After months picking out bridesmaid dresses, stressing over a perfect playlist, and juggling seating charts and family dynamics, newlyweds are more than ready to escape on a beach honeymoon! There’s nothing like celebrating the beginning of your marriage than with a relaxing stay by the sand and sea. While most believe a beach honeymoon means booking an expensive trip halfway around the world, they forget that New Smyrna Beach is easily one of the best Florida honeymoon destinations. From romantic restaurants to fun activities to the most beautiful oceanfront retreats, discover why New Smyrna Beach is the ultimate spot for newlyweds.
Romantic Getaways by the Sea
Clink glasses to many happy years together from a balcony overlooking the foaming waves. Our New Smyrna condos and homes create the ultimate private space that a hotel or resort simply can’t offer. From romantic dinners with oceanfront views to luxury master suites that whisper of R&R, discover our top honeymoon vacation rentals below.
Is anything as charming as a rustic, cottage retreat? Sea Coast Gardens II 304 is a shabby-chic condo worthy of an interior-design magazine feature. Everything from the soft, light furniture to the dreamy ocean view allude to a peaceful atmosphere. You and your now-spouse will love spending slow mornings on the oceanfront balcony and evenings curled up on the couch with a favorite movie. While you’ll treasure every moment here, you’ll remember this getaway most for the ocean sunrises witnessed from the master bed each morning.
It’s almost required that honeymoons be indulgent and full of pampering, which makes Southwind 204 the perfect candidate for your vacation. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom oceanfront condo is a luxury rental that allows guests to live their high-end dreams. Everything from the balcony to the master bedroom are spacious and updated. Spend evenings here and discover who the better chef is by cooking together in the kitchen. Play music, pour a glass of red wine, and bond over your love of food.
Chic, coastal, and a sweeping overhead view of the Atlantic Ocean make Golden Arms 805 a popular choice amongst couples. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom getaway encourages guests to slow down to a leisurely pace. After a crazy season of wedding planning, you and your loved one will be more than ready to simply enjoy each other’s company and the amazing ocean view. Along with its interior, you’ll love this NSB vacation rental’s unbeatable location. The condo resides in a high-end complex that not only has beach access, but also a large pool, sun deck, and mini golf green. Plus, it’s walking distance to Flagler Avenue’s dining and shopping!
Restaurants Perfect for Date Night
Every night is date night when you’re on a couple’s vacation! On the evenings you’re not enjoying a candlelight dinner in your condo, you’ll love exploring New Smyrna’s local fine dining. Try the below restaurants and explore more delicious eats around town here.
While garlic dishes are typically not date-night recommended, you’ll immediately throw out the rule after one glance at The Garlic’s menu. Peek into the dimly-lit garden and you’ll find soft Italian music, glasses glittering with wine, and an aroma so warm and enchanting you’ll be compelled to stay. The menu is made for the Italian-lover as the restaurant’s top dishes include Ravioli Bolognaise, Chicken Parmigiano, and Garlic Rack of Lamb. Whatever entrée you chose, make sure to pair it a glass of wine from their curated collection.
No one truly outgrows the magic of a treehouse, which is why Norwood’s is so beloved! Experience a memorable honeymoon dinner amongst the treetops. Start with cocktails at the roof top bar, sway to the rhythm of live music, and share the amazing seafood they proudly serve. From the fresh catch of the day to filet mignon, the menu offers a variety that appeals to everyone. Browse their menu and surprise your spouse with a special night here.
Tucked away across the Indian River amongst string-lit trees is Riverpark Terrace. You and your love are in for a lovely evening as this cottage-like restaurant combines outdoor beauty with a cozy atmosphere. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of fine dining, you’ll be highly pleased with what the menu holds. Starters such as gourmet cheese boards, bacon-wrapped shrimp, and candied brussel sprouts are enough to make your mouth water. We recommend ordering the Grilled, Wild-Caught Viking Salmon as your entrée and the Sea Salt & Espresso Brownie for dessert!
*Please check restaurants’ websites for updated dining information.
Activities You’ll Remember Forever
While honeymooning couples will hardly want to stray from the hot sand and salty tide, New Smyrna Beach offers fun excursions and activities to spice up your honeymoon vacation. From private tours to decadent pampering, begin your happily ever after with adventure, laughter, and fun.
It’s nearly impossible to escape wedding season without neck tension from family in town! Relieve built-up stress with a couple’s massage at New Smyrna’s wellness center, Mind Body Soul. Located along the historic Canal Street, this center is a staple in the community for holistic living and deep-tissue massages. Don on bathrobes and choose either the 60 or 90-minute massage package for the most relaxing time of your marriage thus far.
Calling all sporty couples! Boost your heartrate and get the endorphins pumping with a kayak tour on the Indian River Lagoon. New Smyrna’s Marine Discovery Center offers Kayak EcoTours that give a glimpse into the lives of water-based locals. Paddle through the salt marsh together and meet the many manatees, dolphins, turtles, and birds who call NSB home. If you both have a competitive spirit, opt for solo kayaks and race each other at the end of the tour!
Sunset and Full Moon Sailing in a Catamaran
Your hair flying in the salty wind, the adrenaline of speed, and the glory of an open ocean is an experience you’ll replay in your head for years to come. Sail the high seas with your love on a Catamaran cruise in Ponce Inlet. Fun Cat Sailing offers three different packages that stir the adventure in your soul. Choose either the Full Moon Adventure Sail, Swim & Sail, or a three-hour Sunset Sail (complete with hors d’oeuvres and beverages!).
With the best restaurants on the East Coast, memorable activities, and stunning oceanfront getaways, it’s no wonder that New Smyrna Beach is a popular Florida honeymoon destination! Book your vacation with Great Ocean Condos and Homes and begin the best days of your life in a place by the sea. Our selection of 300+ vacation rentals include direct oceanfront, ocean view, pet-friendly, luxury, and private home properties. Mention your honeymoon vacation when booking and we’ll leave a bottle of wine for you to share! Call 386.478.7863 or book online.