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Honeymoon in Florida? 6 Romantic Beaches are waiting for you!

Have you been thinking of spending your honeymoon in Florida? The Sunshine State is home to a wide array of beaches perfect for some romance and privacy with your other half. Maybe it’s the 6.5 kilometres of white-sand beaches on Honeymoon Island or the dolphin spotting in Naples. Whatever your reasons for visiting Florida, this state is certainly one for lovers.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the six most romantic beaches for your honeymoon in Florida. Along with highlighting some of our favourite romantic experiences, we’ve even hand-selected the most popular hotels and resorts for each honeymoon destination.

Naples

Honeymoon in Florida Naples City
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Honeymoon in Florida Naples
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Naples is a city on the Gulf of Mexico known for its upmarket shopping, pristine golf courses, dolphin spotting and the picturesque Naples Beach. This 11-kilometre-long, white-sand beach is perfect for a honeymoon in Florida combining city life with coastal serenity. Just back from the beach you can find a collection of restaurants and shops, while further south are some beautiful inlets perfect for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. 

Top Romantic Experiences in Naples for your honeymoon in Florida

  1. Enjoy a night at at one of the city’s theatres, such as the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW.
  2. Stroll along Naples Pier at sunset for incredible views.
  3. Visit one of the farmers markets around the city to prepare a picnic on the beach.

LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort

LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is perfect for couples who love hitting the beach and the links together. The resort has its own immaculate golf course with rolling fairways and multiple lakes, while the white-sand beachfront is lined with umbrellaed loungers. Indulge in beautifying treatments and signature massages at SpaTerre or enjoy cocktails in a private cabana by the pool.

The Bay View King has a king-size bed, chic living area and a terrace overlooking the private marina, while the Beachfront King has Gulf of Mexico views. However, honeymooners might prefer the spa bath in the Premium Beachfront Gulf Tower King or the furnished terrace right on the ocean in the Beach House Lanai. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Various on-site activities, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and parasailing.
  • Beachfront dining at BALEEN and firepits overlooking the sunset.
  • The beach butler service.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 1,158 – USD 3,203
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, Florida, United States

Naples Bay Resort and Marina

Naples Bay Resort and Marina
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Enjoy a lavish lifestyle at Naples Bay Resort and Marina, where you can stay in a 1-Bedroom Suite with a king-size bed, full kitchen, living room, dining table, furnished balcony and bath. You can also book one of the vacation rentals for your own self-contained home with a screened-in lanai and luxe furnishings.

The resort emphasises rest and wellness with its well-equipped gym, sauna and steam room, lap pool, yoga classes and tennis club. It also offers revitalising body treatments at its day spa and a range of on-site dining options, including homemade baked goods at Cafe On The Bay, exquisite seafood at Bonefish Grill and contemporary American dishes at the seasonal 1500 SOUTH.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The Bayside Bliss and Tying The Knot packages at the day spa.
  • A five-minute drive from the dining, shopping and attractions in Old Naples.
  • Happy-hour specials and fresh salads at Bluewater Bar & Grill.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 537 – USD 979
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 1500 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida, United States

Hotel Location

South Beach

Honeymoon in Florida South Beach, Miami
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Honeymoon in Florida South Beach, Miami
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Honeymoon in Florida South Beach, Miami
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South Beach is the ideal destination for couples to spend their honeymoon in Florida who love to party and shop together. This glamorous Miami nightlife area is also filled with celebrity-chef eateries, independent fashion retailers and charming alfresco cafes. Stroll around the neighbourhood to admire the Art Deco architecture, which pairs well with the parasols and cocktail bars along the beachfront. 

Top Romantic Experiences in South Beach for your honeymoon in Florida

  1. Stroll through Miami Beach Botanical Garden past birds of paradise and through the Japanese garden.
  2. Indulge in pampering massages or body treatments at Tao Spa Miami.
  3. Stroll along South Pointe Park Pier in the early evening for beautiful beach views.

The Marlin Hotel

The Marlin Hotel
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The Marlin Hotel reflects Miami’s vintage style of neon and Art Deco architecture, housed in a landmark building metres from the beach, boutiques and clubs. The contemporary rooms and suites have custom furnishings, including king-size beds and comfortable lounges. They also come with beach kits, mini bars, Nespresso coffee machines and media centres.

