Ensconce yourself within the ocean-inspired design of our rooms while looking out over the harbor and pools from your private balcony.
While we celebrate love 365 days a year, we also know when planning a romantic getaway, you want to make sure to include some fun, unique activities that make this trip extra special. Explore, dream, discover the best of Key West together! We’ve put together activities that include painting, sailing, snorkeling, dolphin-watch eco-tour, dining at sunset, and decadent desserts.
Explore the Island
Sleep in late and then head out and explore the island where you’ll experience the art, history and charm of our beautiful island. Go for a bike ride or take a stroll and visit our shops, eclectic restaurants, and outdoor cafes. If you are looking for a late breakfast/brunch, our recommendation is to go to Blue Heaven - it’s one of those places you’ll end up falling in love with and might even want to go back and visit during your stay.
After your morning stroll, head back to the resort. Chill out poolside, grab a drink, enjoy live music and get into the Key West vibe. Remember, you’re on island time! Take time to relax, rewind and reconnect.
“Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you.” – John Green
Plan a day at sea
Plan a day at sea! Check out our friends at Floridays for snorkeling trips, sunset sails, & private trips on a beautiful sailboat in Key West. Unhurried, unhasseled, uncrowded. Photo credit: Floridays Key West.
Go on a Dolphin Watch Eco Tour
Eco Tour Backcountry Snorkel aboard The Fury
Witness bottlenose dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat, then cruise to the backcountry for some snorkeling fun of your own! It’s a trip of a lifetime for nature enthusiasts, combining some of Key West’s best water experiences. With the only Dolphin SMART designation in the Keys, Fury ensures responsible dolphin observation.
A date night idea and super fun thing to do together is to join a Paint & Sip class. While we share a special Valentine’s Edition of Paint in Sip for this blog, please note Lance Berry also has future classes at our resort and is the go-to-source for paint and sip classes in paradise.
Paint & Sip Valentine’s Edition at The Marker
February 11th, 5 pm to 8 pm
Join Key West artist Lance Berry for a special Valentine’s Edition of Paint & Sip at The Marker Harborside Resort.
Be on cloud nine with your valentine! Enjoy a night of painting under the stars and sipping on your favorite drink with your special someone. No date? No worries! Single participants are welcome to join in on the fun!
Couples will be using two canvases that can be joined together to make one complete painting. If you're celebrating on your own, simply turn the canvas horizontally and create your own masterpiece!
Tickets are $45.00 per person plus tax and fees.
Meet Key West Artist Lance Berry
I create art that encapsulates the feeling of a tropical moment, like how you feel after a summer breeze or a rain shower — refreshed and smiling with an overall sense of joy. My mission when creating is to make my viewers smile just by simply viewing. I do this through a technique/style I developed, which I call ‘unbridled art.’ It is an impressionistic way of painting — quick and expressive using my medium of choice, acrylics and modeling paste, to capture the essence and deep feeling of my surroundings or my subjects.
Many ask, ‘how do you know when the painting is finished?” and I always respond the same, “When it makes me smile.
Have A Romantic Dinner
A&B Lobster House, located at Key West’s historic seaport, is our romantic dining recommendation and here’s why: Dine overlooking the clear blue waters of the harbor filled with yachts from around the world. Sip cocktails as the sun begins to set, and enjoy exceptional food with unparalleled waterfront views to match. The menu is prepared using only the freshest local seafood and finest cuts of meat, accompanied by an expertly selected range of fine wines and classic cocktails. View the A & B Lobster House Menu.
Open for Dinner 5pm - 11pm
700 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
Eat Fancy Desserts at Better Than Sex
Better Than Sex is a full-service restaurant that features award-winning decadent desserts, unique chocolate covered wines, and an intimate atmosphere designed for connection in a sometimes disconnected world. Better Than Sex inspires you to create more memorable moments with those you love through desserts.
It’s a small environment filled with sweet love. The largest party & reservation Better Than Sex accepts at this time is up to 4 guests. Reservations are suggested.
Best Desserts: Indulge in decadent desserts with scandalous names like Cookie Nookie Pie from this over-the-top dessert cafe. ~ Claudia Miller, USA TODAY 10BEST
COOKIE NOOKIE PIE
Intense sweetie pie. Chocolate chip and pecan cookie filling wrapped in a flakey pie crust. Vanilla beanball. Caramel and semi-sweet chocolate.
926 Simonton St.,
Key West, FL 33040
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 6 pm-11 pm
Friday, Saturday 6 pm-12 am
CLOSED: Monday and Tuesday
“Happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new, with someone you love.” – Marie Cribaillet
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