One of my life’s goals is to travel around the world, exploring new cultures, lifestyle, beauty, peace and serenity with the one I love by my side to share the sweet memories with.
Seeing new places, and having new experiences together in entirely different sceneries is an incredibly powerful way to bond and grow more in strength, knowledge, and love. Plus, with all the work and busy schedules, who doesn’t deserve a little time out and a little more adventure.
What qualifies as a romantic destination is a little different for every couple, simply because people are different. We all have different choices, and different things that appeal to us. People who are in love can make just about any place very romantic. But really, anything that encourages you to take in the wonder and beauty that surrounds us and, in turn, makes us appreciate each other more, counts.
So! I have put together 10 most romantic places you and your partner should go to, and celebrate your love this weekend. These places wouldn’t be the same if you were to visit them without someone you care about by your side. Plus, who says your weekend has to end in two days?? 😋
Ladera, St. Lucia
If you’re looking for the ultimate tropical location, the Ladera Hotel on St. Lucia sets the perfect scene. This adults-only resort located atop a volcanic cliff, offers rooms with four-poster beds and private plunge pools with jaw-dropping views of the Caribbean and the Piton Mountains that rise nearly 3,000 feet from the water. The glorious fiery sunsets, secluded stretches of idyllic sands and turquoise waters complete the dream setting, as well as offering the opportunity for private horseback rides, catamaran cruises and delectable candlelit dinners. Imagine time out and alone with bae, no TVs, no phones… just the sound of tree frogs and birds! The perfect place to bond. Their Private plunge pools make it near-impossible to ever leave, and the property has an on-staff “romance concierge” to schedule aphrodisiac cocktail-concocting classes and “massage your mate” spa treatments.
Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
This luxury resort in Mexico offers spacious suites and is located south of Cancun and north of the charming seaside village of Playa del Carmen. Surrounded by the emerald embrace of the jungle and caressed by warm Carribbean breezes, is a resort of rare luxury and indulgence. Rosewood Mayakoba is imbued with the unique spirit of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. A journey to this serene world, immersed in the dense green perfume of the jungle, captivates the soul with unimaginable tropical beauty, and pure, simple refinement. Each of this resort’s 130 stand-alone suites include just about every fancy amenity you could wish for: a rooftop sundeck, boat dock, private plunge pool, personal butler (contacted via smartphone). Peaceful views of lagoons, a gorgeous stretch of the beach, and couples massages on an island-set spa complete the secluded, romantic picture here.
L’Alyana Villas Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Showcasing a year-round outdoor pool and views of the sea, this accommodation is fitted with a sitting area with a satellite flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, and DVD player. Some units include a dining area and/or terrace. A refrigerator and coffee machine are also available. Each unit is equipped with a private bathroom with a bathtub.
Accessible only by speedboat along the South China Sea, this resort has 35 villas, each with private pool, some with daybeds that swing from the ceiling. Butlers are on-call to unpack suitcases, arrange picnics on the beach, draw a bath, or pop a bottle of champagne. Guests are getting more for their money.. Total package!
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a short 20 minute boat ride from Male, the capital of the Maldives. It is a tiny coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villas. The forty four stilted villas plus the vast Private Reserve are crafted in a traditional style from natural materials and offer rooftop and over-water sundecks, featuring open air bathrooms, sumptuous daybeds and a personal entertainment center.
For ultimate privacy, there are seven Crusoe Residences that are only accessible by personal boat. Come ashore for some great dining and equally great wines or perhaps a romantic moonlit dinner delivered right to the villa. The possibilities are endless! The interior decoration has been devised to recreate a natural habitat, using sustainable woods, natural materials and traditional fabrics, whilst still offering all the modern day amenities and creature comforts of true luxury.
The Maldives is a paradise for snorkeling and diving, and the resort has its own fully equipped PADI diving school plus a variety of water sports. This place tops the list of must-do destinations for those seeking the aquatic paradise.
This is simply a sanctuary hidden from the world.
