Florida attracts tourists throughout the year for its subtropical climates and beach activities on the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Popular Florida beach activities include snorkeling in Boca Raton's Red Reef and windsurfing near Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island. Couples seeking an intimate getaway in Florida will find the temperatures more moderate during the autumn season, according to Frommer's, and you can avoid the large spring and summer crowds.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Located in the Florida Keys, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa rests on a five-acre island that is only accessible by seaplane or boat. This resort features SpaTerre, an onsite spa that offers massage therapies and facial treatments. Couple’s packages at this resort include the five-night “Romance Package” and the six-night “Honeymoon Package.” Both packages include accommodations in a bungalow suite, which includes a living room area and king-sized bed. The “Romance Package” offers amenities such as daily breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, bottle of champagne, one snorkeling trip per person and $200 credit for services at SpaTerre. Amenities for the “Honeymoon Package” include $300 credit to SpaTerre, bottle of champagne and a complimentary sailboat excursion at sunset. Children under 16 are not allowed at the resort.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa 28500 Overseas Highway Little Torch Key, FL 33042 800-343-8567 littlepalmisland.com
Pasa Tiempo Resort
The Pasa Tiempo Resort is a beachfront resort in St. Pete Beach, a 15-minute drive from St. Petersburg, and features docks for boating and fishing. Packages for honeymooners include the “Intimate Dreams-Sweet Honeymoon.” This package includes one-hour massage service in the couple's suite, a bottle of champagne and a fresh bouquet of flowers. Couples who have their wedding at Pasa Tiempo can take advantage of the “Bridal Services Package,” which includes complimentary champagne and flowers for the ceremony, as well as a justice of the peace to conduct the ceremony. The eight suites at this resort include kitchens, living room areas and king-sized or queen-sized beds. Some of the suites have a whirlpool tub and patio. According to the resort's website, children under 17 years of age are not allowed to stay at Pasa Tiempo.
Pasa Tiempo Resort 7141 Bay St. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 727-367-9907 pasa-tiempo.com
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a Florida Keys resort about 1 ½ hours from Miami. This resort offers the “Islamorada Romance Package,” which includes a one-night stay in an oceanfront or island-view premiere suite. This suite includes amenities such as a living room area with 42-inch plasma television, king-sized or queen-sized bed, wet bar and whirlpool tub. Other services in the package include champagne and strawberries upon, breakfast in bed and a dinner for two at Atlantic's Edge, the resort's onsite restaurant. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, spa, tennis court facilities, nine-hole golf course and valet parking.
Cheeca Lodge & Spa 81801 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036 800-327-2888 cheeca.com