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Romantic Getaways In Florida

9 Awesome Romantic Getaways In Florida

9 Romantic Getaways In Florida

Romantic Getaways in Florida are the perfect recipe for getting away with the love of your life for a relaxing vacation to reconnect without breaking the bank. These nine Florida romantic getaways all offer something different and unique, but without breaking the bank. Let’s dive in!

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The Florida Keys, One of the Top Romantic Getaways in Florida

Key Largo

If you are heading to the Florida Keys for your romantic Florida getaway then you must check out Key Largo. Book a night at Bungalows Key Largo boutique hotel resort for a truly unique and magical experience that is adults-only and all-inclusive. 

The bungalows are well furnished and really embrace the indoor/outdoor experience that visitors look for in Florida. The villas incorporate indoor/outdoor living, with private verandas, soothing tropical decor, and a relaxed vibe, once you unpack it is all about romance, reconnecting with your special someone, and full-on relaxation!

A stay at one of the best romantic getaways in Florida, The Bungalows Key Largo will not disappoint.

Islamorada

There are so many great places for Florida romantic getaways, and Islamorada is another good choice. Also located in the Florida Keys, Islamorada is known for its clear blue water and dreamy ocean views. For those who love the Netflix series BloodlineAmara Cay Resort is the star of the series.

At Amara Cay Resort it’s all about doing things at your pace. Life in the Florida Keys is relaxed simplicity, and Amara Cay embraces that philosophy. Whether you hit the seas on a boating or fishing excursion, lounge on the private beach all day, or just relax and do nothing, it’s your vacation, so create the experience that you want and need.

Amara Cay Resort is not the kind of resort where you can get lost; this boutique property is very compact, with a true Florida Keys vibe. There are two bars, as well as one fabulous restaurant on site.

If you are really craving a true lay-on-the-beach, walk-into-the-ocean experience, you’re in luck! Amara Cay’s Mercedes van is ready to take you to one of their sister properties where you’ll be able to get up from your comfy beach lounger and wade right into the ocean.

Duck Key & Marathon

Duck Key is located in Marathon, in the Florida Keys. Our favorite Keys resort of choice is Hawks Cay. When you stay at Hawks Cay, you have everything you need – pools, a saltwater lagoon, restaurants, a spa, and more! You can go fishing, snorkeling, diving, swimming with the dolphins, kayaking, paddle boarding, or playing tennis. It’s all available at the resort.

Pool surrounded by palm trees on the edge of a beach
Relaxation awaits at Hawks Cay Resort’s pool surrounded by swaying palm trees in beautiful Florida

Fun Things To Do in the Florida Keys on a Romantic Florida Getaway

  • f you are a fan of Katherine Hepburn and Humprey Bogart, plan a visit to the African Queen steamboat and take a tour on her. A canal cruise takes about 1.5 hours and sails down the Port Largo Canals to the Atlantic Ocean. Indulge in gorgeous views, warm sun, and sea breezes on this cruise with your sweetheart.

  • Don’t miss a trip to John Pennekamp State Park. This state park is one of the top snorkeling locations in Florida and home to the only living Coral Reef in the United States. You’ll find hundreds of colorful fish and huge Southern rays.

Sign at John Pennekap State Park
John Pennekamp State Park makes an excellent stop on a Florida Keys romantic getaway! (photo credit: depositphotos.com/4kclips)
  • Sundowners is a great place to eat in Key Largo! With its location right on the water, Sundowners offers spectacular sunsets. And Sundowners is truly ocean-to-table with fresh fish right off the boat. Come for pre-sunset cocktails, and toast the sunset as you enjoy a relaxed, romantic dinner waterside.

  • Don’t miss the chance to visit Robbie’s Marina – a must-do stop on your romantic South Florida getaway in Islamorada! Feed the tarpon and watch the feeding frenzy! With admissions at just $2.25 a person, feeding the tarpon is a must-do experience. You’ll find tarpon just hanging out around the pier daily, just waiting for tourists to feed them a tasty snack! Afterward, take a stroll through the shops and see the local artisans.

