If you’re ready for some time away, just the two of you, Key West is the ideal spot to discover or rediscover what you love about each other. Whether it’s a new love or you want to rekindle the spark, it’s hard to find the time in our daily lives to commit to each other. Fortunately, a trip to Key West offers plenty of chances to spend quality time in each other’s company. Find out more about what makes this place so romantic.
The turquoise pool lined with palm trees will beckon you at Havana Cabana Key West, as the courtyard centerpiece of this resort offers true relaxation and serenity. Jewel blues and sandy shades make your room feel like a beachy retreat, and the attentive service will make you feel like the only two people in the world. The Floridita Food Truck is on-site for convenient and delicious Cuban food when you get the craving for it, with made-to-order breakfast available, and bike rentals, too. You can also rent a scooter or moped for getting around Key West on your own.
Great Food for Two
Eaton Street Seafood Market and Restaurant in Old Town Key West has all the great fresh-caught fish and shellfish you could want. From expertly prepared grilled lobster to fish tacos, their food is well-known and highly regarded among the local residents of Key West. Orders are available to-go, giving you the flexibility to picnic at the beach or dine on-site at the outdoor seating area.
Key West Picnic is at your service to deliver outstanding picnic experiences customized for you. Whether you want a simple romantic picnic for two or hope to celebrate a proposal or anniversary, Key West Picnic has a package that fits your needs. Get everything you need for the beautiful picnic of your dreams, from luxe pillows and table decor, with add-ons like balloons and photography.
Book a romantic table for two at upscale restaurants such as Seaside Cafe at the Mansion, Hot Tin Roof, Red Shoe Island Bistro, and Prime Steakhouse.
Explore the Outdoors
Many hotels offer beach access to their guests but if yours doesn’t, there are four public beaches in Key West. Rent a beach chair and umbrella to spend the day, and add on snorkeling gear for underwater exploration close to shore. And if you prefer to travel with your dog, make Higgs Beach your first stop, as it’s the pet-friendly one.
Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is a peaceful place to see the unique trees, plants, and flowers that are native to the island, and some of them are so special, the park is the only place on the island they grow anymore. While the park has previously sustained some hurricane damage in years past, and growth of trees is often slow, it’s lovely to see how nature has bounced back and continues to thrive. There are wooden paths to guide you through the trees, and make sure to pack your binoculars for some exciting bird watching opportunities.
For a more adventurous interaction with nature, consider booking a kayak tour around some of the mangrove forests in Key West. These unique ecosystems host a wide range of wildlife, and experienced guides offer the kind of detail and engaging storytelling that only a local could share.
Activities for Two
One great way for couples to strengthen their bond is by taking an excursion together, and one of the best is a charter fishing trip. Experienced anglers, those who’ve never fished before, and everyone in between is welcome at All In Fishing Charters. The local captain and crew know the waters around Key West really well, and they have a good handle on what kind of fish are in season and where to find them. The vessel is clean and comfortable, and as guests, your comfort is paramount, so you can expect to have a great time.
Sunset cruises are also available every day, weather permitting. It’s an amazing sight to view Key West from the sea, and the kaleidoscope of rays from the setting sun give a gentle glow to everything, from shore buildings to the waves around you. Many sunset cruises include drinks, light snacks, and even live music to set the mood.
Bring your new love or long-time spouse to Key West when you’re seeking a getaway that offers you plenty to see and do while still encouraging you to spend quality time together. From sunny beaches to great food, fishing and swimming, you’ll enjoy the chance to unplug from your regular life and really concentrate on each other. Who knows, maybe your romantic trip to Key West will even become a couples’ tradition for you?