15 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Florida

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After a busy and tiring week arrives the weekend which even though comes as slow as a snail but passes as fast as a cheetah! You want to relax, chat and have a candlelight dinner with your loved one or take long walks holding hands through a beach then what better place to be than in the sunshine state, Florida? 

A place that has everything you need to remove your stress from work and refill you with the bright energy that surrounds the state. Florida has different magic tricks up its sleeves for every different city you visit. Sometimes too many options can confuse a person, considering that the weekend really flies fast, we bring you the 15 best romantic weekend getaways in Florida.

1. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami 

So, what makes it a better spot than others when there are thousands of other options in Florida? Since this is a romantic getaway for you, I don’t think you would like a kid asking his mum about what you are doing with your other half right? Yes, that will be very awkward. Considering the privacy in mind, the Ritz Carlton provides a separate adult and family outdoors. 

Excited? We’re just getting started! They have 4 different restaurants where you can enjoy various cuisines. The lightkeepers offer to din for breakfast, lunch and dinner which are served with the blend of local edges in the modern-coastal dishes. 

That was mouth-watering! Since the tummy is full, let’s proceed to what you can do while you’re there. If you both enjoy tennis, then the Ritz-Carlton has 11 tennis courts for you and the Key Biscayne Yacht Club and Miami Marine Stadium are within a 10-minute drive. If you just want to relax and enjoy in the spa, you can also enjoy at their 25000- square-foot spa which houses hot tubs, saunas and a eucalyptus steam room. As a gesture of care, they also prove spa showers with vitamin C to rejuvenate you completely.  Maybe you don’t like shopping, but she does.  Make her go crazy with the luxury shopping experience at Brickell City Centre. 

It’s a complete place but couples in particular love it. Now you know why!

2. The Biltmore, Miami

What happens when you visit Europe, pick up the most gorgeous hotel and put it near the beaches of Miami? You get the Biltmore! 

Apart from its stunning looks, they provide different world-class cuisines along with the coastal dishes. So if you’re looking to have Italian, Fontana is the place for you. Don’t want Italian? Oh, French? Well, no problem.  Palme d'Or says, ‘Bonjour’ to you. The hotel also offers a Sunday Champagne Brunch and classic pub fare at the 19th Hole restaurant. 

Other facilities include an 18-hole golf course, an on-site fitness centre, 10 lighted tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool with cabanas and if you just want to relax, a full-service spa is also available.  This historic resort in Coral Gables is also a great choice for travellers who love sunshine, food and restaurant.

3. The Tides – South Beach

If you are too tired or too lazy to go out and just want to sneak in with your loved one, The Tides is the best place for you. Here you can have everything in your own suite. The spa with masseuses is just one call away. A lightning fast room service and a soaking tub for two that can beat even the Atlantic.  

Now if you want to get out of your room and dine outside, they offer an artistic twist on the classic favourites like sandwiches, steaks, salads and local, fresh seafood. If you want to spend time soaking sun on the beach, Chairs, towels and umbrella are provided by the hotel for use.

Done with sunshine, what’s next?  A garden for long walks, an outdoor pool, a spa, and a fitness centre are available at a nearby location, with free shuttle service provided.

Destinations to enjoy include the city's cultural attractions including the New World Symphony, Bass Museum of Art and the World Erotic Art Museum.

4. The Villa Casa Casuarina – Miami Beach 

When the world-famous designer Gianni Versace turned his own Italian style mansion into a boutique hotel, The Villa Casa Casuarina happened!

The elegant design from Mr Versace is visible everywhere; being it your suite or the swimming pool, which is surrounded by mosaics and lined in 24-carat gold. Located a few short steps away from Clevelander and within a two-minute walk to the beach it is one of the coolest place you’ll ever visit.  Miami Beach's most extraordinary experience awaits you here.

It is more famous for the delicious Mediterranean cuisine. The bars also serve speciality cocktails and different types of drinks.

5. Mandarin Oriental – Brickell Key

Experience the luxury and uniqueness of the Mandarin Oriental as it is situated in the only spot in Miami where you can find a private beach with both water and a city skyline panorama. The suites have everything you wish for and even a mini bar upon request.

They have 3 restaurants which offer different foods from Spanish to Mexican and other international cuisines. They also provide room service which is 24 hours available. 

You can use the gym, spa and even dip in the outdoor swimming pool. There are shops inside the hotel which sells bangles, earing and other accessories which could make her very happy! 

6. B. Ocean Resort – Ft. Lauderdale

A gem for the romantic getaway for a couple. From a breath-taking view of the Atlantic to their famous water sport, they have it all. 