  • Spend a day immersed in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park. This 280-acre island is accessible only by boat and is also the 1919 home of William Matheson.

  • If aquatic nature is more your thing, be sure to include a visit to Theater of the Seas, where you can catch a show, or swim with your favorite sea creature. 

  • For beer lovers, make a stop at Islamorada Beer Company – it’s some of the best beer in the Keys!

  • Rent a car and drive out to Bahia Honda State Park. Here you can still see the remnant of Henry Flagler’s railroad. It is certainly not the most beautiful beach in Florida, but it has a wild natural beauty and is one of our favorite beaches in the Keys.

  • Make a stop at the Turtle Museum in Marathon and learn all about rehabilitating these gorgeous creatures. You’ll have a chance to see them in various stages of rehab, and learn what is the most harmful to these gentle creatures.

Central Florida

Kissimmee

With it’s close proximity to Disney World, Kissimmee is ideal for a Disney lovers romantic weekend! Psst…Disney World is not just for kids! This renowned theme park is fantastic for romantic getaways.

Our top favorite in the Kissimmee area is the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. This huge luxury resort has everything you can imagine. It includes a spa, fitness center, several incredible dining options, waterpark access, as well as decked out rooms with great views.

With a name like Kissimmee, there is no denying the romantic nature of this central Florida town. An hour from the beach and just south of Orlando, Kissimmee is a good mix of adventure as well as relaxation.

Fun Things to do in Kissimmee on a Romantic Florida Getaway

  • Hit the water with Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures! This adventure brings you up close and personal with alligators, birds, and more! You’ll love flying across the water in search of native Florida wildlife….you never know what you might see!

  • Take to the air for a helicopter tour. This is one of the best romantic activities we’ve experienced in Kissimmee, and well worth the money! As you soar in the clouds with your love, it promises to be a memory you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Airboat filled with people on a Kissimmee lake
Get your adventure on with a ride on an airboat when in Kissimmee on a romantic getaway in Florida!

South Florida, Another Great Choice for Romantic Getaways in Florida

Palm Beach

Florida has always been a top romantic getaways destination for couples, and Palm Beach is a great place for a romantic Florida getaway.

For a taste of history and old-world elegance, our top choice for romantic getaways in Florida is the  Breakers Palm Beach, and it’s simply one of the the grandest resorts in Florida. Designed in the Italian Renaissance style, the resort’s amenities are incredible! They include a private beach, two golf courses, four pools, as well as nine on-site dining options.

Founded by oil and railroad magnate Henry Flagler, The Breakers was another in his string of grand, gorgeous hotels. When the hotel reopened in 1926 following two fires, it was “the place to see and be seen” with well-known families such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan making the trek to Palm Beach to stay at The Breakers.

The Brazilian Court is all about offering guests a secluded island oasis. The amenities are top shelf, and discreet customer service is a top priority.

This boutique hotel property is tucked in a lush tropical oasis, with a secluded private pool and hot tub. The beach is close by, and the hotel offers complimentary transportation to and from the beach. There is a fitness center on the property, bikes are available, and there are lots of courtyards to just while away the time with the love of your life.

Another hotel choice, steeped in history and luxury is The Chesterfield. Located two blocks north of Worth Avenue, The Chesterfield was built in 1926, and is reminiscent of a European bed and breakfast. The Chesterfield is also a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

For the shopaholic, nothing beats shopping on Worth Avenue, where you’ll find plenty of boutiques and high-end shopping. Worth Avenue has been called one of the most beautiful shopping areas in the country.

Another hotel choice for romantic getaways in Florida is The Chesterfield. Steeped in history and luxury, the Chesterfield is located two blocks north of Worth Avenue, The Chesterfield was built in 1926, and is reminiscent of a European bed and breakfast. The Chesterfield is also a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Fun Things To Do in Palm Beach

  • For the shopaholic, nothing beats shopping on Worth Avenue, where you’ll find plenty of boutiques and high-end shopping. Worth Avenue has been called one of the most beautiful shopping areas in the country.

