18 Best Romantic Vacation Getaways For Couples — From a Private Island to Historic Hotels

One of the best ways to celebrate life’s milestones is to plan a romantic getaway! Here are the best romantic vacation getaways for couples across Florida. We’ve chosen the best Florida vacation spots across the state for you.

Best Romantic Vacation Getaways For Couples

There are plenty of resorts ideal for a Florida romantic getaway. You can enjoy your romantic weekend getaway by having tea in lush tropical gardens outside your hotel room or relaxing in a private pool. Take advantage of your hotel’s spa treatments like massages, facials, and steam rooms. 

Breathe some fresh air onon your room’s private balcony, spend the evening in your hotel’s fine dining option, take some photos on the stunning beaches, walk on white-sand beaches, spend time together in an adults-only pool, or unwind on gorgeous beaches.

Have a sumptuous lunch of fresh seafood or play water sports on beautiful beaches. You can also try scuba diving together or indulge in a romantic dinner of freshly caught seafood. Finally, splash in the water on a pristine private beach, or revitalize in a heated pool at one of many romance-themed Florida resorts.

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NORTH FLORIDA: St. Augustine

America’s Oldest City holds an allure that continues to beckon Jim & I for visits. We find ourselves back in this fun and fascinating East coast city of Florida every chance we get!

Look no further than the Casa de Suenos for your next Florida romantic getaway. With only seven guest rooms and its prime location in the heart of St. Augustine, this is one of our favorite lodging choice! It is an adults-one property, and the rooms are fabulous!

Each room’s decor is different and distinct. Still, each is filled with luxurious touches, including signature bath products, wine glasses and corkscrew, fresh flowers, full gourmet breakfast, evening socials, crisp linens, and comfortable beds.

Another choice for lodging is Casa de Suenos’ sister properties, the 1894 House and the St. Francis Inn. The Finnegan family owns all three properties, and no matter which of the three properties you choose, you will not be disappointed!

Another one of our favorite resorts that is perfectly positioned for a romantic vacation getaway for couples is The Collector Inn & Gardens. Travel+Leisure ranked The Collector #3 on its list of the Top 15 Resort Hotels in Florida. One of the lovely perks of staying at The Collector is that they are adults-only! 

There is so much history in St. Augustine to explore! From the Spanish to Henry Flagler, you’ll walk away falling in love with America’s Oldest City. Visit Castillo de San Marcos and get an NPS Regional Stamp. Tour the Lightner Museum and Flagler College – they are a short walk from The Collector.

Ancient fort in St. Augustine with cannon on green grass
The Castillo de San Marco in St. Augustine is a perfect setting backdrop for romantic vacation getaways
Be sure to take a stroll on the top of the fort - the views are amazing!

Ponte Vedra Beach

This lovely beach is part of the Jacksonville Beaches area and sits just 26 miles from St. Augustine. It is a beautiful coastal town, known for golf, fine dining and shopping, as well as an abundance of other outdoor activities. 

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club – is located near the oceanfront on a vast 300-acre property home to 250 hotel-like rooms in the historic Inn and another 68 rooms in the elegant, oceanfront Lodge.

Loyal families return to these places yearly (its origin dates back to 1928). They are drawn by excellent golf, outstanding tennis facilities, four oceanfront pools, as well as beautiful, pristine beach. Book romantic dinners at Seahorse Grill, where fresh seafood is served in a second-floor dining space with panoramic ocean views.

A gorgeous aerial view of Ponte Vedra Beach in Jacksonville, Florida (photo credit: istock.com/TraceRouda)

THE GULF COAST: Boca Grande, Florida

Boca Grande, Florida is a small island community located near the southwest coast of the state. For couples who are seeking solace and relaxation on their Florida romantic getaway, Boca Grande offers miles of unspoiled natural coastline, secluded beaches, and crystal-clear waters.

It’s also a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Boca Grande also boasts winding bike trails through lush mangrove forests.

For those looking to take in some local culture you’ll find unique shops selling handmade arts and crafts, and there are lots art galleries showcasing both local and international works.

The resorts on Boca Grande, Florida offer a range of luxurious accommodations. The Gasparilla Inn & Club features elegant suites with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. 

For those looking for something even more exclusive, there’s the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Meyers which offers private beach access, two outdoor pools, and three restaurants.

The expansive Don Pedro Island State Park offers camping and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming or just relaxing in lounge chairs beneath palm trees. No matter your preference, Boca Grande offers an abundance of choices when it comes to finding the perfect resort to fit your needs.

Explore the Gasparill lighthouse as you walk hand in hand on the windswept beach – a great choice on your romantic Florida getaway. (photo credit: depositphotos.com/benkrut)

The Gasparilla Inn & Club – is the perfect place for couples. With quaint cottages and palm tree-lined paths, it’s the ideal atmosphere for the old Florida resort, which dates from 1913. The Gasparilla Inn is a luxurious hotel with an upscale yet casual atmosphere. You also have easy access to the Gulf. Did you know that Boca Grande is known as the tarpon fishing capital?

The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande, on Gasparilla Island, Florida is a great choice for a romantic vacation getaway for couples. Photo credit: istock.com/csfotoimages USA

The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is a luxurious resort located on Boca Grande, Florida. With its 90 guest rooms, each with its own private balcony and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, this pristine beachfront property is perfect for a romantic getaway.

The resort features three restaurants—one offering an exquisite fine dining experience and two others that serve up delicious casual fare—as well as two outdoor swimming pools, a private beach, and a whirlpool spa, plus top-notch recreational amenities such as kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and windsurfing. There are also plenty of activities available to guests both on-site and nearby such as dolphin watching tours, island hopping excursions, nature cruises, and more.


The Florida Keys make a perfect Florida romantic getaway destination (photo credit: istock.com/Credit:FilippoBacci

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa on Little Torch Key is an intimate and private resort was designed to be romantic. Stand-alone thatched-roof bungalows provide ambiance in all directions. In this resort, you can have a private bathroom with a bathtub, shower, and sink! They also have an elegant dining room offering complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is a great place to stay if you are looking for a place with beautiful scenery. A stay at Little Palm Island is also one of the best secluded Florida romantic vacation getaways for couples.

Tropical turquoise blue waters of the Sunset Key resort island in the city of Key West, boat on sea, sandy beach, palm trees, luxury beachfront houses perfect holiday, Florida
For a more secluded romantic vacation getaway for couples in Florida, Sunset Key is the ideal choice. (photo credit: istock.com/Radoslav Cajkovic)

There’s nothing like spending a few days at the beach, and if you’re looking for a place to stay on Sunset Key, then you need to check out the Sunset Key Cottages. These cottages offer everything that you could possibly want in a vacation spot, from private beaches to luxurious rooms. Plus, the staff is super friendly and always happy to help, so you’ll feel right at home during your stay.

If you’re looking for a place to get away from it all, then the Sunset Key Cottages are definitely worth checking out. You can spend your days lounging on the beach or exploring all that the island has to offer, and when you’re ready to relax, you can head back to your cottage and enjoy some peace and quiet. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation, the Sunset Key Cottages are sure to please.

Opal Key Resort and Marina is a luxurious waterfront resort located in the heart of Key West, Florida. This stunning resort features 178 guest rooms and suites, offering guests a truly unique experience. The resort also boasts a sparkling pool, globally-inspired waterfront cuisine, and a marina for those looking to explore the surrounding area by boat. Guests can also enjoy easy access to Duval Street and the Key West Aquarium. With its stunning views, luxurious amenities, and convenient location, Opal Key Resort and Marina is the perfect destination for your next getaway.

