The island was originally called Hog Island, because, as you might guess, it was home to a hog farm. So how did a stinky pig farm come to be given the romantic name of Honeymoon Island? With the magic of marketing, of course!
Honeymoon Island is fairly easy to get to. Out-of-town visitors will find it is close to both St. Pete and Tampa airports, so it’s perfect for a destination wedding! There are several ways to get to honeymoon island.
On the island, there are two cafes; Cafe Honeymoon and the South Beach Pavilion Cafe. Both locations feature fresh but casual beach fare. If you fancy a beer, you’ll have to get your drinks from the cafes as alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the beach.
On Honeymoon Island, a beach lover can relax on the sand, sunbathe, take a dip in the water, go for a sandy stroll to collect seashells, and so much more. You can rent an umbrella and two chairs for the day for just $30 and enjoy a beautiful day at the beach.