Wanting to plan the perfect romantic evening? Anyone who loves Destin thinks it’s the most beautiful place in the world. Its emerald waters and sunsets are filled with so many colors, it takes your breath away. Safe to say, it’s already the perfect backdrop. Looking to up your game? Let us help you with a few more ideas that will make it a night you and your loved one will never forget.
A Private Chef
Summertime is crazy in Destin. Restaurants are overcrowded, busy, and noisy. Instead of going out for a fancy meal, why not have it come to you. All that you and your loved one have to do is relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Chef Jekyll specializes in Southern Comfort, Italian, American, and of course, local seafood. After the consultation, he’ll shop, prep, cook, and even clean up before he leaves. What’s not to love about this service?
Jekyll’s Baked Oysters with Leeks and Pancetta – Baked Gulf Coast Oysters, served on the half-shell and topped with an exquisite Leek and Pancetta, a Cream Sauce that’s so good you almost want to eat the shell.
Chef Jekyll’s Shrimp and Grits — Rich Stone-Ground Grits topped with Sautéed Gulf Shrimp, Andouille and Mousseline Sauce
Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms – The only thing that tops this stunning presentation is the incredible melt-in-your-mouth experience
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner – Double-Breaded, deep-fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with a hint of Garlic, Gravy, and Green Beans
Al Burro e Panna (Alfredo Italiana) – Traditional Italian sauce similar to, but much lighter than, “Americanized” Alfredo. Served with your choice of Penne, Fettuccine, or Spaghetti.
Need more convincing? You can download a complete menu here.
If you want to learn more about Chef Jekyll, a Private Chef, or make a reservation:
Phone: (850) 200-7766
A Romantic Dinner
What about a romantic dinner for two gulf front, on the beach? Sounds perfect right?
790 on the Gulf
790 On the Gulf is located at 2996 Scenic Highway 98, Destin. It is a Louisiana/Florida-inspired restaurant. They offer a “Dining in the Sand” special. There is a setup fee (per person) and each person picks their own 3-course meal. Here are a few entrees on the menu for you to choose from (each dinner priced individually):
Ribeye New Orleans – A choice 12oz hand-cut Ribeye lightly seasoned and grilled. Topped with large shrimp sautéed in our New Orleans BBQ Shrimp sauce with a touch of heavy cream. Choice of one side. (Please allow 25 to 30 minutes for Medium-Well and Well Done for this steak. We will not guarantee the quality of this steak cooked past Medium)
Louisiana Crab Cakes – Tasty Crabmeat, folded together with celery, onions, Garlic, and seasonings. Lightly floured and pan sautéed until golden brown. Choice of one side and house-made Remoulade sauce on the side. Two cakes per order.
Grouper Acadiana – Tender fillet of gulf Grouper, pan blackened and topped with Shrimp Etouffee. Served over a bed of Andouille Yellow Rice. Choice of one side.
Pricing includes salad or gumbo, an entree, and a dessert. Starters are not included.
To see the full “Dining in the Sand” menu, click here.
Romantic Spa Trip
Maybe you are thinking of something a little more relaxing? A couples massage might help the two of you relax and reconnect. Below are 3 of Destin’s top-rated spas offering just what you and your partner are looking for.
Om Relaxation Spa
“Party for Two” massage is a Swedish massage with additional enhancements available.
Address: 151 Regions Way Suite 3A, Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: (850) 368-2875
Open: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday – Closed
Edge of Paradise Spa
“Honeymoon in Paradise” massage is a one-hour couples massage with a deep cleansing facial.
Address: 415 Mountain Drive #1B, Destin, Florida 32531
Phone: (850) 368-2875
Open: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m ; Sunday – Closed
Salamander Spa, Destin
“Couples Connect” massage includes massage, chocolate-covered strawberries, wine, extra time to shower, soak in the soaking tub, and enjoy the private balcony.
Address: Located in the Henderson Beach Resort and Spa – 200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin 32541
Phone: (850) 424-4482
Couples Photo Shoot
Why not do something a little different? Surprise your loved one with a special romantic sunset photoshoot on the beach. What can be more Destin perfect? The beach, the gulf, and you.
Destin Photo offers beach photo sessions for couples. Honeymoon, proposal, or any special photo session you need to call Destin Photo. Visit their Facebook page and check out all the recent dreamy sessions they have done. These are pictures that are sure to make you smile year after year every time you look at them.
Phone: (850) 755-2611
Also, ask about all of their other options to help capture any of life’s special moments.
Wanderlust Memories – Photographer/Videographer
No matter if you are dating, engaged, newly married, about to have a baby, or for your anniversary, Wanderlust Memories will capture any special couples’ moment. Even better, they offer Videographer services, as well. Make sure you check out their Portfolio on their main website. Capturing all of your perfect moments, perfectly!
Madison Linnihan Photography
According to her Facebook page and Website, Madison loves love stories and photographing couples. She did commercial work until last year when she broke out on her own. You only have to look at her couples portfolio on her website to see she loves telling stories through her work.
Phone: (262) 825-7972
For more Destin photographers, visit our Destin Photographer’s page.
And lastly, a romantic getaway….
Henderson Park Inn
Henderson Park Inn offers a decadent “Romance” package. Stay in one of Henderson Park Inn’s 37 suites. Upon entering your private suite, the staff will have prepared it with calming music, a beautiful floral arrangement, rose petals on the bed, and, of course, a bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. Your all-inclusive stay includes beach service, breakfast in your room, and a picnic lunch. This will truly tick all of the boxes.
Any of these options will definitely sweep your loved one off of their feet. In the end, it’s all about being together and enjoying each other’s company. Live, Laugh, Love – Right?