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7 of the best romantic escapes

Clive Wedderburn February 8, 2018

Are you dreaming of taking a well-deserved break, treating your loved one to a fabulous surprise escape. For candlelit dinners on the sand or his and hers spa treatments set in tropical gardens, read on and enjoy our selection of the most romantic escapes worldwide.

 Couple on the beach in Rendezvous St Lucia

1. Rendezvous – St Lucia

St Lucia, whose gorgeous views over the Caribbean Sea are marginally eclipsed by the stunning Pitons rising into clear blue skies. Welcome to Rendezvous, a romantic adult’s only all inclusive resort situated on the water’s edge of the two-mile stretch of Malabar Beach, featuring scented tropical gardens in which to steal time away together.

Relax in the Spa enjoying couple’s treatments and dine out under the stars, where lanterns hang from trees to create a magical atmosphere at night. Rendezvous is just a short distance from vibrant Castries, yet far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 Rendezvous Terrace at Night at night and the twinkling lights of Castries

2. Kingston Treehouse – Sabi Sands – South Africa

If there are times when you want to feel you are the only two people in the world – then this exclusive and private retreat could be the safari experience for you.

The Treehouse overlooking the Sabi River

Set on a wooden viewing deck high above the South Africa bush and overlooking the animals gathering at the Sabi River below, you and your loved one will feel totally at one with the surrounding landscape and the incredible wildlife that calls the Sabi Sands Game Preserve their home. Stargazing will become your new pastime.

 Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Ivory Lodge

3. Fusion Maia - Da Nang - Vietnam

The beaches of Da Nang are home to some of the most idyllic and sophisticated resorts in Vietnam and none more so than Fusion Maia, a contemporary all-villa wellness resort, perfectly placed to explore some of the country’s most enchanting sights.

The infinity pool at Fusion Maia Da Nang

Should you wish to wander far from the free spa treatments and stylish interiors not to mention the privacy of your own pool, you might be tempted to explore nearby attractions, including captivating Hoi An.  

 Beach Villa Pool at the Fusion Maia

4. Travaasa Hana - Maui - Hawaii

For a true Garden of Eden experience, the paradise isle of Maui must surely top your list of romantic islands on which to spend precious moments together.

Rainfall Shower at Travaasa Hana in Maui

This experiential-focussed hotel set amid 66 acres of beautiful tropical gardens is the perfect place to stroll hand-in-hand, either along its stunning coastline or along one of many pathways that circumnaigate the resort. From snorkelling to gliding, there’s a wealth of fascinating activities including fascinating Hawaiian culinary experiences to watching the sunrise over Haleakala Crater, or taking a dip in the seven sacred pools at Ohe'o; these heavenly experiences you will never forget. 

 Dining at Travaasa Hana in Maui

5. Hurawalhi – The Maldives

The Maldives, epitome of romance, barefoot bliss combined with exceptional levels of hospitality.

5.8 Undersea restaurant at Hurawalhi

Do as little or as much as you wish here, especially at the Hurawalhi Island Resort. The private island atoll boasts its own house reef for kaleidoscopic snorkelling adventures and is surrounded by that picture perfect blue lagoon you’ve always dreamt of sipping cocktails by, watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Island Aerial of Hurawalhi in the Maldives

When you feel a mite peckish, you and your partner can dine at Hurawalhi 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. We recommend the seafood menu. Then take a stroll along the warm water’s edge until you reach your beautiful overwater villa.

6. Twin Farms - Vermont - USA

If you’re searching for the vow factor then Twin Farms will certainly wow you with its hot pools and open fire places creating an authentic ambiance, especially in the midst of a snowy winter wonderland.

Hot tubs and open fires at Twin Farms

Trapped in the cosiness of your own log-cabin-inspired luxury suite, this is one scenario you definitely won’t want rescuing from.

Twin Farms set in the rolling Vermont hills

Certainly, if you dream of a lovely lifestyle amid the rolling hills and wooded valleys of New England, then you’ve found your perfect East Coast romantic retreat.

7. Attitude Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel – Mauritius

Mauritius is always high on people’s wish-lists when musing over the world’s most romantic islands.

Paradise cove headland

Home to French, Creole and Chinese influences, steamy jungles and white sand beaches, plus nature trails winding through breathtaking scenery. For an authentic slice of Mauritian life, retreat and recline in leisure in one of the love nests located on the water’s edge.

Cap Malheureux in Mauritius

Enjoy candlelit dinners on the beach or in one of four restaurants, or simply soak up those views with a cocktail or two or explore the village of Cap Malheureux and the boutiques and night life of Grand Baie just a short drive away.  

If need a little more advice and inspiration for your romantic trip, visit our Couples Holidays pages and start planning an beautiful adventure for you and you partner.