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When you want to get away from it all and enjoy the ultimate romantic Valentine’s escape with your special someone, these luxurious resorts offer something for just about everyone. From snowy winter wonderlands and rugged coastlines to tropical destinations where you can spend time side-by-side soaking up the sand and the sun, you’re practically guaranteed to have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with the one you love.
Jumby Bay Island is set on a private 300-acre island just minutes from Antigua by boat. It boasts spacious suites and villas offering ocean views along with outdoor bathtubs in lush, private courtyards. Its spa has a curated menu of treatments that combine the use of modern practices from all over the world while being just steps away from the picture-postcard beach. Candlelit dinners, pristine beaches, and alluring pools complete the ultimate Valentine’s getaway.
Located in Greenough, just 30 miles east of Missoula, The Resort at Paws Up offers an incredibly romantic vacation in the mountains of Montana and one of the best glamping spots in the United States. Spend the night in a luxury canvas tent where you’ll wake up to breathtaking scenery and enjoy your morning coffee delivered via a “camping butler.” Spend your days exploring the wilderness on horseback, on foot or by soaring above the trees in a hot-air balloon. If you’re up for a Wild West adventure, you can join the ranch hands in a cattle drive, and when you return, your butler will open a bottle of wine so that you can toast to the unforgettable experience.
The Hawaiian Islands offer some of the best spots on earth for stargazing thanks to the islands’ ideal location. In fact, Hawaii is one of the only states where you can see both the Southern Cross and the Northern Star. By staying at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, you’ll not only enjoy amazing views from your private lanai, but you can enjoy a nightly lu’au, oceanfront golf and a beachfront spa. It’s also one of the top resorts in the world with a swim-up bar.
The Oregon coastline is one of the most awe-inspiring on earth, and with Hallmark Resort right on the shores of Cannon Beach, couples who stay here enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific as well as Haystack Rock. February typically means storm watching and the chance to fall asleep to the sounds of the crashing waves. If you’re looking to relax together, you can also enjoy a luxurious massage in an ocean-view room, while guest suites feature private balconies, gas fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.
If you want remote, Royal Davui can only be accessed via helicopter or boat, guaranteeing alone time in a paradise-like setting. You can stay in a thatched-roof villa hidden within lush, dense greenery featuring a private plunge pool that looks over a brilliant blue lagoon, an outdoor shower and a powdery, white sand beach. Enjoy romantic champagne breakfasts on a deserted sandbar as well as dips in the water alongside turtles and dolphins.
Magnificent Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is a curving sweep of glass, steel and wood situated at the edge of a lush rain forest above a surge channel with some of the best storm-watching on the west coast. Watch the amazing views through floor-to-ceiling windows while cuddled up by the fireplace, out on the balcony, or from one of the soothing outdoor hot pools. When it’s time for dinner, just head down to Currents Restaurant for a gourmet feast along with spectacular views of the surrounding rocky headlands, surge channel, and Pacific Ocean.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is set upon a soft crescent of sand that’s especially alluring, sheltered in a calm bay along three miles of sand. The accommodation comes in the form of thatched-roof villas and includes flat-screen TVs, minibars and open-air living spaces. Upgrade to one of the premier villas for a private plunge pool, kitchen and library, as well as butler service. In addition to two beachfront restaurants, there’s an inviting infinity pool, luxe spa and surf school.
Some 400 miles southwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific, you’ll find the lagoon of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, frequently included in lists of the most beautiful places in the world. The panoramic views from Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort are sure to leave you breathless. The resort is home to gorgeous overwater bungalows and offers the chance to enjoy one of the most spectacular outdoor playgrounds for kayaking, snorkeling and wading through shallow waters between islets, a favorite local activity. The expansive beaches, with sand the color of champagne, are ideal for a romantic stroll hand-in-hand with the one you love. As the day comes to an end, the lagoon is transformed into a blaze of pinks, yellows, reds and oranges playing across its surface.
Cayo Espanto is one of the world’s best overwater bungalow resorts. It’s a tiny four-acre island just a short boat ride from the mainland of Belize, offering an idyllic getaway for those in need of some serious pampering. The moment you arrive, you’ll find the entire staff, including your butler, personal divemaster and personal staff at the dock there to greet you. With only seven villas on the property, each set along the edge of the emerald water with infinity plunge pools, there’s no need to worry about crowds, although you can rent the entire island if you wish.
