Fab­u­lous Florida

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Com­pared to the rest of Florida, Jupiter lit­er­ally seems like an­other planet. In place of sou­venir shops and ho­tel-lined beaches there’s tran­quil­ity, laid-back tiki bars and out-of-this-world seafood restau­rants. Stars like Ce­line Dion, Michael Jor­dan and Tiger Woods have grav­i­tated to this serene sea­side spot, and for good rea­son. With a stun­ning coastal location and se­cluded beaches, the likes of which are al­most in­con­ceiv­able in South Florida, there’s re­ally no bet­ter place to get away from it all.

Jupiter is home to just one beach­front ho­tel— Jupiter Beach Re­sort & Spa— where you’ll be treated to an A-list ex­pe­ri­ence com­plete with first-rate ser­vice, gourmet cui­sine and in­com­pa­ra­ble views of the At­lantic at a frac­tion of the price you’d pay at re­sorts in nearby Palm Beach. In ad­di­tion to its beau­ti­ful location, the prop­erty features a full-ser­vice spa, gourmet restau­rant and an ocean­front ham­mock gar­den, which dou­bles as a spec­tac­u­lar wed­ding cer­e­mony location.

The area boasts plenty of fun ac­tiv­i­ties to fill your days. Start your hon­ey­moon off on a high note by ex­plor­ing the In­ter­coastal Wa­ter­way, cock­tail in hand, on a PonTiki party barge (a pon­toon-boat-meets-tiki-bar). Or hop on a standup pad­dle­board and set out through the man­groves of Jupiter In­let in search of man­a­tees. Visit the area dur­ing the sum­mer and you’ll also have the op­por­tu­nity to take part in guided even­ing beach walks to learn about and ob­serve the nest­ing and egg-lay­ing process of sea tur­tles.— Jen O’Brien

Clock­wise from top: Sip sun­set cock­tails on the sand; En­joy ocean breezes pool­side; Re­lax on un­crowded beaches; De­vour fresh seafood at Sin­clair’s Ocean Grill.

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