18 of the Most Romantic Resorts in the World
Have you ever wished that your love life was more like a romance novel? It can be at one of these over-the-top romantic resorts...at least for a few days.
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There are many different versions of romance. Some of us envision sitting by the fire at a cozy log cabin overlooking a lake. For others, the perfect romantic escape is rooted in history, with a visit to a turn-of-the-century resort that has set the scene for some legendary love stories. Or maybe an adults-only, clothing-optional beach resort is more your jam? No matter what you have in mind, we’ve got you covered. We scoured the globe for the world’s most romantic resorts, inns, and lodges—places where you’ll be able to create memories that last a lifetime. And no matter where you end up, make sure to incorporate these 40 romantic ways to say “I love you”—during your trip and in your daily life.
Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana
This adults-only, all-inclusive resort is tucked away in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Western Montana on 28,000 acres. It’s the perfect destination for couples looking for a romantic yet adventurous getaway. The resort offers a Montana Romance Package, which includes a one-bedroom private cabin with a wood-burning fireplace and private hot tub (perfect for stargazing), a champagne and chocolate welcome, and an hour-long couples massage. Plus, you don’t have to pay extra for meals, house beverages (yes, that includes the alcoholic variety), or on-ranch activities. Days can be spent horseback riding, fly-fishing, sapphire panning, skiing, and hiking. The four-night package begins at $5,890 (based on double occupancy). Here are more of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii
A secluded tropical hideaway with a touch of modern style, the Andaz Maui redefines luxury with a non-traditional approach. It is located on Maui’s premier southwestern coastline along Mokapu Beach, which has a 15-acre beach to stroll down with your love. A getaway to this Maui hideaway is an ideal trip for those looking for an exotic escape—minus the passport. While there, couples can also indulge in a day of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Āwili Spa and Salon. At the heart of the spa is the Apothecary Blend Bar, a unique apothecary-style spin on the traditional Japanese omakase experience. In addition to the Andaz, these are some other U.S. islands you can visit without a passport.
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
Arguably one of the most romantic resorts in the Caribbean, Jade Mountain is a cliffside paradise best known for its sweeping views of St. Lucia’s twin Piton mountains and three-walled, open-air, guest-room “sanctuaries” that feature private infinity pools, four-poster canopy beds, 24/7 butler service, and a unique design that makes guests feel like they are right at the edge of the galaxy. (Think: watching shooting stars from your bed at night—no big deal!) It’s an idyllic spot if you want to cozy up with your significant other and bare it all—from lounging on your private sun deck to enjoying an open-air shower and having everything your heart desires delivered to your room on demand. If the $1,600-plus-a-night resort looks familiar, it might be because you’ve caught a glimpse of it on ABC’s The Bachelor. By the way, you can also stay at these U.S. hotels where your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed.
The House, Barbados
Situated on Barbados’ sparkling west coast, The House is the island’s exclusive, adults-only hotel with stunning ocean views. Through the gorgeous oversized wooden-door entrance awaits effortless luxury, 24/7 service ambassadors, and champagne breakfasts—basically the ultimate beach bungalow for those looking to get away and get cozy on their Caribbean getaway. With just 34 rooms at this romantic resort, couples will feel like they’ve got the entire place to themselves, so there’s no shame in sneaking a kiss in the hot tub or during the complimentary jet-lag revival massage.
If you’re looking to take things up a notch (or ten), check out the LX by The House package. This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes everything to make you feel like the 1 percent, including a private, A-list shopping experience at Limegrove, a private Mount Gay Rum tour and tasting, luxury airport transfers, a private three-hour sunset catamaran sail, and the option to island hop! Fly to the neighboring islands of Mustique or the Grenadines and jet back in time for dinner. Rooms start at $1,000 per night. Here are more of the most photogenic beaches in the world.
Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy
A luxurious Renaissance villa dating back to the 15th century set within the sloping hills of Fiesole, yet only a stone’s throw away from the Florence city center, Il Salviatino is the perfect place to live out your romantic fantasies. Surrounded by a lush, 12.5-acre private park, it was used as a cultural gathering place for artists, performers, and intellectuals for hundreds of years. Now, it’s a gorgeously decorated 44-room luxury hotel that features priceless views. If you really want to splurge on the romantic vacation of a lifetime, the Il Salviatino’s Ojetti Suite houses one of the property’s most coveted amenities—a rooftop bathtub with stunning views of the Florence city center and the rolling Tuscan hills. Trade in the water for bubbles with “The Ultimate Bubble Bath,” where the bathtub is filled to the brim with your choice of bubbles (prosecco, spumante, or champagne).
Since the hotel is run by a team of Florence insiders, well-connected with some of the city’s most exclusive establishments, you will have a VIP experience exploring the city. From the Museo Nazionale del Bargello (the first National Italian Museum dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance art) to the Accademia (Florence’s notable art museum greatly recognized for housing Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David), Il Salviatino can arrange exclusive dinners after hours for couples celebrating a special occasion with dinner menus crafted by Il Salviatino Executive Chef Silvia Grossi. Expect to pay anywhere from $500 to more than $2,000 a night for the experience. You should also put these 13 underrated European cities on your bucket list.
Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica
Are you looking for a romantic trip that is a little more, well, sensual than the average resort? Then Hedonism II, a resort that embraces a sexually liberated culture, is the place for you. This all-inclusive, clothing-optional resort in Negril, Jamaica, is one of the best places for partners to fall in love with each other all over again and connect on a sexual level. Rooms start in the hundreds and go up from there. If you want to leave your wallet at home, check out these all-inclusive vacations around the world.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali, Indonesia
Bali is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and this gorgeous resort, designed by award-winning architect Budiman Hendropurnomo and interior designer Rudy Dodo, is the perfect place to soak it all in. The Apurva Kempinski Bali resort offers panoramic views and an enraptured, out-of-this-world feeling. The palatial estate gives into serendipitous indulgences, including unobstructed ocean views, six restaurants bars and lounges, and gorgeous beaches and pools. Rooms start at around $200 per night, but we suggest splurging and booking yourself a suite, perhaps one with a tub overlooking the ocean or even a private patio pool. Another city in Bali, Ubud, is also on our list of the 20 places you need to go in 2020, according to travel experts.
Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, California
You don’t have to leave the country for an amazing and invigorating getaway with your significant other. Calistoga Ranch, nestled on an idyllic 157 acres Napa Valley, offers nature’s wonders at their finest. This romantic resort consists of 50 rustic luxury cottages, surrounded by towering oak trees and trickling streams. If you want to venture away from your love nest, you’ll find everything from hot springs and zip-lining to wine tasting at vineyards and long bike rides through the breathtaking scenery. Rooms range from around $500 per night to more than $3,000, depending on what type of lodging you desire. Worried that it’s too late to plan a trip? It’s not! Check out these 24 last-minute, cheap winter vacation deals to book for 2020.
The Ritz Paris, France
If you want to relive the great romances of the past and frolic with your lover in a hotel with more than 120 years of history, you can’t go wrong with the Ritz. This iconic posh Parisian hotel has hosted everyone from Hollywood royalty and Coco Chanel to F. Scott Fitzgerald, who even has a room named after him. The palatial masterpiece opened in 1898, and it’s opulent, elegant, and totally epitomizes Parisian romance—and makes for the most romantic digs to kick up your feet while touring the “City of Light.” Expect to invest upward of $1,000 per night for a memorable romantic getaway that will linger in your mind for decades to come. Before your trip, make sure you know which overhyped Paris attractions to avoid.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
If nothing is more romantic to you than a spectacular view, then the Post Ranch Inn is easily the most love-inducing spot in the world. The exemplary hotel is built atop cliffs that tower 1,200 feet over the Pacific Ocean. Imagine waking up with your love and sipping your coffee while taking in the picturesque view? All of the rooms are pretty impressive and will make actually getting up and leaving them incredibly difficult. You don’t really need to, though, as the resort offers room service and in-room massages.
However, if you really want a next-level experience, check out the property’s modern treehouses. These digs are perched nine feet high in the forest, making them the perfect spots for stargazing or bird watching. Some rooms even have fireplaces and soaking tubs on the balcony. Rates start around $1,000 per night for this memorable experience. For the ultimate in relaxation, spend some time at the 12 most peaceful places on Earth.