Dunton Hot Springs offers a unique experience that includes a stay in a meticulously-restored 19th-century ghost town and mineral hot springs. Hidden in an incredibly beautiful valley in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, this five-star property truly allows guests to disconnect from the chaos of day-to-day life. You won’t get a cell signal, but you can go heli-skiing or hike steep but rewarding trails, followed by indulging in the spa and soaking in hot springs to soothe those sore muscles. You’ll have your own cabin, which provides a ton of romantic privacy in structures that once formed the ghost town, built by miners in the 1800s. Renovated interiors feature world-class amenities with historically preserved hand-hewn wood exteriors.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is nestled off the shore of Little Torch Key in the Florida Keys, with winding pathways that lead to secluded bungalows offering one of the most romantic retreats you’ll find without having to pull out your passport. The stress-free atmosphere means no cell phones but lots of opportunities for relaxation, including beautiful stretches of sand with hidden hammocks, an onsite spa with exotic treatments and body rituals, as well as private dining at the edge of glistening waters.
One of the best honeymoon resorts in Cabo, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is a romantic, adults-only retreat that offers 2.5 miles of private, pristine sands without hordes of party tourists or annoying beach vendors. Couples will love the chance to reconnect through candlelit beachside dinners, their own beach bed and outdoor heated pools with underwater music. The award-winning spa provides an extra dose of relaxation while accommodations include serene décor, flat-screen TVs, minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Pamalican is one of the smaller of the Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea, just 1,640 feet across at its widest point. It’s the type of idyllic island most fantasies are made of, with the sea a vast array of blue and emerald shades at the edge of strikingly white beaches lined with gently swaying palms. Amanpulo is the only hotel on the island, made up of luxury stand-alone casitas based on traditional Filipino rural houses. You’ll have access to an onsite restaurant with sea views and Asian cuisine, a spa, library, dive center, boutiques and galleries, tennis, a swimming pool and more. To get there, you’ll have to take a private plane from Manila.
Auberge du Soleil in the picturesque Napa Valley offers an ideal romantic getaway with several experiences and packages aimed toward couples. Each room and suite has an ambiance that reflects the sun and earth-toned beauty of the surroundings and features a private terrace with valley, hillside, or garden views, along with a fireplace and soaking tub for two. Enjoy an especially rejuvenating water ritual at the spa, where guests soak in three temperate springs that overlook the vineyards and olive groves. The fine-dining restaurant matches the beauty of the landscape with Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that includes the flourishing ingredients of the region.
Santa Fe, known for its rich cultural heritage, pueblo architecture and stunning sunbaked landscapes, is ideal for a romantic escape in the Southwest. This modern adobe-style resort is located in a high-mountain desert landscape in the pinyon-covered foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range. You’ll enjoy the peaceful solitude at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado as well as easy access to the city’s historic Plaza via complimentary daily transfers in the resort’s shuttle. Come back and relax in your cozy casita with terra-cotta walls, a kiva fireplace and hand-woven Navajo rugs. The spa offers relaxing massages, facials, and private retreats for couples.
Baros is perched around a secluded island in a crystal-clear coral lagoon providing a stay that is likely to exceed even your perfect vision of a fantasy island escape. This intimate boutique resort is surrounded by idyllic, warm waters and powdery white sands fringed with swaying palm trees and fragrant flowers. Spend your days taking part in all types of activities, from snorkeling and diving to yachting and yoga, or just cozy up together and relax on the beach in this ideal haven for romantic travelers.
The ultimate coastal getaway in California for romance-seeking couples, Post Ranch Inn sits along the cliffs in Big Sur overlooking the Pacific. An adults-only retreat, every room comes with a two-person indoor spa tub and private deck with breathtaking ocean and mountain views. There are lots of luxuries included, although there are no TVs or alarm clocks, providing the perfect spot to disconnect from the chaos of the modern world and reconnect together. Outdoor activities can be enjoyed while social distancing, with everything from scenic hikes to yoga and meditation.
Yosemite in the winter is magical, with snow dusting El Capitan, Half Dome and towering sequoias. It’s rarely too cold for spending time outdoors, and this season is especially ideal with few visitors arriving. Enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or ice skating, along with an unforgettable stay at the historic Ahwahnee, which sits right inside the park near the base of Half Dome and Glacier Point. A National Historic Landmark, you’ll be transported back to an era of elegance – book the Presidential Suite to spend the night where President John F. Kennedy once slept back in 1962. It includes a parlor with a fireplace and stunning views of Glacier Point, among many other luxuries.
One of the most dreamy places to stay near Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault Lodge offers one of the most peaceful winter retreats you’ll find, surrounded by 500-year-old fir and hemlock trees at the edge of Lake Quinault. It’s the only accommodation in the Quinault Rainforest, providing an escape from the modern world that feels like a trip back in time. Book one of the luxurious Fireplace Rooms and you’ll get a spectacular view of the lake and the forest along with a cozy fireplace. During the day, enjoy hikes to waterfalls and some of the world’s tallest trees.
Wine-loving couples can indulge in their passion and plenty of romance with a stay at the Allison Inn, located in the heart of Willamette Valley, just a 45-minute drive from Portland. All of its rooms and suites come with picturesque views of the Oregon countryside or vineyards, and you’ll be able to indulge in spa treatments along with an incredible wine list.