Port Aransas is a great destination for couples looking to plan a romantic getaway. With stunning beaches, delicious restaurants, and a range of activities, this coastal town is the perfect place to create cherished memories with your loved one. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, your honeymoon, or a weekend without the kids, Port Aransas offers all the ingredients for an unforgettable romantic escape.
Quality Time Together
Take a romantic walk hand in hand to soak up the natural beauty of Port Aransas. The beach is always a great option to enjoy the sunrise – head directly down the Sandpiper boardwalk to find miles of dense sand in either direction. For spectacular sunset views, try the observation tower at Roberts Point Park, where you can watch freighters passing through the channel and dolphins playing in the wake. Or enjoy a secluded stroll through the wetland environment at Port Aransas Nature Preserve, where you are sure to spot migratory birds and other wildlife.
Pack a picnic basket with your favorite treats and set up a blanket near the dunes at Mustang Island State Park for a romantic outing with spectacular views. There are also picnic tables and facilities available near the parking lot. After your meal, take a walk along the beach or embrace your playful side and build a sand castle together.
If you are feeling adventurous, try one of the exciting activities that highlight the natural features of Port Aransas. A kayak tour with GlowRow is a unique way to explore the waterways of the area. This guided nighttime tour provides a different glimpse into area wildlife and the opportunity to get close to your significant other under the stars. If you prefer an adventure on dry land, book a ride with Horses on the Beach, where you can explore the miles of Port Aransas Beach on horseback, led by knowledgeable local guides.
Enjoy a boat cruise at sunset to set the mood for a lovely evening together. Book a sunset dolphin watching tour on The Scarlet Lady, where you can watch dolphins frolic in the waves, silhouetted against the brilliant setting sun. This is an ideal activity for animal lovers and photographers alike, as golden hour provides the backdrop for amazing photos of your adventure.
Take some time to relax with a couples massage at Massage Medic. The professional massage therapists at this cozy location provide personalized massage options to melt away muscle tightness and stress.
Enjoy a spa day together at Balinese Wellness Spa, a peaceful retreat in the heart of Port Aransas. This tranquil spa offers a range of massages, from deep tissue to therapeutic herbal and exfoliation treatments to melt away stress. Skincare services include facial options using traditional techniques and red light therapy, as well as a gentleman’s facial designed for men.
Another wonderful day spa option can be found south of Port Aransas at Island Day Spa, where you can customize your skincare, massage and nail care options with a variety of half and full day packages for individuals and couples. This facility uses high-quality Aveda products and focuses on whole body wellness and stress reduction.
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner
Embark on a romantic culinary adventure at Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn. This charming restaurant offers a blend of southern coastal cuisine and impeccable service. Enjoy fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, and an extensive wine list in an intimate, historic setting. Be sure to reserve a table on the porch for a lovely open air atmosphere.
Lisabella’s Bistro and Bar is a hidden gem in Port Aransas, offering an upscale dining experience in a cozy, romantic setting. The menu showcases a fusion of Mediterranean and coastal cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for a special date night, where you can savor exquisite seafood and pasta dishes, paired with an extensive wine list.
For a more casual dining experience, head to the Black Marlin Bar & Grill. This beachfront restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance, ideal for a romantic sunset dinner. Savor their delicious seafood dishes while taking in the Gulf views. Head to the patio after dinner to enjoy live music on their outdoor stage.
Where to Stay
The beachfront condo rentals at Sandpiper Condominiums are the perfect location for enjoying each other’s company with the serene backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. We offer an array of one-bedroom condos which offer a cozy, intimate retreat for couples, with direct beach access and breathtaking ocean views. Each unit has a private balcony where you can spend quality time enjoying the sea breeze with your loved one. Our condos also have access to resort-style amenities like a sun deck with heated pool and hot tub, tennis courts, game room and more.
There’s no better time to embark on your romantic getaway in Port Aransas. This coastal gem has a perfect mix of activities, dining and laid back atmosphere – everything you need to enjoy time away with your loved one. Start planning your romantic escape to Port Aransas today with a stay at Sandpiper Condominiums!