Romantic Getaways in Florida
Florida continues to be a stateside favorite amongst couples looking for a quick getaway, where enchanting cityscape, sun-kissed beaches and lush landscapes converge to create the perfect canvas for romance. The different backdrops throughout Florida cater to every type of traveler - from upscale experiences, to lazy beach days or heart-pumping adventure, you’re guaranteed to find yourself immersed in the magic that is the Sunshine State.
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The Breakers Palm Beach
An iconic Italian Renaissance-style hotel on 140 acres of oceanfront property with a magnificently landscaped driveway entrance, five on-site restaurants, upscale amenities and coastal-inspired interior.
$100 hotel credit.
Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom served in the The Circle or The Beach Club Restaurant.
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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
This Palm Beach stunner has Jonathan Adler–designed rooms, a private beach and a popular seaside restaurant.
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Daily Breakfast for two guests per bedroom in Polpo Palm Beach
$100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
New in 2019, this Florida Keys resort spans over a mile of beachfront, meaning gorgeous ocean views from all 199 rooms and suites, plus on-tap watersports and fishing activities.
$100 hotel / resort credit.
$25 daily breakfast credit for up to two.
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Situated along Florida’s southeastern coast, Palm Beach is an ideal destination for the couple with a taste for the finer things, looking for a sophisticated escape. Indulge in opulent beachfront resorts, exquisite dining at upscale restaurants and explore world-class shopping, ensuring an unforgettable romantic retreat in this chic coastal haven.
Couples activities in Palm Beach:
Private Yacht Charter
Visit Flagler Museum
Stroll (& Shop) on Worth Avenue
Couples Photo Shoot
Palm Beach hotels to check out:
The Breakers Palm Beach
•Accommodations: Rooms & suites exude timeless luxury.
•Dining: There’s something to suit any palette - from Echo with their flavorful Asian dishes to the well-known Flagler Steakhouse.
•Spa & Wellness: A beautiful indoor-outdoor spa and fitness classes overlooking the ocean.
•Other offerings: Two world-class golf courses (golf lessons, anyone?) and shopping in Via Flagler by The Breakers
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
•Accommodations: Chic rooms with a contemporary flair.
•Dining: 8 different outlets providing a variety of market-fresh flair (ocean views included).
•Spa & Wellness: 1 of 49, five-star spas in the United States; a 42,000 square foot grown-up playground; fitness classes are offered
•Other offerings: Tennis, watersports, private cabanas and much more.
Experience the laid-back charm of the Florida Keys, a perfect getaway for couples who love a relaxed atmosphere, breathtaking sunsets, and a dash of adventure. Immerse yourselves in the unique island culture, from leisurely walks on sandy beaches to exhilarating water activities, you’ll leave with cherished moments of this tropical paradise.
Couples activities in The Florida Keys:
Snorkeling Excursions (be on the lookout for dolphins while checking out the stunning coral reefs)
Sand Bar Cruise
Florida Keys hotels to check out:
Isla Bella Beach Resort
•Accommodations: Luxurious oceanfront suites and private beach houses redefine coastal elegance.
•Dining: Try Mahina, where polynesian-inspired meets classic cuisine or cozy up to the beach bar.
•Spa & Wellness: 4000 square foot spa with extensive spa menu and state-of-the-art fitness center.
•Other offerings: Weekly activity calendar, watersports and exclusive experiences.
Kimpton Ridley House
•Accommodations: An adult-exclusive estate complete with Bahamian architecture and approachable luxury. (If you’re looking for a different vibe - there are 4 other non-adult properties in the collection to choose from)
•Dining: Complimentary breakfast by the pool; Enjoy the outdoor Bungalow Bar at the sister property - Winslow’s Bungalows or swing by Isabel’s poolside at the other sister property, Lighthouse Hotel
•Spa & Wellness: No on-site spa, but local Prana Spa is recommended.
