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As the southernmost part of the continental U.S., this 120-mile island chain is your best bet for a tropical getaway. In fact, the Florida Keys are the closest you can get to the Caribbean without leaving the mainland. A honeymoon in the Florida Keys fits the bill for perfect beach days and sunset cocktails. The shallow beaches in this region cater to watersports like kayaking, paddle-boarding, and SUP-style yoga classes. Boat rides and sunset cruises are ultra-popular. For couples who also want to explore deeper, plan a visit to Ernest Hemingway's famous Key West home or book an excursion to the Dry Tortugas National Park. The area is also full of numerous dive sites where you can experience underwater shipwrecks and coral reefs. The biggest dive sites include the Florida Keys National Maritime Sanctuary and Key Largo’s John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Accommodations in the region vary which is helpful for any post-wedding budget. Your best honeymoon bets are quaint B&Bs, colorful beach cottages, private islands, luxury hotels, and large resorts. Some notable honeymoon favorites include: Little Palm Island Resort, Sunset Key Cottages, Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada, and the Marquesa Hotel.