After the wedding comes the much anticipated honeymoon.  But where to go?  Why not right here.  In South Florida, there are dozens of lodging options. The trend is usually to go with a hotel chain. However, there are a number of stand-alone hotels in South Florida that offer excellent service and superior quality. A honeymoon suite at any of the hotels on this list gives you both an evening of romance and superior service that are five-star worthy.

The Setai

2001 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 520-6000

Asian-inspired opulence is the star at The Setai Hotel in Miami Beach. Its Tower Honeymoon Suite package offers accommodations in a spacious suite, high-end furnishings and finishes, a couple’s massage and a champagne toast to welcome you to the hotel. The suite also offers a partial view of the Atlantic Ocean, complimentary roundtrip transfers and breakfast for two in the suite each morning of your stay. A well of amenities are available for guests to indulge in at The Setai, including an onsite spa and wellness center, and several eateries featuring gourmet cuisine.

Grove Isle Hotel & Spa

4 Grove Isle Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 858-8300

With spectacular views of Biscayne Bay, an abundance of luxury at every turn and services that are couple-specific, the Romantic Indulgence package bears a truly fitting name. Guests can choose any one of the available guestrooms or suites and receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, welcome cocktail coupons, continental breakfast service for two for each day of your stay and a 50-minute couple’s massage. Also included is valet parking, access to the marina (offering 85 slips) and the island beach area of the property. The Grove Isle Hotel and Spa is widely known for having a world-renowned watsu pool (it’s one of only five available on the East Coast). Guests that book this package receive a 30-minute private session in one of these sought-after pools.

The Biltmore Hotel

1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(855) 311-6903

One of Coral Gables’ most prized gems, The Biltmore Hotel exudes antique elegance. The European influence abounds, yet its hits of tropical charm embody all that is attractive about South Florida. The Honeymoon and Anniversary Package at The Biltmore is distinctive and features a welcome bottle of champagne and fresh fruit for incoming guests. There’s also access to a private cabana poolside for one day and a $100 credit for use at the onsite spa or golf course. Guests that book this package will receive dinner for two at the Palme D’Or, a local dining destination featuring fine French cuisine. The suite itself includes a plasma TV (42 inches), an outdoor terrace and a separate living room space. Guests can also take advantage of the onsite fitness center and fantastic shopping nearby at the Village of Merrick Park.

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort

2000 N. Ocean Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305
(954) 568-9431

The Atlantic Ocean looks just as amazing from Broward County as it does Miami-Dade, so guests at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort can indulge in breathtaking ocean views during their stay. They can also choose the impressive views of the Ft. Lauderdale skyline with the choice of city views for their room. Both options are available in the resort’s Romance Package. Also included are chocolates, breakfast for two and complimentary sparkling wine. Standard amenities in the hotel rooms include high-speed internet access, in-room movies, a coffee maker and a mini refrigerator. Concierge services, an oceanfront pool, fitness center and oceanfront dining are just a few of the long list of amenities that make a Valentine’s Day splurge at this property well worth the investment.

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Lago Mar Resort and Club

1700 S. Ocean Lane
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 523-6511

Lago Mar is arguably one of the best resorts in the country; and its Romance Package only enhances this experience. It includes a minimum of two nights in an executive one-bedroom suite, dinner for two at Acquario, the resort’s onsite dining destination, breakfast buffet each day of the stay and a welcome bottle of champagne. Some of the amenities of the suite itself include 24-hour room service, wireless high-speed internet service and high-end finishes like granite countertops in the bathroom. The resort has a private beach with guest-only access, a number of dining options, including an oceanfront grill and ice cream parlor, and an onsite resort shop, offering the perfect selections for resort life.

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