Planning the perfect Florida Keys Honeymoon
If you’re looking for a special place to honeymoon (or just to get away with your honey), the beautiful Florida Keys offer many romantic options. Couples have a variety of resorts to choose from depending on your style, from seaside cottages on secluded beaches to luxury resorts with all the modern conveniences.
A Florida Keys honeymoon includes plenty of fun activities to share with your sweetie such as snorkeling, diving, and deep sea fishing. And of course, the sunset happy hours are legendary! Here’s a look at three resorts perfect for romance. Keep in mind, this is the Florida Keys, so be prepared for sticker shock.
The charming Southernmost House Historic Inn—tucked at the quiet south end of Duval Street—is one of the most photographed buildings in Key West. The 1896 Victorian home, which has been visited by presidents, royalty, and Hollywood stars, is one of the few oceanfront hotels in Key West and just steps from the famed Southernmost Point buoy. Yes, this will be a magnificent splurge, but an unforgettable one. The inn’s 18 elegantly furnished accommodations include a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. It’s just a short walk to the Historic Old Town District where you can shop (or drink) until you drop. But it’s just a few blocks back to the inn, where a heated pool and hammocks await.
About halfway between Miami and Key West is Islamorada. On a stretch of land that was once a coconut plantation and includes 1,100 feet of pristine beach—a rarity in the Florida Keys—you’ll find Moorings Village. This 18-acre resort offers 18 cottages and homes with shutters and tin roofs amid a jungle of banyan trees, palms, and tropical flowers. If you enjoy sport fishing, you’ve come to the right place. Islamorada is the “Sportfishing Capital of the World.” You can also find some excellent snorkeling and diving, complementary kayaks and bicycles, tennis courts, a fitness center, and even a luxury spa with yoga classes daily. Oooooohm!
If you don’t have time to drive all the way to Key West, it’s just a short drive from Miami to Tavernier Key off Key Largo (the northernmost key). If you are looking for an intimate hideaway that’s a bit more laid back and casual (and not as pricey), check out Island Bay Resort. The property is a beachfront collection of 10 cottages situated amid a lush tropical garden setting. Here you can kick back and enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, and fishing all from the resort’s private beach. Kayaks are available along with the Key’s famous sunsets!
Nothing says romance more than a tropical getaway complete with turquoise water just outside your door lapping up to a sugar sand beach, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and a lazy hammock made for two. Queue the sunset, seagulls, and Jimmy Buffet music to go with the margarita, please, and start planning your Florida Keys honeymoon today!
For more fun romantic vacation ideas, check out our VisitSouth romance page.