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Florida is arguably one of the top destinations in the world for honeymooners. It is has sun, sand and sea and is extremely romantic, which is why so many holiday companies, such as Monarch, jet many lovebirds off to the sun-soaked state in the southern US.

But with somewhere as popular as Florida, how do you know where to go? Here are some of the top destinations if you need a bit of help picking out where to go on your first holiday as newlyweds.

Honeymoon Island State Park

With a name like that, you can be sure you’re already off to a good start with researching where to go.

It may be particularly enjoyable for those who love nature and the great outdoors, as there are several trails to follow, bird watching areas and one of the few remaining slash pine forests in South Florida. People will also have the opportunity to swim, fish and snorkel in the stunning crystal waters, as well as collect shells as the area is well known for it – perhaps to make a nice memento of your honeymoon.

Honeymoon Island
Honeymoon Island by Melissa Franklin on Flickr


Orlando is a city in the center region of the state of Florida, boasting some extremely exciting things to do if you don’t fancy lying on a beach for a week.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is located here, as are the Universal Studios, which should arguably be on everybody’s bucket list and will certainly leave you with memorable tales to tell when you get back home.

The Florida Everglades – which are an absolutely must-visit – also reach as far as Orlando, giving honeymooners the opportunity to take a romantic boat tour. There’s also canoeing and kayaking available for the more adventurous honeymooners.

However, if you do want a couple of days canoodling on a beach, the city is only situated an hour or two from beautiful coastline.

Duck Key

Duck Key is an island in the middle of the Florida Keys with relatively few inhabitants, giving it a very unspoilt and homely feel. However, the main attraction here is swimming with dolphins – one of the activities that people most look forward to when going to Florida.

Dolphin Connection on the island gives people the chance to pet, splash, swim and play with the charming animals in a tropical lagoon – or enjoy them from dry land if they would prefer. The center even gives people the chance to ‘become’ a trainer for the day and go behind the scenes, seeing what it’s like to work with the animals on a day-to-day basis.

Florida Keys
Florida Keys via krug6 on Flickr


Miami may be the perfect destination for those who perhaps fancy a slightly more lively time, as the city is known for its dynamic nightlife.

It is also famous for having some great museums, meaning that culture vultures can get their fix during the day and then enjoy dancing the night away with their new spouse once the sun has gone down.

Little Havana – or La Pequeña Habana – is a lively Cuban neighborhood of Miami, known to be a social hub as well as oozing with culture. Coral Gables, another quarter of the city, is loved for its slightly outdated and antiquated charm. The Venetian Pool and botanical gardens here are well worth checking out.

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