Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Grande Honeymoon Destination
Boca Grande is one of Florida’s most beautiful Gulf Coast Barrier Islands. It is a
small, residential community on Gasparilla Island in Southwest Florida. It is mostly an island of leisure with many vacation homes and condominiums and cottages, therefore there are many beachfront or main street properties that are available for rent throughout the year. There you will find quiet sophistication and luxury blended with the some small town community charm of Old Florida. You will find a beautiful natural environment throughout the entire island. The beaches of white sand and clear blue and green waters make this a spectacular spot for romantic strolls and along the shore, sunsets, sea shelling, dolphin watching, snorkeling, swimming or just relaxing in the sun, as well a small town to enjoy bike riding, fishing, golfing, fine dining, and shopping.
There are a few other romantic things to do. One of the prettiest places to stroll is Banyan street. It is 20 degrees cooler underneath a spectacular canopy of 100 year old Banyans trees. There is also the Boca Grande Lighthouse and museum that has been in operation since December of 1890, several art galleries and a few spas to get pampered in. In the gift shops and boutiques you can find anything you need and there is a great selection of antiques and jewelry also in the quaint shops.
If golfing is on the agenda, ironically Boca Grande is a place where golf carts are the main mode of transportation. On any given day you will see golf carts making their way not only on the course but on the streets headed downtown and parked along the streets, not to mention the Boca Grande Resort which has 18 holes on 6,941 yards with a par of 72.
If your idea of a destination wedding, perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway is to surround yourself with beautiful turquoise and aqua waters with charming old fashioned streets and little shops and the feeling like you own your own little town and beach, check out Boca Grande, FL.