Enjoy a sprawling continental breakfast buffet in the morning, before renting some beach chairs and umbrellas. The award-winning on-site restaurant, Osteria Del Teatro, is the place to be for Northern Italian fare, handcrafted cocktails and international wines. You can also bring your family dog along to this pet-friendly hotel. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • About two minutes’ walk from the World Erotic Art Museum.
  • Fresh pasta, homemade bread and desserts served at Osteria Del Teatro.
  • The king-size bed, glass-enclosed wet room, rain shower and complimentary chocolate in the Deluxe Suite.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 334 – USD 876
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 1200 Collins Ave, Flamingo/Lummus, Miami Beach, United States

1 Hotel South Beach

1 Hotel South Beach
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1 Hotel South Beach is renowned for its utterly indulgent Bamford Haybarn Spa, which offers a range of holistic treatments on the beach. It also has multiple pools with private cabanas and plush loungers, including an 18th-floor rooftop pool and a 2,800-square-metre central pool with 180-degree ocean views and a pool-sized hot tub.

Choose from a range of on-site dining options, including plant-based meals and drinks at Plnthouse, farm-to-table cuisine at Habitat and Peruvian-influenced seafood creations at Watr at the Rooftop. The accommodation is truly extravagant, from ocean-front suites with balconies and living rooms to the spacious penthouses with full kitchens, city skyline views and pool tables. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The king-size bed, private balcony, swing chair and ocean views in The Presidential Suite.
  • Located on the Miami Beach Boardwalk.
  • The daily buffet breakfast with chef-inspired dishes and seasonal produce.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 852 – USD 10,071
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 2341 Collins Avenue, Mid Beach, Miami Beach, United States

Hotel Location

Siesta Key

Honeymoon in Florida Siesta Key Florida
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Honeymoon in Florida Siesta Key Florida
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The barrier island of Siesta Key is an idyllic destination for your honeymoon in Florida, thanks to its sandy beaches, coral reefs, tidal pools and secluded picnic areas. You can go shopping and cafe-hopping around Siesta Key Village, snorkel among vibrant marine life at Point of Rocks and watch tribal-style drumming every Sunday evening at the Siesta Key Drum Circle.

Top Romantic Experiences in Siesta Key for your honeymoon in Florida

  1. Go stand-up paddleboarding around the barrier island, stopping off at private sections of beach along the way.
  2. Enjoy a couple’s massage at Omega Massage Therapy.
  3. Experience the Old Florida atmosphere and explore the boutiques at Siesta Key Village.

Hyatt Residence Club Sarasota Siesta Key Beach

Sunset view of Lounge Chairs in Siesta Key Beach
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Located on the southern end of Crescent Beach, Hyatt Residence Club Sarasota Siesta Key Beach offers condo-style accommodation with king-size beds, jetted baths, rain showers, designer kitchens and laundry facilities. The 2 Bedroom Gulf View is perfect for newlyweds seeking ample space and views of the Gulf of Mexico from a private balcony.

Start your day with the continental breakfast buffet, before wandering down the boardwalk to the beach or settling into a cabana next to the pool and hot tub. You can also book a massage, sit around the firepit in the evening or order a cocktail from Cabina Cantina.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Offers a Gourmet Market Grocery Service.
  • Minutes’ walk from seafood restaurants, including Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar.
  • Private access to Crescent Beach via a romantic boardwalk.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 901 – USD 1,954
Guest Rating: 10
Address: 915 Seaside Dr, Siesta Key, Florida, United States

Sea Spray Resort On Siesta Key

Sea Spray Resort On Siesta Key
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Sea Spray Resort On Siesta Key is metres from the soft sand of Siesta Key Beach and the restaurants and shops along Ocean Boulevard. However, the resort entices you to stay right where you are with its heated swimming pool, barbecue grills, hammocks and firepit. It also offers complimentary umbrellas, chairs and carts for the beach.