One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
This romantic and luxurious south-of-the-border resort, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, has been a favorite with Hollywood celebrities for years. It offers amazingly appointed guest suites with deep soaking tubs and patio daybeds, and to make your experience even more memorable, guests are designated a butler at check-in; they’ll do everything from help you unpack to make dinner reservations. This will give you more time to soak up the romance at One&Only Palmilla with your lover. In case you were wondering, these are the beaches with the warmest water in the world.
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France
You may not have realized it at the time, but you’ve definitely seen photos of celebrities frolicking around this swanky French Riviera resort. It has been romancing guests for more than 147 years and is historically one of the most celebrated locations in the world. Whether you spend your day wandering around the stately 19th-century mansion or jumping into the clear, blue ocean from the resort’s trademark rocks, you will be immersed in love and romance. Rooms start at around $700 in the spring, but expect to pay a whole lot more during the summer months! If you’re planning to travel abroad, check out this European travel experience most people don’t know about.
Canaves Oia, Santorini, Greece
We’ve all seen those stunning photos on our social media feeds: white-washed buildings and uncompromising views of deep-blue waters. If this view fulfills your every romantic fantasy, then book a room at Canaves Oia in this romantic Mediterranean town. The resort is built within a 17th-century cave complex and offers luxuries such as private plunge pools overlooking the sea and service that is truly above and beyond. By the way, these are 18 of the best Greek islands to visit in your lifetime—and yes, Santorini is on the list!
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora has always been considered the ultimate romantic destination, which is why it’s a go-to for so many honeymooners. If you’ve always dreamed of staying in an over-water bungalow, then look no further—the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is the place for you. And there’s more to this experience than the picturesque beach and clear waters; this resort offers a variety of activities ranging from tennis to scuba diving. Oh, and let’s not forget about the dreamy spa. While you can expect to spend several thousand dollars for a week at this romantic resort, the memories will be priceless. Here are another 13 secluded island spots for a romantic getaway.
Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, Canada
If your idea of romance entails living out royal fantasies, then head on over to the Wickaninnish Inn, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada—where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spent a good portion of their winter. This romantic resort, which has the feel of a rustic mountain lodge, is surrounded by towering pines, in-room fireplaces, and the same Pacific Ocean views the royal couple has been pictured next to. While you’re north of the border, you may also want to check out these popular travel destinations in Canada.
Lutsen Resort, Lutsen, Minnesota
For some, the most romantic getaway is a cozy, no-frills, log cabin-like experience filled with stunning lake views, intimate nightly bonfires, and long walks on staggering cliffs. If this is your jam, then book a room at the Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, a little bit north of the up-and-coming city of Duluth. You can opt for an old-school room in the resort’s cozy lodge, or splurge on one of the intimate log cabins overlooking the lake. As for what time of the year you should visit, that depends on your agenda. In the winter, you can take advantage of Lutsen Mountain’s skiing and snowboarding or the resort’s indoor pool and spa, while the summer months are perfect for long walks in nature, the alpine slide, and antiquing in the nearby town of Grand Marais. Want to stay close to home for your romantic getaway? These are the 50 most romantic hotels in every state.
The Lodge at Woodloch Hotel, Hawley, Pennsylvania
Four seasons a year, this romantic resort catering to adults is filled with lovers looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway. Nestled between New York City and Philadelphia, this Poconos resort is known for its exemplary spa. Whether you just feel like escaping from the city with your lover, want to get a couples massage, or take a plunge in a hot tub overlooking the forest, there are many opportunities for romance.
Bucuti & Tara Resort, Oranjestad, Aruba
Aruba boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world—which could be why it’s the most revisited island in the Caribbean—and this adults-only romance and wellness resort just might be the best spot to enjoy them. Located on Aruba’s spacious and beautiful Eagle Beach, this award-winning, eco-friendly resort has received numerous awards. To ensure that your trip is as romantic as possible, you’ll get a “Romance Concierge” to assist you in curating the perfect itinerary for you during your stay, whether that includes a private palapa dining experience on the beach or a sailing excursion on a private yacht.