Honeymoon in Key West : Check This Best Resorts and Places
By Seema Nande on Dec 16, 2016
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A beach destination honeymoon is perhaps the most unparalleled kind when it comes to that romantic post-nuptial getaway. After all, the wedding hysteria leaves you craving for an absolute padlock! The glistening waves, azure skies, and the palm trees swaying as the sea breeze whisks them, and of course, the salutary sands refresh every exhausted inch of you like magic. Add in some great activities to do, inside and outside the bedroom, some super outlandish accommodations with out-of-the-world spa therapies, spectacular landscapes, and vivid local cultures to explore about, a honeymoon is ought to be the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime holiday with the spouse.
Featuring all these factors is Key West, burrowed in USA’s south-most tip. There are more reasons than one, why this Florida gem has been a popular American honeymoon hotspot for many, over the years. If you are about to walk the aisle soon and are contemplating a splendid honeymoon destination, this is it! We bring you a lowdown on how to get about a honeymoon in Key West, and we have a feeling - this is where you are heading!
Best time to visit Key West for honeymoon vacation:
First and foremost, it is essential that you plan your honeymoon corresponding to a favorable time, to get the most of this quirky beach destination in Florida. Okay, quirky because Key West is an enthralling blend of idiosyncrasy with respect to the people living here, places to visit, things to do, events and festivals along with breathtaking natural attributes. This is one of America’s places that has the largest number of artists clothing-optional restaurants and bars, and free-spirited locals. Beautifully balancing this variance are the night-blooming moonflowers, tropical weather, crimson sunsets, moonlit beaches that make for the perfect romantic strolls and waves that lull you to sleep!
The best time for honeymoon in Key West is from March through May. This is when the holiday crowd fades off, and everything becomes cheap; accommodations, food, activities to do and the likes. The weather is at its pleasant best too; perfect to keep the honeymoon spruced up! The average temperature hovers between a delightful 70s to 80s (F). June to November is hurricane season here, so try skipping this one, unless you don’t want to gamble with your much-awaited honeymoon. However, during the festival of Key West Pride (June), the rates tend to draw upwards again.
Best Place to Stay in Key West for Honeymoon
Having the best time sorted, let’s look at the accommodation options. Key West is swarmed with honeymoon resorts, so you don’t have to worry here. Key West honeymoon resorts range from luxury collection resorts, waterfront properties, quaint villas to terrific Key West honeymoon suites. Listed below are our top picks that will make your honeymoon a cherishing experience.
Sunset Key Cottages
Victorian-style villas and cottages laced with pretty bougainvillea, a private beach, spa offering some uber blissful therapies and some ravishing waterfront dining opportunities, the Sunset Key Cottages are perched on an isolated 27-acre island - Sunset Key, seven minutes by launch from Key West. Taking extra efforts to enhance your honeymoon, the staff goes an extra mile. Complementary chocolate-covered strawberries along with a bottle of champagne are just one of those warm gestures along with many others.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
One of the best key west all-inclusive honeymoon resorts, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is essentially a noble house resort. Lying at 35 minutes from central Key West, this resort offers you unparalleled romantically exclusive experiences. Set on a private island, the resort redefines simple elegance in abundant ways. Let them tend to you to give you and your better half the ultimate luxury, for an exclusive honeymoon vacation in every way. Their private honeymoon bungalows and all efforts to serve you the best will indeed cast a spell on you.
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The Marker Waterfront Resort
Red wine and the eternal chocolate-covered strawberries on your arrival daily, tropically-inspired contemporary rooms that spell class and luxury, with every detail given utmost attention from the fabric of upholstery, bedding, artwork and even a section of books; the Marker Waterfront Resort is one of the best places you can resort to on your honeymoon. With close access to the popular attractions of the city like the Duval Street, and several happening restaurants and bars, this resort, sure is one of the best choices you could make for a Key West honeymoon.
Ocean Key Resort & Spa
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One of Key West’s top luxury resort, Ocean Key Resort & Spa is located in the city’s heart throbbing Duval Street. Offering beautiful vistas of the sunset pier and the majestic Gulf of Mexico, this is a charming resort in every way. Having inspired many artists, writers sand other creatives, this resort will indeed inspire you to perhaps art in the bedroom?! Certainly! Given its opulent guest rooms offering the best of the island luxury, this place is not a place but a state of mind!
Places to see in Key West
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After the settling in, you are ready to go out and explore how Key West can enhance and enrich your honeymoon. This place has no dearth of things to do and see. Home to a surfeit of megabars, shopping locales, national parks, the essence of a vibrant culture in its festivals and events, and lots of mellow romantic places tucked onto the frills of the sea, a list of things to do in Key West might not end!
What we suggest is a visit to the Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden, for a fabulous lunch. Well, here you bring lunch to Nancy - a local artist and fixture of the Keys community, as you sit down and have a chat amidst her garden of verdant foliage. It's a unique experience, which you will relish forever. If you want something more romantic head to Seven Fish for a dreamy dinner!
Key west has a plethora of some really funky things, which we insist you must experience. For example, a visit to the Garden of Eden will have you going berserk to see people without clothes but covered in paint! This is a clothing-optional drinking patio, where cameras are not allowed. Ladies, set them free for once! And then we have the Better Than Sex dessert cafe for their very suggestive, yet lip-smacking menu, which is a must, must! The Duval street is a popular hangout strip with several pubs, restaurants, and shops, stretching north and south from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean.
If you want to take back some souvenirs home, apart from a lifetime of memories, then the Haitian Art Co for brilliant works of authentic Haitian arts and crafts is a good place to go to.
Romantic things to do in Key West
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And if you want to skip all the commercialization and simply drown into your lover, then this place will not disappoint you. Some of the best romantic places and things to do in Key West are such that will leave your heart warmed and sunken. The Key West Lighthouse or the Little White House, during sunset, are that kind of places. Cascading with your lover through downtown Key West on rented bicycles, taking part in one of the many water sports here, visiting the Dry Tortugas National Park, Fort Zachary Taylor state park, and the Danger Charter's Wind and Wine Sunset Sail are some of the best romantic things you can do with your partner outside the hotel!
With all the above, you must be inclined to this beautiful mélange of a place that Key West is. Promising a lifetime of cherishing memories, this city is a winner on all fronts and always a good choice for a honeymoon trip.
We wish you a happy honeymoon!
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