  • For more Flagler history, visit Whitehall, Flagler’s winter escape in Palm Beach, and across the street from the Breakers hotel. Experience this incredible mansion featuring 75 rooms, a marble entrance hall, and double staircase. The Whitehall mansion was designed by the same architects who designed the Ponce De Leon Hotel in St. Augustine, making it a truly artistic, must-see experience.

  • Take a day trip to Fort Lauderdale, or add a day or two to your romantic getaway with a stay in Hollywood, Florida, a short drive from Palm Beach. The Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is a great choice, with its location right on the beach!

  • For a super fun activity on romantic getaways is Florida, is to go deep sea fishing.  Palm Beach is an ideal spot to try your hand at this exciting sport, because it is easy to get out and into the ocean fairly quickly.

Boca Raton

Boca Raton is located a few miles from Miami and is known for luxurious living, style, as well as great shopping. Book a few days at the Boca Raton Resort and Club for the ultimate romantic getaway in South Florida.

This charming resort has been the destination of lovers for over 80 years. The resort is home to a private beach, 7 pools, a spa, and 2 golf courses. You’ll never run out of fun things to do at this romantic hotel. 

Fun Things To Do in Boca Raton

  • Mizner Park is the shopping and dining destination in Boca. You’ll have lots of choices for luxury shopping with local boutiques and national chains. Other shopping destinations include Royal Palm Plaza, Town Center Mall, and Atlantic Avenue.

  • Look no further than Red Reef Park for a day on the beach. The ocean side of the park boast some spectacular birds and flora and fauna. The south end of the park is ideal for a day on the beach, snorkeling, or surf fishing. The park offers showers, hiking paths, and a picnic area with grills and tables.

Florida's Gulf Coast, Another Good Choice for Romantic Getaways in Florida

St. Petersburg

The Pink Hotel, Don Cesar, on the beach, St. Pete, Florida
For a luxurious romantic Florida getaway, choose the Don Cesar in St. Pete (photo credit: depositphtos.com/viaval)

St. Petersburg is a perfect blend of historic charm and sandy white beaches, making it an ideal choice for romantic getaways in Florida. Book a stay at the Don Cesar Hotel for your stay in the ‘Sunshine City.’ Spend the day relaxing on the beach or at the Spa, then enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the hotel’s fine restaurants.

The skyline of St. Petersburg, Florida at sunset
St. Petersburg is filled with fun things to do on a romantic Florida getaway! (photo credit: depositphotos.com/sepavone)

Fun Things To in St. Petersburg

There is plenty to keep you busy in St. Pete!

  • For art lovers, a stop at the Dali Museum is a must.
  • For beach lovers, a stop at Fort De Soto Beach Park. Dr. Beach named Fort De Soto Beach Park America’s Top Beach in 2009. The park has 1,136 acres over five islands.
  • Grab a kayak or paddleboard and get your exercise while exploring the natural beauty of Fort De Soto Beach.
  • Home to twelve craft breweries, you could make a day of beer tastings – and they are all within walking distance of downtown St. Pete.
  • If you have eclectic tastes, check out If I Brewed The World brewery! They specialize in small batch, funky flavors where there is something for everyone!

Romantic Getaways in Florida: North Florida

Amelia Island

A romantic getaway to Amelia Island, Florida is the perfect recipe for a fun and unforgettable couples’ vacation. With pristine beaches, boutique shopping, stunning beaches, and a fantastic food scene, Amelia Island has something for everyone.

Couples can enjoy relaxing walks on the beach, savor exquisite seafood from waterfront restaurants, or explore the island’s many cultural attractions. After a busy day of sightseeing and adventure, snuggle up in one of Amelia Island’s luxury resorts with ocean views and indulge in a luxurious spa treatment, or two.

