Roses are red, violets are blue, today is for love… (and a romantic getaway for TWO!) See our TOP picks of this year’s swoon-worthy locales from Mexico to the Maldives, across 12 charming destinations around the world that are sure to leave you starry-eyed.
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa – Riviera Maya, Mexico
ID’s ❤ Pick: A magical atmosphere for lovebirds awaits at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa. After a day of some R&R along the palm-fringed shores of the Riviera Maya, indulge in an oceanfront couples’ massage, a champagne picnic or an enchanting Temazcal ceremony, where you and your significant other can participate in a sacred bonding ritual for renewal of the body and soul.
Casa Velas – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
ID’s ❤ Pick: A truly charming, all-inclusive hideaway, Casa Velas keeps tranquility and romance in mind outside the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta’s vibrant city. Disconnect at the private Ocean Club, lounging poolside with your favorite cocktails and canapés in hand, and reconnect with your loved one while taking in stunning views of the sea. Inhale peace, exhale your worries…ahhh
Jumby Bay Island, Oetker Collection – Antigua
ID’s ❤ Pick: For our favorite exclusive romantic experience during an ultimate private island escape at Jumby Bay Island, castaway to the pristine shores of Maiden Island aboard a private yacht and spend the afternoon at leisure. Then, enjoy a made-to-order picnic with some of the resort’s freshest ingredients before ending with a side-by-side massage for two and a champagne toast… (We’ll cheers to that!)
Jade Mountain – Saint Lucia
ID’s ❤ Pick: Where else can you overlook Saint Lucia’s mighty Pitons in your three-walled sanctuary while sipping champagne in the privacy of your very own plunge pool? Romance is inevitable at this unique retreat where you will unwind and disconnect amongst stunning natural beauty.
Baoase Luxury Resort – Curaçao
ID’s ❤ Pick: Privacy and intimacy make this Curaçao locale the ideal spot for a romantic getaway. Known for its exquisite culinary scene, request a romantic dining experience at sunset, while Asian tapas and international bites are served throughout the evening in a truly magical setting.
Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens – Costa Rica
ID’s ❤ Pick: Those looking to disconnect from the outside world will find inner peace at this Costa Rican boutique gem. With majestic views of the Arenal Volcano and verdant jungle, indulge in a couple’s spa experience beginning with a sea salt foot soak, hot stone massage and refreshing facial, topped off with a shower in the private garden and rose petal Jacuzzi surrounded only by the lush natural beauty.
The Resort at Pedregal – Los Cabos, Mexico
ID’s ❤ Pick: The sounds of the crashing surf set the backdrop at this boutique cliffside hideaway, where each casita is appointed with a private plunge pool overlooking the ocean and a fireplace to cuddle by. Cozy up at the romantic El Farallon Restaurant for a champagne sampler under the stars, and be sure to pick out a beautiful hand blown glass heart at the boutique before you go.
Amanyara – Turks and Caicos
ID’s ❤ Pick: Set in seclusion on the western shore of Providenciales, Amanyara’s private pavilions offer couples a chance to connect not only with each other but with the natural beauty of their surroundings. Let your love flourish… pick out a coral at the coral nursery, and plant it nearby at Northwest Point Marine National Park.
Velaa Private Island – Maldives
ID’s ❤ Pick: While the Maldives as a destination is top-notch for romantic luxury and seclusion, Velaa Private Island goes above and beyond. Splurge on the Romantic Pool Residence – a 6,000 square foot overwater villa that is only accessible by boat. All rooms open on to the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath await. With a personal gym and spa treatment rooms inside the residence, why leave?
The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island – French Polynesia
ID’s ❤ Pick: Strolling white sand beaches, sipping champagne at sunset, the gentle lapping of waves from the privacy of your luxurious villa… lovebirds look no further. Get a treetop view at Fare Manu, a uniquely secluded treatment “nest” at Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa. Varua, meaning “the Soul” encourages you to rediscover harmony, relaxation and inner peace.
Grand Hyatt Kauai – Kauai, Hawai’i
ID’s ❤ Pick: The list would not be complete without Kauai’s aloha spirit. Also known as the garden island, Kauai is the oldest and northernmost island, draped in emerald valleys, tropical rainforest and cascading waterfalls. Grand Hyatt Kauai is set between the magnificent lush mountains and the azure sea, blending the best of both into a tropical paradise for the senses.
Namale Resort & Spa – Fiji
ID’s ❤ Pick: Situated along the ocean’s edge and nestled atop volcanic boulders, the Honeymoon Bure at Namale provides peace and seclusion for those seeking the ultimate romantic getaway. A rustic wooden walkway leads to your private heated plunge pool overlooking the ocean, perfect after a day of exploring the resort’s 525 acres, which include a hidden waterfall and freshwater pools to discover.
The heart wants what it wants, so what are you waiting for? Call your travel professional today!