Whether you are searching for your honeymoon, first holiday or just a romantic break away, there is not shortage of incredible hotels perfect for those looking to spend some down time with their loved one.
Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
Imagine laying under the stars, sharing the moment only with that one person you love most in the world… it’s a possibility at Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Other than the incredible wildlife and surroundings, guests can expect a romantic turn-down and private in-suite dining experience with butler service.
Thanks to it’s location on the banks of the Sabi River, Lion Sands offers wildlife viewing like no other, and there is no fighting through tourists to enjoy is as there is 10,000 acres of private reserve at your finger tips.
Prices start at £1,710 per night.
Hermitage Bay, Antigua
Hermitage Bay is perfect for those looking for an authentic Caribbean experience with 5 star service, food and surroundings. Blending into a sheltered cove in the west of the island, guests can step out straight onto the beach each morning from their own private villas, or those who want more privacy can watch the sunset from their hillside villa’s private plunge pool.
Whilst you might find it hard to tear yourself away from your beautiful villa, there are plenty of couples activities on offer such as paddle boarding, private board charters and couples massages in the garden spa.
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The cherry on the top of this couples haven is the ability to book exclusive use of the
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Petit St Vincent, Grenadines
The Grenadines is a little less explored than some other Caribbean islands, and the perks of this is that resorts remain small and there are stunning boutique properties dotted around the island, just waiting for couples to arrive.
The resort is perfect for those looking for low-key luxury and epic service, the 115 acres of tropical surroundings also helps make you feel as though you’re a million miles from anywhere. The one and two bedroom villas offer discreet barefoot luxury, with some on the hillside and others on the fringes of one of the most private beaches in the region.
The Hillside Spa offers a tranquil hideaway for couples wanting to leave the stresses of the real world behind, and the walk-in wine cellar does a similar job… Guests can embark on an island-hopping adventure, try their hand at some sailing, or simply enjoy the delights of the Caribbean Sea with a snorkelling excursion.
Prices start from £900 per night
Deplar Farm, Iceland
It doesn’t have to be tropical to be romantic, imagine waking up to undisturbed views of snowy mountains and dipping into in hot spas to wake you up. Deplar Farm, located in the country’s far north, is completely off grid and ready for those wanting to escape from the stresses of everyday life and immerse themselves into nature.
Lovers can cosy up by the fire each evening after a day of horse-riding, skiing, fishing, cycling.. you name it, there’s not much you can’t do (except maybe sunbathing!). The open-air pool is heated by underground geothermal energy and is a great place to check out the midnight stars as the hot steam floats up around you, if you’re lucky you can watch the green and purple hues of the Northern Lights.
Whilst it might seem quite pricey, and trust me.. it is, all food and activities are included, as are flight transfers from the main airport, which actually makes it great value for those who can pay.
Prices start from £1,500 per night
Huka Lodge, New Zealand
There are not many places in the world that can rival New Zealand’s scenery, and a country with such a low population density can only offer unrivalled levels of privacy for couples.
Honeymooners are offered a couples massage treatment, a bouquet of flowers with chocolates, an evening private dining experience. The lodge itself is located on the banks of the ever-changing Waikato River and benefits from a magnificent natural environment alongside a mild climate.
Prices start from £1,600 per night
It’s not easy picking out the most romantic hotel in the Maldives, as they all have their selling points to couples, but how many have their own private island for couples to escape to? Maafushivaru offers a unique island experience, surrounded by some of the most tranquil ocean water anywhere in the world.
Maafushivaru is a real barefoot island, no need for shoes whilst you are there and most of the time even in the restaurant you will find people have left their shoes in their villas! Guests can enjoy a romantic dinner under the night sky, in a beach hideaway, or of course, in one of the restaurants! UMI is a firm favourite among guests, sitting over crystal clear water, diners at UMI can enjoy watching their meal being cooked right infront of them by the very talented Teppanyaki chef, the sunset is the cherry on top!
Whilst Lonobu, Maafushivaru’s private island, is closed due to Covid 19, it will be back open soon. Guests can enjoy free transfers to the island for sunbathing and snorkelling, and those looking for something even more romantic than the main island can actually book to stay overnight!
Prices start from £1000 per night
Jade Mountain, St Lucia
Jade Mountain is one of St Lucia’s most well-known hotel thanks to its undisturbed views over the island’s iconic pitons. Grand sweeping bedrooms make way for breathtaking views that stretch beyond the private infinity pools. Whilst guests can enjoy the privacy and exclusivity of Jade Mountain, they can also access the facilities and restaurants of Hotel Anse Chastanet which sits below the property.
Prices start from £1,100 per night