Guests can enjoy a variety of luxurious amenities, including 178 guest rooms and suites, a sparkling pool, globally-inspired waterfront cuisine at the resort’s restaurant and bar, a marina for those looking to explore the area by boat, easy access to Duval Street and the Key West Aquarium, fitness center with complimentary fitness classes and equipment rentals, full-service spa offering indulgent treatments like massages and facials, business center with work stations, pet-friendly rooms as well as complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.

The property offers 178 spacious and luxurious guest rooms and suites. Each room provides stunning views of the Key West harbor, ocean, or Duval Street from your own private balcony or terrace. The rooms are appointed with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs with streaming capabilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, in-room safes, plush bedding, and linens, large closets, and drawers for storage. Some guest rooms feature jetted tubs and separate living areas perfect for families or groups.

If you’re looking for a place to stay on beautiful Opal Key, then the Opal Key Resort & Marina is perfect. This resort offers everything that you could possibly want, from spacious rooms with incredible views to gorgeous resort pools and docks.

For those seeking a little more peace, a stay at the Perry Key West, located a short 15 minutes from Key West is our hands-down favorite place to stay in all of the Keys. With both the Salty Oyster and Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen on-site, you’ll have a feast for your taste buds. Spend the day relaxing poolside, sipping on a refreshing cocktail. 

The Perry loves their four-legged guests – they are treated like VIPs! Zach is spoiled with loads of lovings and dog biscuits on every visit to the Perry Key West. Zach also loves sitting by the fire pit in the evenings – he has a bowl of water while we relax with some delightful adult beverages.

THE GULF COAST: St. Pete Beach, Florida

St. Pete Beach, Florida is a coastal city in Pinellas County, Florida. The city is a popular destination for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, as well as paddle boarding. There are also a number of restaurants and bars in the area, as well as a number of shops and boutiques.

The Don Cesar is perched on the edge of St. Pete Beach and is one of the best choices for luxury romantic getaways in Florida. (photo credit: depositphotos.com/Artiom)

St. Pete Beach boasts a variety of resorts perfect for a luxurious romantic Florida getaway. From historic hotels like The Ponce de Leon to larger resorts like Sirata Beach Resort, guests enjoy amenities like stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, award-winning restaurants and bars, access to white sandy beaches, fitness centers with yoga and meditation classes, full-service spas, pools with poolside cabanas and beach volleyball courts. St. Pete beach is an ideal destination for those looking to unwind and relax on a romantic Florida getaway in a paradise like setting.

The Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach

The Don CeSar Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida is a luxurious and elegant hotel that overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Located atop wind-swept dunes, the hotel has been fully renovated and is now the crown jewel of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Guests can enjoy two heated pools, three lounges, free WiFi, and a beachfront location with stunning views. The rooms are equipped with flat-screen cable TVs, desks, and other amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. With activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, beach cabanas, umbrellas and massages available onsite, the Don CeSar is the perfect destination for an unforgettable beach vacation.

The Don Cesar is the pinnacle of luxury, and one of the top destinations for a romantic getaways in Florida. (photo credit: depositphotos.com/Viavall)


Palm Beach

Palm Beach – the upscale vibe, lots of great food and shopping, and topped with a stay at a historic hotel, it’s a top choice for a Florida romantic vacation getaway for couples. 

Book at a stay at the historic Breakers Hotel and get a glimpse into the life of Henry Flagler, one of America’s great industrialists. Flagler designed the hotel to be the luxury standard of the day in 1896. 

The Breakers in West Palm Beach, is a great place to stay if you are looking for a place with luxury in every room. The hotel is located right on the beach and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Plus, there are numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs in the area, to explore during your getaway. 

The Breakers also has a lot of activities to keep you busy. There is an outdoor pool with lovely bungalows, a fitness center, a spa, several tennis courts, as well as golf courses. You can also take a walk or run on the beach or go for a bike ride.