•Other offerings: Snorkel kits provided with other amenities.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
•Accommodations: Secluded thatched-roof bungalows on an adult-only private island; All 30 suites surround the perimeter of the resort and have incredible water views.
•Dining: Choose from indoor/outdoor dining at The Dining Room, a private dining experience alongside the water or in-room dining.
•Spa & Wellness: The SpaTerre offers island-inspired treatments
•Other offerings: Motor yacht transfers, paddle boards, kayaks, Hobie Cat and Boston Whalers all included in the resort fee.
Note: reach out to me for details on VIP perks at this property!
For couples who crave beachfront luxury mixed with a side of vibrant culture, Miami is an excellent choice when it comes to a romantic getaway. From the trendy art scene, to moonlit strolls alongside the iconic skyline, Miami offers a blend of sophistication and excitement that is perfect for reconnecting.
Couples activities in Miami:
Little Havana Food Tour
Salsa & Bachata Lessons in South Beach
Private Helicopter Tour
Miami hotels to check out:
The Miami Beach EDITION
•Accommodations: This property is all about clean lines and contemporary luxury. If you’re looking for the feel of a boutique hotel with the amenities of a larger resort, this is perfect.
•Dining: Food and beverage outlets developed by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges; The signature restaurant, Matador Room is a must-visit.
•Spa & Wellness: Luxury spa experience including The Relaxation menu to choose from. In addition to their gym beaming with natural light, classes such as yoga, pilates and boot camps are offered.
•Other offerings: Private beach access with umbrella, chair and towel service. Relax in a hammock in their secluded Sandbox.
Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
•Accommodations: The rooms and suites, all with private balconies, are the perfect example of simplicity meets elegance.
•Dining: Wonderful food outlets to choose from, including the renowned Il Mulino New York.
•Spa & Wellness: A 20,000 square foot spa, focused on holistic and meditative treatments.
•Other offerings: An adult-only pool, romantic beachside dinners (uncommon in Miami), a Bedside Reading Program & in close proximity to the famous Bal Harbour Shops.
Esmé Miami Beach Hotel
•Accommodations: Cozy, boutique rooms with eclectic interiors located either in the main building or in a separate/smaller standalone building.
•Dining: A few outlets to choose from, ranging from bar bites to Omakase or Mediterranean.
•Spa & Wellness: No spa at this hotel, but they do have a rooftop pool and lounge deck.
•Other offerings: 5 minute walk to the beach (they will provide you with 2 beach chairs daily); located right on Espanola Way (a cafe-lined pedestrian-only street).
On Florida's southwest coast, Naples offers a more upscale and tranquil romantic experience with the city boasting beautiful beaches, upscale dining options, and high-end shopping. You’ll be engulfed in the distinct refined yet approachable style of the city and the powdery white sand beaches.
Couples activities in Naples:
Visit the Naples Botanical Garden
Electric Trike Tour
Kayaking or Paddle Boarding in Estero Bay
Everglades Airboat Tour
Naples hotels to check out:
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
•Accommodations: Newly renovated rooms and suites full of modern touches and beautiful views.
•Dining: Multiple dining options based on your mood, including a stunning new lobby bar for a glass of pre-dinner champagne.
•Spa & Wellness: On-site spa and spa facilities along with an outdoor mineral pool.
•Other offerings: Adult-only pool, climate-controlled bungalows and private beach cabanas; beachfront activities/amenities and water sports available.
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
•Dining: Breakfast, lunch & dinner is served at the locals’ favorite, BALEEN or opt for private beach dining with unbelievable views.
•Spa & Wellness: Offering a beachfront boutique spa experience; complimentary group fitness classes including Beach Yoga.
•Other offerings: In-room Peloton rentals, access to the LaPlaya Golf Club, bike and watersport rentals and even fireside s’mores.
Need to Know
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, surprising your partner for their birthday or just need some uninterrupted time to reconnect, you can’t go wrong with any one of these destinations. Contact me to get a heads start on planning the perfect romantic getaway in Florida!
This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Florida.
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