The Most Romantic Hotels in Florida, USA

It doesn't get more Miami than the Villa Casa Casuarina, the former home of Gianni Versace
It doesn't get more Miami than the Villa Casa Casuarina, the former home of Gianni Versace | Courtesy of The Villa Casa Casuarina / Expedia.com
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26 November 2020

Whether it’s a romantic weekend, an anniversary celebration or a no-holds-barred honeymoon, Florida is a sensation when you’re with your special someone. Think moonlit walks on the beach, kissing under Disney’s fireworks and strolling down Old-Florida streets in the cutest historic towns. Check in at one (or more) of these romantic hotels in Florida and swoon.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Luxury, Hotel, Chain Hotel
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The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
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Few hotels measure up to the Ritz-Carlton, and its Fort Lauderdale property is as luxurious as they come: a beachfront beauty in the yachting capital of the world. Guest rooms and suites have ocean or Intracoastal Waterway views. Decor is as zingy-fresh as toothpaste. And life’s a beach with a spa treatment on the sand, perhaps, before punchy cocktails and seafood at the Burlock Coast restaurant. End the night on your balcony overlooking the water, utterly in love.

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The Setai

Resort, Hotel, Luxury
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The Setai
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Check in to a bubble of pure Asian style, beside the ocean in the Art-Deco district of South Beach, Miami. The hotel occupies a classic 1930s edifice, and spreads into a contemporary tower, ensuring you heritage and funky modernity. Black-granite showers and sliding doors make for romantic rooms – which you’ll want to leave to dine together in-house at Jaya. The menu sizzles and steams its way through dim sum and wok-tossed noodles – a very spicy space.

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The Villa Casa Casuarina

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Villa, Luxury
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The Villa Casa Casuarina
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Bought as a home by Gianni Versace in 1992, Miami’s Ocean Drive landmark still epitomizes South Beach pizzazz now that it’s a luxury boutique hotel. It’s more like a royal residence, each suite adorned with the extravagant decor that defined the Italian designer: marble, trompe-l’oeil ceilings and lashings of animal print. The Thousand Mosaic Pool, the Rooftop Lounge and the Onyx Bar whistle you back to the 1990s of Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Madonna.

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Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Independent Hotel, Hotel
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Mandarin Oriental, Miami
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Leaving South Beach and heading south, you find Brickell Key and the Mandarin Oriental Miami. It’s a five-star property with polished knobs on, from its exotic day spa to its private infinity-edge pool, blending with skyscrapers and marine-blue horizons. This is an idyll surrounded by sea. Rooms unite eastern and Art Deco with displays of orchids, rich woods and curvaceous lines. Dinner at la Mar by Gastón Acurio is on many bucket lists for its tinglingly fresh Peruvian food.
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B Ocean Resort

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B Ocean Resort
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With a heritage rooted in the 1960s, this Fort Lauderdale icon has had a glittery cast over the decades: you’ll walk the same halls as Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Robert De Niro. The signature Blissful Beds were made to waylay romantics – but be sure to head out to the resort’s Wreck Bar. The mermaid show is a wow, as sirens of the sea cavort beyond underwater windows. Add two pools and private beach access and it’s an A+ romantic getaway.

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  • Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

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    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
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    Old passions will be fully reignited at Miami Beach’s most exclusive spa and shore club. So reinvigorating are the treatments on offer – salt float gravity therapy, cryotherapy, and the Botox-alternative Jeuveau – it’ll be as if you’re meeting again for the very first time. Don’t worry, if all you need is a little vitamin sea, you’re welcome to skip the more than 20 fitness classes and spend your days relaxing on the beach together. It’s a fabulous stretch, too, with skies fiery at sunset.

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    Cheeca Lodge & Spa

    Spa Hotel, Hotel
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    Cheeca Lodge & Spa
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    This laid-back lodge in Islamorada, in the Keys, attracts romantics for good reason. There are adults-only pools and a spa ready to pamper you beyond the call of duty. There are 27 acres (11ha) of verdant gardens to sneak off into together. If this is the kind of romantic break you couldn’t leave the kids behind for, no problem; drop them at Camp Cheeca (ages five to 12) to learn about sand and shells, while the two of you order another round at the Oceanfront Tiki Bar.

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    Sunset Key Cottages

    Boutique Hotel, Resort, Cottages
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    Sunset Key Cottages
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    Romantic getaways aren’t always helped by right-royal surrounds; you might just want a pied-à-terre with porch rockers by the ocean. Enter Sunset Key Cottages, in Key West, a retreat as carefree as sand between toes – just a beach and a bar to vie for your attention. Although it’s made for lovers, there are larger cottages sleeping up to nine guests. But we say do it a deux, with spa sessions and memorable dinners of scallops and Key West pink-shrimp carbonara.

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    These recommendations were updated on November 26, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.