Very few places offer an environment for pure romance and relaxation like The Florida Keys. With world famous sunsets, panoramic ocean views, and tropical seclusion, The Florida Keys should be on your short list of romantic getaways. Up and down this chain of tropical islands you will find hotels and resorts featuring private bungalows, private beaches and even private islands.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa offers the ultimate romantic serenity and seclusion. Located on a private island, Little Palm Island Resort is only accessible by boat, so you will be whisked off in a private ferry as soon as you check in at nearby Big Pine Key. As soon as your ferry docks at this tropical hideaway, you will be greeted by courteous staff and given a tour of the island and your private bungalow.
In keeping with its "do nothing" motto, Little Palm Island does not put TVs or phones inside its bungalows. Instead, you will find a thatched roof covering luxurious island-inspired furnishings. Free from outside stresses, you will enjoy a private beach, a world-class spa facility, kayaking and abundant native wildlife including Key deer. Little Palm Island only has 30 one-bedroom bungalows so book yours well in advance.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa 28500 Overseas Hwy Big Pine Key, FL 33043 305-872-2524 www.littlepalmisland.com
Cheeca Lodge Resort & Spa
Cheeca Lodge Resort is home to one of most beautiful and secluded private beaches in The Florida Keys. Complimenting Cheeca's relaxed tropical atmosphere are the lavish Spa at Cheeca, a 525-foot pier with panoramic ocean and sunset views, and hammocks lining the private beach. Located in Islamorada, known by many as The Sports Fishing Capital of the World, Cheeca puts you within reach of some of the world's best fishing. If that doesn't fit in your definition of romance, then you can still enjoy Cheeca's saltwater lagoon stocked with native fish and an elegant dinner set against stunning views of the ocean at Cheeca's award winning Atlantics Edge Restaurant.
The Spa at Cheeca Lodge is situated amongst lush gardens and offers a wide array of soothing spa treatments and relaxing massages for singles and couples. The Spa also features steam rooms and an adult only swimming pool with cabanas.
Cheeca Lodge Resort & Spa 81801 Overseas highway Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664 4651 www.cheeca.com
The Reach Resort
As a member of the world-renown Waldorf Astoria collection of hotels, The Reach Resort offers the ultimate in lavish comfort perfectly suited for a romantic getaway. Fresh off of a $37 million redesign, The Reach Resort boasts lushly furnished suites and the Key West's only natural beach as its backyard. All rooms and suites have private balconies that open up to soothing ocean breezes. When you want a break from relaxing you can walk a block over to Duval Street and check out the local nightlife scene.
Indulgent spa treatments are available at The Reach Resort's nearby Waldorf Astoria sister hotel, Casa Marina Resort. If you need help planning your romantic getaway, The Reach Resort offers a special romance package in which you will be greeted with a fruit and cheese tray, a bottle of champagne, dinner for two at Flagler's restaurant, daily breakfast buffets, and his and her massages.
The Reach Resort 1435 Simonton Street Key West, FL 33040 305-296-5000 www.reachresort.com