- Jules' Undersea Lodge (Key Largo; tel. 305/451-2353): Submerge yourself in this single-room Atlantis-like hotel that offers a surprisingly comfortable suit -- 30 feet under water. Don't worry; there's plenty of breathing room, but you really have to like the person you're with to take this plunge.
- Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden (Key Largo; tel. 800/365-7829 or 305/852-7200): A haven for vacationing adults, Kona Kai features a private beach and stylized, modern rooms and suites amid a 2-acre property, lined with native vegetation and fruit trees.
- Little Palm Island Resort & Spa (Little Torch Key; tel. 800/343-8567 or 305/872-2524): Accessible only by boat, this private 5-acre island is not only remote but also romantic -- there are no TVs or telephones in the luxurious thatched cottages.
- The Moorings Village (Islamorada; tel. 305/664-4708): A former coconut plantation, the Moorings features 18 different cottages on 18 stunning acres of beachfront, and lush gardens studded with bougainvillea and coconut palms.
- La Mer Hotel & Dewey House (Key West; tel. 800/354-4455 or 305/296-6577): These picture-postcard turn-of-the-20th-century Victorian and historic homes have spacious, modern British colonial-style rooms overlooking lush gardens and the ocean.
- Marquesa Hotel (Key West; tel. 800/869-4631 or 305/292-1919): Don't be fooled by the Marquesa's location on heavily populated Key West: This charming B&B is in a wonderful world of its own, far enough from the tumult, yet close enough if you want it.
- The Gardens Hotel (Key West; tel. 800/526-2664 or 305/294-2661): A well-kept secret (until now), the Gardens Hotel is an exotic, lush, serene, and sultry escape from the frat-boy madness that ensues on nearby Duval Street.
- Sundy House (Delray Beach; tel. 877/439-9601 or 561/272-5678): With 11 suites surrounded by more than 5,000 species of exotic plants and flowers, gazebos, and flowing streams, Sundy House is a gorgeous getaway that's close enough to access the beach, but still hidden from the mood-ruining madness and conventionality of your typical tourist-class beach hotel.
- Island's End Resort (St. Pete Beach; tel. 727/360-5023): Sitting right on Pass-a-Grille, where the Gulf of Mexico meets Tampa Bay, this little all-cottage retreat is a great hideaway from the crowds of St. Pete Beach. You won't have an on-site restaurant, bar, or other such amenities, but you can step from your cottage right onto the beach.
- Turtle Beach Resort (Siesta Key, off Sarasota; tel. 941/349-4554): Sitting beside the bay, this intimate charmer began life as a traditional Old Florida fishing camp, but today it's one of the state's most romantic retreats. It's a tightly packed place, but high wooden fences surround each unit's private outdoor hot tub, and one-way-mirror walls let you lounge in bed while passersby see only reflections of themselves.
- The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach (Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville; tel. 800/243-4304 or 904/273-9500): Every unit in this intimate hotel has a romantic seat built into its oceanview window, plus a big bathroom with a two-person tub and separate shower. Gas fireplaces in preferred rooms and suites add even more charm. One of the three pools and whirlpools here is reserved exclusively for couples.
- Casa Marina (Jacksonville Beach; tel. 904/270-0025): The words luxury and Jacksonville aren't as oxymoronic as it seems when it comes to this 25-room "old-world meets modern oceanfront Jax Beach" hotel.
- WaterColor Inn (near Destin; tel. 866/426-2656 or 850/534-5000): This David Rockwell-designed beachfront boutique hotel feels more like a private beach house. Guest rooms feature a pantry, a walk-in shower with views to the beach, and Adirondack chairs on the balcony.
- Seaside (near Destin; tel. 866/624-1054 or 850/231-1320): The romantic Gulf-front cottages at Seaside were built in the 1980s but evoke the 1880s, in the Victorian-style village of Seaside (a short drive east of Destin), with several cozy cottages designed especially for honeymooners.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.