Honeymoon Hotels in Florida

by Meg Jernigan

Sandy beaches, a tropical climate and a large resort industry make Florida a favored destination for travelers. Honeymoon hotels offer private beaches, romantic restaurants, in-room massage treatments and luxury accommodations. Hotels also provide couples in search of entertainment outside the room a range of add-on activities tailored to their interests.

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The Shores Resort & Spa

The honeymoon package at the AAA Four-Diamond Shores Resort & Spa includes champagne and strawberries, breakfast each morning, couples massage and a credit for use at the resort’s upscale restaurant. One-night stays in oceanfront beach cabanas feature a five-course meal served by your personal waiter. Standard guest rooms have private terraces or balconies with views of the ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. A tiki bar on the pool deck serves drinks and light fare, and guests sit in Adirondack chairs around a nightly beach fire. Daytona Beach attractions are nearby.

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

LaPlaya, located in Naples, offers two honeymoon accommodations. Large lanai rooms have private terraces on the beach and four-poster beds with butterfly netting and pillow top mattresses. Private balconies provide views of the Gulf of Mexico in luxury suites. A build your own vacation package allows honeymooners to select a room and choose from an a la carte menu of extras. LaPlaya’s Spa Terre signature services include Javanese spa treatments and a volcanic earth spa ritual.

Ocean Key Resort & Spa

Ocean Key overlooks Sunset Pier, site of a nightly celebration of sunset that includes crafts, street food and performers. The resort’s Ocean View Boutique Suite, decorated in bright Caribbean colors, has floor to ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking the pier. In-room couples massages include an assortment of treatments like hot stone and herbal therapy. Hot Tin Roof, Ocean Key’s restaurant, has a cold seafood bar featuring fresh shrimp and oysters. The poolside Liquid Lounge serves specialty drinks like the Liquid Jelly Monkey Love cocktail.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, reachable only by boat or seaplane, offers a six-night honeymoon package. A town car meets couples at the airport and takes them to a private beachfront bungalow suite. Champagne and all meals are included, as well as snorkeling, fishing and a sunset sail. Guests receive a credit for the resort’s spa, where treatments include deep tissue massage and customized facials. Dining options include a seat at the Chef’s Table in the restaurant kitchen or a meal prepared just for you on the beach.

About the Author

Meg Jernigan has been writing for more than 30 years. She specializes in travel, cooking and interior decorating. Her offline credits include copy editing full-length books and creating marketing copy for nonprofit organizations. Jernigan attended George Washington University, majoring in speech and drama.

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