Dreaming of sun-kissed beaches and picnics for two? For truly indulgent escapes simply oozing in romance, look no further, we have rounded up some of our favourite destinations the world over to treat your loved one this year.
Welcome to the world’s most romantic escape, containing desert island seclusion, over-water bungalows and mesmerising vistas as far as the eye can see. Escape to the private island paradise that is One & Only Reethi Rah as you indulge in a candle-lit dinner for two on a secluded stretch of sand and bask in an exclusive oasis of serenity and beauty in the heart of the paradisiacal Maldives. Imagine shady verandas, canopied day beds and soaking tubs designed for two as you spend precious moments in this island haven surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Looking skywards, why not explore the heavens in an enchanting observatory suspended above the fairy-tale trees of Soneva Fushi as you take advantage of the Maldives’ spectacularly clear skies and discover the serenely translucent curves of Saturn together along with the myriad of discoveries of the night sky.
Journey to the birthplace of romance as you voyage through enchanting seaside towns showered in local culture and sample the famous tastes of this legendary country. Lounge in one of the most enchanting corners of the coast at a hotel nestled into the cliffside looking out over the majestic Vesuvius, with Pompeii and Naples at its feet. The rooftop pool of Hotel Bristol is calling you, looking out over Marina Grande and the Bay of Naples with unending vistas. Secluded on the unspoilt northern shores of Sardinia, Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa offers an indulgent escape for couples wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sink into the three-outdoor multifunction Thalasso pools together as you encounter a soothing selection of experiences before heading off for a relaxing Turkish bath too soothe away stresses.
Lounge in the romantic beauty of the Riviera Maya as you partake of the singular delights of some of the world’s most exclusive resorts. Ranked Tripadvisor’s #5 All-Inclusive Resort in the World, Le Blanc Spa Resort is an adults-only oasis offering full butler service and pristine infinity pools overlooking Cancun’s most captivating beach. Surrounded by intricate coral reefs, freshwater lagoons, mangroves and natural dunes, the tranquil haven of Banyan Tree Mayakoba is synonymous with romance and is the perfect place to escape to a world of tumbling foliage, wellness indulgences and culinary temptations.
Home to the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Pitons, St. Lucia boasts an unlimited list of romantic resorts made for couples. Discover for yourself the secluded sandy beaches of Cap Maison, as you indulge in the intimate luxury of a resort with only 49 rooms and have champagne zip-lined down to you as you savour private dining on the water’s edge. Or, visit one of the romantic resorts in the world, Jade Mountain Resort, as you soak in unparalleled views of the ethereal Pitons in suites featuring an open fourth wall and private jacuzzi tubs perfect for some tranquil alone time as you take in the views.
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