The Best Romantic Hotels in Florida

The Best Romantic Hotels in Florida

by Loren Estes

About Loren Estes

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Loren Estes became a licensed wildlife rehabilitation professional for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1998. She cares for wildlife native to Kentucky. In her spare time, Estes also lectures and volunteers for various nonprofit organizations involved in animal care and adoption.

The beaches, sunsets and warm weather make Florida a romantic destination. Hotels often offer gourmet restaurants on the premises, private beachfront patios and cabanas, fine linens and luxurious rooms. Hotel and spa staffs are trained to provide exceptional service, allowing couples to spend time enjoying the sights and surroundings.

The Shores Resort and Spa

The Shores Resort and Spa, listed by AAA as a four-diamond hotel in 2009, offers resorts romance packages. The "Classic Bed and Breakfast" package and includes a guest room for two as well as breakfast at the resort restaurant. The "Affair to Remember" package includes accommodations for one night, and two 50-minute massage treatments at the spa. "Romance at the Shores" packages include accommodations, champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries, and a dinner credit at the resort's Azure restaurant. Guest rooms include four-poster beds with pillow-top mattresses, door-less Italian-marble showers, bathrobes and a fully stocked mini-bar. Guest rooms have balconies or terraces with ocean views. Additional services include nightly beach cabana rental with dinner. The Shores Resort and Spa 2637 South Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118 386-767-7350 shoresresort.com

Amelia Island Plantation

Amelia Island Plantation is 30 minutes from Jacksonville, and offers a "Romantic Amelia" package that includes a deluxe inn room for two nights, a four-course dinner and champagne and complimentary spa robes. The inn features two restaurants, two lounges, nature programs, tennis, golf, swimming and boutique shops. Amelia Island Plantation 6800 First Coast Hwy. Amelia Island, FL 32034 888-261-6161 aipfl.com

The Island Cottage Oceanfront Inn

The Island Cottage Oceanfront Inn, near St. Augustine, specializes in romantic getaways, weddings and honeymoons. Some guest rooms and honeymoon villas have Jacuzzis and fireplaces. Amenity packages include spa services, roses and rose petal trails to sleeping or bathing areas, champagne and meals at the onsite restaurant. The "Elopement Package for Two" includes wedding ceremony, reception and wedding cake. The inn has a heated swimming pool, spa and private beach. Island Cottage Oceanfront Inn 2316 S. Oceanshore Blvd. Flagler Beach, FL 32136 386-439-0092 islandcottagevillas.com

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