If you’re looking for a warm, tropical location for your honeymoon, consider some of these resorts located in Florida’s most popular destinations.
While a honeymoon is a time for couples to spend quality time together, many of these resorts also offer exciting water activities, soothing spa services, and access to museums and art. From beachfront boutique properties to sprawling resorts, Florida is a great choice for your upcoming beach honeymoon—no passport needed.
For honeymooners looking for a special Florida resort, Kimpton Vero Beach is a stunning beachfront property with lots of great amenities. The 113-room resort is in a quiet Vero Beach neighborhood, and all the guest rooms have roomy floor plans and generously sized marble bathrooms. The upgraded suites have up to three bedrooms with stately living rooms and extra-large terraces. You could spend your honeymoon sunning by the tropically landscaped pool or unwinding on the hotel’s private beachfront. There are also two great restaurants to choose from. Cobalt is an upscale seaside restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and a fabulous brunch. At Heaton’s, the resort’s poolside restaurant, guests can enjoy fresh Maine lobster and local Florida snapper.
Start your newly married life by indulging in some relaxing spa services. The White Orchid Spa has a Couples Escape Ritual complete with a full-body exfoliation, 80-minute customized body massage and a peppermint foot massage. The 150-minute luxe experience also comes with champagne. The resort fee includes lots of extras, like a hosted wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m. and complimentary coffee in the morning. For a special night out, the resort has a “Stargazing on The Sea” excursion, offered on certain dates, which includes a private riverboat cruise led by a local astronomer. The property is also pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave any furry family members at home.
Nestled on 3 miles of white sand in Naples, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is a five-star resort ideal for honeymoons. The resort has tons of luxurious amenities, like five heated saltwater pools, six restaurants and an exclusive golf course nearby at its sister resort, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The resort’s restaurant offerings also include top-notch cuisine. Gumbo Limbo has delicious seafood served up with superb ocean views. The Grill is the resort’s steakhouse—it has an impressive collection of international wines—and Terrazza serves Italian dishes in an indoor or outdoor setting.
The standard guest rooms on the lower level have private balconies, sitting rooms and king-size beds with premium linens. The upgraded suites on the hotel’s upper floors have elegant living rooms with fireplaces, marble bathrooms and wall-to-wall windows for views of the spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Along with high-energy water activities, like parasailing and jet skiing, the resort also includes a spa with a whirlpool, herbal steam room and infrared sauna.
Looking for things to do? The Naples Pier, first erected in 1888, is the city’s symbol and a popular fishing and dolphin-spotting destination, and it’s a great spot to watch the sunset. It’s flanked by miles of fine, white sugar-sand beaches. For a casual, fun evening, check out Celebration Food Truck Park for food truck fare and music. Or if you want a quiet day out on the water, rent a boat—you don’t have to be a licensed boat captain or have experience boating as there are different kinds of boats you can rent for a full or half day.
Fort Lauderdale is considered the “Venice of America” because of the 300 miles of Intracoastal waterways that wind through the neighborhoods. It’s also a great honeymoon destination for active couples because of its proximity to beaches and cultural attractions. The Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale is located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, but it’s also a tranquil oasis. The pet-friendly hotel has guest rooms with polished wood floors, spacious balconies for morning coffees and panoramic views of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The larger suites feature living rooms, gorgeous, updated bathrooms and kitchenettes for longer stays.
The hotel has a dazzling rooftop pool deck with plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing and service from Elev8, a pool bar with delicious cocktails and tasty bites. Only a few minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach, honeymooners have the option to relax on the sunny beaches or explore the city’s art and culture scene. The hotel is steps from Fort Lauderdale’s museums, nightlife and restaurants along famed Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale’s entertainment district.
Miami is known as a party destination, but it can also be a laid-back location for a romantic honeymoon. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort has a convenient location in North Beach that’s close to the glitzy South Beach nightlife, but it’s also a quiet haven for couples. The accommodations are luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and living rooms and double balconies that overlook the ocean or the property’s pristine grounds.
The resort is only steps from the ocean, and you can choose to relax on the ample daybeds or spend time lounging near one of the four pools, including a saltwater rooftop pool and hot tub. If you want to spend your honeymoon being completely pampered, Carillon Miami offers a portfolio of traditional and innovative wellness services, like a touchless halotherapy salt room, body wraps, and 35-plus options for facials and massages. As for food, the resort’s main restaurant, The Strand, serves fresh Mediterranean-style dishes made from organic and local ingredients, and popular menu items can be delivered and enjoyed in the privacy of your suite.
Spread out over several blocks, Kimpton Key West is a collection of 219 beautiful guest rooms across five different properties in historic Old Town, Key West. Choose from Winslow’s Bungalows, Lighthouse Hotel, Fitch Lodge, Ella’s Cottages or Ridley House, all delightfully updated with island-inspired details, like polished wood floors, plantation shutters and soaring ceilings with exposed beams. Each property has a sparkling pool, and Winslow’s Bungalows and Lighthouse Hotel both have a tropical outdoor bar. The chic accommodations range from cozy guest rooms to big two-bedroom suites with an enclosed garden patio. Kimpton Key West also has two high-end suites that are especially popular with honeymooners. The Hemingway Suite at The Lighthouse Hotel overlooks the historic Hemingway House, and the Tree House Suite at Winslow’s Bungalows.
Key West is the perfect location for a honeymoon, and Kimpton Key West’s location in Old Town means that it’s close to lots of attractions. Take a ride through the charming streets of Key West on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles, or walk a few short blocks to Duval Street, Key West’s main dining and entertainment district, or head to nearby Mallory Square to watch the sunset over the water. Kimpton Key West also has a friendly concierge who can help plan activities for your stay. From sunset cruises and snorkeling (the hotels have snorkel kits available) to deep-sea fishing and reef diving, Kimpton Key West is an ideal base for a romantic honeymoon with a bit of adventure on the side.