When visiting Palm Beach, one of the best romantic getaways in Florida, a stay at the historic and luxurious Breakers is the perfect indulgence. (photo credit: depositphotos.com/wirestock)


The Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Florida is a historic landmark located in the city’s Coral Gables neighborhood. It was built in 1926 by local developer George Merrick and modeled after a Mediterranean architecture style incorporating elements from both Spanish and Italian Renaissance styles. 

Located on 12 acres of land, there are 235 luxurious guest rooms and suites, two 18-hole golf courses, 10 tennis courts, four restaurants, two swimming pools, and meeting facilities.

Guests can enjoy access to the Spa Palazzo with saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs as well as a fitness club with yoga classes. 

South Beach

Miami south Beach entrance in Florida USA

Sunny Isles Miami Beach

The Acqualina Resort and Spa is located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. It is situated on the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, offering an immersive experience with luxury accommodations, five-star dining, and world-class spa services. The resort offers a variety of activities for guests including a beachfront pool, fitness center, and indoor karaoke room.

The resort offers luxury rooms, as well as one and two-bedroom suites. Lovely décor in rich colors, gorgeous bathrooms with showers and baths, and abundant modern amenities such as flatscreen and wireless Internet access.

It is ideally located near Miami’s international airports and top attractions such as Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour Shops, the Acqualina Resort and Spa is the perfect destination for a romantic vacation getaway for couples

NORTH FLORIDA: Amelia Island

Amelia Island with cute boutiques, delicious restaurants, and natural beach is a great choice for romantic getaways in Florida (photo credit: depositphotos.com/adifferentbrian)

The pristine beaches and crystal clear water of this barrier island are a magnet for luxury travelers looking to enjoy Florida’s natural beauty. Amelia Island also boasts world-class resorts, romantic hotels, spas, golf courses, and restaurants that will satisfy any appetite!

Amelia Island is a perfect choice for a romantic Florida getaway

The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island is a perfect place to spend your holidays with your spouse with a variety of luxurious suites with luxury beds, marble bathrooms, and private terraces.

The on-site amenities at the Ritz Carlton include a spa with incredible spa treatments, an indoor and outdoor pool with ocean views, SALT, offering AAA Five Diamond dining featuring local seafood. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor a sip at the Lobby Bar. The bar features small bites and artisanal craft cocktails.

THE GULF COAST: Marco Island

Marco Island in Southwest Florida was called La Isla de San Marco by Spanish explorers in the 1500s. So, you can believe that there’s a lot of history in this place. Tourists from all over the world who visit Florida enjoy great weather year-round. This is what they long for: idyllic climate, fantastic theme parks, and the beautiful beaches of Marco Island.

You’ll be captivated by the charming Marco Island, one of the best destionations for romantic getaways in Florida. (photo credit: depositphotos.com/stephstarr9363)

The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is a luxurious Balinese-inspired resort located on three miles of pristine private beach on the Gulf of Mexico. This Florida luxury beachfront resort features 3 outdoor pools, 2 private 18-hole golf courses, 10 restaurants, and bars, 36 holes of golf, 2 beach bars, and a poolside bar.

Guests can enjoy cabanas, beach umbrellas, yoga classes, and access to onsite spa services. A stay at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach resort is an indulgent and luxurious stay, perfect for a romantic Florida getaway that you will never forget!

The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway in Florida. With its stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and its luxurious amenities and activities, couples can relax and unwind while taking in the beauty of the island.

From lounging by one of the three outdoor pools to enjoying a meal at one of the 10 restaurants or bars or playing a round of golf on one of two 18-hole courses, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away or an action-packed vacation with your loved one, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort has it all.


The small community of Santa Rosa Beach is a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For one thing, it has some great beach houses that offer luxury living with all amenities included in your vacation rental.

A romantic vacation getaway escape for couples at the WaterColor Inn & Resort means staying in the central hotel with 60 luxurious rooms facing the beach and offers some of the best features, including freshly baked cookies delivered right to you!