The self-contained units come in a range of floorplans and styles. They’re all pet-friendly and most of them feature full kitchens and turn-key furnishings. The Starfish is perfect for your honeymoon in Florida, thanks to its private pool, spacious patio area, barbecue grill and vaulted ceilings.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Self-contained units metres from Siesta Key Beach.
  • A short walk from the Siesta Key Drum Circle.
  • Offers chaise lounges, hammocks and a firepit.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 199 – USD 279
Guest Rating: 10
Address: 574 Canal Road, Siesta Key, Florida, United States

Hotel Location


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Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon in Florida Honeymoon Island
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Honeymoon in Forida Honeymoon Island
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Honeymoon Island is a beautiful state park in Florida with more than six kilometres of beaches and one of the world’s last remaining virgin slash pine forests. Honeymoon Island is perfect for newlyweds seeking outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking and birdwatching. It’s also ideal for sunbathing on the beach or soaking in one of the bathhouses.

Top Romantic Experiences on Honeymoon Island for your honeymoon in Florida

  1. Rent a kayak and explore the tranquil mangrove waterways or the little coves around the island.
  2. Organise a romantic beach dinner in your own private tent with a personal server.
  3. Watch the sun set from one of the wooden swings on North Beach.

Hampton Inn Dunedin Fl

Hampton Inn Dunedin Fl
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The modern Hampton Inn Dunedin Fl offers easy access to Honeymoon Island across the scenic Causeway Boulevard, which takes you past waterside parks, jet ski areas and the occasional charming cafe. The inn has an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers, along with free parking, a fitness centre and a complimentary breakfast.

Honeymooners holidaying on a budget will appreciate the in-room features of the King Room, which boasts a king-size bed, fridge, LCD TV, lounge seating and air conditioning. Want an outdoor area? Book the 2 Queen Balcony instead. The hotel also backs onto a range of restaurants and shops at Causeway Plaza, including the laid-back Sandbar Grill. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • About a five-minute drive from Honeymoon Island.
  • Affordable rooms with king-size beds and air conditioning.
  • Has an on-site pool, fitness centre and breakfast restaurant.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 256 – USD 296
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: 2641 Michael Place, Dunedin, Florida, United States

Best Western Plus Yacht Harbour Inn

Located about 15 minutes’ drive from Honeymoon Island, Best Western Plus Yacht Harbour Inn is a waterfront resort with magical sunset vistas and luxurious, yet affordable accommodation. For honeymooners, we recommend the King Mini Suite, which has a king-size bed, flat-screen TV and sitting area. However, for a little more luxury, upgrade your suite to include an in-room spa bath.

Along with a complimentary breakfast, the resort boasts a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness centre and bike rentals for exploring the coastline. Pair waterfront views with fresh seafood at Bon Appetit Restaurant or walk five minutes to the cafes and restaurants along Main Street. The resort is pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your furry third wheel behind. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Relaxed waterfront resort with on-site dining overlooking Dunedin Channel.
  • Has an on-site pool and hot tub.
  • A short walk from 7venth Sun Brewing Company and Lucky Lobster Co.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 217 – USD 335
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 150 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, Florida, United States

Hotel Location

Captiva Island

Honeymoon in Florida Captiva Island
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Honeymoon in Florida Captiva Island
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Captiva Island is a secluded getaway just over one hour’s drive from Fort Myers. The little island community centres around four kilometres of beach where you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming and sunset strolls. The main dining hub, Captiva Drive, features a handful of seafood and American restaurants, while driving slightly north reveals beachfront bars and peaceful waterways. 

Top Romantic Experiences on Captiva Island for your honeymoon in Florida

  1. Embark on a leisurely sailing trip with New Moon Sailing.
  2. Stroll along the beach while picking up shells and watching the sun set.
  3. Enjoy a drink and some American fare while admiring the ocean at The Mucky Duck.

Tween Waters Inn Island Resort

happy couple enjoying sunset walk on Sanibel Island
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Tween Waters Inn Island Resort has secluded seaside cottages with homey features like fireplaces, timber kitchens, private patios, baths and separate living rooms. You can also stay in a one-bedroom suite with bay or pool views, a contemporary kitchen, enclosed balcony, spacious living room and modern entertainment.

