When you sit down to plan your honeymoon, you don’t need to plan a foreign trek to have a tropical vacation. In fact, many couples are so exhausted by the end of planning and having a wedding that they welcome the thought of a short plane ride, not worrying about a passport, and not struggling with a foreign language while they try to unwind. Florida is a perfect destination for couples who can imagine nothing better than lying on a beautiful beach for a week or three. Great weather, white-sand beaches, and metropolitan cuisine will satisfy the pickiest of newlyweds.
High-end hotels, brightly colored architecture and exotic cuisine will make you feel like you actually did leave the country for a minute. Beyond the metropolitan appeal, Miami’s beaches will suit the white-sand beach connoisseur.
On Biscayne Bay, towers of high-end art and lofted luxury will appeal to a sophisticated palette. Business executives and leisure travelers enjoy this hotel for its refined design, and visitors love the Brickell district where the hotel is located.
Located on the historic site of the Sovereign Hotel, Soho Beach House is an extension of a private members club started in London in 1995. The hotel caters to those in the film, media and creative industries and its unique ambiance reflects its audience. Rooms combine vintage furniture and exotic textiles to reflect South American design.
Destination: Key Largo
The first of the keys, Key Largo is the northern most island in the keys and is only one hour’s drive to and from the Miami airport. If you love to fish or scuba dive, Key Largo is the place for you. Its state parks harbor some of the most exciting sanctuaries of coral reef, botany and wildlife. You can also make a day trip to the famous Everglades?where you’ll see rare and endangered species.
Azul Del Mar
Crisp white buildings surrounded by lush palms and tropical plants make this hotel a stunning natural environment for a honeymoon. Visitors love the snorkeling and the beach-front location.
Islamorada is made up of six small keys and is known as the “Village of Islands.” The Everglades are nearby and you will find plenty of amazing snorkeling, kayaking, and parasailing. Islamorada boasts some of the finest resorts in Florida as well.
Cheeca Lodge and Spa
Cheeca Lodge and Spa
This hotel is one of the premier luxury resorts in the Florida Keys. On a secluded private beach, the lodge is a tropical paradise. You can play tennis and golf or visit the luxurious spa on site. Sport fisherman will be particularly happy with this hotel and this area.
Destination: Key West
Key West was one of the last of the Florida Keys to be settled and it’s the most fame given the number of writers and artists who settled there. Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and Mario Sanchez all called Key West home, and it’s not surprising that creative minds found inspiration among its beauty.
Ocean Key Resort and Spa
On Conde Nast’s gold list, this resort boasts plenty of awards for its beautiful accommodations and lovely island hospitality.
Whether you prefer the cosmopolitan and exotic city life offered by Miami or the pristine natural world offered by the islands surrounding it, Florida is a great option for honeymooners who want to find a tropical vacation without the stress of foreign travel. Consider a honeymoon in Florida if you want to experience a tropical vacation without getting a passport.About the Author:? Amy Nielson is a travel blogger writing for Honeymoon Lane. You can follow her on Twitter @NielsonAmy.