Searching for a fun tropical place to celebrate your honeymoon? You don’t have to go to far flung places like the Caribbean, Mexico or Hawaii because the world’s most beautiful beaches here are along Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. These dazzling shores include Destin, Miramar Beach and charming picturesque villages along Scenic 30A in South Walton. Ocean Reef Resorts hosts distinctive rental properties all along this fabulous route and have been providing deluxe accommodations to our esteemed guests for 34 years. Beach weddings have become exceedingly popular here since Southern Living magazine and other nationally known publications often features stories about beach weddings on our sugar white sand. It could become a “one stop” accommodation destination for both an astounding honeymoon and your upcoming nuptial celebration. After all a beautiful bride in a gorgeous white dress romantically flanked by her future husband with a sparkling sugar sand beach and jewel toned waters of the glistening gulf provides a sensational setting. And this is just the beginning of what will soon turn into a romantic honeymoon in a picture perfect paradise that offers lots of pleasurable pursuits for fun and frolic.
Since Destin, Miramar Beach and Scenic 30A are each a wonderful world of their own there are lots of delightful diversions available for newlyweds and others. A Honeymoon in Destin can include sailing trips, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing, charter fishing trips, dolphin siting and spectacular sunset cruises. Many of these adventures may be reserved at special discounted rates through our complimentary Ocean Reef Rewards program which are available to all guests. Wonderful waterfront restaurants, lively bars and retail boutiques are at Harborwalk Village where free musical concerts as well as seasonal festivals with fireworks abound. Championship golf courses and tennis are also available at a multitude of locations.
Miramar Beach is noted for the amazing Sandestin Resort where we have a number of properties available. The “nouveau” New Orleans French Quarter inspired Village of Baytowne Wharf and upscale Grand Boulevard are both located there. Each one features fine restaurants, friendly bars, specialty shops, galleries, concerts, fun festivities and amusements.
The pristine peaceful “countryside” that parallels the crystalline coast along Scenic 30A has thousands of acres of forest, precious coastal dune lakes and miles of sugar white beach where you may walk hand in hand enjoying the vivid vistas while listening to the soothing sound of the surf. The 26 mile scenic journey is dotted with picture perfect towns along the way like Dune Allen Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest and Rosemary Beach. Each one of these villages has its own distinct personality in architecture, landscaping and ambiance. What they have in common is the fact that they are lovely destinations for dining, shopping, drinks and diversions of all kinds.
Besides the blessed beauty of the Emerald Coast the “island” location of Destin, Miramar Beach and Scenic 30A is really a peninsula that runs from east to west, sandwiched between the gorgeous gulf waters and the expansive Choctawhatchee Bay which is as far as five miles off the mainland towards the north. Here spectacular sunsets almost always occur over water allowing the heavenly reflection to display itself, sometimes in mirror like form, over the glistening gulf or the beautiful bay. They are a magical magnificent sight that enhances romance at Harborwalk Village in Destin or for walks down the long wharf at Baytowne Village in Miramar Beach depending upon the time of the year. From mid spring through late summer the sun is situated towards the north, so Baytowne Wharf is where you can enjoy the reflection as the golden orb sinks slowly into the bay waters. From October until early March it moves far out above the gleaming gulf towards the southwest. This is the perfect time to take a romantic stroll along the sugary beach and watch Mother Nature's artwork fill the skies as it descends into the water below. Many of our Ocean Reef Resorts properties are right on the beach so you can also watch these sunsets right from your own private deck or balcony.
Ocean Reef Resorts has been a gracious hospitable host to joyous wedding events and happy honeymoons for many years. Our fine private rental accommodations include beachfront and gulf view properties that come in all sizes, shapes and forms from Mediterranean styled mansions to luxurious contemporary villas. Some of our larger homes can sleep up to 34 guests and many have ample space for not only the beach wedding itself but also the reception afterward. Luxurious intimate one bedroom properties provide a perfect place for the newlyweds to have a heavenly honeymoon and begin your life together. Ocean Reef Resorts really can be your one stop shopping source not only for planning a happy honeymoon but also for the beautiful blessed wedding ceremony and reception afterwards.
Enjoy scoping things out together here on our user friendly website. Select the exact property that most appeals to you both. Multiple photos, descriptions, lists of individual amenities, satellite views of each location, seasonal rental rates and dates of availability are shown for each property. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and Destin Honeymoon!