The resort is like its own little community complete with two restaurants and two bars, including Crow’s Nest Bar & Grill and the Caribbean-style pub, Hideaway. Along with an indulgent day spa, there are numerous experiences to keep you occupied, including hot tubs, parasailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and tennis courts.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Multiple pools with private cabanas and a poolside bar.
  • Easy access to kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding around Buck Key Preserve.
  • Self-contained seaside cottages and resort-style suites.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 240 – USD 369
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 15951 Captiva Rd., Captiva, Florida, United States

South Seas Island Resort

South Seas Island Resort
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Combining an Old Florida atmosphere with modern luxuries and endless activities, South Seas Island Resort is a true Floridian escape. Enjoy intimate and sociable dinners at one of the numerous restaurants and bars, such as Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, and treat yourselves to a rejuvenating massage at Kay Casperson Spa.

The resort offers a range of activities, from kayaking tours and jet skiing to yoga and sightseeing cruises. We love the Water View Guestrooms with panoramic Gulf of Mexico views, king-size beds, roman shower baths and private balconies. However, it’s also hard to say no to a self-contained cottage or villa with a full kitchen and living and dining rooms. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Harbourside rooms and suites with balconies and ocean views.
  • The huge lagoon-style pool with cabana rentals and a poolside bar.
  • Local seafood specialties at Harbourside Bar & Grill.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 215 – USD 1,070
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva, Florida, United States

Hotel Location

Destin

Honeymoon in Florida Destin
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Positioned between the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin is a charming coastal city along the Florida Panhandle. You’ll find secluded nature trails through Henderson Beach State Park, Instagram-worthy white-sand beaches and world-class restaurants. The downtown area is a hub for dining and shopping, while the Destin Harbor Boardwalk is a fun novelty for dining, boating and souvenir shopping.

Top Romantic Experiences in Destin for your honeymoon in Florida

  1. Embark on a dinner cruise along the Florida Panhandle.
  2. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the sand at Henderson Beach State Park.
  3. Indulge in local seafood and sushi at the beachfront restaurant, Camille’s at Crystal Beach.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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The 5-star Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers excellent value for money with its beachside, lakeside and bayside accommodations. There are more than 1,250 vacation rentals to choose from, including condos, homes, villas, penthouses and apartments. We love the Westwinds condos with balconies, full kitchens and dining and living areas.

Guests at the resort have complimentary access to bicycle rentals, kayaks, tennis courts and the gym. There are also four inviting swimming pools and more than 20 restaurants and eateries, from the bayside breakfast restaurant, Sunset Bay Café, to candlelit dinners at Marlin Grill.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Luxurious penthouses with ocean views, private balconies, luxe furnishings and designer kitchens.
  • Has 72 holes of golf to play around the resort.
  • The specialty treatments and facials at Sandestin Spa.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 155 – USD 946
Guest Rating: 7.6
Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, Florida, United States

Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Destin beach in florida at Henderson State Park
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Located next to Henderson Beach State Park, Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa by Wyndham Vacation Rentals has won over numerous HotelsCombined visitors with its lagoon-style pool, poolside cabanas, Gulf-front tiki bar and indoor/outdoor pool. It also has a pampering day spa and enticing on-site restaurant.

Choose from two and three-bedroom condominiums overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. They offer touches of luxury, such as private balconies, spacious living rooms, full kitchens and king-size beds. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Short walk from the restaurants and shops along Emerald Coast Parkway.
  • Self-contained condos overlooking the beach.
  • Has a fitness centre, multiple pools and a beachfront bar.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 212 – USD 346
Guest Rating: 7.7
Address: 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, Florida, United States

Hotel Location

Escape to Memorable Holiday for your Honeymoon in Florida

Memorable Honeymoon in Florida
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Start newlywed life off right by escaping to one of these beaches in Florida, where you can enjoy locally-sourced seafood, romantic strolls along the sand and water sports. These popular resorts and hotels for your honeymoon in Florida also offer poolside cabanas, indulgent day spas, romantic suites and prime beachfront locations.

Where do you want to honeymoon in Florida? Let us know in the comments below.

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