By Kara Franker
Looking for a luxury honeymoon destination? Try these three luxurious Florida resorts:
Casa Marina, Key West
Nestled along the largest private beach in Key West, Casa Marina provides a luxurious hideaway for newlyweds. Enveloped in breezy elegance and shaded by graceful palms, honeymooners can plan their romantic getaway with the “Romance Package” where they toast to their love with sparkling wine upon arrival. Each morning begins with a sumptuous breakfast buffet at Sun Sun Restaurant before heading out to the tropical pool or to explore historic Old Town and Duval Street. Additional activities for couples include the resort’s signature “toes-in-the-sand” dining experience, the recently expanded Spa Al Mare with beachfront spa cabanas, luxurious suite accommodations and more. For reservations, visit casamarinaresort.com.
Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton
Situated on 356 resort-style acres, the iconic pink-colored Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Boca Raton, is an ideal honeymoon destination with a myriad of activities for couples. A unique feature, the resort’s on-property party planning service works with newlyweds to create a customized honeymoon suite, including adorning the suite with rose petals, truffles, chocolate-covered strawberries and floral and candle arrangements to set the scene for an in-suite gourmet dinner for two, hand-crafted by a master chef. Newlyweds also find the Waldorf Astoria Spa, rated #1 Spa in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, for relaxing with a couples massage in a private setting. Additional on-site resort activities for the honeymooning couple include a half-mile stretch of private beach, two 18-hole championship golf courses and multiple tennis courts. Enjoy also an assortment of fine dining and lounge bars, including Morimoto Sushi Bar by the internationally-renowned Iron Chef; Lucca, serving Tuscan-Trattoria inspired dining: and Serendipity, New York City's famed ice cream shop. For reservations, visit bocaresort.com.
South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island
Located on two and a half miles of exclusive white-sand beaches in Southwest Florida, honeymooners can venture to a secluded and romantic setting at the tip of Captiva Island at South Seas Island Resort. With the “Couples Getaway” package, newlyweds can enjoy a $100 resort credit when staying two nights or longer, plus breakfast for two each day. Also included in the package is the resort’s coupon booklet with more than $250 in savings at resort outlets such as cabana rentals, rounds of seaside golf, water sports, island cruises, spa services, dining, shopping and more. Throughout the 330-acre resort village and wildlife preserve, honeymooners experience romantic activities including searching for the perfect shell on renowned shell-strewn beaches, romantic sunset serenade cruises around the island, leisurely kayak tours through mangrove lined Captiva waters, private sailing lessons for couples and much more. For reservations, visit southseas.com.