With its serene oceanfront resorts with romantic honeymoon suites and theme park-adjacent resorts with luxe spas and fine dining, Florida is a lovers’ paradise. So if you are planning a romantic vacation in the Sunshine State, check out all our ideas below.
For those seeking a warm getaway, Miami’s boutique hotel, Esmé Miami Beach offers the perfect escape along the charming pedestrian plaza, Española Way in the heart of Miami Beach. Created by Infinity Hospitality, the Spanish-Mediterranean revival boutique hotel underwent a five-year renovation and now includes 145 guest rooms, a rooftop and five signature eateries. Each of the buildings within the Esmé village is connected by Spanish-style paseos winding through small, sunny nooks and charming courtyards that make the historic property come alive again and hum with the vibrance and energy of the new Miami Beach.
The new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale is the perfect venue for weddings, exchanging vows, anniversary celebrations, unforgettable honeymoons, or a romantic vacation. The hotel’s premier accommodation Birch Oceanfront Terrace Suite is named for local legend Hugh Taylor Birch, who gifted miles of Fort Lauderdale beachfront for the enjoyment of all. It offers more than 1,600 square feet of space indoors and a nearly 2,000 square foot fully furnished terrace with direct ocean views. Drawing the inspiration of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways, the Spa Dream aqua bed by Lemi offers the opportunity to float on a warm water mattress enveloped in a glow of chromotherapy while enjoying one of the body treatments from “The Waves” menu, including scrubs, wraps and options that combine body and facial treatments.
Disney-loving couples who want a touch of luxury can stay at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa. The hotel offers upscale amenities just outside the gates of Disney World, including a luxurious 10,000-square-foot spa, an adults-only pool with fully serviced daybeds for a private afternoon dip and refreshing cocktail, and 7 onsite bars and restaurants for endless date options, including the swanky steak and seafood restaurant, Sear + Sea, and an Asian-inspired rooftop cocktail lounge, illume, with sweeping views of Orlando’s nightly fireworks. Plus, couples who want to experience the magic of Disney together can take advantage of the resort’s complimentary shuttle service to the Walt Disney World parks.
Located in the heart of charming downtown St. Petersburg, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is a historic resort with a romantic pink-hued exterior that exudes Old Florida grandeur and sits within walking distance to some of the city’s top attractions, like locally-owned art galleries perfect for picking up a souvenir, the new St. Pete Pier (Pier Tiki is especially ideal for date night) and the glistening Tampa Bay. Back at the resort, couples can spend some quality time at the outdoor pool, the day spa, or playing a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course, for a getaway that is truly equal parts city and sun.
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