Sugar-white sand, crystal-clear water, and days filled with sunshine — is there anything more breathtaking than Florida’s Forgotten Coast? St. George Island is the ideal destination for those times when you just want to sweep up your loved one on a whirlwind romantic escape. Come play in the Gulf, indulge in delicious seafood, and fall in love all over again in a beautiful beach setting. Are you ready for your next trip to paradise? Here’s how to plan the best romantic getaway to St. George Island, FL.
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How to Have the Best St. George Island Romantic Getaway
1. Relax at the Beach
There’s just something special about long, romantic walks on the beach — especially when you’re enjoying them on St George Island. This little slice of heaven is consistently ranked as one of the country’s top beaches. With miles of uncrowded shorelines and clear waters, it’s easy to see why! You won’t find high rises, hotels, or large crowds of people here. Instead, the island offers all of the privacy and seclusion you desire in a tropical locale. Visit any one of our beautiful beaches and walk hand-in-hand along the shoreline. Whether you decide to greet the Gulf for a morning sunrise, an afternoon swim, or an evening sunset stroll, it will surely sweep you off your feet!
2. Share a Romantic Dinner For Two
With so amazing restaurants on St. George Island, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is which one to try first! From cozy cafes and casual seafood shacks to fine dining establishments, there is a range of options for couples. For a romantic date night out, we highly recommend The Blue Parrot. Reserve a waterfront table, dig into the fresh catch of the day, and watch a spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. If you prefer views of the Bay, Paddy’s Raw Bar is another great choice. This restaurant is known for its world-famous Apalachicola oysters and offers live music most nights. And we would be remiss if we did not mention Mango Mike’s! This tiki-themed restaurant has an excellent selection of cocktails, seafood, and entertainment.
If you’re looking for a more laid-back vibe, head over to Aunt Eby’s for some of the best ice cream on the island. Would you prefer to dine in? Preparing dinner for your significant other is a thoughtful and romantic gesture. Stop by one of the local seafood markets and stock up on fresh-from-the-Gulf crab, shrimp, oysters, and more. Enjoy cooking in the privacy of your Collins vacation rental and wow your sweetie with your culinary skills!
3. Explore the Island
Beyond the beautiful beaches and excellent seafood, you’ll discover tons of exciting activities on St. George Island. Outdoorsy couples will love kayaking through hidden coves, cycling along the island’s bike path, or hiking at Dr. Julian Bruce St. George Island State Park. Would you like to spend a day at sea? Take a dolphin tour with Journeys of SGI or set sail along the Apalachicola Bay. And no trip to St. George Island is complete without visiting the island’s historic lighthouse. Climb to the top and take in beautiful 360-degree views of the coast and the deep blue Atlantic. At the end of each day, go stargazing with your sweetie on the beach. There’s nothing more relaxing than the sounds of waves crashing gently along the shore.
Rekindle the Romance in a Collins Vacation Rental
Are you ready to experience one of the most romantic beach getaways in Florida? When it comes to the best places to stay on St. George Island, look no further than Collins Vacation Rentals! Our beautiful St. George Island beachfront rentals offer the utmost in privacy and comfort. Just steps from the Gulf and the community pool, The Villas of St. George are a favorite lodging option for couples. This beautiful condo community is within walking distance to many of the island’s restaurants, shops, and attractions. You’ll have everything you need for a memorable escape!
Guests staying at select, participating Collins Vacation homes may also access a range of complimentary activities. We’ve proudly partnered with Xplorie to offer our guests the very best experience. Complimentary activities may include yoga on the beach, kayak rentals, bike rentals, golfing at St. Joe Bay Golf Club, unlimited movie rentals, or free admission to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. So, what are you waiting for? Browse our properties and contact us now to start planning your St. George Island romantic getaway. We can’t wait to welcome you to paradise!