Along our little sliver of coastal paradise, this time of year seems to be colored with perfectly romantic hues. From colorful sunsets and cooler weather to fewer crowds that make for more intimate experience, the result is an idyllic backdrop for a getaway with your favorite person.
Whether you’re escaping for a weekend or several days, we’ve compiled some of our favorite romantic experiences that’ll surely have you cozying up to a warm winter stay.
For the Adventurous Couple
Outdoor-loving couples may opt to take advantage of the myriad of outdoor recreational activities available in Northwest Florida, such as paddle-boarding, biking, kayaking, hiking or simply a beach bonfire – complete with s’mores. Guests staying at WaterSound Inn can have the ultimate coastal adventure, thanks to access to the private WaterSound Beach Club, including kayak and SUP rentals; discounted boating and fishing charters through nearby Bay Point Marina; and proximity to some of the area’s most scenic hiking and biking trails.
For the Classic Romantics
Located in one of the most romantic towns in America (the charming coastal community of Rosemary Beach®) and as the only full-service, adult-oriented hotel in South Walton, The Pearl Hotel provides the perfect setting for a romantic escape. And because the hotel offers everything from beach and heated pool access to fine dining and plentiful shopping – you can truly have it all in one stay!
An early morning coffee on your private balcony (overlooking the Gulf or the town below) is sure to get you ready for a romantic day ahead. You’ll definitely want to book a relaxing couple’s massage in the couple’s suite at Spa Pearl, then spend the rest of the day lounging or enjoying a cocktail poolside by one of the firepits on the Havana Beach Rooftop. Dining options abound, so whether you’d like to dine in-room or at the hotel’s AAA Four Diamond restaurant, your experience will be equally elegant and delectable.
For the Beach-Loving Type
For the ultimate coastal retreat, look no further than WaterColor Inn. From the David Rockwell-designed beachfront accommodations, which bring the outdoors mere steps from the door, to the pair of Adirondack chairs on each private balcony (situated at precise sunset-level), you’ll have your own romantic seaside oasis. Even the shower comes with its own stunning Gulf view!
Located within one of the most iconic communities on 30A, you’ll find plenty of romance to soak up. Take a cozy walk (or bike ride) along Western Lake or enjoy a picnic for two at Cerulean – just be sure to get back before sunset! Pair a stunning Gulf sunset view with fresh coastal cuisine at WaterColor Inn’s beloved Fish Out of Water (FOOW) restaurant. And of course, room service is always available – champagne and chocolate tuxedo strawberries for dessert, anyone?
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Whether you choose to stay at WaterColor Inn, The Pearl Hotel or WaterSound Inn, there are countless romantic experiences to be had. Be sure to visit the hotels’ respective websites for more information.
Details included in this story were accurate at time of publication but are subject to change based on seasonal schedules, amenity and/or operational updates. For the most current information, please visit the respective property’s website.