5 Florida Resorts That Are Pure Paradise for Couples
Perfect For Your Romantic Getaway
Whether you’re parents looking to get away for some much needed alone time, or a couple wanting to rekindle a bit of romance, we can’t think of a better place to do both than Florida. If you want a vacation that’s made for rest and relaxation, all-inclusive is the way to go.
Staying at an all-inclusive means you’ll have fewer worries in terms of extra costs and, other than a few essential things to pack for an all-inclusive resort, you’ll have a shorter to-do list for packing and preparing.
Now, all-inclusive resorts aren’t easy to find in Florida. In fact, most properties in the Sunshine State are famous for their long list of fees and shocking surprises that await at checkout.
But don’t despair. While you won’t have the endless choices you would in destinations such as the Caribbean, there are a handful of outstanding all-inclusive resorts in Florida for couples that don’t come with that unexpected over-sized bill at the end of your stay.
Get ready to kick back and relax in your desk chair as you imagine yourself lounging at one of these incredible resorts with your significant other.
Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island, located off the northern coast of Florida, is popular for its 12 miles of gorgeous beaches and Fort Clinch State Park, which hosts one of the best-preserved 19th-century forts in the nation as well as a fishing pier, hiking and biking trails, and more.
In the historic downtown of Fernandina Beach, visitors can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides and hear about historic points of interest. The island also happens to boast one of the state’s few true all-inclusive resorts: Amelia Island Plantation.
Amelia Island Plantation delivers an all-inclusive package that includes accommodations, meals, tennis, golf and an abundance of recreational sports. Not only does it have its very own pristine stretch of white, sandy beach, it features nine restaurants, two swimming pools, a shopping village with retailers such as LaCoste and Tommy Bahama, a holistic spa and nature tours right on site.
Relax on the beach and watch the frequent dolphin sightings just offshore. Paddleboard or kayak through preserved marshlands. Play 54 holes of championship golf. Or simply enjoy strolling among the lush greenery and pink flamingos.
The premier oceanfront rooms with jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic are ideal for couples to return to after a day of play.
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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key
The Florida Keys offer a Caribbean-like experience with no passport required. This Gilligan Island-style resort is considered the best of the best when it comes to Florida couples destinations.
Accessed only by seaplane or boat, you’ll find lots of privacy with just 30 duplex units under a thatched roof providing magnificent water views and bamboo-enclosed outdoor showers. The property is renowned for its number of thoughtful touches as well, like having your name in wood blocks above the door to greet you.
This piece of paradise hosts a private marina along with some of the state’s most picture-perfect stretches of sand.
The five-star resort caters to high-profile vacationers seeking gourmet fare, a world-class spa, water sports, sailing, fishing and diving charters, a lagoon-style pool and a private beach. Choose the Romance Package and you’ll get a welcome bottle of Champagne, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), a snorkel trip, spa credits and complimentary access to non-motorized sports.
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Henderson Park Inn, Destin
Voted the number one Most Romantic Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Henderson Park Inn is an adults-only (semi) all-inclusive resort. It boasts panoramic views of some of the state’s prettiest beaches along the Emerald Coast, as well as glorious sunsets that can be enjoyed from your very own oceanfront terrace.
While it’s not a true 100% all-inclusive as dinner is not included, everything else is — from a lavish breakfast buffet with freshly prepared eggs, Belgium waffles and omelets, and boxed lunches that are ideal for afternoon picnics.
Happy hour is complimentary every day, and bikes and helmets are available for riding along the scenic beach road.
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Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie
This all-inclusive resort located on the east coast of Florida along a stretch of beach on the St. Lucie River has frequently been ranked as the top all-inclusive in the United States. Its setting on the sandy banks of the river is ideal for activities such as sailing, paddleboarding and kayaking, but if you want to enjoy time at the ocean, it’s just a 20-minute drive away.
If you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors, you can also visit the nearby St. Lucie Inlet State Reserve. Only accessible by boat, you’ll be able to explore one of the best state parks in Florida and make the most of your day by strolling along boardwalks and enjoying a picnic lunch on the sand.
Sandpiper Bay has three swimming pools and two restaurants and bars. All meals, as well as most drinks (including beer and mixed drinks), are included.
Enjoy taking cooking lessons or dance classes together, working up an appetite to dine on gourmet cuisine with a wide range of options. Make sure you also take advantage of the spa, with its double shower Turkish bath and duo treatment rooms for couples.
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South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island
South Seas Island Resort sits among an iconic 330-acre wildlife preserve that spans 2.5 miles of unspoiled white sands that edge the glistening, calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Offering a peaceful escape ideal for reconnecting, you’ll find numerous opportunities for relaxation along with adventure.
Enjoy paddling through a mangrove forest, searching for manatees, sea turtles, hawks and ospreys, or more heart-pounding activities such as parasailing.
There are boutique shops, a seaside golf course, tennis courts, a fitness center and a luxurious spa with an extensive menu of treatments. Plus a variety of tasty dining options, such as the Harbourside Bar & Grill, which serves the local fresh catch and overlooks the Yacht Harbor and Marina.