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After all the Miami wedding prep, celebrate your new nuptials in stress-free style taking a "mini-moon" within driving — or sailing — distance. From coastal cottages to Caribbean getaways, these four spots are just the inspiration you need for a relaxing retreat after tying the knot.
Sunset Key Cottages, Key West
It's not hard to escape to a private island mere hours from metropolitan Miami. The 27-acre Sunset Key island is the perfect place to unwind with your significant other in a classic Florida Keys cottage soaking up the sun and basking in newlywed bliss. When you want to liven things up a bit, the bars and nightlife in Key West are just a short ferry ride away. Read real brides' reviews here!
Island Inn on Sanibel Island
Set on an island known for preserving nature where no building is taller than the tallest palm tree, this West Coast gem is Old Florida at its finest. The boutique beachfront Island Inn got its start as a boarding house in 1895 — making it the oldest inn on Sanibel Island — and still maintains that sense of Southern hospitality today, with charming cottages dotting private white sand beaches offering a home-away-from-home feel.
Four Seasons Orlando
This resort stay is nothing like you remember from your childhood days at Disney. While you're still within the Walt Disney World Resort and just a quick trip from the theme parks, you'll feel worlds away at this luxe retreat that has romance written all over it. Think rooftop dinners overlooking Magic Kingdom's fireworks, couples' massages at the spa and days lounging at the adults-only pool. Even better, if you'd rather curl up in the comfort of your room, order room service and catch the fireworks show from a seat on your balcony.
MSC Caribbean Cruise
You may not be able to make it to Italy for the weekend, but hop onboard MSC Divina and you'll feel like you've been transported to Venice — stone piazzas and all. Inspired by Italian actress Sophia Loren, the jaw-dropping ship looks as if it's decked out in diamonds, with sparkling Swarovski crystal staircases wrapping their way through the lobby and a stunning infinity pool draped over the sea. Set sail from Miami cruising to the Caribbean, cozying up in one of the luxurious suits in the MSC Yacht Club with a butler on hand to take care of your every need.