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If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that includes a stay at a spectacular resort, you’re sure to find an ideal pick on this list. Whether it’s a tropical palm-lined beach, remote wilderness, rugged coastline, or picturesque vineyards that you’re looking for to spark or reignite the flames of love, these resorts offer everything you need and then some for an unforgettable getaway. Just make your pick, book, and start packing!
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One of the most romantic hotels in the country, Hallmark Resort is located on one of the most breathtaking stretches of coastline along Northern Oregon’s shores overlooking iconic Haystack Rock. It offers the chance to enjoy quiet strolls just steps from your door on an expansive stretch of sand that’s filled with sand dollars at low tide. Explore colorful tide pools filled with colorful marine life like starfish and hermit crabs, and from November through January and late March to June, keep an eye out for migrating gray whales. Rooms include balconies where you can gaze out at the Pacific, as well as gas fireplaces and two-person spa tubs.
Napa Valley is a popular destination with honeymooners, though any couple looking for a romantic interlude is sure to enjoy it, especially with a stay at Auberge du Soleil. This gorgeous resort sits among oak and olive trees with rooms boasting unbeatable views of the vineyards and Mayacamas Mountains. It’s a hot spot for foodie couples, renowned for its wine country cuisine thanks to being established by a French restaurateur with multiple Michelin Star awards. There’s a 15,000-bottle cellar on site along with a bistro and bar for more casual dining and toasting to colorful sunsets.
For couples who want to enjoy luxury, privacy and magnificent unobstructed water views of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s hard to beat Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort. One of the best resorts in the Florida Keys on Marathon Key it sits across 12 waterfront acres with accommodation in tropical Victorian-style homes divided into multi-story two- and three-bedroom suites. All include a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with French doors on both levels that open to expansive porches with incredible Gulf of Mexico views. Guests also have access to a pristine private beach, a private marina where boat sightseeing tours are offered, an oceanfront tiki bar, three swimming pools (one adults-only) and water sport rentals.
Triple Creek Ranch is surrounded by the majestic Bitterroot Mountains in the Montana Rockies near Darby, Montana and is often named among the world’s top resorts. A luxury vacation in the wilderness, it offers an all-inclusive experience with overnights in lavish log cabins and ranch homes. All have a wood-burning fireplace and provide access to a hot tub for a soak under the stars. Enjoy activities in every season, including hiking, horseback riding, golfing and dog sledding. Gourmet meals based on fresh, local ingredients are included as well.
Dunton Hot Springs enjoys a spectacular wilderness setting with the San Juan Mountains as the backdrop in a beautifully-restored 19th-century ghost town with its own mineral hot springs. The five-star property is the ideal destination to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and connect with the one you love. A ring of historic log cabins was transformed into luxurious retreats and house facilities like a fabulous spa, a well-stocked library and a saloon.
Hana-Maui Resort is often named among the world’s most romantic luxury resorts and overlooks Hana Bay on a secluded stretch of coastline in Maui. Look forward to exceptional service, a renowned spa, delectable cuisine and a long list of things to do. The rooms are extra spacious and are aimed to provide the utmost in tranquility with no televisions or alarm clocks.
A luxury mountainside resort just outside of Scottsdale, the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is the ultimate desert sanctuary for couples who want to enjoy rest and relaxation. Rated the country’s No. 1 resort by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, expect the best of the best here with stays in the mountain and spa casitas that offer lots of privacy and panoramic views over the Valley of the Sun. Don’t miss The Sanctuary Spa with its diverse menu of Asian-inspired services.
Amangiri feels as if it’s on the other side of the world but it’s located in the desert of southern Utah. Popular with the rich and famous, guests enjoy watching sunrises over magnificent limestone formations before setting out on a desert hike with their own personal guide, followed by horseback riding through fiery red-rock canyons, spa treatments and mouthwatering organic meals. The chic modern suites feature private plunge pools and terraces that open to a mesmerizing star-filled night’s sky.
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa offers a timeless storybook New England setting with gorgeous views of the White Mountains. Perfect for a romantic getaway, look forward to lavish rooms and a wide range of recreational activities, with everything from golfing on a historic course to horseback riding lessons and dog sled adventures. Enjoy mingling among the working farms chickens, goats, sheep, Angora rabbits and Scottish Highland cattle, and getting pampered in the state-of-the-art spa.
Located at the north end of San Juan Island off the west coast of northern Washington State along the Salish Sea, Roche Harbor Resort is a popular place for weddings, honeymooners and all types of romantic getaways. There are a variety of accommodation options to choose from, like The Hotel de Haro with its antique-filled rooms, while the luxurious McMillin House and Quarryman Hall suites boast heated bathroom floors, fireplaces and panoramic water views from a private veranda.
Ideal for a romantic couples’ stay, arrive at the Little Palm Island Resort & Spa by seaplane or boat, enjoying a peaceful setting for napping in a hammock and strolls on the white sandy beach. There’s plenty of tasty fresh seafood, but there are no TVs, alarm clocks, or phones, with the only traffic here being the iguanas walking the crushed-shell path. It includes chilled Champagne waiting upon your arrival, while vibrant coral reefs are steps out your door for snorkeling in the spectacular underwater world with tropical fish.
Enchantment Resort is ideal for couples looking for a blissful, stress-melting escape that can enhance wellness. It’s surrounded by Sedona’s iconic red rocks in Boynton Canyon, known as a place to soak up positive energy for healing. It also hosts a world-renowned spa Mii Amo, providing exclusive privileges for guests that include treatments inspired by the wisdom and traditions of Native Americans. Rooms and suites are nestled in small pueblo-style buildings, all of which boast private decks, amazing views, and beehive gas fireplaces. Enjoy a wide range of activities too, including mountain biking, hiking, swimming, golf, cooking classes, yoga, meditation and more.
Cliff House is an iconic Maine resort popular with romance-seeking couples. Welcoming guests for nearly 150 years, it stretches right along the Atlantic, providing spectacular ocean view rooms and a spa with decadent massage treatments. There are multiple restaurants for enjoying the area’s famously delicious, fresh seafood, and all sorts of recreational activities, including sea kayaking. There are three pools, an outdoor meditation labyrinth, fitness classes, and adults-only rooms that feature gas fireplaces and private balconies.
The Cloister offers a luxurious, romantic stay that’s part of the Sea Island Resort, set near the Sea Island Yacht Club, spa, fitness center, and tennis courts. Its secluded residences are in a gated enclave that boasts an oceanfront infinity pool, especially ideal for couples. Enjoy activities like cycling on a bicycle built for two and horseback riding on the sand. If you’re looking to take the romance up a notch, special packages are available too.
One of the world’s most awe-inspiring ocean view resorts, Post Ranch Inn sits along a 1,200-foot ridge overlooking the Pacific in Big Sur. Enjoy yoga, meditation and stargazing classes, loaner cars, and ocean view dining. Stays are in adults-only standalone homes and suites for total privacy with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the views and open for enjoying the salty sea breeze. Other highlights include wood-burning fireplaces and luxurious indoor spa tubs, along with a clifftop infinity pool. There are no TVs or clocks to interrupt the tranquility, and a full breakfast is included too.
Leave your phone, laptop and other electronic devices at the front desk when you arrive at this resort so you can forget about the “real” world and enjoy each other’s company while immersed in total tranquility. You can choose from private rooms, or especially romantic, one of the cabins which come with stone fireplaces and hand-built beds. All sorts of activities are available too like boating and hiking. Or just relax at lakeside in the Adirondack chairs, perfectly positioned for watching the sun go down over the water with a glass of the area’s fine wine.
Brush Creek Ranch is ideal for a couples’ stay. A luxury all-inclusive guest ranch, enjoy the romance of the Wild West and a variety of activities year-round. In the winter, there’s skiing and boarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. During the warmer months, hop on a horse for a ride across the 50 miles of trails on the property, learn the art of fly fishing, practice yoga, and then pamper yourself with spa treatments. Fantastic dining is included too. You’ll have the option to “Rent the Homestead” which includes the entire property, or one of the luxurious cabin residences.
Thinking romantic wilderness experience? It may not get better than the pristine environment of Alaska. Couples can enjoy an all-inclusive stay at Stillpoint Lodge, set on a private, secluded peninsula in Halibut Cove, a 20-minute boat ride from Homer across Kachemak Bay. It’s the perfect place to enjoy watching incredible wildlife like whales, seals, and bears, as well as take part in guided meditations, including walking meditations to connect to nature, and yoga. Nutritious meals, fitness activities, and restorative therapies are all included too.
The Lake Austin Spa Resort is located in Texas Hill Country on a 19-acre property just over 20 miles northwest of downtown Austin. Enjoy a secluded, tranquil lakefront getaway with all-inclusive packages that cover three delicious meals daily at the on-site restaurant. Its menu is focused on “gourmet spa cuisine” that utilizes produce and herbs grown in its own organic garden. You’ll have access to the lake for canoeing and paddleboarding, as well as scenic hiking trails and a variety of fitness activities. Packages also include allowances for spa treatments like facials and massage.
The Sanderling Resort is an ideal destination resort for couples who want to enjoy spectacular sands in a 13-acre setting that’s nearly completely encircled by the water, including the Atlantic and Currituck Sound. A wide range of activities are offered, including kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, and golfing. There’s a luxurious spa for stress-melting treatments, massage, yoga, acupuncture, and an adults-only tranquility pool. Accommodation options include rooms in the North Inn, the South Building, Beach House, or one of five custom vacation homes. Dining includes Kimball’s Kitchen, a lively steak, seafood and raw bar concept with dramatic views of the Sound. Lifesaving Station and No. 5 Bar sit within a national historic building offering indoor and outdoor dining with a focus on locally sourced coastal Carolina cuisine.