With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, lovebirds have the perfect opportunity to elevate their connection by exploring the following romantic destinations around the world. From intimate safaris in South Africa, an Italian mountain retreat, or their own private sandbank in the Maldives, couples can choose whichever backdrop suits their love story.
Valentine’s Day 2024 - A Romantic Odyssey at Milaidhoo Maldives
As the sun sets over the azure waters of Milaidhoo Maldives, a captivating boutique luxury resort nestled in the heart of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a haven of romance beckons, offering couples an enchanting escape to celebrate love in the most exquisite way. This Valentine's Day, guests are in for a treat with a gastronomic and mixological extravaganza featuring the globally acclaimed Giancarlo Mancino. A series of intimate events on the island will ignite love and curiosity, from cocktails at sunset to an interactive mixology workshop, promising experiences that transcend conventional mixology with unexpected flavor fusions, presenting cocktails as edible works of art. Romantics can indulge in a private, beachfront meal with toes in the sand, a chilled glass of the finest white wine in hand, and a sumptuous truffle dish served with love and concluding with heart-shaped chocolate fondants.
Romantic Getaway in Bali’s Most Vibrant Neighborhood
Couples looking to celebrate the “Day of Love” in an environment that thrives on wellness and tranquility should look no further than IHG’s first and only five-star resort hotel, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. Striking the perfect balance between vibrant and peaceful, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach has something suited for all kinds of travelers. Whether it’s a romantic dinner under the stars at their Secret Garden Pool or specialty cocktails at Tree bar – a speakeasy like atmosphere under a big sacred tree, couples can celebrate their love in the heart of Bali’s most exciting beachside spot. Couples can go beyond conventional with activities that include a live DJ, tarot card readings, electric bikes, coffee tastings and of course a menu of wellness offerings at the award-winning Sava Spa.
Romantic Retreat: Ellerman House's Luxurious Villas and Spa
On the slopes of Lions Head with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Ellerman House offers lovebirds a sense of luxury and bespoke experiences while showcasing the very best of South Africa. Perfect for couples seeking the utmost in privacy; Ellerman House offers exclusive and privately staffed villas that are fit for a romantic getaway. For couples wishing to enhance their stay and experience true relaxation, the Ellerman House Spa offers an opportunity to rejuvenate the body and mind. The facility includes three single treatment rooms and one double treatment room, plus a sensation shower, sauna, and steam room. The holistic approach draws on healing and beauty techniques from around the globe, specifically designed for couples.
A Romantic Paradise at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve: Nestled within Bali's cultural heart of Ubud, with the Ayung River floating peacefully alongside, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a secluded paradise and a tranquil sanctuary for couples, offering an Ultimate Romance Package for Valentine’s Day. A three-night getaway, Mandapa’s Ultimate Romance Package boasts romantic breakfasts in bed, a Royal Spice Ceremony spa treatment for two to ensure deep relaxation for the lovebirds, and the chance to explore Bali during one of the property’s signature Classic Vintage Volkswagen Tours, complete with a romantic picnic. At the end of each day, couples can indulge in a private dinner in idyllic locations across the resort such as overlooking the Mandapa rice field or Sawah cliff.
Discover True Wellbeing at Cape of Senses: Situated 600 feet above Lake Garda in Italy, Cape of Senses is an adult-only spa hideaway. The property offers spectacular views of the surrounding lake and mountain, encouraging couples to slow down and reconnect with their senses in a tranquil setting. The star of the property is its 21,000 square-foot Senses Spa, offering a holistic concept with an extensive range of facilities including pools, a sauna, a fitness area, and relaxation rooms, along with a spa library and spa garden.
For lovebirds, Cape of Senses offers a special five-night Discover True Wellbeing stay. During their visit, guests can enjoy the benefits of connecting with their body and exchanging energy through massages, reflexology, and the property’s Senses Pinda Ritual, which utilizes wild herbs and essential oils to rebalance physical and mental wellbeing. The restorative and purifying experience has a profound effect on the spirit, leaving guests feeling relaxed and reconnected.
An Island Paradise at Beach Enclave Turks & Caicos: Beach Enclave Turks & Caicos recently launched a collection of 10 contemporary Beach House retreats at their North Shore location, offering couples a secluded romantic retreat. Designed by acclaimed architect Jacobson Arquitetura, the beach houses mix seamlessly with their surroundings, offering unobstructed ocean views, private infinity pools, and a natural flow of indoor and outdoor space. A dedicated butler and concierge team enhance the personalized experience, and couples can also arrange for in-house spa treatments and a private chef to craft a romantic dinner for two. Lovebirds can also immerse themselves in the island's wonders with activities such as kiteboarding, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Additionally, Beach Enclave’s North Shore location offers oceanfront dining at The Bluff bar, a 24-hour fitness center, and a new yoga deck overlooking the ocean.
Balinese Tranquility at Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali: This Valentine’s Day, couples can experience Balinese tranquility at the adult-only Spa Village Resort Tembok. The resort's accommodations effortlessly blend Western elegance with Balinese traditions, providing personal sanctuaries with terraces overlooking lush jungles and crystal blue waters. Beyond the luxurious rooms, couples can indulge in activities such as traditional sunset cruises, bicycle tours, and diving excursions amid a WWI cargo ship wreckage. The resort's holistic approach includes rejuvenating spa treatments, yoga, and meditation classes, fostering a sense of well-being. Couples can also nourish their bodies with fresh Balinese cuisine, showcasing the island's culinary delights. Spa Village Resort Tembok invites couples to unplug, reconnect, and immerse themselves in the rich cultural experience and natural beauty of Bali.
Romance in the Heart of Africa: North Island Okavango
Natural Selection’s North Island Okavango, is a romantic camp in Africa, offering a serene atmosphere and views of the endless Northern Okavango Delta. This intimate camp is in one of the most famous wildlife-watching destinations in the world; with only three tents, set on raised wooden platforms, it won’t take long for lovebirds to relax and soak in the tranquility.
The camps' position in the Okavango Delta, unlike other camps, has water-based activities almost all year round. Romantic travelers will enjoy the very best of Botswana’s wild and wonderful places, surrounded by a mosaic of islands netted together by lagoons and transient channels. As guests explore an ecosystem of floodplains, open savannah, and woodlands, they will enjoy wildlife encounters like never before—from big cats, to buffalo, antelope, and aardvark. Couples can end their trip on a romantic helicopter or hot air balloon ride overlooking the scenic miles of lagoons, open savannah, and woodlands.
Madagascar Safari by Stanley Safaris: A Romantic Adventure:
Stanley Safaris' Madagascar honeymoon safari combines luxury, adventure, and romance, creating an extraordinary and unforgettable travel experience. Beyond its exclusive lodges and camps, the trip unfolds against the backdrop of Madagascar's unique charm as a travel destination. Madagascar, often considered an off-the-beaten-path gem, offers not only a sanctuary for rare species but also an immersive cultural experience. The safari includes opportunities for meaningful interactions with local communities, adding a rich layer to the overall journey. In addition, couples explore iconic attractions like the Avenue of the Baobabs and Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. The landscape, characterized by towering baobab trees and otherworldly limestone formations, provides an awe-inspiring setting. The diverse wildlife, from playful lemurs to mesmerizing chameleons, enhances the magical atmosphere of the trip, creating lasting memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.
A Lovers Hideaway in the Dolomites at Forestis
Located in South Tyrol on the Southern slope of Plose mountain, FORESTIS is a conceptual five-star mountain retreat ideal for the adventurous couple looking to unplug. Lovers can enjoy their very own secluded mountaintop hideaway while reconnecting with their body and soul and embracing nature, surrounded by the four elements of pure spring water, pristine mountain air, countless hours of sunshine and a mild climate. The 2,000 square-meter spa at FORESTIS is a place of rejuvenation, offering a Private Spa experience aimed at couples yearning for time together in an undisturbed atmosphere to achieve physical and mental regeneration. The spacious rooms are equipped with a steam bath, bathtub featuring views of the mountains, two massage beds, and a daybed.
A Romantic Stay in Venice at Violino d'Oro
In Venice's heart, the newly opened Violino d'Oro by Collezione Em offers a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day. Across three remarkable edifices, the hotel resides in a historical building from the 17th century, featuring 32 rooms extending from Calle XXII Marzo to Campo San Moisè. Perched by the canals, Violino d’Oro invites guests to discover Venice’s rich heritage at their own Italian home. At Il Piccolo, the hotel's in-house restaurant, couples can relish the "piccole emozioni" crafted by Chef Stefano Santo. Set in an intimate and cozy space, nine tables adorned with classic Venetian windows provide picturesque views of Campo Barozzi—the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner experience. Celebrating Venice's cultural heritage, Violino d'Oro showcases a blend of artistic styles, from ancient to contemporary. Craftsmanship is evident in every detail, from sumptuous fabrics to original Venetian seminato floors. Violino d'Oro boasts a stylish Valentine's celebration, a fusion of Venetian heritage, culinary excellence, and artistic inspiration in the floating city.
Romantic Sunrise Hike at Chyulu Hills
Situated in Tsavo West National Park, Finch Hattons invites lovebirds on an immersive safari experience as they set out on a sunrise hike through the Chyulu Hills, encouraging couples to get off the vehicle and ground with Tsavo. A 4:30 a.m. wake-up call is serenaded by the sounds of birds, followed by a game drive through the twilight to conquer the Chyulus by dawn. Guests will take a brisk hike up the Chyulus as daybreak approaches, surrounded the skyline, clouds, and sounds of the bush. Led by expert guides, couples will then venture through the lush rainforest where orchids, ferns, and mosses adorning ancient trees await.
Upon returning to camp, lovers can relax in The Finch Hattons Suite, featuring indoor and outdoor showers, free-standing copper bath tubs, and elevated decks with views of the surrounding hippo pools and water hole. A private butler and staff, expert guide, and vehicle with is dedicated to making couples feel at home.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge:
Singita Faru Faru Lodge, perched gracefully on a slope within the Grumeti Reserve, invites couples to a riverside romance amidst abundant wildlife and birdlife. This contemporary lodge incorporates modern comfort with the ambiance of a traditional botanist camp. The nine light-filled suites offer an intimate atmosphere, complemented by elevated viewing decks and indoor-outdoor showers. Couples can enjoy tranquility with a fresh brunch overlooking the watering hole or relax on the Swahili-inspired 'beach.' Beyond accommodation, couples can partake in experiences like daily game drives, hot-air balloon safaris, and personalized wine tastings. Singita Faru Faru Lodge becomes a space for connection, allowing couples to immerse themselves in the diverse wildlife and conservation efforts of the Grumeti Fund.
Couples Spa Treatments in the Heart of Santiago - The Singular Santiago
Couples celebrating Valentine’s day at The Singular Santiago can escape the lingering winter weather and immerse themselves in Chile's culture amid their stunning end-of-summer surroundings. Nestled in the historic heart of Santiago, couples can enjoy a romantic dining experience at the property's restaurant, then take in the rooftop’s unparalleled city views — perfect for toasting to love with The Singular's signature drinks. The Singular Wellness Spa offers a sumptuous wellness experience for two, including a steam room, dry sauna or private jacuzzi, as well as a relaxation room equipped with a tea station, water, and fresh fruit to set the tone. Face and body treatments will activate the senses for unrivaled relaxation. The wide menu offering massages, hot stone treatments, hydrotherapy, and facials, the Singular Wellness Spa is perfect for a well-deserved and much-needed spa day for two.
Romantic Expedition Cruise Through the Remote Galapagos - Quasar Expeditions
The ultimate romantic getaway can be found 600 miles off the Ecuadorian coast in the Galápagos Islands. Quasar Expeditions is a leader in high-end luxury travel across South America with a special focus on small-group travel, restoration, and sustainability. Quasar’s ships, the M/V Evolution and M/Y Grace are a truly exclusive and intimate way to navigate the islands responsibly. Quasar’s small-group travel ensures privacy and allows couples to access more parts of the secluded islands than larger ships can access. Each cruise takes guests to their unique and unforgettable beaches, secret coves, and mountains. Couples have the opportunity to have unforgettable encounters with wildlife such as sea lions, turtles, blue-footed boobies, and more. After a full day of adventure, lovebirds can enjoy delicious Ecuadorian meals and time to relax on-deck with a cocktail and beautiful sunset.
Walk Japan crafts romantic travel experiences by infusing each tour with unique elements. Their 'Onsen Gastronomy' tours offer not only hot springs relaxation but also a culinary journey, creating an enchanting atmosphere for couples to savor together. The 'Kunisaki and Yufuin Walk' adds a touch of magic with its blend of scenic landscapes and cultural exploration, fostering intimate moments. The 'Self-Guided Nakasendo Wayfarer' tour, designed for adventure, allows couples to forge their path along the historic Nakasendo trail, making every step a shared experience. These tours go beyond the ordinary, weaving romance into every aspect for an unforgettable und unusual romance trip.
Discover Romance and Culture in Johannesburg at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
For lovebirds looking for art, culture, relaxation and romance, the multifaceted city of Johannesburg is the place to be. From the dreamy outdoor Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodeport filled with a backdrop of waterfalls, cliffs and amazing flora and fauna to local gin tastings and rooftop salsa dancing there are a variety of romantic activities in Johannesburg just waiting to be discovered. Guests can take advantage of discovering this cultural city by staying at the exclusive 5-star all-suite hotel, Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, situated on 10 acres of magnificent indigenous gardens. Located in the tranquil, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, within minutes of Johannesburg's world-class shopping and business hub, this hidden oasis offers guests a combination of pure bliss, romance and South African heritage. While younger guests are welcome, a majority of the hotel’s patrons are adults which allows couples to achieve the privacy and calm they often seek. The all-suite property offers a variety of accommodations including luxury suites, presidential suites, luxury villa suites and the Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite.
Intimate Slow Safari at Tswalu Kalahari
Tswalu means “new beginning” and that is exactly the driving ethos for Tswalu, the largest private game reserve in the Kalahari. With a strong focus on research and conservation, Tswalu allows lovebirds a chance to experience extraordinary wildlife in a luxurious setting through the lens of research, conservation and sustainability. Upon arrival at Tswalu, couples can stay at one of three luxury camps and take advantage of the intimate Horseback Safari that creates the proverbial ‘Sense-of-place and space’. Perfect for all riding levels and styles, Tswalu’s horse-riding experience is not about speed, but gently exploring the dry savannah and seasonal riverbeds and seeing the land anew from within the herd. Lovebirds can end their slow safari experience witnessing the breathtaking sight of their horses galloping back to the stables across the Kalahari sands while they enjoy a sunset picnic, sundowners or even a romantic overnight at Malori – Tswalu’s private sleepout experience. A truly special, humbling and unique experience for those looking for a romantic and non-typical safari experience. The price of horseback riding is included in any Tswalu stay along with dining at the very romantic and award-winning restaurant Klein Jan, that’s submerged beneath the earth.