Living in a year-round tropical paradise makes it difficult to choose a destination honeymoon. All of the locales offer the same comforts that South Floridians enjoy on a daily basis, however, there are options for every couple whether they are looking for the most romantic week of their lives or a quiet place to spend time with their new spouse. All they have to do is pick their beach and they will be whisked off to parts unknown of Florida or take a brief jaunt to the Bahamas for an unforgettable honeymoon that promises to deliver romance, adventure and more. Simply view the list below to find out the best honeymoon destinations and hotels that are just a short car, boat or plane ride away.

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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
28500 Overseas Highway
Little Torch Key, FL 33042
(305) 872-2542
www.littlepalmisland.com

The Keys are already decadent but the little-known Little Torch Key boasts a secret that is only known to the elite and the soon-to-be-married. The small hideaway is only 29 miles away from Key West but has the seclusion that newlyweds crave. At the all-inclusive Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, couples who plan ahead can book the entire private island of Little Torch Key for 3 nights for the wedding of lifetime including 30 1-bedroom suites in thatched room bungalows. The honeymoon is included in the cost of all wedding packages and features amenities like breakfast in bed and champagne the first day.

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Sandals Royal Bahamian
Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas
(242) 327-6400
www.sandals.com

Experience Nassau and get the 5-Star treatment that you and your new spouse crave. Nassau, itself, is the marriage of a quaint metropolis and island escape and honeymooners can indulge in a myriad of specifically designed honeymoon packages depending on the hotel they choose. At the adults only, all-inclusive Sandals Royal Bahamian, the free package offers bed in breakfast for one night, champagne for two, and turn down service. Package extras include amenities like scuba diving, massages, and 24-hour butler service.

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Checca Lodge & Spa
81801 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
(800) 327-2888
www.cheeca.com

Venture to the softer side of the Keys in Islamorada, located just two hours north of Key West and nearly two hours south of Miami. A single main street separates the sunrise from the sunset, freeing you and your sweetie up for miles of beaches, plenty of fishing, and a bit of mingling with the locals while sipping on an authentic rum runner. Checca Lodge & Spa is by far the most posh accommodations on Islamorada and the spa offers a couples massage package that is a must for all honeymooners. After you’ve melted all of your wedding day stress away in the spa, eat at one of the three onsite restaurants featuring the freshest seafood, authentic tuscan italian and sushi and sake. It’s the perfect destination for those that want to get away but prefer the seclusion of a less populous Key over the nightlife of Key West.

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Tortuga Inn Beach Resort
1325 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6611
www.tortugainn.com

Nestled between Bradenton and Tampa, Anna Maria Island sits on the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico and beacons honeymooners to escape to a beach paradise that is perfect in the summer or fall. The weather is a nice mixture of South Florida heat in the summer and North Florida cool in the winter. Once there, activities include horseback riding on white sand beaches and kayaking, but its main attraction is relaxation. Most of its hotels, like the Tortuga Inn Beach, offer suites, villas or apartments that will get honeymooning couples used to married life in a hurry. Simply put, it’s the quiet seclusion that every honeymooning couple craves, which is why Anna Maria Island is named #4 in TripAdviser’s 2014 Traveler’s Choice Top Islands In America list.


Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836
(407) 239-1234
www.grandcypress.hyatt.com

There is no place on earth that can bring out the kid in an adult like Orlando. From Walt Disney World to Universal Studios, your marriage will start out with a bang. Stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and have a totally free honeymoon if you have your wedding there, as well. Then enjoy the nightlife at Downtown Disney and CityWalk and feel like teenagers again even if you didn’t meet each other until later in life. It’s never too late to relive your childhood and why not do it with your best friend in the world.

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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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