By: Maureen Mattson, ERV Staff Writer - Updated: Jun 21, 2015
Laid-back Key West could be the perfect Florida honeymoon! Compact and colorful with Caribbean-like weather, this southernmost tip of the USA has a "Bohemian" personality and feel unlike anywhere else in America.
Honeymooning in Key West means no long overseas flights for U.S. Residents, and the cost can be considerably less expensive than going overseas.
All our research on Key West Honeymoon packages is new and has been thoroughly updated for 2014. We've surveyed over 10 offerings from various hotels and inns, and have several recommendations for newlyweds headed for the Florida Keys.
A true honeymoon package should be more than just a run-of-the-mill romance package, which many places offer. We feel that at the very least, breakfast should be included. So with that in mind, here's Excellent Romantic Vacations' top pick:
Ambrosia Key West Honeymoon Package - this romantic Old Town B&B has a Romantic Package easily suitable for honeymoons, and it comes with champagne, spa robes, sunset sailing ride, bike rental, couples massage, hot breakfast, and certificates for dinner at several local restaurants. Honeymoon Package Price: $800+tax. Room Price not included. 2017 Rating* for Key West Honeymoon Inns: 97% - Excellent. Ambrosia Bed and Breakfast Latest Deals here (622 Fleming St, Key West, FL 305-296-9838).
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa All-Inclusive Honeymoons - technically this is not a resort in Key West, but it is in the Florida Keys: on Little Palm Island, about 28 miles east. Little Palm is like going on a Florida honeymoon on your own private, secluded island. They offer a true all-inclusive luxury Florida Keys honeymoon package: Key West airport transfer and welcome champagne, 6 nights accommodation in a luxury suite, breakfast, lunch and dinner credits, 2 spa credits, sunset sail, water sports amenities, and a romantic turn down service. Honeymoon Package Price: see website for availability and price. 2017 Rating* for Romantic Key West Resorts: 90% - Excellent. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Latest Deals here. (28500 Overseas Hwy, Little Torch Key, FL 305-872-2524)
Ocean Key Resort And Spa, Key West, FL - check out this very romantic and award-winning resort in Key West overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. This Ocean Key romantic package treats you to complimentary cocktails on their Sunset Pier, accommodation in a Key West themed-suite, daily waterfront breakfast for two, and a romantic dinner. (Zero Duval Street, Key West, FL 800-328-9815). Honeymoon Package Price: see their website for details. 2017 Rating* for Romantic Key West Resorts: 90% - Excellent. Ocean Key Resort Discounts & Deals here.
Here's some romantic things to do for couples on a honeymoon in Key West Florida:
Key West sunsets are some of the best in the USA! To really appreciate them, you have to get out on the water. For a romantic sunset cruise, Double Decker Sailing Charters have 3 hour private Key West sunset dinner sailing trips. (201 William St, Key West, FL 305-731-7232)
Key West Conch Train Tour - a fun way to see historic Old Town, Hemingway House and the Historic Seaport. (303 Front st, Key West, FL 305-294-5161)
Duval Street - don't miss at night for shopping, eating and people watching.
Other Key West romantic places and activities include:
Beach Lovers - Key West is not known for long stretches of sandy beach. We found better places just a few miles north in the Florida Keys, especially at Bahia Honda.
Key West Travel Info - The distance from Miami to Key West is 164 miles (255 km). Best time to visit Key West and the Florida Keys is pretty much anytime, but keep in mind that hurricane season runs from July to November.
A few picks for romantic restaurants in Key West:
Michael’s Restaurant (532 Margaret Street, Key West 305- 295-1300) is an award-winning location specializing in great seafood, steaks and deserts. It’s nestled back in a quiet residential part of Key West (try for a table in the outdoor garden area).
Louie’s Backyard (700 Waddell Avenue, Key West 305- 294-1061) is considered one of the best restaurants in Key West for superb ocean views (the terrace has to be one of the most romantic places to eat in Key west!). They serve steaks and seafood with a Caribbean flair.
The Grand Café (314 Duval Street, Key West 305-292-4740) is situated in a fully restored Victorian Mansion on Duval St. The right spot for sipping a glass of wine, enjoying an appetizer and just watching the people go by.
*ERV Rating for Couples: our unique, non-scientific rating formula for romantic hotels which includes: