Florida's Paradise Coast is more than just an incredible beach destination - it's a haven for trendy shoppers, nature lovers, foodie couples, art enthusiasts and night owls all at once! The incredible mix of romance-perfect elements makes the Paradise Coast full of places that are ripe for priceless memories to be made (or renewed) by lovers and newlyweds. Check out our ten favorites below, in no particular order. Have you taken your romance to the Paradise Coast? Add your own memories in the comments section!
10. Your Own Secluded Island.
Explore your own secluded island among the 10,000 Islands area. Here, pristine white-sand beaches meet the Everglades wilderness, all waiting to be conquered by couples looking to cross the next frontier of their love. It's a natural paradise with enough islands that you're sure to find one to call your own, even if only for one sweet afternoon.
9. The World-Famous Everglades National Park.
While you're here you've got to see the Everglades, so kayak or take an airboat tour of the world-famous Everglades National Park. Even seasoned paddlers are blown away by the system of secluded islands and enchanting mangrove jungles that form an ecosystem unlike any other in the world. If you'd rather sit back and relax, an airboat can take you cruising to see the surreal natural beauty of this nature-lover's wonderland from a different perspective.
8. A Couple's Massage At A Luxury Spa.
From the hot stone treatment and signature Balinese Massage at the Marco Island Marriott to the ecstacy-inducing "Serenity for Two Couple's Retreat" at the Waldorf Astoria Naples, bliss is better when you both experience it at once. The latter takes place at the Waldorf Astoria Spa's private villa, and includes blended aromatherapy oils, a tandem soak in an oversized mineral bath, a Fijian scalp massage, two flutes of bubbly, and more! Every honeymoon in the Paradise Coast demands at least one day of all-out couple's pampering, so treat yourselves...the best luxury spas will have you basking in bliss and bring you closer together than ever.
7. Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs.
Soak in the sun, surf and spectacular views at Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs. Look out over the sparkling Gulf, watch for turtles while you walk hand-in-hand or pack a picnic and soak up the beauty of the coast. A honeymoon in the Paradise Coast isn't complete without a day at Barefoot Beach.
6. Charming Old Naples.
Stroll and shop through charming old Naples, and enjoy an alfresco lunch on 5th Ave. South. Catch a show, browse funky art galleries, shop for designer clothes and jewelry, catch some live music or share an ice cream cone...old Naples is tailor-made for perfect date nights, strolls beneath the streetlights and hip days out on the town.
5. The Naples Zoo.
Come face-to-face with giraffes, lions and other wild animals at the Naples Zoo. If you're not quite ready to explore the depths of the Everglades, this is just one more fun way to catch a glimpse of some incredible wildlife in the Paradise Coast.
4. In The Gulf of Mexico.
Sail and snorkel in the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Book a yacht to take you dolphin watching while the sun goes down, swim to your heart's content or just hold hands and float beneath the sun. Priceless memories on the water is a big part of what beach honeymoons are all about.
3. On A Dinner Date.
Savor fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood at one of the many world-class restaurants in Florida’s Paradise Coast. Not a seafood lover? The dining scene in the Paradise Coast is sophisticated, cosmopolitan and second to none, with incredible restaurants serving intimate settings and almost any kind of cuisine you can imagine.
2. On A Sunset Dinner Cruise.
Have a spectacular sunset dinner cruise on the Naples Princess, and clink glasses while the sun splashes color over the ocean. Leave the average dinner date behind and make every honeymoon night an experience you'll remember forever.
1. Downtown Naples.
Sip cocktails and dance the night away in downtown Naples after dark. The nightlife scene here is perfect for couples, with options from chic, laid-back lounges to flashy dance floors, so whether you'd rather keep it high octane or chilled-out, night owls never leave their Naples honeymoon feeling unfulfilled.