Amelia Island in Florida is a beautiful destination for luxurious romantic getaways, and there are several resorts that offer a luxurious and intimate experience for couples. Here are some of the top resorts for a romantic getaway on Amelia Island:

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a 5-star resort that offers luxurious accommodations and amenities, including a spa, fine dining restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, and a beachfront location, with direct beach access.

The resort also has several packages specifically designed for couples, such as the “Romance Package,” which includes champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a couples massage. For a romantic getaway to North Florida’s Amelia Island, the Ritz Carlton makes a luxurious romantic getaway choice.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers a variety of accommodations, including oceanfront rooms, suites, and villas. Couples can enjoy the resort’s private beach, golf courses, and tennis courts, as well as the spa and fitness center. The resort also offers several romantic packages, such as the “Honeymoon Package,” which includes a romantic dinner and couples massage.

The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation: These villas offer a private and intimate setting for couples, with each villa featuring a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and private patio or balcony. The resort also offers several romantic packages, such as the “Date Night Package,” which includes a bottle of wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a $50 dining credit.

Piers on the waterfront with boats tied to the pier

Fun Things to do on Amelia Island for a Perfect Romantic Florida Getaway

Amelia Island is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway, with its beautiful and tranquil beaches, lush foliage, and quaint shops. There are plenty of activities to keep the two of you cozy and entertained during your stay!

  • Take a romantic walk on the beach.

  • Go paddling down Fernandina Beach in a kayak or canoe.

  • There are plenty of spots to watch the sunset while enjoying a picnic dinner on the beach.

  • For a more active adventure, head to Amelia Island State Park and explore the miles of trails through its coastal forests and wetlands.

  • Hop on one of the island’s historic trolleys and take a tour of downtown Fernandina Beach.

  • Go shopping! Historic Fernandina Beach has lots of boutique shops, perfect for the shopaholic.

  • If you’re looking for some culture, explore the historical sites, galleries, and museums around Amelia Island. The Palace Saloon, for example, is one of the oldest bars in all of Florida! There are also many art galleries, antique shops, and boutiques to browse.

With so much to do and see, this peaceful barrier island is a perfect romantic getaway destination!

St. Augustine

Jim and I are partial to St. Augustine, and escape there whenever we have the opportunity! This historic city has so much to offer, and it is an ideal choice for luxurious romantic getaways in Florida

The Casa Monica Resort offers spacious rooms, with a desk, sofa, amoire, flat screen TV, and bath with luxurious amenities that include a soft, snuggly robes. The property is in the heart of the historic downtown, and walkable, and the amenities are amazing!

The spa treatments at Poisiden Spa are great, and I highly recommend booking a couples treatment while in St. Augustine.

There is an outdoor pool, hot tub, spa, restaurant and bar, a Starbucks, and wifi throughout. They are pet friendly, with restrictions.

Another fabulous property, and it is my favorite, is the Collector Inn & Gardens. The Collector is made up of nine historic homes, so the rooms are eclectic in their decor. There are gardens throughout the property with brick walkways. A free continental breakfast is included.

The beds are just amazing! I could not wait to come back to the room after a full day, and snuggle in the luxuriously cool sheets. I’m a bit particular about mattresses, and the ones at the Collector did not disappoint!

Plan a late afternoon stop at The Well, the on site bar at the Collector. The bartender is incredible, and he can whip up a cocktail that meets your unique cocktail flavor preference.

No matter where you choose to stay in the historic downtown district, you are within walking distance of so many things!

Fun Things To Do in St. Augustine on a Romantic Florida Getaway

  • A visit to Castillo de San Marcos is a must! It is the oldest fort in the USA, in the Oldest City!
  • Take a food tour! The Tasting Tours is our top choice for food tours in St. Augustine.
  • Stop in for brunch at Ancient City Brunch Bar – I promise you will fall in love with this unique brunch meets charcuterie eatery!
  • If you are a fan of “live fire cooking”, check out Urban Asado!
  • Stroll the historic streets of downtown – you never know what you might find.

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