Leave the keys at home and explore the neighborhood on rental bikes. Then, spend the afternoon kayaking or canoeing the lakes inland before hitting the beaches.

SOUTH FLORIDA: Fort Lauderdale

Known as the “Venice of America” because of its vast canal system that runs through the city, Fort Lauderdale is a fantastic choice for romantic weekend getaways near Miami.

Whether you love the beach, the city, shopping, or outdoor fun, you’ll find it all in Ft. Lauderdale, and it’s one of the best choices for romantic getaways in Florida. (photo credit: envato.com/SeanPavone)

The Pillars is a top choice for anyone looking for a romantic Florida getaway. Looking for upscale rooms, unique dining options, and romantic waterfront dining on the Intracoastal Waterway?

The Pillars has you covered! This small boutique property reminds us of some of Europe’s top hotels and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

There is so much to love about a visit to Fort Lauderdale – but our favorite pastimes are taking the water taxi to the Las Olas stop and window shopping along Las Olas.

There are so many great restaurants; you can sip, shop, and eat the day away. We also love the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. While you are in Fort Lauderdale, take a quick trip over to Miami and check out all there is to do! And last but certainly not least, a day in the sun on one of the area’s beaches is not to be missed!

B Ocean Resort is a luxurious seaside resort surrounded by pristine beaches that stretch across the Atlantic Ocean. It offers a luxury hotel room and suite accommodations with breathtaking ocean views.

The well-designed rooms have en-suite bathrooms and cozy living areas decorated in a chic design and private balconies and patios. Sumptuous seasonal dishes are served daily at several restaurants, including the iconic, Wreck Bar!


The Boca Raton Beach Club is a 4-star luxury resort located on the white sand beaches of Boca Raton, Florida. From its prime oceanfront location, it offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful sunsets. Guests can enjoy luxurious amenities such as a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, a full-service spa with massage services, two restaurants and bars, an outdoor tiki bar serving drinks and live music, a fitness center, and even a game room with billiards, ping-pong and shuffleboard.

The Boca Raton Beach Club is perfect for families looking for fun in the sun. There are plenty of activities available right at your fingertips; take part in beach volleyball or beachside yoga classes, go kayaking or boating on the nearby intercoastal waterways or explore all that downtown Boca Raton.

Downtown Boca Raton is full of shopping, dining, and nightlife. And with spacious accommodations ranging from suites to oceanview condos and villas with private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, The Boca Raton Beach Club provides everything you need for an unforgettable stay on Florida’s sunny shores.

A stay at the Boca Raton Beach Club in Boca Raton is one of the best romantic getaways in Florida.

THE GULF COAST: Clearwater Beach Bliss

Clearwater Beach is one of the best romantic getaways in Florida.Dr. Beach’s top 10 Beaches for 2020 includes two Florida beaches, one of which is Caladesi Island State Park Beach in Clearwater. This crystalline white beach beckons you to take a dip in its waters. Don’t forget to pack all the essentials in your Beach Bag when visiting Clearwater Beach! 

white sand beach surrounded by palm trees on Clearwater Beach, FL
The beautiful white sand of Clearwater Beach makes it one of the top choices for romantic getaways in Florida. (photo credit: depositphotos.com/mariakray)

Plan a stay at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa. Perched on the edge of the beach, nothing beats waking up to a beach sunrise! And the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa boasts the only tiki bar right on the beach! Let your cares slip away as you catch some rays and sip on a refreshing tropical cocktail.

The Best Romantic Getaways in Florida Yet

Imagine a place where you can spend your time together in harmony. A destination that offers sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life and connects with nature’s beauty to create memories worth remembering forever- this is what Florida has waiting for its visitors! 

From coastlines rich with fishing opportunities or awe-inspiring landscapes to resorts offering relaxation galore. There are endless options when it comes down to deciding which state spots have the best romantic getaways. The romantic hotels and resorts are all fantastic qualifiers for the best romantic getaways in Florida!

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