Honeymoon island Florida is a destination that many couples prefer choosing to spend the days that follow their wedding event. The place was initially called the Sand Island when it was first discovered for later in 1939 to be named the Honeymoon Island Florida State. The name was gained due to a developer who erected thatched-roof bungalows where winning couples taking part into a contest could spend the overnight there. In this way this stripe of Sand Island gained its new name.
All these cottages are now gone after the island turned into a State Park where visitors are allowed to stay until the sun goes down. Honeymoon Island Florida however is opened to various leisure activities: snorkeling, swimming, picnic and strolls made along the fine sand beach.
Honeymoon Island Florida State park is a great place also for outdoor weddings with venues that include the beach that has an archway with flower-bedecked or one can choose the pavilion that faces the water setting on two sides. This open air pavilion can gather 80 guests and has a dance floor as well where the wedding reception party can be thrown in an ambiance filled with the magic of the outdoor setting.
Honeymoon Island Florida has places to accommodate the couples till the sunset allowing them to enjoy the beauty of the pristine nature before they head back to their hotel in St. Pete, Clearwater or Tampa. Unfortunately, since the bungalows of the 30s were demolished, no couple is ever permitted to sleep overnight in the area, but even if the day belongs to them till the sunset, they still can benefit from the generous landscape of the honeymoon island Florida State Park
The hotels that are recommended for the honeymooners, can count the ones in St. Pete, that are 45 minutes drive from Honeymoon Island Florida, such as Don CeSar beach Resort and Spa, known as the “Pink Lady” offering vast views of Gulf of Mexico with 277 rooms and great beach access.
The Renaissance Vinoy Resort is another place to book at affordable prices your honeymoon days. It is another place that has its own history with celebrities coming for the sunbathing solarium, that on those times was quite an attraction. Along with Don CeSar Beach Resort, this place is listed on USA Register of Historic Places and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
The hotels in Clearwater – which is only 20 minutes drive from Honeymoon Island Florida State Park – count the most popular for honeymooners: Sandpearl Resort and Sheraton Sand Key Resort. There are also many others located in these beautiful honeymoon destinations, but it is up to you to decide which one suits the best your wishes as well as your budget.