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
In a city fabled for its palaces, the Oberoi Udaivilas can take its place with pride. With views over Lake Pichola to the spectacular City Palace, the hotel itself resembles a grand palace. Landscaped gardens and shady courtyards, decorative fountains and reflection pools, cool marble, ornate carving, inlay work and detailed interiors create a marvellous ambience of days gone by. Huge bedchambers with large private terraces, luxury suites with private swimming pools, marble bathrooms, walk-in closets, butler service and 24-hour in-room dining make you feel like royalty. The restaurants serve international and Indian cuisine including regional favourites. A gymnasium, two large swimming pools and a luxury spa offering a range of therapies, add to the ambience of total pampering. The facilities are particularly suited to meetings that might benefit from this exotic location.
Here, in one of Rajasthan’s most beautiful city, the Oberoi group has outdone itself!
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, FL
Little Palm Island has been the escape of choice for presidents, high profile celebrities and savvy travelers alike. The magic of this island is its exclusive location where a captivating view exists in every direction. All Bungalow Suite are housed in thatched roof bungalows, with custom-made beds, outdoor showers and all the requisite luxe amenities. There are no telephones or televisions, or guests under the age of 16 – the only distractions are the outdoors and each other.
If you haven’t the time to jet away to the South Pacific, a trip to Little Palm Island is your next best bet. Thatched-roof bungalows, outdoor showers, and wild key deer neighbors are highlights on this six-acre island, accessed by boat or seaplane. The champagne-included turn-down service at night is a nice touch, under butterfly-netted beds.
I just love the romance in this soft closure. Too beautiful! Just ‘enough’ for that ‘alone’ time with bae.
Wadigi Island Resort, Fiji
Picture yourself on your own private island as the only guests. When you book a stay here, you and your guest(s) have the entire island to yourselves—along with a staff of nine to cater to your every little whim.
Wadigi Island is a unique and unforgettable 5 star destination. Discreetly hidden in the Mamanuca Islands just 10 minutes by helicopter from Nadi International Airport. Wadigi Island Resort combines luxury accommodation, gourmet dining, pristine beaches and absolute privacy. Located for quick and easy transfers and the best weather in Fiji.
The villa has three deluxe suites, and if you’re not using the lot, they’ll flip one into, say, a massage room.
Here, there are no rules, or menus, or shoes required (just tell the staff what you like).
Mystique Hotel, Santorini, Greece
Santorini is famous as one of the most romantic islands in the world, and arguably the most enchanting of all the Greek Isles. The quintessential Greek white and blue-domed churches, beautiful cliff towns and legendary sunsets over the turquoise Aegean Sea make it especially popular with couples and anyone else who appreciates magnificent beauty. By staying at the luxury Mystique, set atop a cliff overlooking the Santorini caldera, you can watch the sun sink into the dazzling sea in total privacy from the 150-year-old wine cellar, while feasting on delectable eats like mussels and sea urchin salad paired with a crisp vinsanto wine. Afterwards, you can spend time together in your white-washed, cave-style suite with a secluded terrace, where more incredible views await.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
For some quality alone time, rent a luxurious water gazebo in Bora Bora, where you can take in the gorgeous aqua water and snorkel with exotic marine life — just by setting one foot out of your door.
Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s well known for its scuba diving. It’s also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts, and at the island’s center rises Mt. Otemanu, a 727m dormant volcano.
Intoxicating Bora Bora is the island of romance. In fact, it was named the No. 1 island for romance by Travel + Leisure readers because of its dramatic scenery, privacy and amenities. One of the most desirable locations for couples in love, you can stay in overwater bungalows that sit just above the turquoise lagoons, and if you want to go all out when it’s time for that proposal, you can opt for a special sailing tour just for two, around Mount Otemanu, on one of the most beautiful lagoons on the planet. Sip champagne as you watch the sun slowly sink below the horizon just before countless stars shine across the night’s sky.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland
For an unforgettable and totally unique experience, book one of the glass igloos in this Finnish resort. You can lie under a bed of stars or even take in the Northern Lights.
It’s serene riverside resort offers igloos, cabins & chalets, plus saunas, reindeer safaris & dining.
While all these places are magical all on their own, they are an even better way to celebrate your relationship and perhaps, pop the question!
P.S If you aren’t going to use those frequent flyer miles, you can always send them my way! I’ll be looking forward to them 😉
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