Start your day with various Mexican dishes that are available in the 2 restaurants. The bars provide a different mix of cocktails and drinks.

Olas Beach and the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens are nearby. You can also visit Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.

7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Orlando

Sometimes running around, enjoying the different rides and being a carefree kid with your loved one can be romantic too, after all the famous love story of Micky and Minnie was formed here. 

A blend of nature and architecture, you will have the company of zebras, giraffes, elks, antelopes, exotic birds and wild beasts. Here you will be lost in the memories of your childhood with the Lion King and other favourite characters.

8. Carillon Hotel – Miami

With the touch of elegance and breath-taking views, every feature of Carillon Hotel reflects the concept and vision of this one-of-a-kind classic.

Experience a sensory pleasure with the restaurants that offer gourmet dinner to a snack at the pool. They also serve delicious favourites and local, seasonal specialities. In addition to the flavour and taste, they also keep in mind the health and fitness, so their menus are full of dishes with great taste and nutritional values. They also offer organic wines. 

They also take pride in owning the largest and the most beautiful spa in South Florida. You can choose any 1 of their 4 swimming pools to dip in if the heat weighs you down. 

9. The Breakers Resort – Palm Beach

You can assume how confident they are about their service when their logo says, ‘You’ll understand, once you say.’ They provide separate bungalows and it is a heaven for the couples that need extra privacy.

You have a lot of choices for dining for they have many restaurants providing different cuisines.

Beat the heat of Miami through 4 oceanfront pools, or you can also go right into the beach. They also include tennis courts, two golf courses, fitness centre, spa, and on-site shopping.

Nearby destinations include Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, The Society of the Four Arts, and Bethesda-By-The-Sea.

10. Cheeca Lodge & Spa 

Tired of watching crowd everywhere? Then this is your escape. It is located in the quiet and peaceful Purple Island. Reflecting the West Indie décor, time really doesn’t matter in this paradise.

 Islamorada or the purple island is also called “Sportfishing Capital of the World” because they have over 500 species of fish right off the shore.

Providing varieties of range in the Caribbean dishes, this place is heaven for couples.

11. Sunset key cottages

There is a different kind of joy in a cottage, isn’t? Away from the crowd, staying at your own little cottage makes it all the more cuter and cozy. The Sunset key cottage is one of a kind as it's on an ‘Island off an Island’ at the very end of the Key West.

Fresh fruits and baked items are delivered daily. You can dine at the Latitudes Restaurant. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner but are famous for their late-night dinners.

They offer various activities including, diving and snorkelling trips, deep-sea fishing charters, sailing excursions, and more.It’s also a secluded and beautifully calm, what else can you wish for! 

12. St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort – Miami

When Hollywood meets with Miami, St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is the result. Live like a celebrity in this extravagant resort that worth more than $1 Billion. 

Onsite dining destinations include J&G Grill and the casual B&H Burger Bar. If you prefer to dine ocean side, Fresco Beach Bar & Grill is the place for you, while the St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault is perfect for drinks.

It has everything in it; from having seductive interiors to special facilities like St. Regis Butler Service, Remède Spa and an athletic club. You can also enjoy the adult-only pool with cabanas.

13. Barefoot Beach Hotel - Madeira beach.

A simple yet beautiful hotel which sits on the beautiful shores brushed by the waters of the Gulf, Madeira Beach.

The guestrooms feature the standard facilities. Kitchenettes boast a refrigerator, microwave, cookware, dishware, and utensils.  

You can also enjoy meals in the nearby restaurants and bars.

If you want to enjoy the location, visit historic John’s Pass, the quaint fishing village full of unique shopping, fresh seafood restaurants, and water activities.

14. Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort – Hollywood

Want to chill and forget the troubles of the regular life? Welcome to the Hollywood beach.

Three pools, spa and fitness areas, are among the communal services that you can enjoy here.

You canchoose to din JWB Prime Steak and Seafood or Landshark Bar and Grill.An array of drinks are available in bars including Licensed to Chill. They own coffee shops which provide breakfast and morning coffee choices.

Popular nearby attractions include Anne Kolb Nature Centre and West Lake.

15. The Setai – Miami Beach.

Located in the well-known, Art deco district, the Setai is a luxurious hotel. The decors are inspired by the Asian style.

Whether you want to east Asian, Mediterranean, European dishes or International cuisines, the Setai has it all for you. They also have exclusive bars that offer cocktails and different dinks.

They offer a full-service spa, three swimming pools and also a yoga session by the beach. It is situated near many art venues including New World Symphony, Bass Museum of Art, and The Adrienne Arsht Center.

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