Best Romantic Getaway (2000)
Spend the night in a king-size bed in a spacious suite with Jacuzzi and private deck overlooking the St. Lucie River. Imagine candles around your whirlpool tub -- or walk-in shower for two; breakfast (ambrosia-stuffed French toast, perhaps) in bed or on your deck -- at noon or anytime. Owner JoAyne Elbert prides herself on the individualized services she offers. Her romance packages include fresh flowers in your suite; wine, cheese, and fruit upon arrival; champagne with your breakfast; a massage in your room; candlelit dinner for two; sunset sail; hot-air balloon ride. These mix-and-match packages start at $205, depending upon what you choose from the love menu. Or you can do your own thing for $85 to $165 per room per night, which includes the full breakfast (though not in bed) and wine and cheese at sunset. Be sure to save time to lie in the two-person hammock under the old oak tree overlooking the St. Lucie River.