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19 Sep 2022
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Pensacola Beach Area Guide

Romance is always in the air along Florida’s Gulf Coast in the paradisiacal city of Pensacola Beach, home to Portofino Island Resort’s dreamlike “Sky Homes.” Pensacola Beach, particularly Portofino’s 28-acre seaside resort, is widely considered a hub of adventure and is an excellent destination for couples looking for romantic vacations. Sugary-white sand, friendly dolphins, fresh-caught seafood, tear-jerking sunsets, and true relaxation await your arrival!

The Gulf Coast Overflows in Adventure for Couples Vacations

No two travelers are alike. However, everyone can agree on the aesthetic and textural appeal of the Gulf Coast’s powdery beaches. We all remember the first time our feet landed in the soft, warm, and ultra-granulated quartz crystal. The feeling, in and of itself, is memorable. Now, add to that feeling a spellbinding backdrop, complete with turquoise seawater, an azure sky, and the local flora’s compelling aromas.


The gorgeous beach views during sunset and endless opportunities for adventure are why the region is known for the best romantic vacations for couples in Florida. Honeymooners, long-lasting partners, and new duos can share a beverage of choice and a charcuterie board. At the same time, the sun subtly dips below the Gulf’s surface, creating a magical meld of colors, including indigo, royal orange, and Carolina blue. Potential midday aquatic adventures include surfing, paddleboarding, and wave running.

Fine Dining and House Cocktails

The culinary voyage across the Seven Seas starts and finishes at Portofino Island Resort. Our Pensacola Island Resort is home to Cobalt Bar, Portofino al Fresco, and, of course, Coastal, the area’s premier gourmet experience. Coastal’s fresh-caught seafood delicacies include balsamic-glazed salmon and seasonally-inspired grouper. The plate presentation is only outdone by the delectable flavor combinations crafted by the culinary team behind the scenes. 


Couples can come to Al Fresco for indulgence in various contemporary delights, such as the three-berry salad, blackened fish tacos, and grilled mahi-mahi sandwich, while enjoying their adventure-filled vacations. Cobalt Bar’s tropical cocktails taste like summer. The classics, such as the mojito or bloody mary, provide a grin-inducing amount of piquancy, while the “Strawberry Kiss” and “Shipwrecked Summer” concoctions are equally tempting.

Playful, Passionate Activities

If the aforementioned water activities sound like a little too much adventure for you, don’t fret because Portofino Island also boasts a bevy of ultra-relaxing and mildly-seductive pursuits for couples on their romantic vacations. Our concierge team can arrange a private catamaran voyage, on-site spa services (such as a well-deserved tonic massage), a dolphin cruise, or a sky-high parasailing expedition. Casual fitness activities are also readily available within steps of our luxurious Sky Homes, including golf, tennis, and fishing.


Please call us today at 850-916-5000 to enhance your romantic getaway to Pensacola Beach, FL, with specialized luxuries, including champagne, rose petals, and personalized spa treatments, all near or in your resort room. You can also book directly online to avoid hidden, third-party fees. And, per usual, keep an eye on our ongoing money-saving vacation specials!