and jetskiiing. Lover’s key offers privacy and seclusion and if you hunger for some action, head to Naples and Fort Myers which is just a drive away. Fort Myers features championship golf courses, restaurants and museums. Museums that are prominent are Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates which draw tourists by the drove. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theater and Laugh in Comedy Cafe provide live entertainment.
- Little Palm Island
This is a spot in the Florida Keys which is so secluded that you cannot reach there by automobile. You can reach a drop-off point via the Overseas Highway from where you must use a seaplane or boat to cover the rest of the way to Little Palm Island which is a privately owned spot in the Lower Keys. This is an ideal place for couples who want a romantic break from their busy lives. Kids under sixteen are not allowed on the island. Once you reach the island, you have many options for entertainment like hiking trails throughout the island, enjoying yourself at full service spa or exploring the beach. Arrangements can also be made for snorkeling and fishing trips. The cottages have no phones or television, so you can enjoy an unspoiled idyll.
- St George’s Island
As opposed to the major part of Florida coast, the shores of St George’s Island are not dotted with hotels. On the other hand, you will find miles of uninterrupted, practically secluded white sand beach in this quiet escape. For a romantic vacation in St. George Island it is to best to rent a beach house or condo. You can indulge in Kayaking or fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, climb to the top of St. George’s lighthouse for some excellent views and watch the mesmerizing Gulf sunset each night.
- Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Crossing the state to the North East corner, Amelia Island is a great place for a romantic getaway in Florida. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is a high end resort in Florida. The resort boasts of 3.5 miles of secluded beaches, a full service spa, twenty swimming pools and 72 holes of golf. The Resort has its own nature center with expert naturalists and programs for all ages to explore the natural wonders of the resort. The charming area of St.Augustine is a drive away.
- Gasparilla Inn and Club, Boca Grande
Boca Grande is a small community on Gasparilla Island in the Gulf of Mexico. It resembles the Caribbean with golden sandy beaches and turquoise waters. You can stay at the Gasparilla Inn and Club where you can choose between rooms, suites and cottages. You can enjoy the dining with its elaborate menu. But the main attraction is to spend a lot of time on the beach.