The Top Locations to Spend a Honeymoon in Florida

Posted by Adam Warner

Florida_honeymoon-cover.jpgWith white-sand beaches, magical theme parks, vibrant cities, and year-round tropical warmth, the state of Florida ranks as one of the top destinations in America for a honeymoon.

Unsure of where to spend your first days as a married couple? Read on for our top locations to take a honeymoon in the Sunshine State. Then create your honeymoon registry and get started planning the trip you've always been dreaming about.


Miami Beach

The party capital of Florida certainly brings plenty of honeymoon heat thanks to high-end hotels, night clubs, and excellent restaurants.

However, on the other end of things, this beachfront metropolis is also known for its unique arts and culture and an abundance of exceptional health and wellness options. No matter if your perfect getaway entails pulsating parties or tranquil poolside spa treatments, this will be a terrific destination for you and your spouse.

Be sure to discover Miami Beach even more through our ultimate honeymoon guide.

Where to Stay: Book your honeymoon at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, a five-star luxury hotel boasting three restaurants, art-deco inspired accommodations, hip bars, an outdoor pool, and an excellent spa.


Florida Keys

For easygoing fun in the sun, look no further than honeymooning on this 120-mile stretch of tropical islands. A wide array of first-rate luxury resorts make relaxing on the sands super easy, while a self-guided road trip from Miami through Key West will appeal to more adventurous couples.

Where to Stay: Spend your honeymoon at Bungalows, an adults-only resort that combines fine dining, lively entertainment, and endless beach-based activities.


Disney World

Make your fairy tale fantasies come true with a magical honeymoon at Walt Disney World, just outside of Orlando. Disney World's four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom) will keep your honeymoon schedule packed for days on end, but couples can also mix in plenty of unique, romantic options like a chartered fireworks boat cruise or a hot air balloon flight over Disney Springs.

Where to Stay: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is arguably the crown jewel of all Disney World resorts. The Victorian-themed resort offers a variety of top dining destinations, a full-service spa, two pools, a white-sand beach, and watersport rentals. The property is also connected to the Disney monorail system for easy access to the rest of the park.


Amelia Island

For a peaceful, relaxing getaway, look no further than Amelia Island. The secluded barrier island in North Florida is home to 13 miles of sandy beaches, award-winning hotels and resorts, 117 holes of golf, and lots of open space to explore via kayak, sailboat, and bicycle. The historic town of Fernandina Beach is home to a beautiful downtown district featuring many art galleries, restaurants, and independent shops.

Where to Stay: Book your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, an oceanside resort featuring indoor and outdoor pools, an 18-hole championship golf course, four restaurants, and a rejuvenating spa known for its "Heaven in a Hammock" massage.


St. Augustine

History buffs will find America's oldest city to be a terrific honeymoon choice. Couples will get the chance to explore cobblestone streets (on foot or via horse-drawn carriage), centuries-old buildings, and many historical spots. Additionally, St. Augustine is filled with noteworthy restaurants, boutique shopping, and fabulous art galleries.

Where to Stay: Casa Monica Resort & Spa, situated right in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district. The property is home to luxurious bedroom amenities, a sparkling outdoor pool, spa, and on-site restaurant.


Palm Beach

Between its great beaches, posh resorts, and amazing shopping, Palm Beach makes for an outstanding honeymoon destination, especially for couples hoping to skip the clubs and crowds of Miami Beach.

Worth Avenue is considered a retail mecca and the place to browse everything from world-famous brands to local art galleries. In between days at the pool or lounging at the beach, couples can also find plenty of nearby museums and one-of-a-kind activities like biking the car-free Palm Beach Lake Trail.

Where to Stay: With its chic design, wonderful collection of restaurants and bars, and unique rooms (no two rooms are alike), the Colony Hotel is an ideal honeymoon spot for newlyweds. It's also centrally located, perfect for easy access to strolls on the beach and scenic Worth Ave.


Sanibel Island

Located along the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles from Fort Myers, Sanibel Island is famous for its soft, sugar-sand beaches, luxurious resorts, pastel colored shells, and dazzling sunsets. Newlyweds will enjoy exploring the island's 15 miles of pristine beaches and beautiful natural surroundings. With a wide range of water sport and boating activities, couples can look forward to everything from kayaking through a mangrove forest to dolphin sunset cruises.

Where to Stay: Drop your bags at Casa Ybel Resort, located on 23 acres right along the Gulf of Mexico. On top of waterside dining, an outdoor pool, and spa services, every suite at the resort boasts panoramic beach views.



Situated in northwestern Florida, Destin beckons honeymooners year after year thanks to its emerald green waters and soft white-sand beaches. Overall, it's an ideal destination for honeymooners looking for a mixture of relaxation and adventure. In addition to excellent accommodation choices with top-notch spa amenities, there are ample opportunities for fishing, golfing, and watersports like parasailing and paddleboarding.

Where to Stay: Find honeymoon bliss at Henderson Park Inn, an intimate oceanfront hotel featuring luxury amenities and ocean view suites. The property is highlighted by a beachside restaurant, beach service, complimentary bicycles, tiki bar, and access to a pool, fitness center and spa at The Henderson.

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