(Closed) Gulf coast honeymoon destinations?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where should we go for our honeymoon?
    Destin, FL : (5 votes)
    56 %
    Pensacola, FL : (0 votes)
    Panama City, FL : (1 votes)
    11 %
    Gulf Shores, AL : (3 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 4
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    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted for Panama City, just because I’ve heard good things. I’ve never actually been though. *sigh*

    Post # 5
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee

    In Florida, I like Navarre Beach…it’s near Pensacola and it’s very pretty and more secluded/less spring-breaky.

    If I were honeymooning on the Gulf Coast I’d go to the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. It’s beautiful and historic and very luxurious (even though it was purchased by Marriott).  I’ve been going there my whole life but it still always feels special.

    Post # 6
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    43 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @spicyshimmer:  Out of the four places in your poll, I would say Destin! I haven’t been to Pensacola, though. Both Destin and Panama City can be crowded and touristy, but I prefer Destin. Panama City is too spring breaky for me. Destin has tons of lovely places to stay and eat.

     

    More recently I’ve gone to St. George Island and Cape San Blas (both in FL). There seems to be not as many restaurants at those places and they are less touristy overall, but the beaches are beautiful. There are a couple nearby towns with fun little downtown areas (Applachicola and Carrabelle) with some places to eat.

     

    You could also look into Alys Beach, FL. It’s between Destin and Panama City. I only stayed there for a weekend, but it was very quaint.

     

    Post # 7
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    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @spicyshimmer:  I’ve been to Panama and I just don’t feel like it is a great honeymoon place. What are you looking for in a honeymoon site?

    Post # 8
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    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @spicyshimmer:  I live on the Gulf Coast and have made beach vacations many times.  I suggest Gulf Shores, then Destin.  I suggest the Phoenix West condos.  That’s the last place I stayed and it was so homey and comfortable!  It’s even got a lazy river 🙂

    http://www.brett-robinson.com/rental_phxwest.html

    Post # 10
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    9149 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never been to Gulf Shores but I’ve been to the others.  I would highly suggest Destin. 

    Post # 11
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    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @spicyshimmer:  Have you considered going farther south? The area around sarasota and bradenton are beautiful. I am having my wedding in that area

    Post # 12
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    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve only been to Destin, so that’s what I voted for. It was beautiful.

    Post # 13
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    43 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @spicyshimmer:  Probably not, but I’ve only been to Panama City in the middle of the summer when it was super busy. I’ve been to Destin in the off season (January) and it was kind of dead. Restaurants close earlier and such, so you just have to plan around that. It was fun that everything was less crowded.

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