Honeymoon in the Gulf of Mexico: Delaware Bride
There are plenty of romantic spots along the Gulf of Mexico.
Spectrum Resorts' Beach Club
Photo by Terry Allen Photography
From the sugar-white beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala., to the Florida panhandle’s emerald waters to Southwest Florida’s tropical paradise, the Gulf of Mexico offers a number of diverse honeymoon experiences. But the BP oil spill in 2010—and even the memory of Hurricane Katrina in 2005—have prompted some couples to overlook these destinations. Tourism, however, is on the rise, thanks in part to the more than $150 million that BP pumped into promotion to help areas recover. In Walton County on the Florida panhandle, hotel room tax revenue is up 60 percent since 2010. Top spots to consider: